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
26 Apr UI changes coming in 7.2 From our latest PTR Patch Notes: User Interface You can now assign a specialization to an equipment set in the Equipment Manager. An “Open All” button has been added to the mailbox. You can now preview an ensemble set by CTRL-clicking it. Spellbook Spells that haven’t been moved to an action bar are highlighted in the spellbook. Mousing over a spell highlights it on your action bar, making it easier to locate. Pet spells can now be dragged onto the player action bar. Quick Join Auto Accept: A setting has been added to allow friends and guild members to instantly join your queues without a confirmation. This setting is located in Interface Options -> Social. Group tooltips now show the available roles and if auto accept is enabled. Right click a Quick Join group to whisper a member of that group. Aerythlea13 26 Apr
5h Is anyone good with Weak Auras? Could anyone who is good with Weak Auras help me with the below error please as it keeps coming up. ... I know its something to do with a Weak Auras string I imported but after spending ages trying to go through each and every group and child, I am at a loss as to which one it is!!!Terror1 5h
1d Want to know if it's possible to create this macro Hello, i would like some help over this, i've been reading guides about macros and experimenting for a while with positive results, but i can't seem to find an answer to whether or not is even possible to create a macro that does the following: Cast Healing spell over ME, but ONLY if I am hurt, if not, Cast Healing spell on mouseover, if not, Cast Healing spell on focus target. The whole point is to use it on Dungeons, so i can cast heals on my focus target (the tank) without having to manually select him, while having the option to mouseover any random hurt ally,and most importantly, be able to quickly heal myself OVER the focus target if i am hurt. with the following code the first part works perfectly: /cast [@mouseover,exists,help] [help,nodead] [@focus,exists,nodead] [@player] Remous but I cant get it to heal me ONLY IF I am hurt, (without using a MOD, which icould be a good solution), so the way that i have comed up with is to hit F1 to select myself when getting hurt, but that is even more impractical than using a mod because I have to manually target something else afterwards, so thats why I would like to know if it's possible to do it automatically with a macro, thanks in advance! By the way, here is the code taht works with the mod in case anyone finds it useful: /cast [mod:shift] Remous; [@mouseover,exists,help] [help,nodead] [@focus,exists,nodead] [@player] RemousHaunter2 1d
1d Right click targetting problems Do you have that really annoying problem where you target things you don't want when using the mouse to turn? I found a solution and it's so nice to be free of this irritating issue I thought I'd post it here in case it can help you too, so here it is: the solution is to disable right click targetting (which works fine since you can use left click to target) and in order to do this you want to create 2 new macros, which you need to run whenever you log in to a character: Macro 1 /run local f=CreateFrame("button","mlook")f:RegisterForClicks("AnyDown","AnyUp")f:SetScript("OnClick",function(s,b,d)if d then MouselookStart()else MouselookStop()end end)SecureStateDriverManager:RegisterEvent("UPDATE_MOUSEOVER_UNIT") Macro 2 /run local f=CreateFrame("frame",nil,nil,"SecureHandlerStateTemplate")RegisterStateDriver(f,"mov","[@mouseover,exists]1;0")f:SetAttribute("_onstate-mov","if newstate==1 then self:SetBindingClick(1,'BUTTON2','mlook')else self:ClearBindings()end") Now you're free! I found this wonderful answer at this webpage: On this page it goes on to say that you can actually make an addon so that you don't even have to run the macros each time you relog, but I couldn't get that to work yet. I've asked for help with it on that page. If you can help me to get the addon part working that would be great.Bobbett3 1d
1d Addon for party chat filter(?) Hello! I've been searching for an addon that can filter out the WQGF messages from the Party/Raid/Instance chat, but no luck. Example: [WQGF] Return to the Crag: World Quest Complete! :)These messages clogs up my chat and are really annoying. So does anyone know of an addon that can be used to filter out these messages using keywords? I've found addons that can do this for General and Trade chat, but not from the Party/Raid/Instance chat.Epsil0 1d
1d Flag carrier frames missing Hey. For some reason on all of my existing characters, I cannot see the flag carriers. But if I make a new character and enter as a level 10 toon, I can see them. I've tried disabling addons and I've tried resetting interface to defaults, nothing. Any ideas what's up? thanksFrapuccino1 1d
1d Nameplates class colour Following the patch, my game looks like a colouring book for some 5 yrs old. Instead of simple nameplates that were nicely blue and showed current status of hp (and the ones of enemies were red), I am now having all friendly nameplates coloured by class, which is quite tricky in case of DKs and frankly, the game looks terrible and chaotic. I tried to meddle around with the options in both game and multiple addons i use and couldnt find anything. Please halp //Edit - Tried TidyPlates with no effect on friendly nameplates at allThalesa7 1d
