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Neuron (formerly Ion Action Bars)  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 0.9.10
by: Maul, Soyier

Introduction:
Neuron is a macro-based action bar addon. It can stand on its own or supplement any other action bar addon, including even the default Blizzard UI.

Neuron is the continuation of the Ion Action Bars project, however, due to incompatible changes, your profiles from Ion cannot be directly used on Neuron. It is possible to go into your saved variables folder and modify the Ion saved variables to work with Neuron, but to do so is untested and I take no responsibility if you have a bad time. I recommend you just start fresh (annoying, I know).

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Modules:
Neuron comes bundled with four modules that can be used for a full featured action bar experience. These modules are optional and can be disabled, but it is highly recommended that they be used for the best experience.
  • Neuron: Menu
  • Neuron: Status
  • Neuron: Bag
  • Neuron: Pet

Theme Support:
Neuron inherits all theming courtesy of the Masque addon. Neuron has full Masque compatibility, and the theming options found in Masque are quite in-depth, not to mention the robust portfolio of skins made to support Masque. In short, you can make your bars look any way you like!

Features:
  • Neuron features an unlimited number of macros. You can create as many bars/buttons as you want/need per character!
  • Are you a keybinder extreme? Use the button storage area for all your macros/keybindings! No buttons on screen needed!
  • Are you a clicker extraordinaire? As many buttons on the screen you want where you want, when you want!
  • Macros the size of Texas! Up to 1024 characters in length!
  • Maul's unique mouse-over key-binding system - where the mouse-over binding system was born!
  • Many other of the favorite desired bar addon features and then some!
  • And, last but not least, MASQUE support!

Graphical Editor:
Neuron contains a graphical bar editor that allows for nearly endless customization to bar shape, size, orientation, and much more! Further, Neuron has neither the limitations on max number of bars nor on the max number of buttons per bar, as you might find in addons such as Bartender4 or Dominoes.

If the command line is your thing, all of the options found in the graphical bar editor can also be set using the below command structure.

Commands:
Type /neuron alone to display a list of available commands, which are:
  • menu: Toggle the main menu
  • storage: Open the button storage area
  • create: Create a blank bar
  • delete: Delete the currently selected bar
  • config: Toggle configuration mode for all bars
  • add: Adds buttons to the currently selected bar (add or add #)
  • remove: Removes buttons from the currently selected bar (remove or remove #)
  • edit: Toggle edit mode for all buttons
  • bind: Toggle binding mode for all buttons
  • scale: Scale a bar to the desired size.
  • snapto: Toggle SnapTo for current bar
  • autohide: Toggle AutoHide for current bar
  • shape: Change current bar's shape
  • name: Change current bar's name
  • strata: Change current bar's frame strata
  • alpha: Change current bar's alpha (transparency)
  • alphaup: Set current bar's conditions to 'alpha up'
  • arcstart: Set current bar's starting arc location (in degrees)
  • arclen: Set current bar's arc length (in degrees)
  • columns: Set the number of columns for the current bar
  • padh: Set current bar's horizontal padding
  • padv: Set current bar's vertical padding
  • padhv: Adjust both horizontal and vertical padding of the current bar incrementally
  • showgrid: Toggle the current bar's showgrid flag
  • x: Change current bar's horizontal axis position
  • y: Change current bar's vertical axis position
  • state: Toggle states for the current bar (/neuron state <state>). Type /neuron statelist for vaild states
  • statelist: Print a list of valid states
  • load: Load a profile
  • lock: Lock buttons

Credits:
Neuron is a continuation of the amazing Ion Action Bars addon started by Connor Chenoweth aka Maul, for World of Warcraft Legion and onwards. All credit for the bulk of this addon should go to him accordingly, along with SLOKnightFall for his maintainership throughout the years.

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11-16-17 01:14 PM
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11-16-17 03:45 AM
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Unread 11-30-17, 06:23 PM  
raysmith
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Minor niche issue... I recently revamped my "Default" bar set and am starting to revamp my toon bars based on that, in doing that I copy over the Default set to the toon's set, then I add back buttons and such. As part of that I generally edit a few buttons to macro additional abilities to buttons...

That seems to be the issue, I can see the additional spells on the button but it doesn't actually happen. If I move the button to another button slot it loses the changes, it seems like in this specific scenario the button edit doesn't fully stick/activate until relogging.

Easy enough to work around, of course, so mostly just an FYI if it's a quick/easy fix or if anyone else runs into this.
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Originally Posted by Soyier
Its probably something I need to fix on my end. You do have the stealth state enabled on the bar correct?
Yes, I do. Haven't had any issues with any other characters that might use stealth (even in previous iterations like Ion this had been an issue), but without any lua knowledge, the only thing I can see is that it requires going into cat form in order to use prowl. Since it does this, as far as I am aware, all but simultaneously, I wonder if that's causing the issue?
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Originally Posted by wingsofscion
Hi there; thanks for the reply regarding the toy box, hopefully it can be figured out eventually.

Another question, however.

