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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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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
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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

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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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Old 06-17-10, 04:54 AM  
Dwargh
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Hey Phanx!You got any ideas for this?
Originally posted by Dwargh
Originally posted by TyBudd
For example my main is a warrior, I tried to set up a bar for him with your normal 6 pages, then noticed that when I changed stances it never changed the first bars abilities. For every stance the abilites hare the same. Then when I went into the bar settings and tried to select Stances it deselects the paging option, as if you couldn't have both, how do I get around this?
...
Did anyone yet figure out the problem I was having by being able to create Stance bars with pages that share keybinds like the default ui and Dominos does? I've tried to email Maul about it, but no response.
nope, not yet. But if you know a lot about custom states. and how to work them you might figure it out with a little help from this old post:
Originally posted by Phanx
After playing around with the new state stuff, I'm not sure it's quite what I was looking for. The big thing about InfiniBar, that I haven't found any other addon that can do, is the ability to freely define an arbitrary number of custom states using macro conditionals. For example, my druid's main bar on live has one state for each of the following lines, which are typed into a multi-line edit control in InfiniBar's GUI:

[bonusbar:5]
[mounted] [stance:2] [stance:4]
[stance:5]
[stance:1]
[stance:3, stealth]
[stance:3]
[actionbar:1] [actionbar:4]
[actionbar:6] [actionbar:3]
[actionbar:5] [actionbar:2]

Most importantly, this means that I only have a single page when in any feral form, and when in "caster" form, I only have 3 pages.
come to think about it. perhaps you could make it happen the way you want it with this example:
Code:
[actionbar:1, stance:1]
[actionbar:2, stance:1]
[actionbar:3, stance:1]
[actionbar:4, stance:2]
[actionbar:5, stance:2]
[actionbar:6, stance:2]
[actionbar:7, stance:3]
[actionbar:8, stance:3]
[actionbar:9, stance:3]
and if you could teach I'd love to learn more about making custom states.
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Old 06-16-10, 10:38 PM  
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Just a heads-up for any ButtonFacade users who want to use the Blizzard skin for some reason:

If you have Macaroon installed, the Blizzard skin in ButtonFacade does not display correctly on some addons. This is Macaroon’s fault, as it overwrites the Blizzard skin defined by ButtonFacade itself with its own version, and its own version is broken. To fix this, open Macaroon_Skin_Support.lua and make the following changes.

Line 18 originally reads:
-- because my version is prettier

Change it to read:
--[=[ because my version is prettier

Line 112 originally reads:
},true)

Change it to read:
},true) ]=]

Save and close the file, and then reload the UI. The Blizzard skin should now display correctly for all addons. The above changes simply comment out Macaroon's Blizzard skin override, while leaving line numbers unchanged so that errors from other parts of the code can still be reported usefully to Macaroon’s author (or whoever).

Took me forever to figure out what the problem was while trying to add ButtonFacade support to one of my addons.
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Old 06-15-10, 01:37 PM  
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Originally posted by Surion
How exactly do I do that?

Edit: figured it out and it does, but only goes to 130. The last two both say macro. When I attempt to change one of them to 131 or 2, it changes all the others around. the first two become 131 and 2, the rest reset at 1-10.

Edit 2: I think I tricked it? I dunno, now i have 121-130.. .then 121 again, lastly 132. But if I try to change the 2nd to last to 131, it screws everything up.
don't know why 121-132 was suggested since a pet or possession bar is only 10 slots. and 128-129-130 are your aim and leave vehicle button's so it's possible you already have those somewhere else on your screen
(at least i have since i also easily want to be able to leave a mount and sometimes when your a passenger in sota or WG my possession bar can't pop up cause i also have a pet active and i have my pet and possession bar combined
anyways 121-127 are important the rest is optional
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Originally posted by Surion
Ok bear with me for a second.

To set it as a possession bar, I select the bar in question; select control bar and then set it to Vehicle/Possess. Afterwords, fix the button count, and add
whatever I want.

