Config File

This page contains configuration file references for Velocitab. The config file is located in /plugins/velocitab/config.yml and the tab groups file is located in /plugins/velocitab/tab_groups.yml

Example config

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# ┃       Velocitab Config       ┃
# ┃    Developed by William278   ┃
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# ┣╸ Information:
# ┗╸ Documentation:

# Check for updates on startup
check_for_updates: true
# Whether to remove nametag from players' heads if the nametag associated with their server group is empty.
remove_nametags: true
# Whether to disable header and footer if they are empty and let backend servers handle them.
disable_header_footer_if_empty: true
# Which text formatter to use (MINEDOWN, MINIMESSAGE, or LEGACY)
formatter: MINEDOWN
# All servers which are not in other groups will be put in the fallback group.
# "false" will exclude them from Velocitab.
fallback_enabled: true
# The formats to use for the fallback group.
fallback_group: default
# Whether to show all players from all groups in the TAB list.
show_all_players_from_all_groups: false
# Define custom names to be shown in the TAB list for specific server names.
# If no custom display name is provided for a server, its original name will be used.
  very-long-server-name: VLSN
# Whether to enable the PAPIProxyBridge hook for PAPI support
enable_papi_hook: true
# How long in seconds to cache PAPI placeholders for, in milliseconds. (0 to disable)
papi_cache_time: 30000
# If you are using MINIMESSAGE formatting, enable this to support MiniPlaceholders in formatting.
enable_mini_placeholders_hook: true
# Whether to send scoreboard teams packets. Required for player list sorting and nametag formatting.
# Turn this off if you're using scoreboard teams on backend servers.
send_scoreboard_packets: true
# If built-in placeholders return a blank string, fallback to Placeholder API equivalents.
# For example, if %prefix% returns a blank string, use %luckperms_prefix%. Requires PAPIProxyBridge.
fallback_to_papi_if_placeholder_blank: false
# Whether to sort players in the TAB list.
sort_players: true
# Remove gamemode spectator effect for other players in the TAB list.
remove_spectator_effect: false
# Whether to enable the Plugin Message API (allows backend plugins to perform certain operations)
enable_plugin_message_api: true
# A list of URLs that will be sent to display on player pause menus (Minecraft 1.21+ clients only).
# • Labels can be fully custom or built-in (one of 'bug_report', 'community_guidelines', 'support', 'status',
#   'feedback', 'community', 'website', 'forums', 'news', or 'announcements').
# • If you supply a url with a 'bug_report' label, it will be shown if the player is disconnected.
# • Specify a set of server groups each URL should be sent on. Use '*' to show a URL to all groups.
  - label: '&#00fb9a&About Velocitab'
    url: ''
      - '*'

Example tab groups

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# ┃      Velocitab TabGroups     ┃
# ┃    Developed by William278   ┃
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# ┣╸ Information:
# ┗╸ Documentation:

- name: default
  - '&rainbow&Running Velocitab by William278'
  - '[There are currently %players_online%/%max_players_online% players online](gray)'
  format: '&7[%server%] &f%prefix%%username%'
    prefix: '&f%prefix%'
    suffix: '&f%suffix%'
  - ^lobby[^ ]*
  - survival
  - creative
  - minigames
  - skyblock
  - prison
  - '%role_weight%'
  - '%username_lower%'
  collisions: false
  header_footer_update_rate: 1000
  placeholder_update_rate: 1000
  only_list_players_in_same_server: false


Server Groups

Which formatting and the header/footer to use for a player's TAB list is determined by the group of servers they are currently connected to. See Server Groups for more information.


Velocitab supports the full range of modern color formatting, including RGB colors and gradients, through either MineDown or MiniMessage syntax. See Formatting for more information.


As well as updating the text in the TAB menu, Velocitab supports updating player nametags (the text displayed above their heads). See Nametags for more information.


Velocitab supports basic header and footer animations by adding multiple frames of animation and setting the update rate to a value greater than 0.


You can use various placeholders that will be replaced with values (for example, %username%) in your config. Support for PlaceholderAPI is also available through a bridge library plugin, as is the component-based MiniPlaceholders for users of that plugin with the MiniMessage formatter. See Placeholders for more information.

For Minecraft 1.21+ clients, Velocitab supports specifying a list of URLs that will be sent to display in the player pause menu. See Server Links for more information.