I can't seem to get my druid's stealth bar working correctly, and I'm not sure what to do. If I go into Prowl without already being in cat form (I don't actually play cat druid, so this is a frequent occurrence), then it won't recognize a separate bar for being both in cat form and being in Prowl. It will remember for a split second, but then default to my caster stance bar, which I do not want. How can I get around this?
Its probably something I need to fix on my end. You do have the stealth state enabled on the bar correct?
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Hi there; thanks for the reply regarding the toy box, hopefully it can be figured out eventually.

Another question, however.

I can't seem to get my druid's stealth bar working correctly, and I'm not sure what to do. If I go into Prowl without already being in cat form (I don't actually play cat druid, so this is a frequent occurrence), then it won't recognize a separate bar for being both in cat form and being in Prowl. It will remember for a split second, but then default to my caster stance bar, which I do not want. How can I get around this?
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Unread 11-27-17, 06:45 PM  
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Re: Re: Current Status

Originally Posted by Soyier
You're right, that is indeed not the intended behaviour. It used to be that all druid forms, moonkin included, would have their own state. It's possible I broke something, so I'll get right on it l. (My main is a druid so testing it will be easy lol)
For what it's worth I've seen indications that the form ID can change dynamically based on whether various forms are available or not (primarily due to spec, I'd assume, but possibly also due to things like talent or glyph). So, Moonkin may not always be 4.

I also just noticed that a bar on my rogue that changes for stealth (I assume it's Stance as well) isn't indicating range properly, abilities like Sap always show red (out of range) even when I'm in range. I think that's new as well. I don't know if the same issue exists with non-stance bars, if it does I haven't noticed it. I can do some testing if necessary, let me know.
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Unread 11-26-17, 09:58 PM  
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Originally Posted by Soyier
Originally Posted by Coralin
Having trouble at first glance finding a method of having the "rep bar" show my artifact weapon XP - how is this done?
The rep bar cannot show artifact weapon power, the XP bar can. Just right click on the XP bar and select artifact power from the list.
Awesome, thank you! Loved this mod since Waaaay back in the day; left for a while after BC, came back for a bit, left after warlords... and completely wiped my addons at the time. Working on getting back where I wish I was... >.<
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Re: Current Status

Originally Posted by raysmith
I'm not seeing any negative side effects of the CPU optimization to this point.

One thing I have noticed and I think it's newish, when in Balance spec, when I have my main action bars set to change on stance and my druid switches to Moonkin form specifically the bar doesn't change from whatever it was before. Bear and Cat both work fine switching to each other or to them from other forms but switching to Moonkin leaves the bar in Cat/Bear.

Travel and Caster (no form) both seem to share a bar, I'm fine with this although I'm not sure if it's intended. Currently my Moonkin bars are set up on the Travel/Caster form bar so I have to go from, for instance, Cat to Caster to Moonkin in order to get the correct bars.

Ideally I think Caster and Travel forms should have separate bars as well but that isn't something I'd specifically make use of, I'm fine with them sharing.

I reset my bars a few weeks ago and have been slowly putting things back together, I believe the form switching was working prior to that and I'm not sure if it's worked since, I'm finally just now getting around to setting the non-Moonkin form bars.

I'm going to see if I can find the issue in code, based on past history that won't accomplish much but if I do find something I'll follow up.

EDIT: Was able to determine what the stance IDs are when in Balance spec in case this helps using this macro:

/run local x = GetShapeshiftForm() print("you are in stance: ",x)

0: Caster/None
1: Bear
2: Cat
3: Travel
4: Moonkin

EDIT2: Unsurprisingly I failed but I noticed there was a list of druid forms and spell ids that conspicuously didn't have Moonkin in the list, I tried modifying it to add the appropriate spell ID (confirmed in-game using the macro below) to the list but it didn't have any impact.

/run print(GetSpellLink("Moonkin Form"):match("spell:%d+"))

local druidForms = { [1066] = true, [40120] = true, [783] = true, [24858] = true, [114282] = true } -- aquatic, flight, travel, moonkin, treant
You're right, that is indeed not the intended behaviour. It used to be that all druid forms, moonkin included, would have their own state. It's possible I broke something, so I'll get right on it l. (My main is a druid so testing it will be easy lol)
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Originally Posted by Coralin
Having trouble at first glance finding a method of having the "rep bar" show my artifact weapon XP - how is this done?
The rep bar cannot show artifact weapon power, the XP bar can. Just right click on the XP bar and select artifact power from the list.
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Current Status

I'm not seeing any negative side effects of the CPU optimization to this point.

One thing I have noticed and I think it's newish, when in Balance spec, when I have my main action bars set to change on stance and my druid switches to Moonkin form specifically the bar doesn't change from whatever it was before. Bear and Cat both work fine switching to each other or to them from other forms but switching to Moonkin leaves the bar in Cat/Bear.

Travel and Caster (no form) both seem to share a bar, I'm fine with this although I'm not sure if it's intended. Currently my Moonkin bars are set up on the Travel/Caster form bar so I have to go from, for instance, Cat to Caster to Moonkin in order to get the correct bars.

Ideally I think Caster and Travel forms should have separate bars as well but that isn't something I'd specifically make use of, I'm fine with them sharing.

