Quick Chat works by selecting from a database of messages. It also works using items, similar to the Grand Exchange item database - the user simply types an item name and it finds it from its list of items. This is the same with locations, food and monsters, as it has a database for each respectively.
Players can access Quick Chat in several ways:
- Clicking the Speech icon () in the Chat Box
- Pressing the Enter Key with no text previously typed.
- Pressing the Enter Key with the '/' typed to bring up Friend Quick Chat.
- Right-clicking on your name and selecting either Public or Clan Quick Chat.
- Right-clicking on a name in your Friends list and selecting Quick Message for private Quick Chat.
Quick Chat is fast because it can be activated using keyboard shortcuts.
The current Quick Chat official world is World 96, as this is the only world where you can't chat freely. Many players use this world to get lots of raw items without competition.
This only works in certain places. Depending on where you are, there are pre-set messages just for you. Hit F10 to view these. The places in which context-sensitive chat works are:
- Barbarian Assault
- Blast Furnace
- Castle Wars
- Clan Wars
- Duel Arena
- Falador Mole Lair
- Fishing Trawler
- Fist of Guthix
- Games Room
- Gnome Ball
- God Wars Dungeon
- Great Orb Project
- Kalphite Lair
- Party Room
- Pest Control
- Player-owned houses
- Shades of Mort'ton
- Stealing Creation
- Trouble Brewing
- TzHaar Fight Pit
- Waterbirth Island Dungeon
Using the context-sensitive chat feature outside these areas will instead bring up the menu for the skill you last trained. Melee combat however used to always to bring up Attack, although this has now been fixed.
For example, if you last cut down a tree, pressing F10 will bring up the Woodcutting Quick Chat menu.
In addition to the Quick Chat update, the update also changed some of the previous keyboard shortcuts and introduced a new shortcut allowing the user to repeat the last Quick Chat message, along with other shortcuts.
- Enter - opens up Quick Chat if you aren't currently typing anything.
- Enter (again) - opens the generic "search", where typing any word will search all possible combinations of the use of that word.
- Page Up - scroll up the menu
- Page Down - scroll down the menu, or select the first item in search results
- Backspace - Move back to the previous menu level
- Home - return to the top level of the menu
- F9 - opens the quick responses feature. From here, if someone said "How can I train up my Ranged level?", you could quickly reply with a monster name - e.g. "Try ranging: Chickens".
- F10 - opens up the context-sensitive Quick Chat menu.
- F11 - repeats the last phrase you said using Quick Chat.
- Esc - close the Quick Chat
Full list of keyboard shortcutsEdit
Problems with Quick ChatEdit
Given that Quick Chat is available to both muted and non-muted players, as opposed to normal chat (only accessible to non-muted players), some have expressed concern that it will become a tool for spamming. It remains to be seen whether this is the case. Quickchat is not reportable and there are no rules for it, because players with a perma mute are limited to Quick chat.
The other concern is as to whether it will be a useful feature for most players. The main problem with the system is the sheer number of combinations, which makes it more difficult for players to learn specifics.
Over its history, Quick Chat has referred to a number of unknown items. These items were found by searching the "I like your item...","I got item:..." and "I got an item:..." option. The items are all actual items in the game engine, but have not been released for one reason or another. Some of the Skill guide icons are actual items which appeared on the list[ ]. A majority have been removed, however some are still present.
- Apricot cream pie
- Blood tithe pouch
- Commander veldaban
- Exploding vial
- Hoop - The hoops you throw at the Hoop & Stick game at your POH.[ ]
- No eggs
- Mcm expo xp boost dummy
- Paddle - Was originally an item needed for using canoes, but it was scrapped later[ ]
- Opn notebook inv
- Raf xp boost dummy
- Roddeck's pipe
- Squeal spin
- Squeal sponsored spin
- Throwing Rope
- November 2012 gamecard unlock
- November 2012 gamecard unlock hair only
- Fishing Flingers scorecard
- Batch 16 premium hair f (1-3)
- Batch 16 premium hair m 1
- Batch 16 premium beard (1-2)
- Premium hair m (1-11)
- Premium hair f (1-13)
Now Exists Edit
- Peter - 29 January 2008
- Patrick - 29 January 2008
- Humble pie - 1 September 2010
- Bat in a box - 1 September 2010
- Super large egg - 1 September 2010
- Karil's pistol crossbow - 20 November 2012
- Karil's off-hand pistol crossbow - 20 November 2012
- See-no-evil monkey hat
- Speak-no-evil monkey hat
- Hear-no-evil monkey hat
- Monkey mace
- Botanist's boots
- Botanist's gloves
- Botanist's mask
- Botanist's top
- Botanist's trousers
- Fate cards
- Mod body
- Mod boots
- Mod cape
- Mod gloves
- Mod hat
- Mod legs
- Starborn diamond
- Jmod boss
- Pretty Girl
- Sine Wave
- Cape Fire
- Sphinx Baby
- Brass Monkey
- 9mm Revolver
- Double Helix
- Mobile Phone
- Spade of Coke
- Meat stick
The items listed above (except Null) were jokes by Jagex staff members and were just Pink Skirts with changed names
- German Dungeoneering items.
- Quick Chat icon can change color over a period of time.
- When you search Clue scroll, it produces "Too many results. Please refine your search.", because the game engine treats each clue scroll as a different item.
- It's possible to say "Another one bites the dust", which is a song by Queen.
- When Quick Chat came out there was an option that read, "Do you have a 9mm?".