Interface and Macros

07 Mar 2011 WoW User Interface Add-On Development Policy With the continuing popularity of World of Warcraft user interface add-ons (referred to hereafter as "add-ons") created by the community of players, Blizzard Entertainment has formalized design and distribution guidelines for add-ons. These guidelines have been put in place to ensure the integrity of World of Warcraft and to help promote an enjoyable gaming environment for all of our players - failure to abide by them may result in measures up to and including taking formal legal action. 1) Add-ons must be free of charge. All add-ons must be distributed free of charge. Developers may not create "premium" versions of add-ons with additional for-pay features, charge money to download an add-on, charge for services related to the add-on, or otherwise require some form of monetary compensation to download or access an add-on. 2) Add-on code must be completely visible. The programming code of an add-on must in no way be hidden or obfuscated, and must be freely accessible to and viewable by the general public. 3) Add-ons must not negatively impact World of Warcraft realms or other players. Add-ons will perform no function which, in Blizzard Entertainment's sole discretion, negatively impacts the performance of the World of Warcraft realms or otherwise negatively affects the game for other players. For example, this includes but is not limited to excessive use of the chat system, unnecessary loading from the hard disk, and slow frame rates. 4) Add-ons may not include advertisements. Add-ons may not be used to advertise any goods or services. 5) Add-ons may not solicit donations. Add-ons may not include requests for donations. We recognize the immense amount of effort and resources that go into developing an add-on; however, such requests should be limited to the add-on website or distribution site and should not appear in the game. 6) Add-ons must not contain offensive or objectionable material. World of Warcraft has been given a "T" by the ESRB, and similar ratings from other ratings boards around the world. Blizzard Entertainment requires that add-ons not include any material that would not be allowed under these ratings. 7) Add-ons must abide by World of Warcraft ToU and EULA. All add-ons must follow the World of Warcraft Terms of Use and the World of Warcraft End User License Agreement. 8) Blizzard Entertainment has the right to disable add-on functionality as it sees fit. To maintain the integrity World of Warcraft and ensure the best possible gaming experience for our players, Blizzard Entertainment reserves the right to disable any add-on functionality within World of Warcraft at its sole discretion. 15 July 2009 Music Distribution through UI Add-Ons We have recently seen a number of User Interface Add-Ons that are making modifications to the World of Warcraft in-game music files and wanted to take a moment to go over some important points with the community in connection with this. While we are currently allowing Add-Ons that remove or replace existing sound files, keep in mind that it is illegal to distribute copyrighted materials, in this case in-game music and audio files, without authorization. One of the primary goals of the user interface is to allow players to customize their game experience and we hope to avoid making any modifications in the future that will prevent this. 13 April 2009 UI Add-On Development Policy Update On 20 March, we released the new add-on development policy to the public as an ongoing effort to help ensure add-on integrity, safety, and quality for the community. Since that time we have been in touch with many UI development communities on what the policy means to them and the continuing development of these add-ons. We would like to announce further that we are providing a sixty-day grace period beginning at the time of the initial release of the policy for UI developers to comply with the new policy. After May 19th, Blizzard Entertainment will begin to enforce the Add-on Development policy, and developers found to be in violation of this policy will be contacted directly. For more information... If you are an add-on developer and have any questions about and this User Interface Add-On Development Policy and how it pertains to the add-on that you've developed, please don't hesitate to email us at 07 Mar 2011
