The following thread located under “Updates” in the Official FINAL FANTASY XIV Forums has been updated:
[dev1005] Log Improvements
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The following changes are planned for release in 1.18a. All of these are still in development, and therefore subject to change.
* The following adjustments will be made to the log in patch 1.18a.
o The log will automatically be hidden at the following times:
- during event cutscenes
- while the main map is open
- The log will remain if a tab is active when a cutscene begins or the main map is opened.
o Once hidden, the log will reappear at the following times:
- an Open chat prompt command is input (Space bar, slash (/) key, Ctrl+S, etc.)
- Configuration » Chat Log appears in the active log tab. (This does not apply when the active tab is the battle tab.)
- The log will be hidden after being inactive for a period of 5 seconds.
o Default log settings will be changed to the following:
- Two logs will be displayed. The second tab of the first log will be inactive, and the first tab of the second log will be active.
- Log size will be adjusted.
- Log transparency will be adjusted.
* The above settings are applied whenever the game is launched, or upon selecting the Restore Defaults option under Configuration » Chat Log.
* The above settings are not applied when saved log configuration data is present.