Reclaim You Screen Real Estate – Shrink Local Chat

Most EVE Online Players have a common problem, too many windows and not enough space. There's so much information you need to have displayed to fly your ship but never enough space to display it all.

Most Pilots have at least:

  • Overview
  • Selected Item
  • Local Chat
  • Directional Scanner
  • Other Chat Channels
  • and maybe the cargo

With all that it's really easy to cover your entire screen, and once you do that, it's much harder to see what's happening when you're fighting. That's why I'm always looking for ways to reclaim screen real estate and simplify my HUD.

Not long ago, I saw a corp member using the "Compact Memberlist" and liked it.  I'ld never seen (or noticed) it before, so I quickly figured out how to set mine up that way.

Watch this video for more info and to learn how to do it:

Watch in Full Screen at 720p

About the author

In 2010 Abbadon21 was the first person to create Narrated Instructional PVP videos for EVE Online. This started a new era of EVE Online and opened up high level "PRO" PVP to everyone. Abbadon21 is also the Founder of, which is EVE Online's oldest and most trusted source for high quality PRO Guides.