1h Sap macro only work on stealthed targets I would like to save a keybinding and make this macro work on normal targets too: #showtooltip Sap /cleartarget [nomodifier] /targetenemyplayer [nomodifier] /cast Sap //best regardsSitt0 1h
3h Moving addon Folder When i'm transferring addons from one account folder to another how can i save the addon data without losing any of it?My auto repair junk list is quite huge.Will be a real pain to do it from 0.Spité1 3h
3h Supervillain UI This is honestly the best UI ive ever played with, once I got it I couldn't stopped playing WoW because it felt like you were completely new to the game and it really changed the feel and the look of the game, however theres alot of buggy stuff with it, like I cannot click my artifact weapon, I cannot unlock traits unless I disable all the addons (same with artifact weapon) and Im just wondering if this is just for me or is it for anyone else too? Sure I dont really mind too much, but having to disable all the addons for doing simple stuff seems kinda weird, how can I fix this?Nëlla0 3h
4h Twitch App not showing my installed addons I tried to update "Can I Mog It?" today and it kept giving me some kind of error so I decided to remove and reinstall the app entirely. And wouldn't you know it, now it's saying I have "0 addons installed" despite that not being the case. My addons are still in my Interface/AddOns folder, completely intact and in working order. But for some reason they are not showing up on my Twitch Desktop App. I also just noticed that if I go into "Get More Addons" within the app, it will only show me these three for some reason: If I try to search for anything specific, it will say that "nothing matched my criteria". I really hope this doesn't mean that my addons are screwed over for all eternity because I have about 50 of them and I need all of them to play this game. I've spent so long setting everything up. Please help.Ilandrin1 4h
6h Addons: CD timer randomly not showing Hey, On all my characters, from time to time I get an error where the CD's timers aren't showing any more. Reload ui resolves it, eventually I get this "disable addon yes/no" message, if I don't do that. Take e.g. My resto shaman, that means if I use Riptide, normally it shows a timer when I'm able to use it again, but when I get this error it doesn't do that. I update all my addons daily, what I use is: Bartender4 Weakaura2 DBM Skada Nothing more.....any idea? Anyone else experience this?Challar0 6h
20h TSM Addon TSM Addon, Please can you advise me If this addon is okay to use? I don't want to get into trouble if its not okay. Kind Regards, Jamie WoodruffAnalog1 20h
21h How to target enemy's target ? Hello, I would like to know if we can target enem's target with a macro ? For example i want to heal the player which has the aggro of a mob. Thanks!Molipa2 21h
1d Shadowed Unit Frames questions Hello there, guys! I wonder if important adds show up within the section of the boss` unit frames. I was doing Mistress yesterday and faced such a problem, that I can not multidot the murlocs properly cuz I cant see them among the other players. But the boss unit frame was disabled, because I thought it was useless for me. So will the enabling of boss unit frame help? If not, how do I set these adds` frames to be shown somewhere on my screen? Thanks!Dolzur1 1d
1d Self Buffs Not Showing (Upper Right Corner) Hello, Returning player from 7.1.5. I logged in and I can't see my buffs and I cant find where to make them show again, can anyone help with this ? They used to appear in the upper right corner. Appreciate any help into this. Thanks a lot!Proxira1 1d
1d Macro : showtooltip problem Hello everyone ! I made a macro that works as intended, only problem is that I can't figure out how to show the desired tooltip in a particular case, let me explain... It's a stealth/marked for death (MFD) macro, which works like this : -If not in combat AND not in stealth, cast stealth -Else, if I have a target, cast MFD on target -Else, if I have no target, target nearest enemy and cast MFD. The real macro is a little longer because I also included talent conditions so that I can switch between my 7th row talents without problem. Here is how it looks : #showtooltip /cast [nocombat, nostealth] Stealth; [exists] Marked for Death; /targetenemy [noexists] /cast Marked for Death So it works as intended, but when I have no target (3rd line), the #showtooltip fails and shows a red "?" icon. Is there a way to solve this ?Nyte4 1d