Unfortunately I cant test without... you know, actually doing the fight. And failing if it doesn't work!

Thanks.
ok, first off, sorry about not posting up till now while there was such a big discussion going on, i was out of town Sunday and Monday, and to top it off, it seems i caught the stomach flu shortly before or during that time. i think i am over the worst of it now, though.

ok, now as to my suggestion for this, i would think that you could test the Vehicle/Possess bars rather easily if you used the mounts at the Argent Tournament grounds. that's how i do it, anyway.
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Originally posted by Surion
How exactly do I do that?
you go to bar edit mode and select the bar you made a control bar.
Click it till you get the Vehicle/Possess state now go directly into button edit mode (alt+leftclick Macaroon button),

you will see if the button are action ID buttons or Macro buttons. if you need to change them. left click a button till it gets to actionID then do the same for the other 12 buttons.

After that, right click the first button(typically the one you'd bind to key 1) drag the slider till you get it to 121 press "add" or "set" or what ever it says to the right and then go dismiss.

you'll notice the buttons to the right of the one you set up have changed as well to the next ID available. You're all set



Well most often you don't need the 2 last buttons anyways.. and if they're set to macro as default it might be cos Maul added some special Vehicle buttons as macros in the end. I'll dig up the macro commands some other day. time for bed now. *sleepy*


Woa.. here they are:

to get the aim and exit Vehicle buttons you have to make Macaroon macro buttons:

#macaroon-vehicleleave
/click VehicleMenuBarLeaveButton

#macaroon-vehicleup
/run VehicleAimIncrement()

#macaroon-vehicledown
/run VehicleAimDecrement()


personally I use my mouse to aim.. so I only have use for the exit button.




Also.. if you want to have only the 121-132 ID buttons.. I have a suggestion.. go to change the ID number on the button that's out of order... but don't change anything.. then dismiss and out.. that seemed to correct the one button. If it doesn't work try again, this time move the slide but don't apply. Dismiss and see it it works.
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Old 06-13-10, 08:57 PM  
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Originally posted by Dwargh
Yep that sounds like the correct way to do it.
control bar->Vehicle/Possess state->button count-> bind
just make sure that the action button ID numbers in the Vehicle/Posses state are from 121 to 132
How exactly do I do that?

Edit: figured it out and it does, but only goes to 130. The last two both say macro. When I attempt to change one of them to 131 or 2, it changes all the others around. the first two become 131 and 2, the rest reset at 1-10.

Edit 2: I think I tricked it? I dunno, now i have 121-130.. .then 121 again, lastly 132. But if I try to change the 2nd to last to 131, it screws everything up.
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Re: Auto Hide

Originally posted by potatoes
Is it possible with linking bars and such to get custom auto hides? so if I had a bar with custom macro states like normal, shift+control, shift, etc either with alpha up or auto hide settings and bar linking is it possible to have it only show for mouseover during the normal state but if I press down the shift modifier I set up the shift modified bar will show while pressed?

By default all the states of a bar share the same alpha up or auto hide settings what I'm trying to do is get custom settings per modifier.
There might be a way to get around it with workhorse bars. but it seems like it could be.. messy.. kind of. so.. I went ahead and coded the ability to do what you want into Macaroon. Only you can't do it with custom states yet(still got some coding to do for that) but you'll be able to use the modifier-states from the presets(checkboxes).
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Originally posted by Surion
Ok bear with me for a second.

To set it as a possession bar, I select the bar in question; select control bar and then set it to Vehicle/Possess. Afterwords, fix the button count, and add
whatever I want.

Unfortunately I cant test without... you know, actually doing the fight. And failing if it doesn't work!

Thanks.
Yep that sounds like the correct way to do it.
control bar->Vehicle/Possess state->button count-> bind
just make sure that the action button ID numbers in the Vehicle/Posses state are from 121 to 132
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Originally posted by Vexacus
the last 10 seconds you refer to is considered a possession so the bite should come up on your possession bar
and to whatever key combination you have bound your possession bar to is the key to press
Ok bear with me for a second.

