Feature Suggestions

the chat isn't displayed for streamlabs OBS if you have it on a vertical screen

so it looks that on a vertical monitor Streamlabs OBS doesn't have enough space for the chat and to fix that you could put the chat above overview next to  recent event list because recent event list doesn't have to be that big as it is right now

  • PamkinMan
  • Jan 5 2018
  • CerealForMe commented
    29 Dec, 2020 06:31pm

    It leaves a huge space in the bottom of the screen, no reason why they can't put the damn chat there.

  • InfamousMusicify commented
    20 Dec, 2020 03:26am

    Still an issue in 2020.... add it as a stream element already....

  • SirMadsen commented
    11 Oct, 2020 08:59am

    Add chat as an element in the edirot so we can have on display with vertical monitors.

  • SirMadsen commented
    11 Oct, 2020 08:58am


  • ColeOfTheWild commented
    25 Jul, 2020 04:21pm

    Facing the same issue. The elements in the layout just need to be written to resize with smaller variables when the chat is enabled.

  • candystrypes commented
    6 Jan, 2020 01:48am

    Open Streamlabs OBS.  On the Right Side of the program, just to the left of the edge of your screen, you should see a little arrow.  Click that.  There's your chat.

  • xNickyUwurinex commented
    22 Sep, 2019 01:51am

    Been almost a year and it looks like this issue still hasn't been resolved. Adding my voice in hopes that Streamlabs will take the time to make this small improvement. So many people use a second display in portrait mode just for chat.

  • Mathyoo commented
    14 Aug, 2019 09:50pm

    I have the same issue with my vertical monitor, super annoying and inconvenient. discord resizes just fine the bottom half of my vertical monitor and works just like normal but when I try to put SLOBS on the top half of my vertical monitor there is just not way to see chat. 

  • AnniBanani838 commented
    5 Jul, 2019 12:39am

    Hoping this will get a fix soon, maybe allowing us to organise/stack the different sections differently, there is definitely room for the chat somewhere. It is much easier to read the chat on a verticle monitor. 

  • zakyfknbm8 commented
    2 Jun, 2019 03:05am

    This is ABSURD. The WHOLE REASON i have a vertical monitor is so I can look at chat easier! +1000

  • Xtragomey commented
    20 May, 2019 02:01am

    I'm still having an issue with my chat not appearing. It worked briefly then stopped out of nowhere. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing. I've tried changing the settings and such as well. Not a huge deal, but big enough that I have to make changes to the stream when this program was specifically designed to help streamers and reduce CPU usage.

  • willywokboi commented
    13 Apr, 2019 10:46pm

    Please help!!! I'm having the same issue and no matter how much I adjust chat, it just doesn't want to show up on my second monitor(vertical ofc) 

  • ImageOmega commented
    10 Apr, 2019 11:38am

    Was just looking for an answer to this. Hope this gets considered.

  • 7KindsOfSmoke commented
    7 Jan, 2019 02:06pm

    +1, I have to pop out twitch chat every time and do some weird window gymnastics.

  • VanV commented
    21 Dec, 2018 01:47pm

    i do not have a vertical screen, however the chat box isn't visible at all, no clue how you can ignore this.

  • nrezinorn commented
    27 Oct, 2018 10:29pm

    +1, this was baffling to me until I saw this post

  • Nfinished commented
    14 Oct, 2018 04:35pm

    Yeah it's super weird that the decision was chat wasn't important enough to show in portrait mode.

  • PhasorShift commented
    11 Aug, 2018 06:45am

    +1 for this

    I just installed SLOBS, trying it instead of OBS Studio. I like that its all in one window, but I have my chat open on my right monitor, which is in portrait mode. When I move SLobs over there, the chat just doesn't show up at all. Doesn't matter if it's on left or right, chat completely disappears. I personally think the chat should take priority over the event list. They really should let you customize the layout, where the panels are in the Live tab.

  • fraggist commented
    14 Jul, 2018 05:57am

    this is sorely needed

  • MasScout commented
    7 Jan, 2018 10:59pm

    Alternatively, you could leave chat running down the entire right side of the monitor and have the rest of the widgets stacked vertically.