I reset my bars a few weeks ago and have been slowly putting things back together, I believe the form switching was working prior to that and I'm not sure if it's worked since, I'm finally just now getting around to setting the non-Moonkin form bars.

I'm going to see if I can find the issue in code, based on past history that won't accomplish much but if I do find something I'll follow up.

EDIT: Was able to determine what the stance IDs are when in Balance spec in case this helps using this macro:

/run local x = GetShapeshiftForm() print("you are in stance: ",x)

0: Caster/None
1: Bear
2: Cat
3: Travel
4: Moonkin

EDIT2: Unsurprisingly I failed but I noticed there was a list of druid forms and spell ids that conspicuously didn't have Moonkin in the list, I tried modifying it to add the appropriate spell ID (confirmed in-game using the macro below) to the list but it didn't have any impact.

/run print(GetSpellLink("Moonkin Form"):match("spell:%d+"))

local druidForms = { [1066] = true, [40120] = true, [783] = true, [24858] = true, [114282] = true } -- aquatic, flight, travel, moonkin, treant
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Having trouble at first glance finding a method of having the "rep bar" show my artifact weapon XP - how is this done?
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Re: I need your help!

Originally Posted by Soyier
Cheers folks,

I need your help!

Backstory: I was testing the memory efficiency of Neuron with an addon called "AddonUsage" and I noticed when looking at CPU usage that Neuron had HUGELY high CPU intensivity. Which further led me to test the FPS impact of Neuron, and Neuron was dropping my frames by as much as 6fps.

The good news, is that I lucked into finding what I believe was the main culprit, which was a function that was set to run each and every frame update, and I think it has something to do with setting the flash on/off when abilities proc. However, disabling this bit of code doesn't seem to have noticeably broken anything from what I can tell, and my buttons still proc just fine. However, the net result of disabling this code is that I dropped Neurons CPU usage ~85%, and I now don't have any noticeable FPS drop when using Neuron (maybe 1fps but it's hard to track).

I need your help testing this. Pardon my skepticism, but with as HUGE as a performance benefit as this small change was, I feel like we have to have broken something . That being said, if I can have a couple of you test the latest master branch from github and report your results on the open bug, if there is no outstanding issues I think I will push a new release.

Exciting right?!

-Soyier

**Edit, ok well I've been using it for most of a day, so I might push it out tonight if I get no objections. I think there are lots of more optimizations to be had, but this gets us 80% of the way there at least :-)
I noticed an increase in fps with this new version. I also noticed that instead of memory usage constantly rising up past 40% the rate it increased slowed and seemed to cap around 27%.
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I need your help!

Cheers folks,

I need your help!

Backstory: I was testing the memory efficiency of Neuron with an addon called "AddonUsage" and I noticed when looking at CPU usage that Neuron had HUGELY high CPU intensivity. Which further led me to test the FPS impact of Neuron, and Neuron was dropping my frames by as much as 6fps.

The good news, is that I lucked into finding what I believe was the main culprit, which was a function that was set to run each and every frame update, and I think it has something to do with setting the flash on/off when abilities proc. However, disabling this bit of code doesn't seem to have noticeably broken anything from what I can tell, and my buttons still proc just fine. However, the net result of disabling this code is that I dropped Neurons CPU usage ~85%, and I now don't have any noticeable FPS drop when using Neuron (maybe 1fps but it's hard to track).

I need your help testing this. Pardon my skepticism, but with as HUGE as a performance benefit as this small change was, I feel like we have to have broken something . That being said, if I can have a couple of you test the latest master branch from github and report your results on the open bug, if there is no outstanding issues I think I will push a new release.

Exciting right?!

-Soyier

**Edit, ok well I've been using it for most of a day, so I might push it out tonight if I get no objections. I think there are lots of more optimizations to be had, but this gets us 80% of the way there at least :-)
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: News on update

Originally Posted by Flaer
Originally Posted by Soyier
Originally Posted by Flaer
Upon further testing I've noticed that it doesn't cap around the 40% mark, instead it just slows down and only increases by 0.02% every few seconds.
Strange. I cannot replicate this. Standing in my Garrison for ~45min my memory usage is only 9.43MB
Very odd. I track usage with the TitanPerformance module of TitanPanel.
In the code there are some fixes specifically for titan panel, maybe there's an incompatibility or something still with the two addons
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: News on update

Originally Posted by Soyier
Originally Posted by Flaer
Upon further testing I've noticed that it doesn't cap around the 40% mark, instead it just slows down and only increases by 0.02% every few seconds.
Strange. I cannot replicate this. Standing in my Garrison for ~45min my memory usage is only 9.43MB
Very odd. I track usage with the TitanPerformance module of TitanPanel.
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Originally Posted by wingsofscion
A quick curiosity. I have figured out how to do flyout menus and everything (handy for my miscellaneous shaman characters), but I'd really like to create a flyout menu for costume items in the toybox. With the current usage (spells or items) I don't currently see a way to do this, as it just gives me a question mark icon with no button, but perhaps I am missing something?
I'm not quite sure. Hmm. One of the things I wana do is rework the flyout bars a lot, but with the current iteration I'm not sure if that's a limitation or not.
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