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Ion  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: Hydrogen-9 Beta
by: Maul, anseloth, chinoloco, kouik

Ion!
A macro-based action bar addon. It can stand on its own or supplement any other action bar addon or even the default Blizzard UI.

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"Feel the power of the macro side..."
A WoW 5.x Mists of Pandaria addon.

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Bug Reports - Report bugs here

Feature Requests - Request features here


Be sure to check out the Optional Ion Addons to give you additional control over UI elements other than buttons using the Ion UI configuration framework.


Features -
  • An unlimited number of macros, 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/keybinds! No buttons on screen needed!
  • Are you a clicker extrodanaire? 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 mouseover key-binding system - where the mouseover binding system was born!
  • Many other of the favorite desired bar addon features and then some!
  • Button Facade support!
  • Every button in Macaroon is a macro button by default and in many ways they behave like normal action buttons. Buttons can also be set to be "action" or "pet" buttons.
Commands -
  • Type /ion 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 (/mac state <state>). Type /mac statelist for vaild states
statelist: Print a list of valid states
load: Load a profile
lock: Lock buttons
Just remember: "With great flexibility comes great configuration..." - Maul
Trinity/Trinity Bars Note:
Ion, a World of Warcraft® user interface addon.
Copyright© 2006-2012 Connor H. Chenoweth, aka Maul


Hydrogen-9 Beta
- Debug spam fix

Hydrogen-8 Beta
- Minor update to fix smaller issues

Hydrogen-7 Beta
- Updated for patch 5.4.1

Hydrogen-6 Beta
- Updated for patch 5.3

Hydrogen-5
- Spell Count bug fix (i.e. Death Knight's Scent of Blood count update)
- Spell Charges fix properly implemented

Hydrogen-4
- Forum version, include most hotfixes appearing on the forum (flyx, Nephyrin, chinoloco,kouik)
- should now display the appropriate tooltip in all cases.
- GetSpellCount replaced by GetSpellCharges (roll charges issues)
- spells with distinct subtypes between specs should be shown as useable in all cases.
- spell cooldowns should update (trash, symbiosis, disconnect/reconnect after a spec change should not show questionmark anymore)
- flyout should show the proper spell

Hydorgen-3

Hydrogen-2 Beta
- Updated for patch 5.1
- Fixed texture issue
- Dual spec toggle should work now
- Fixed extra bar action ID
- Other minor changes
- Sorry folks, that is all :(

Hydrogen-2 Beta
-Now scans profession spells
-Tentatively enabling/disabling of the Blizzard Main Bar should work
-Blizzard ExtraAction button should now only show if the Blizzard Bar is used
-Moved localization to one file

Hydrogen-1 Beta
- beta release for patch 5.0.4
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Maul
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PLeeZ let it not be Macaroon.
Even if it is, I will get it fixed =) That is why it is still a beta. And that is also why it is not on curse yet. I find the WoWI community very helpful in feedback and I get no, or very little, "OMGZ WHAT IZ DIS JUNK!?! IT EATZ MY FPS!"
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What's the status on getting 'Zoomed' style buttons like Trinity Bars had? ButtonFacade really has been causing more harm than good, there was a huge memory leak with Satrina's Buff Frames for a while, and the addon's Blizzard style buttons really looks nothing like Blizzard style, and it's especially annoying because it forces itself on everything.

As I said before, ButtonFacade's Zoomed style is not done all that well, there are little shreds of the button's original outlines, specs in the corners, and doesn't seem to be aligned properly.
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Raided for the 2nd time tonight with Mac. I'm not certain that Mac is the culprit, but my frame rate since the patch is single digit on bosses compared to 30-40 pre patch. I tracked cpu with performance_fu and pitbull was on top with Mac second. During a break, I switched out pitbull for sraidframes. Mac was on top after that. I'm unable to test Mac in a boss/raid situation with out actually being in a boss/raid situation. So next raid I'm going with Domino's to see if that makes a difference. My wife and I play together on identical computers, but she doesn't use Mac and has no fps/cpu issues at all. PLeeZ let it not be Macaroon. I love this addon.

Any insights, suggestions, or whatever appreciated.
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Self Casts

Perhaps Benecaster is a good solution for self casts?
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Mirror

Please consider mirroring this and Extras on Curse so those of us that use the curse client to auto update can keep this up-to-date more easily.

Thanks
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Having thought about this, I know its an issue of current Macaroon beta-testers.

That of self-casting spells.

Now we all know that a given spell (for example .. Heal) with standard blizzard bars will cast Heal on your selected target (if it can .. ie friendly) when pressed. If no target is selected then the standard is to cast it on yourself.

Not so with macros (yes, its macros, not Mauls Macaroon at fault)

This unfortunately has been effectively "breaking" Macaroon for a lot of folk, and gives the select target mouse pointer when cast with no target instead of just casting it on the player.

I simply edit all my macros that this occurence happens on to include something along the lines of...

/cast [help] [target=player] Heal

This fixes the problem. However not all are as programatically adept as myself.

Why does Maul not simply include this on all spells you ask? ... well, the problem is indeed compounded with ones that can only be cast in team or on yourself. ie "Power Word: Shield" is a classic example.
Here, if you don't have a part member selected, the default is to cast it on yourself ... however using the above macro would again give you the target select mouse pointer should you have a friendly target selected that isnt a party memver instead of casting it on yourself. The solution in this case would be;

/cast [group,help] [target=player] Power Word: Shield

Not quite sure how Maul may overcome this, but a database of spells for instant conversion when dragging them to the Macaroon bars maybe a little bloated or large for the scale of this addon given Mauls time is limited (the whole reason for ditching Trinity).

