The My Settings tab, the last button on the Sidebar, allows players and GM's to control several important functions in Roll20.
Most of these options are specific to each Player rather than the Game, so Players can set different options to match their own preferences.
In this tutorial, we go over every option available in the My Settings sidebar. Including windowed character sheets, scroll wheel options, 3D dice, and more.
Personalization & Display
By default, the Display Name is set to whatever is currently listed as your Roll20 account username. This name displays in a name plate positioned below your avatar portrait on the very bottom of the Tabletop. You can change this to suit your individual gaming needs like a specific character name or a game role. Click on the Save Name button to save any changes made in the Display Name text box.
Token Bar Colors + Display Settings
You can choose different colors used for the Token Radial Menu Bubbles and their corresponding bars, see Token Features to learn more. You can also choose where you want to position the Token’s Status Indicator Overlays.
You can adjust the size of the card decks on the table using this slider. This is especially useful if you have text heavy cards that need to remain on the deck when drawn, unless you specifically want them.
Enable Animated Graphics
This setting enables animated graphics for your game- we recommend you leave it on unless you're encountering lag issues.
Audio & Video
These settings manage what sort of VOIP Video and Voice chat you want to broadcast and receive. These settings will be retained when you return to the game, so you only need to change them once.
Master Music Volume Level
This slider controls the maximum volume the Jukebox will play for a user.
Others Can Hear Or See & I Can Hear Or See
These control what you wish to receive and share to other users.
This controls what version of chat technology you would like to use in your games. To learn more, you can visit the Video and Voice Chat page of our Help Center.
Audio Output, Audio Input & Video Input Sources
This is where you can select your Microphone, Video, and Headphones/Speakers for gameplay.
WebRTC Debug Log & Reconnect
The WebRTC Debug Log and Reconnect button are two troubleshooting tools for our Video and Voice feature. To learn more go to Video and Voice Chat Troubleshooting.
To learn more about Video Display and avatar use, visit the Video And Voice Chat page in the Help Center.
Text Chat Options
Enabled Background Chat Sounds
When enabled, a beep noise will sound whenever a new item is added to the chat log when you're not currently sitting in the chat tab of the Sidebar.
Enable Chat Avatars
When enabled, a mini icon of a user's avatar will display when chat is entered in the chatroom. If a user is speaking as a particular character, that character portrait will display instead of the user's avatar.
Enable Chat Timestamps
When enabled, each chat message will be prefaced with a timestamp to show when the message was sent. Timestamps are always stored for all chat messages (since 4/13/2015). Displaying of timestamps is a per player setting which may be adjusted at any time to show or hide timestamps. Timestamps for chat messages sent less than 24 hours ago will show as only the time, with older messages including the date as well.
Enable Advanced Dice
When enabled, dice icons will become available in the chat log when dice are rolled. You can drag those dice icons around to reorder the dice, and even drag them onto a map to have a Rollable Table Token of the die.
Enable 3D Dice
When enabled, 3D Dice will be rolled over the Tabletop whenever a valid roll is made in either chat, the Dice Roller or via Macros.
Automatically Roll 3D Dice
When enabled, 3D Dice will be rolled automatically.
Use Advanced Keyboard Shortcuts
This checkbox toggles on the Advanced Shortcuts for Roll20.
Apply Default Settings
To learn more about Default Settings, check out the Default Settings page of our Help Center.
To learn more about the Transmogrifier, check out the Transmogrifier page of our Help Center.
Exiting and GM View Modes
Finally, at the bottom of the My Settings tab is a button to Exit the current game. Clicking on the Exit Game button will return you to Your Games page.
As a GM, there will be an additional button either labeled Re-Join as Player or Re-Join as GM. This button allows you to exit and re-join your game as a player, useful for previewing your Game from a player's perspective or if you’re trading off GM responsibilities of the Game to one of your players.
You can right click on the Re-Join as Player button, copy the link, and save that link as a bookmark to more easily and directly access the Game as a player.