1d Tracking buffs Hi, I'm having a bit of a problem tracking buffs so I downloaded an addons called TellMeWhen and it's really cool. When it works. Now it may just be me, but I set 2 buffs that I want to track. One of them is working perfectly while the other not so much. Can someone take a look at these screen shots and tell me whats wrong with them? I want to track this: Settings for the one not working: ___________________________________________ This is what my settings are for the one that is working: 1d
2d Combo orbs It seems that i have somehow managed to get stuck with the old prd as in my combo orbs only show on target as opposed to the normal prd when i am targeting an enemy it cant be an addon causing this as i have disabled all addons and have still found the problem to be present any help would be much appreciated.Thelomis0 2d
2d Alternative for Curse/Twitch client. Is there a good alternative for the Curse Client. I really despise the way they are going now and i refuse to use Twitch. I tried the legacy client, it worked for a little, but then the Twitch manure came back up, so had to uninstall. Thanks.Rhaeve47 2d
2d How do I remove this from unit frames? Hello, I have this black border between my unitframe and my party unitframe that shows up. How do I remove this? 2d
2d Addons like NPC scan ? Is there an addon or addons like that one ? , i have been searching for sometime nowMetalhoof0 2d
2d Macro for taking screenshots without any UI elements? Anyone here know how to make a macro (or multiple macros) to fulfill the following requirements: 1. Hide all UI elements, all names, nameplates, HUD and so on. 2. Take a screenshot 3. Revert my settings back to having UI elements enabled. I'm fine with 1. and 3. being separate, 2. I've managed to figure out already and I've found a macro that does the same as Alt+Z so it hides the HUD. But I haven't got an idea on how to do the rest and can't find anything through google. So, anyone here up for the challenge of creating the macro(s) for me?Mochelangeli4 2d
2d Adventure Guide I have a very bad memory so the adventure guide is very useful for quickly looking up information. Just wondering if there is any addon that has the option to put the few lines text for the boss abilities onto the main UI? like how quest tracking works, rather than opening the adventure guide window as I tend to do this 5-10 times before the fight. Tried searching around and can't find any. If there are none, second monitor it is.Kiioku0 2d
3d Hidden Artifact Skin Progress Tracking Here is the Macro for Hidden Artifact Progress Tracking. /run local _,_,_,a, b = GetAchievementCriteriaInfo(11152,1) local _,_,_,c, d = GetAchievementCriteriaInfo(11153,1) local _,_,_,e, f = GetAchievementCriteriaInfo(11154,1) print("Dungeons: "..a.."/"..b) print("WQs: "..c.."/"..d) print("Kills: "..e.."/"..f) Thanks to Crosslight for pointing out the Reddit thread which had the macro. Cheers!Xaero44 3d
3d Bartender icon Good afternoon , so ye , i got my bartender icon hidden under my legion-order hall , progress icon on minimap and unfortunately i can't move it :< any help please ?Emolock0 3d
3d Bottom of raid frames script I've been using the following script to always be at the bottom of my partys raidframes however lately it only seems to work maybe half the time o.O is there a better way of doing this? The script in question: /run LoadAddOn("Blizzard_CompactRaidFrames") CRFSort_Group=function(t1, t2) if UnitIsUnit(t1,"player") then return false elseif UnitIsUnit(t2,"player") then return true else return t1 < t2 end end CompactRaidFrameContainer.flowSortFunc=CRFSort_Group An example of what I want to achieve when using raid frames for party would be: [party1] [party2] [myself] thanksAntiskill0 3d
4d Cycle through arena players is there any way to create a script/macro for cycling through arena1, arena2, arena3? [PSEUDO CODE] if(target==null) target=arena1 if(target==arena1) target=arena2 if(target==arena2) target=arena3 if(target==arena3) target=arena1Spoljo0 4d
5d Personal resource display can anyone tell me why my combo buttons are not appearing on my prd and why the frame for it is so smallThelomis2 5d