Any suggestions would be welcomed I imagine to help users/maul overcome this macro-land quirk!

Dream.
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Action IDs problem

Ok, I mentioned this a few pages back and it wasn't a big deal (one button on a minor alt) but it's happening on my Main toon on a lot of buttons now...

The problem is when I set the button type to Action Button. I prefer to leave my main interface bar set as regular action buttons and use the first 24 IDs as standard Blizz ones. That way if I need to turn off (or can't use) macaroon the bliz bar still has the same buttons and functionality. Anyway, for no apparent reason it skips action IDs at times. On the eighth button I can't give it action ID eight. Yet on button nine I can set it to action ID 8. It's happened on a number of buttons (about 5 on my main toon that I've come across so far).

I'm going to keep tinkering trying to resolve the problem (probably delete and recreate the bar to see if that helps).
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Love the addon but I seem to be having some serious lag issues with the bars when i enter 25 man raids. I disabled the bars and logged back in and was back to normal. Has anyone else experienced this? Or does anyone have any suggestions?
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Hello,

First of all thanks for such a great action bar addon. I think it's such a clean improvement over Trinity even at this stage in development.

Can you add a /slash command to hide the minimap button? I assume it just hasn't been added yet but was wondering.

Thanks and good luck.

- Nick

EDIT: Nevermind, I see that it is added in the latest version!

Thanks.
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Originally posted by KhalisSentinels
Having a problem with pet bars. It doesn't work when I gain a pet. I have a bar set up, and checked the pet box in the pop up window. I've tried adding buttons when I have a pet. Still nothing. Any ideas?

>>> http://www.wowinterface.com/portal.php?id=221&a=faq
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Having a problem with pet bars. It doesn't work when I gain a pet. I have a bar set up, and checked the pet box in the pop up window. I've tried adding buttons when I have a pet. Still nothing. Any ideas?
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Did you know...

... Maul, you are probably one of the most responsive addon dev I've seen? Even going back to the first TrinityBars days when BC was in beta... (some token of gratitude which you may or not may see by toggling on your currency panel).

The FPS issue mentioned by others using ButtonFacade is... hrm.. pretty bad. I'm using TitanPanel (after being pretty disappointed with how fast Fubar's updated, and I've always liked TitanPanel's look'n feel anyway), which I think is another Ace3 framework addon. I do have a couple of other Ace2 addon as well... I'm not sure this is what contributes towards it, but ButtonFacade is the only one that makes the game unplayable overtime. Everything else is behaving as happily as ever.

I understand that skinning is not a priority right now, I'm perfectly happy with Macaroon as the way it is even without any skins.. just makes it a bit prettier. Even if it's never implemented, I still love Macaroon. For now, I'm content to just wait and see what happens with ButtonFacade... until they really fix it, I just won't use any skin.

Overall, Macaroon is really another huge step up from Trinity in ease of configuration, I was able to set up my character's toolbars even faster than before. Other than a hilarious incident where we wiped on Chess (because half of us didn't have a pet bar set up)... it's been a pretty smooth ride so far. Thanks for all the great work.
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Re: number of items bug?

Originally posted by tarloch
maul i still have a very weird problem,......... i can only get the amount of items in my bags (bandages pots etc) to show up on my bars when i am playing my warrior

when i am on my mage, lock. rogue or pala the amounts doesnt show..

i have tried disabling all addons except macaroon but still no joy. are there any plans to fix this?

thankyou
Off the top of my head, I would ask if you have "Button Counts" turned off in the main menu. Otherwise, I can't think of any reason this would only be happening to one character.

If the option is enabled and there are no counts, then post this issue in the bug reports section of my portal so it reminds me to look into the issue.

Edit: Try clicking the button count option on and off a few times even it is enabled. It could be the saved value is messed up. Turning it on and off should reset it.
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Re: I'm not a know it all, I swear.

[i]Originally posted by Gsusnme



Sounds to me you are experiencing the API deficiency Maul documents on the addon info page, here is a direct quote:


So basically it's nothing to do with the mod, and everything to do with Blizzard not being on the ball. However, as he states above; that if you designate buttons a action ID's (instead of macro buttons) they will reflect the item count accurately, so simply designate a "Item Bar" a row or column of button and set them all to action ID's and drag and drop your charged items / potions from your bags onto them and you're good to go. Bear in mind that you CAN mix button, e.g. a Pet ID, Action ID, and Macro button can all be right next to each other on a bar, but you may get confused as to which is which sometimes, so it's best to designate a row of button so you can keep track of it. On a final note when you set Action ID button ensure that EACH and EVERY button has a unique id (a different number) otherwise if you have 2 or more with the same id number, placing an item on it will make each button with the same number show the same item, like a mirror.
Gsusnme i read the FAQ etc and that was the 1st thing i tried; to make buttons set to actions and as a old trinity user i know about seperate id's otherwise u get duplicate buttons

however this does nothing to solve the problem and indeed when i check the button edit for the character (warrior) that the amounts do show on they are set to macro.!!

that is why i posted stating it was a very weird problem and one as to one i have no idea how to fix or even reproduce on seperate characters...
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Re: XP Bar

Originally posted by acidtest
I have looked everywhere and tried everything but I can't seem to find a way to change JUST the width of the XP bar. I can change the scale of course but that increases the height and font size as well. I just want to stretch the bar out without changing the height and font size.

Any help would be appreciated, and thanks for all your hard work on this Maul.

(Maybe this has already been asked and I apologize if it has.)
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