1.7.X | FancyMenu Slang


This page explains some of the commonly used special terms of FancyMenu.

Terms and its Meanings


Layouts are (mostly bundled) customizations you apply to a menu screen. For example, when you move a button, hide another one and save these customizations to a customization file (manually or by using the layout editor), this customization file will be a layout.

Layout File | Customization File

Layout files (aka. "customization files") are files that contain all important informations for a layout. These files will be automatically generated when using the layout editor. You can manually edit these files or completely create one on your own, by opening it with a normal text editor.

Layout Editor | Layout Creator

The layout editor, previously known as "layout creator", is a fully functional GUI to create and edit your minecraft menus. No special knowledge is needed, you can think about it like a Paint for Minecraft menus.

Customization Actions

Customization actions are basically all customizations you can use to modify a menu. For example, when you move a button, you're using the movebutton customization action. I know, this can be a little confusing for people who only use the layout editor to create layouts, but the layout editor is using them too, you just don't see it.

Button Actions

Button actions are used to specify what a custom button should do when clicking it.

Menu Identifier

In FancyMenu, every menu in Minecraft has a menu identifier. This identifier is used to identify the menu you want to customize or to use in a customization action. Menu identifiers of vanilla and mod menus are generated by FancyMenu and can be different from version to version. For example, most of the menu identifiers for MC 1.12 are different to the menu identifiers in MC 1.13+.

You can get the menu identifier for a menu by using the Menu Info option in the customization helper.