5d Tracking CDs on arena targets with Tell Me When Hi, been trying to use the addon Tell Me When to track enemy offensive and defensive CDs, but ran into an issue. I can track the targets CDs with no problem, using 'target' as who to track, but can't seem to work when doing the same with 'arena 1' and 'arena 2' somehow. Is 'arena 1' or 'arena1' the correct thing to use? Any other suggestions? ThanksChiller0 5d
6d Need help creating an Addon I am trying to create an Addon from this UI settings. /console trackQuestSorting top /run SetCVar("nameplateMaxDistance",100) /console cameraDistanceMaxZoomFactor 2.6 /console xpBarText 1 /console statusText 1 /console statusTextDisplay 1 /console playerStatusText 1 /console petStatusText 1 /console partyStatusText 1 /console targetStatusText 1 /console alternateResourceText 1 /console floatingCombatTextCombatDamageDirectionalScale 0 /console enableFloatingCombatText 1 /console floatingCombatTextCombatDamage 1 /console floatingCombatTextCombatHealing 1 /console floatingCombatTextCombatDamageAllAutos 1 /console floatingCombatTextCombatHealingAbsorbSelf 1 /console floatingCombatTextCombatHealingAbsorbTarget 1 /console floatingCombatTextCombatState 1 /console floatingCombatTextComboPoints 1 /console floatingCombatTextEnergyGains 1 /console floatingCombatTextFloatMode 1 /console floatingCombatTextFriendlyHealers 1 /console floatingCombatTextHonorGains 1 /console floatingCombatTextLowManaHealth 1 /console floatingCombatTextPeriodicEnergyGains 1 /console floatingCombatTextPetMeleeDamage 1 /console floatingCombatTextPetSpellDamage 1 /console floatingCombatTextRepChanges 1 /console floatingCombatTextCombatLogPeriodicSpells 1 /console floatingCombatTextReactives 1 /console floatingCombatTextAllSpellMechanics 1 /console floatingCombatTextSpellMechanics 1 /console floatingCombatTextSpellMechanicsOther 1 /console floatingCombatTextDamageReduction 1 /console floatingCombatTextDodgeParryMiss 1 Is this possible? Sorry for my bad english.Althern0 6d
6d Cant open bank with Bagnon activated!? Hello. All of a sudden, from one day to the other I cant open the bank with Bagnon activated!? I click on the bankteller and nothing happens! If I disable bagnon it works. I have reinstalled Bagnon and i have manually deleted Bagnon and downloaded it again, to no help! Anyone here with an idea what I can do?Ralleia3 6d
6d Class colored Names in raid without bar problem. Hi guys here is my problem i want to have coloredfriendly names in Raid without health bar or cast bar under them like on this picture but when i enter an instance they change and looks like this is there anyway to change it? there is my kui settings i think name only mode was the case here but still not working 6d
6d Help to find this awesome Combat Text addon please. Hey guys. I watched some of hirumaredx videos and in this one at the 3:10 mark the combat text addon starts saying: "KAPOW" or "overkill" when he crits and stuff.. any1 know what addon that is? link to video. ThanksKalorius0 6d
15 Aug Is there free mouse look addon. please help. Hello, is there addon that lets you free look with mouse without pressing m1 button ?Wersus0 15 Aug
15 Aug Buffs/Debuffs on partyframes I play mostly arenas and im fond of using the regular partyframes, however they decided to majorly mess them up, they no longer show pets (but ive found a script to show it) and i cant see buffs and/or debuffs. Found a script for this but it shooows eeeeverything and i dont want that. I want to see who has my beacon/aura and i wanna see all the debuffs i can dispel. Any tips?Trakkeh0 15 Aug
15 Aug Channeling bar below my character portrait Hello! On my warlock my channeling bar is suddenly below my character portrait instead of in the middle bottom of the screen as usual. I have no idea how I changed it do this, but I'm pretty sure I clicked some combination on my keyboard while in combat :P Anyway; how do I revert this? I can't find any way to change this in my settings. Anyone knows what the command is? I use the standard Blizzard UI. Thank you for your help <3Mahawa0 15 Aug
