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Created:05-02-09 10:33 PM
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Version: 0.7.16
by: Alternator [More]
Important
I have recently uploaded the initial release for the successor (replacement) to Extra Bars called Button Forge.
Button forge addresses several of the problems present in Extra Bars (such as Companions sometimes causing an error at first login, poor performance in certain scenerios etc), perhaps the biggest change is the ability to create as many or few bars and buttons as you choose.
I encourage you to take a look:

Button Forge


Note: I have uploaded a v4.0.1 compatible version of Extra Bars now! (I only plan to provide basic support for this addon, but I will try to keep it operational for the time being... I may have a longer term plan if I find the time at a later date i.e. Extra Bars using the Button Forge engine which is a better engine)

(Both addons can operate side by side if you want to give it a try first)




Description
Adds 4 extra action bar you can drag abilities, items, macros, mounts and critters to.
This bar will not alter your existing actionbars or other user interface elements in anyway.


Project goal
To provide additional action bars to the user interface with as little learning curve or time spent configuring as possible.


Features
This bar is modelled very closely around how the standard action bars work. This includes features such as:
  • Dragging of macros, items, abilities, mounts and critters to the bar
  • range, cooldown, hotkey, etc... indicators
  • A different set of actions for each talent spec
  • Automatically update abilities to the highest rank when new abilities are learnt

Additional features include:
  • The ability to drag the bar to the desired location on screen (this can be locked in the settings screen)
  • Abilities that are unlearnt will remain in bar as a faded '?' and will become usable again once the ability is relearnt (for respeccing)
  • The ability to drag any item to the bar even if it doesn't have a use (this can help to keep track of counts of an item)
  • Dynamically set the number of buttons per bar (1 - 12)
  • Disable Tooltips
  • position the bar horizontally or vertically


Usage
  • To add buttons drag them from your inventory, spell book, macro's tab, or from other buttons into the button you want them in.
  • To change settings go to the Interface->Addons->Extra Bar menu option
  • A faint icon can be found at the top right corner of each bar, clicking this will provide some quick graphical options to configure the bar including a shortcut button to the bars configuration page
  • To bind keys to the buttons go to the 'Extra Bar' section of 'Key Bindings'

Restrictions:
  • Most settings cannot be changed while in combat
  • Actions cannot be dragged to or from the bar while in combat


Issues
  1. Macros with identical names may be switched around on the bar
  2. Items with a cooldown do not display the time remaining in the tooltip
  3. Critters and Mounts do not darken if they cannot be used
  4. the visual state of a macro that casts a mount or critter may not be displayed up to date

Notice: This mod is in beta, I will try to deal with any issues that arise as I have time but please feel free to list issues if they occur.


Planned Features

Planned for next version:
  1. Add option to allow graphical configuration options to be fully hidden
  2. Add slash commands for config options
  3. Investigate Button Facade and rActionButtonStyler support
  4. ...

Planned to be implemented by version 1.0:
  1. Provide localization support
  2. Provide full reset ability
  3. Custom interface for key bindings (to allow the next feature to be viable)
  4. Dynamic creation of extra buttons and bars (as many or few as you desire)
  5. Conditional bar display (based on macro conditionals)

Possible future features:
  1. Provide extra display info on the buttons such as cooldown times
  2. Buttonfacade or other skinning addon support ?!?
History
30-Jun-2013 v0.7.16
- Supports WoW v5.3

14-Apr-2013 v0.7.15
- Extra Bars will now always hide when entering a pet battle

11-Mar-2013 v0.7.14
- Supports WoW v5.2

04-Dec-2012 v0.7.13
- Supports WoW v5.1
- Added support for Battlepets

03-Sep-2012 v0.7.12
- Provided the hide on vehicle option is set for the bar, the bar will now also hide when the override bar is active (e.g. when doing the darkmoon dailies)

01-Sep-2012 v0.7.11
- Updated to be WoW v5.0.4 compatible

11-Dec-2011 v0.7.10
- Updated to be compatible with v4.3 of WoW
- Added delay when logging in before missing macros are removed from Extra Bars