2d ElvUi how to delete something How to remove the second chat tab at ElvUi seriously got no clueJadeblade1 2d
2d testing TESTING testing testing .... ----- ...testing testing TESTING TESTING testing testing Any guid how to add colors and other stuff here or is this all we normal users get?Steroidgnome0 2d
2d Sound scripts overlapping when spamming macros Hello, I like to make macros for my abilities such as #showtooltip Death Grip /script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\Lichking\\Hr_lich King_dungfin01.Wav") /cast Death Grip however each time I click (spam) the macro the script plays again before the first one is over sometimes up to several sound layers. So my question is: Is there a way to play the sound script only once even if you hit the button several times?Auraela7 2d
3d PVP addon to get notified about spell reflection? Is there any good addon, which will alert me when the enemy uses spells like spell reflection?Hiku4 3d
3d SUF unit problem Hi ever since 7,2,5 after i updated suf (shadowed unit frames). On login my settings keep resetting to default and its triggering alot, asked Around And googled but can't seen to find the solution. So posting here to see if someone can help me?Darkdrakex0 3d
3d Automatically open the Reagent Bank Hi, The Bank window has two tabs: Bank - Reagent Bank. When you visit a bank NPC and click on them, the Bank tab opens by default. Is there a way to make it so the Reagent Bank tab will open by default when I click on a bank NPC? Possibly a simple addon to do the job. Thanks for any ideas.Eom0 3d
4d Question about using PAWN for Statweights Hello, So once I've calculated my stat weights via Simcraft, and imported them into the Pawn addon, it then shows my Statweight priority on Pawn. However, once I have changed one piece of gear around, do I then need to sim and import again in order to receive new stat weights? Because stat weights change when gear is changed, correct?Revvon6 4d
4d 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.Nitetime0 4d
5d Auto Move to Target/Quest Hi there firstly I'm extremely new to WoW so i'd like to apologize if this has been asked a thousand times but after reading through i feel it's best just to ask straight out. Is there a function in which i can auto move/fly to target/quest. I flew for a good 15 mins (manually) yesterday, and while i did see the funny side of my incompetence i'd really like the ability just to auto path. any help appreciated!Culled4 5d
5d OmniCC Problem Hey, the Creator of OmniCC didnt answer me yet so maybe someone from the WoW Forums can help me. I have the Problem that if u Target someone and Dot him the Timer Display (The Number in the Frame of the Dot) is way to small compared to the Timer Display from WoD/MoP. The Problem is if i change the Size of the Timer Display everything else gets messed up so i would be really appreciate if someone could help me Back in the Day it looked like this: and now it looks like this: Thank you Guys! NahoNaho0 5d
5d 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.Rhaeve42 5d
5d Can't make a nearest target gouge macro work A few years ago i found a macro on wowhead that gouges the closest person I was facing and not deselect my current target. I've been looking for 2 hours and can't find the macro or make a new one to work. any help would be appreciatedUnxpctd0 5d
6d Addon Error "Action blocked by default Blizzard UI" Hi guys, I keep getting the "Action blocked by default Blizzard UI" error when trying to use the PvP LFG tool (every other tool works perfectly). The addons that are causing this seem to be ACP (Addon Control Panel), Angry Keystones and Details. Is there some fix around that doesn't include uninstalling them? I tried /reload many times, but it doesn't work, or doesn't work reliably enough (I don't want to go through 60 reloads just to do a casual BG). Thanks!Aëther0 6d
6d Solved Hi, anyone has an idea why I don´t see enemy name pleates on my alt? Blizz enemy name plates are on, enemy players name plates are on in Tidy option but they just don´t pop up. Tried to off/on them with shift V, reset UI, nothing. Edit: My main has this issue now too.Nepomrd1 6d
16 Jun Auto "Quest" groups delist and raid quests Hey, Since 7.2.5 groups created in the "Quest" category get automatically delisted when they reach 5 players. I think it's kind of an issue but I can live with it. However, the biggest problem of this change is that this behavior also happens for raid compatible world quests, even the world boss ones ! I could modify World Quest Group Finder to create those groups in the "Custom" category but I don't want to lose compatibility with the built-in group finder... Can we hope that something is done about this problem? Thanks!Robou0 16 Jun
16 Jun Omnibar spells tab does not work 7.2.5. Cant configurate "Spells" tab in this addon after 7.2.5. update. Anyone have same troubles? How i can fix it?Тессард1 16 Jun
16 Jun Separate Keybind for Game menu from other functions Any idea how I can change the keybind for the main game menu but retain the Esc for everything else (untarget, close windows, cancel checkboxes etc)? I am sick of spamming Esc to close windows and the like when I get into combat only to have the game menu come up and get in the way.Sharmin0 16 Jun