14 Aug Weird LUA error problem I know what Blizzards answer will be, so this is addressed to the community at large also. A few weeks ago I was here having an issue with the vehicle UI. To try to figure it out, I deleted the wtf, cache, and addons folders and reloaded and reconfigured all my addons from scratch. My vehicle UI problem is still there, and still random as heck. But now I have a new problem. I play 7 110 characters, and when I did the reinstall of addons, I tried to stay to a basic set of addons and set up a default where ever possible that worked for all characters. I made sure that the class specifics only loaded for the classes that used them. I tried to be as clean and simple as possible. I turned LUA error reporting ON. Since doing this, I did LFR with all 7 characters. I did some heroic dungeons, some solo scenarios, an invasion, and a few mythics. No problems other than the random vehicle UI problem, which does NOT generate a LUA error. Then yesterday, I took my Shadow priest to a Normal dungeon for a quest. As soon as the first boss was pulled, my UI went NUTS. 151 LUA errors popped up. I reloaded UI and went on. All fine, till last boss, and wham it happened again. However, it was DIFFERENT addons that threw LUA errors on the last boss pull from the first boss pull. The first time, it was Rarity and DBM the second time it was CTMod. That is as much as I read before I hit reload. I think if I had taken the time to scroll through the 150 odd errors I would have seen other addons in the list. I looked for a way to find the LUA errors in a .txt log but didn't find one. I am going to be testing in Normal Dungeons with other characters. But even before this, and before I had turned on LUA errors, I noticed that the Shadow Priest had weird lag sometimes on pulls. I see a lot of people posting lag problems in dungeons and on pulls. Curious.Insidious2 14 Aug
14 Aug Talent Addon? Hi, I've recently gained a new legendary, Soul of the Deathlord. Which gives us an extra talent. But when entering Battlegrounds or Arena, legendaries no longer work. thus my talents on that tier are reset. I honestly keep forgetting to relearn the talent and being forced to play the battleground without this talent. i'm looking for an Addon that would instantly set a preset of talents when i enter arena or BG. I can't seem to find any after looking for like half an hour (i may just be enterring the wrong keywords) Thanks in advance!Teebufall1 14 Aug
14 Aug Weak aura Divin Purpose Hey im using a weak aura for divine purpose (for holypally) with a sound effect on proc. When the buff isnt faded and i get another proc with the buff still being up there is no sound. Is there a way to fix this ? TyLÿsia1 14 Aug
14 Aug Weakaura countdown Hey! I will ask a bit help. I did one weakaura, it start countdown if i entering combat. It start count from 6 min. (360 second) I need something like this: If the counter reach one custom second, like 350, 340 etc... i will see something custom message (text) under my countdown timer. But i will use different message every time. Or it can be one other weakauta it's not problem. Sorry for my english, i hope someone can help for me.Racsiwall1 14 Aug
14 Aug Raidmarkers icon files Hi, I'm looking for the raidmarkars icon to display on the screen when I am using weakauras, but I couldn't find the corresponding files :( . I searched on google and this forum, it should be in .../Interface/TARGETINGFRAME, but apparently there is no such dictionary in my WoW files... So can someone please tell me where I can find them ?Yieve1 14 Aug
14 Aug Problem with Gladius and trinket/adaptation/relentless Hi, a few days ago I downloaded the latest gladius version. It's pretty nice, now you can see if someone has trinket or adaptation or relentless (with matching icon). But: With my lock it works as intended, with my druid it only shows the old trinket icon. The cooldowns is correct, 2 minutes for trinket and 1 minute for adaptation, but the icon is not matching. I have 4 characters and it works correctly with 2 of them. Any suggestion?Tiona2 14 Aug
14 Aug Resolved ResolvedTörak0 14 Aug
14 Aug Action bars stop showing cooldowns I'm using bartender 4, and during a raid the action bars can suddenly stop showing any cool downs - a spell for example will look like its available to cast all the time. The action bars full function comes back if i do a reload. Ive never had any problems with BT4 before. Ive updated all my addons but the problem keeps coming back.Nitetime1 14 Aug