24-Feb-2011 v0.7.8 - Companions (mounts/critters) should now be less prone to errors (the icon may temporarily be incorrect for a few moments when first logging in, if the companion is not in cache)
- Fixed problem that was causing some spells to be removed from the bar when switching specs
- Button Facade support has been added

20-Oct-2010 v0.7.7 - Removed a debug statement that had accidentally been left in the previous release

19-Oct-2010 v0.7.6 - Updated to v4.0.1 compatibility
- Resolved issue some people experienced when first starting up regarding macros not being available (thanks to Another for pointing this out)
- Disabled auto updating of Rank for spells (this was mostly redundant and could cause a problem for the mage polymorph spell)
- Added possible performance improvement (thanks to Another for pointing this out)

21-Dec-2009 v0.7.5 - Resolved positioning problem introduced in previous release that affected the bar in some cases

19-Dec-2009 v0.7.4 - Fixed issue preventing a few certain mounts and pets not activating when clicked (most notably the Bronze Protodrake).
- Positioning of the Extra Bars is now stored as part of the saved variables
- Made minor alteration to prevent accidentally dragging a button out of its position
- Updated toc to reflect WoW v3.3 compatibility

10-Aug-2009 v0.7.3 - Fixed issue preventing items not in the player inventory not having an icon on the bar
- Lowered Bar strata to reduce the chance other UI elements appear underneath it

09-Aug-2009 v0.7.2 - Changed how items were tracked to work better with enchants (etc) and stacks of items
- Added some additional events that trigger spell status updates
- Updated toc to reflect WoW v3.2 compatibility

07-July-2009 v0.7.1 - Fixed error with how companions were kept updated

14-Jun-2009 v0.7 - Added graphical controls to provide quicker bar configuration and adjustment
- Corrected issue with Companions on the bar when a new companion is learnt
- Added a scale option to resize the bars

10-May-2009 v0.61 - Corrected tooltip for the new Number of Buttons config option

09-May-2009 v0.6 - Introduced 3 additional bars
- Ability to set number of buttons
- Vertical layout option
- Disable tooltips option
- Ability to put mounts and critters on the bar
- Updated name (Now Extra Bars since there is more than one, the folder name hasn't changed however)

03-May-2009 v0.5 - Beta version of ExtraBar
Archived Files (18)
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0.7.15
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Alternator
04-14-13 05:28 AM
0.7.14
34kB
Alternator
03-11-13 01:28 AM
0.7.13
35kB
Alternator
12-04-12 03:38 AM
0.7.12
34kB
Alternator
09-03-12 04:48 AM
0.7.11
34kB
Alternator
08-31-12 06:58 PM
0.7.10
34kB
Alternator
12-10-11 09:34 PM
0.7.8
34kB
Alternator
02-24-11 03:29 AM
0.7.7
32kB
Alternator
10-19-10 05:57 PM
0.7.6
32kB
Alternator
10-19-10 03:16 AM
0.7.5
32kB
Alternator
12-21-09 01:03 AM
0.7.4
32kB
Alternator
12-18-09 11:34 PM
0.7.3
31kB
Alternator
08-10-09 01:30 AM
0.7.2
31kB
Alternator
08-08-09 03:44 PM
0.7.1
30kB
Alternator
07-07-09 12:23 AM
0.7
30kB
Alternator
06-14-09 04:44 AM
0.61
18kB
Alternator
05-10-09 05:12 AM
0.6
17kB
Alternator
05-08-09 11:18 PM
0.5
14kB
Alternator
05-02-09 10:33 PM


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Unread 05-03-09, 12:18 AM  
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Woot!!

Been looking for a mod just like this for a long time. Been having to use Macaroon just to get a few xtra buttons.
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Unread 05-04-09, 03:03 PM  
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If you could allow an option to turn off tooltips...