16 Jun Bartender4 since patch.(?) Hi Do anyone know how to fix the Bartender4 addon, since patch the addon do not save the settings when logging out or when you do ./reload. Its getting abit annoying to set and move the bars every time >.<Farrion0 16 Jun
15 Jun World Quest TomTom Route I have the World Quests List addon which is great to filter the quests I want to do. However, I'm looking for a way to plan a route through each quest. Does anyone know of an addon that takes a list of world quests (custom or by filter like WQL) to produce the shortest route through them all using something like TomTom, or a map overlay or even just autoselecting each quest in turn and relying on the yellow quest arrow?Sharmin0 15 Jun
15 Jun Cant see DMG / Healing Numbers So all of a sudden i cant see DMG or Healing numbers on my "playfield" I've tried Disabling all addons, checked the interface combat thing, also tried the console command... Nothing seem to work... I tried attacking a level 10 mob as level 110 and there i saw DMG numbers???? HELP HELP HELPPunchmonkxd6 15 Jun
15 Jun No XP in Legion I've just started playing legion as I've just upgraded, I've got my lvl 100 boost and have started questing. I have not yet received any XP and there is no XP bar. Can anyone help?Anytíme0 15 Jun
15 Jun Class Name Plates In PVP I have all nameplates enabled. Now i find it hard to tell which is friendly and which isn't... Please fix this asap.Yeen0 15 Jun
15 Jun Show Numbers On The Rep/Ap Bar All The Time Is There A Way To Show Numbers On The Rep/Ap Bar All The Time And Not Just On Mouse Over?Shané3 15 Jun
15 Jun LF help with a necrotic tracker. Hey, i was wondering if someone could help me with a Tellmewhen OR Weakaura's setup i want to make a necrotic wounds tracker that just shows as an icon with the absorbtion amount as text. I can make the debuff tracker but no idea how to make it track the absorb. 15 Jun
15 Jun Vendor stack buying addon Good day! I've been looking for a vendor stack buying addon allowing me to buy (for example) 200 fur, dust etc from the trading post vendor, however I cannot find one and clicking the increase amount arrow 200/400/800 times gets a tad tedious! :( haha If anyone can help or knows of an addon it would be much appreciated Thanks :)Gub6 15 Jun
14 Jun Visable Nameplates Dear Blizzard, Lots of people, myself included, like using addons like KUI simply to call out names for things in raids. Don't need health bars, just large, visible names. Can we either have them restored, or can you develop your own? Yours faithfully, ZyrZyr3 14 Jun
14 Jun Backup and restore specific addon setting hey i am using the addon Rematch to save teams for specific battles . but for some reason all my data was cleared and i have no teams now. now i know that the complete backup and restore is with WTF and Addon folders , but i wanted to restore only that specific addon, is there a way to locate that addon setting alone without having to copy the whole WTF folder? thanks in advance :)Dispeller0 14 Jun
13 Jun Code to change nameplate font size? Im working on my nameplate script for blizzard Nameplates and i have naild the scaling settings but want to be able to adjust the font size and cant seam to get it to work. Im still new to this but here is my complete code with scaling that works and fontsize that does not work... -- Nameplate targeting size   local Frame = CreateFrame("Frame") Frame:RegisterEvent("PLAYER_LOGIN")   Frame:SetScript("OnEvent", function(...) SetCVar("nameplateMaxDistance", 45) SetCVar("nameplateSelectedScale", 1.2) end)   --Set nameplate fontsize   local f = CreateFrame("Frame") f:RegisterEvent("PLAYER_LOGIN") f:SetScript("OnEvent", function()     local function SetFont(obj, optSize)    local fontName= obj:GetFont()    obj:SetFont(fontName,optSize,"OUTLINE") end   SetFont(SystemFont_LargeNamePlate,10) SetFont(SystemFont_NamePlate,10) SetFont(SystemFont_LargeNamePlateFixed,10) SetFont(SystemFont_NamePlateFixed,10)   end) Anyone who can aid me?Emyara0 13 Jun
12 Jun Moving Blizzard Quest Tracker? My resolution is huge (2560x1440) and the quest tracker is squeezed up to right under the default Blizzard mini-map. Well, I'd like the make the mini-map bigger so I can see what's happening but the quest tracker stuff would be covered. Is there a way to move the Blizzard default quest tracker? failing that, is there an add-on alternative I can use to move it slightly?Savior1 12 Jun
12 Jun HQ Players names Hey! I've been searching around but didn't quite find what I was looking for... So here goes: I'm looking for an addon that lets me recolour friendly player names, those I see on top of peoples heads in the world. I want them to be usable in raids (as many addons stop working in raids because of anchoring and other functionality, but I don't need that.) Blizzard default seems to blur out with distance and is of colour that is easily lost in the backround (Imagine Gul'dan fight, it's almost identical colour) and is otherwise hard to read in action. I am NOT looking for nameplates, but if addon can provide this and allows toggling off other stuff, and still works in raids, I'm game. Something really simple would do, Recolour, higher quality, and/or dynamic name size (as in not go SO much smaller with distance). Thank you!Wariu0 12 Jun