14 Aug addon issue hey, i tried a few addons (bartender4, elvUI) but i wasn't very comfortable with it so wanted to reset the whole thing but problems occured.At first i reset my whole customization right in the game in addon setting.Then i deleted them from WoW folder including elvUI config(which remain).I restarted WoW and everything seemed alrighty till i got on my hunter, i realize pet action bar is missing.I tried to play with the settings little bit but i didn't found anything that would fix it.Right now i'm using just skada and mogit.I highly doubt these two have something to do with it.So, i went to blizz app to reset whole settings with thougts that this will fix it for sure, but nope.I don't what else can i do.To me, it feels like bartender4 is using fodler somewhere in pc to remember the settings that has been made. (maybe i'm just noob and the pet bar don't show up by default :D haha) 14 Aug
13 Aug LUA errors in .txt file? Is there a way to see LUA errors in a error log file or export to a .txt file? I am having a strange issue on my Shadow Priest only that happens when bosses are pulled, which means I don't have time to scroll through the 150 odd errors that are popping up. I would like to be able to review the errors after the fight.Insidious0 13 Aug
13 Aug Quest failure I'm having a problem in general with every quest right now. In the right bottom of the screen there is a little box, that gives you information about the target that your are holding your mouse over. And when you are doing quests, if usually gives you an additional information about that it's the target you need to kill to complete the quest. But that last information with i'm doing quests, is missing right now :/Takima0 13 Aug
13 Aug Detect Roll the Bones Usage I'm currently working on an addon for my Rogue which tracks the buffs he gets from Roll The Bones, but I need to know when he actually uses the ability. I've tried listening for the UNIT_SPELLCAST_SUCCEEDED event, but it didn't work, and Google is proving to be about as much use as a chocolate fireguard. Maybe 'SPELLCAST' is wrong, given that he's a Rogue, but I couldn't find anything similar with 'ABILITY' instead (other than pet stuff). Is it even possible to know when RTB is being used, or am I not seeing a solution that - given my track record - is painfully obvious?Navitas3 13 Aug
13 Aug Can't hide action bars after moving pet abilities After moving one of the pet abilities (Attack, Follow etc) by pressing shift and dragging it, the empty action bar slots I have end up showing up and I can't hide them. This doesn't happen when I move other abilities, just the ones for my pets. I have to relog to hide the actions bars (Tried Interface - ActionBars - Turning off "Always Show Actions Bars". Can't think what else to do. If there's a better place to post this please inform me).Scoogus0 13 Aug
13 Aug Weak Auras Countdown timer question please So I've made a Havoc countdown timer so know when it's stopped being active on a target but as soon as I alt tab to the 2nd target to do the damage to, it removes the visual countdown timer as I'm no longer directly targeting the target with havoc on it. How can I keep the countdown timer visible ?Zaox2 13 Aug
13 Aug [Suggestion] Spell by ID Should be nice if we can do our macros using spellID instead of name like we can do with items and slots. People from another language like me that switch languages frequently got f***ed all the time with macros not working. It's not really difficult to add this to the game.Benediction1 13 Aug
13 Aug Spirit bond macro Is there is a certain macro that makes my spirit beast cast his spirit bond spell(the one that heals) automatically on me with me targeting myself and casting it?Bullshot1 13 Aug
13 Aug Anyone know what could be causing this this battle text is new and not from msbt i cant figure out what could be causing it i have it disabled in the default menu so it cant be thatThelomis1 13 Aug
13 Aug Help me Hello, I will start to play WoW again and I need to install again my addons but I don't remember the name of them. Which addons are present in this screenshot? Thanks 13 Aug
12 Aug Gladius not working Hi. I've updated it with most recent version at, it still says the addon is outdated however I check the "Loud out of date addons". Anyways when I do /test gladius it works perfectly fine untill I actually enter arena. It tears my FPS incredibly and on top of that it doesn't show up at all. Please help me out here. Thanks in advance!Janiqua6 12 Aug