I really love this addon. I have been looking for something exactly like this for a LONG time. I would like to see one thing though, could you add the ability to turn off the tool tips. Where I have my bar placed, the tooltips just get in the way. This is exactly what I have been looking for so I would hate to stop using it; but, those tooltips make it harder.
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Re: If you could allow an option to turn off tooltips...

Originally posted by Zylmourn
...could you add the ability to turn off the tool tips...
I'll add this feature to the next version to come out.
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great one, will test it out tonight...

I asked for such a mod on wowace long time ago... just what I need

http://forums.wowace.com/showthread.php?t=15721
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anyway you can make this add on http://www.wowinterface.com/download...tonStyler.html be able to be used with your mod?
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Originally posted by Nakawe
anyway you can make this add on http://www.wowinterface.com/download...tonStyler.html be able to be used with your mod?
If I can find some time after more of the feature set is done I'll look into this.

P.S. Until at least v1 is ready I'm recommending against any other addon attempting to hook into this one.
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Exclamation BUTTON FACADE PLEASE

For fuck sake anyone who adds Button Facade compatibility to this I will send $25 via paypall. Motherfucker This is lacking one thing and that's button facade.
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Re: Support ButtonFacade & rActionButtonStyler

Support for skinning is planned after v1; but since it has been requested a couple of times now (and so nicely too ) I'll look into it and might be able to include support in the next release.


Notice: v0.7 has just been uploaded and introduces some graphical controls to make configuring the bars easier.
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...\AlternateButtonTemplate\AlternateButtonTemplate.lua:884: attempt to call global 'ATBMethods_SetCommand' (a nil value):
...\AlternateButtonTemplate\AlternateButtonTemplate.lua:209: in function <...\AlternateButtonTemplate\AlternateButtonTemplate.lua:93>:
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Originally posted by shinchih2001
...\AlternateButtonTemplate\AlternateButtonTemplate.lua:884: attempt to call global 'ATBMethods_SetCommand' (a nil value):
...\AlternateButtonTemplate\AlternateButtonTemplate.lua:209: in function <...\AlternateButtonTemplate\AlternateButtonTemplate.lua:93>:
Thanks for this;

v0.7.1 has been uploaded that corrects this error
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Nice addon!!! I have been looking for one like this and even started trying to build one myself to add a couple bars. Thanks for building this one it's great! Does exactly what need it to.
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needs fixin'

I love the minimalistic aspect of this add-on, and being able to customize it is great! However, I am having a problem with spells lighting up when they are ready to use. In particular, Hammer Of Wrath does not light up when it is ready for use. This is VERY problematic, as it is only available for use when opponents' hp drop below 20%. If it never lights up you'll never know its ready, the alternative is just keep spamming it, but that's just irritating. Thought you might like to know!
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Re: needs fixin'

Originally posted by madman!
I love the minimalistic aspect of this add-on, and being able to customize it is great! However, I am having a problem with spells lighting up when they are ready to use. In particular, Hammer Of Wrath does not light up when it is ready for use. This is VERY problematic, as it is only available for use when opponents' hp drop below 20%. If it never lights up you'll never know its ready, the alternative is just keep spamming it, but that's just irritating. Thought you might like to know!
Thanks for the comments.

I've got a few issues on my list to resolve. The issue you are encountering, does it only affect the Hammer Of Wrath spell or have you had it happen with others as well?

Edit: I've looked into this on a PTR hunter and replicated the issue with Kill Shot (a sub 20% finisher) - I don't have a fix as yet for the issue (it could be tricky), but there is something I believe you can do to temporarily fix the issue: - If you put Hammer of Wrath on one of the default action bars that is visible, it should update correctly on the Extra Bar as well
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Like this so far but would it be possible to make the faded config button away or at least optional because i dont really want to see it.

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I know this has been implemented in the newest update, but i personally dont like it. It's about Extra Bars being under some UI's like, pet bar. I know some ppl want EB to be under it, I want it over it . So if you could make another setting with "strata" value or something, would be awesome.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I set mine at Normal and its enough.
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