12 Jun [@cursor] macro should show the area while buttonhold So basically the @cursor macro addition that has been added a while ago have been used wildly across characters and spells, one more than the other. For Restoration it's almost unmissable. The ability to smartcast locational spells is a great tool, but I can see even a bigger improvement and that is if it would show the area the spell covers, like it normally does if it isn't smartcasted while holding the key. This way it can be applied the same way as the @cursor macro does but you still see a fragment of the drop area effect before you release, increasing the amount of information. I am not sure how it would work out practically, this is just an opinion on improving an already great macro tool.Kameltoetem0 12 Jun
12 Jun Equipment Sets - Bug, Oversight or Intended? I created 3 Sets - Fury, Arms and Protection, and associated them with the respective Specs. However, since most gear is shared between specs and I don't want to have to update all 3 Sets everytime I get a new piece of equipment, I marked everything except weapons as "Ignore" on the 3 Sets. So if I click any of the Sets, it simply changes the weapons. All good so far. But if I change Spec with an associated Equipment Set - I become naked with only the weapons equipped. Therefore in that situation, slots marked as "Ignore" are being treated as "Empty". Is it intended for some reason, oversight or known issue?Damasca1 12 Jun
12 Jun Mana bar in druid forms Hello all, I am using Bartender4 addon and for some reason I cannot see my mana bar when I am in cat form or bear form while I'm drinking. Is there a way to make it appear in the options of the addon or the game? ThanksGky2 12 Jun
12 Jun LF Addon or Weakaura to automate recruiting Troops Appearently Shadow&Light from ELVUI does it, but I dont want to download an entire UI w/ Plugins, so I'm looking for a standalone addon or weakaura to do it. Some example: I want the addon to press the recruit all button when its available Picture: Back in WoD an Addon called Workorders did something similar; automatily starting work orders if available. Thanks in advanceGold0 12 Jun
12 Jun Fade map when moving setting - where? I always set my map not not fade while I am moving, and it's still that way - so no problem. That is, except that on my other account, it's still fading... and the setting is GONE after the patch. I simply can't find it. It must be there somewhere, how else can my map be fading on one char but not the other - but for the life of me, I can't find it. Any clues? Edit: Fading, not facing... doh!Saga7 12 Jun
11 Jun Gladius function in description but not ingame If you look at the description of gladius on e.g. curse, you see this part in there: ... But I can't find this anywhere in the addon in-game. How do you access this part of gladius or is it simply not in the addon and they wrote an incorrect description?Misthy0 11 Jun
11 Jun LF cursor addons yo, guys so i wanna know if there is a cursor addons, that lets u change ur standard wow cursor, into the cursor u had as undead or orc in warcraft 3. if anyone know of such a addon please let me know!Zukzug3 11 Jun
11 Jun Weakauras Combat Fader? Hello! I have made a progress texture that tracks my health bar with WeakAuras, which works allright. I can make it fade in and out of combat, but what I'd love to make it do, would be to make it fade in and out whenever I click on/interact with and NPC - just like how Shadowed Unitframes does it. Hope it makes sense, and any help would be much appreciated!Bni0 11 Jun
11 Jun Clique I want Clique to work if I mouse over the unit frame and if I mouse over the character themself. At the moment, for some reason, Vivify will work like this, but Effuse doesn't work when i mouse over the character: it just targets me. I haven't yet tested it in a bg, so I don't know if either ability works when mousing over unit frames.Bobbett4 11 Jun
11 Jun Developer question - reading from wow memoy I recently bought a new keyboard, Logitech G910 and downloaded the developing software for it and started to think about what I can make it do. I would lile to make an application for my own private use to make the keyboard flash when you level up, maybe display health aswell. I know from what I can read in the Terms that you're not allowed to read from World of Warcraft memory if you don'tdon't have permission from Blizzard. My question is, is it possible to get permission or is there another way of not reading from memory to exttact data in a legal way? Kind regard, PholiePholie4 11 Jun
10 Jun Get rid of mission completed toasts? I am looking for an addon that stops the "mission completed" toasts at the bottom of the screen. I wouldn't mind them once but they pop up everytime I zone and it's slightly annoying. How can I get rid of them?Kehinaan4 10 Jun
10 Jun How to remove default debuff on nameplates Hello all. So I downloaded flyPlateBuffs but I have an issue, in that I still see the default debuffs on nameplates on top of the new flyPlateBuffs debuff. Basically I see all the debuffs/cc in double. Any idea how to fix this? Here's a screenshot: 10 Jun