To set it as a possession bar, I select the bar in question; select control bar and then set it to Vehicle/Possess. Afterwords, fix the button count, and add
whatever I want.

Unfortunately I cant test without... you know, actually doing the fight. And failing if it doesn't work!

Thanks.
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Old 06-13-10, 06:44 PM  
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Originally posted by Surion
I know that Macaroon hasn't been updated in sometime, although I am a long time user and I love the addon.

I am having a problem with ICC, on Blood Queen after being bitten when coming down to the last 10 seconds you are supposed to bite someone else (your 1 button becomes the bite button)... but I never get a bite button.

I first tried with no 1 button at all (I never use it myself), then tried assigning an un used slot to 1, then tried putting auto attack in that slot (again keybound as 1). None of it works.

Has anyone else done the fight using macaroon? Generally I can be the last person bit, but it severely hampers our HM group.
the last 10 seconds you refer to is considered a possession so the bite should come up on your possession bar
and to whatever key combination you have bound your possession bar to is the key to press
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I know that Macaroon hasn't been updated in sometime, although I am a long time user and I love the addon.

I am having a problem with ICC, on Blood Queen after being bitten when coming down to the last 10 seconds you are supposed to bite someone else (your 1 button becomes the bite button)... but I never get a bite button.

I first tried with no 1 button at all (I never use it myself), then tried assigning an un used slot to 1, then tried putting auto attack in that slot (again keybound as 1). None of it works.

Has anyone else done the fight using macaroon? Generally I can be the last person bit, but it severely hampers our HM group.
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Old 06-11-10, 01:43 AM  
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Originally posted by potatoes
I think you understand what I mean but I'll make an example to be sure.

right now if I made bar 1 and set it to custom states, and for custom states I put

[mod:alt]
[mod:shift]
[]

I'd have a bar with a normal page, a shift page and an alt page where I could set up how many buttons I want for each.

If I set auto hide on this bar though it will always stay hidden until mouse over even if I push a modifier.

What I'm looking to do is have the same situation above but different alpha or auto hide settings for each modifier. So if the bar is normal it will only show on mouse over, but if I push shift that same bar will show even without mouseover and if I push alt it will show as well as an example.

so still have one bar or linked bars if that is how it has to be done but either be able to set the alpha/alpha up per state like you set the buttons or be able to link the bars to accomplish the same thing.

So I guess the most ideal thing would be, I make a new bar, that bar is called Bar 1 by default.. I configure that bar to do custom states, I have all my states set up so I cycle through them adding however many buttons I want per state/modifier and do the same for alpha settings so that each state has its own stored alpha settings. Then I can just set [] to have 3 buttons, mod:shift to have 4 buttons and mod:alt to have 3 and set [] alpha to 0 with alpha up on mouseover... then for mod:shift and mod:alt the alpha would stay 100. Now when I hover over the bar I'll see it with nothing pressed and if I press shift it will show etc etc. how it works currently though is if you set auto hide or alpha/alpha up it sets that for every state of a bar its a bar setting instead of a state setting like buttons.


sorry if that is too much to read
Yeah, so basically that would be the same as I said only that I just thought of auto hide. one would only have to change the code in Macaroon to listen to mod:key press as well as mouse over. that way the bar stays hidden unless mouse over or mod:key is pressed. and when you press mod:key the bar will change to that state.. so it'd work the same even if the code would actually say to show the bar in any state when either happens.

so for safety I'd make another check box and add "show on mod:key" as an option to auto hide.
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Old 06-10-10, 11:26 PM  
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I think you understand what I mean but I'll make an example to be sure.

right now if I made bar 1 and set it to custom states, and for custom states I put

[mod:alt]
[mod:shift]
[]

I'd have a bar with a normal page, a shift page and an alt page where I could set up how many buttons I want for each.

If I set auto hide on this bar though it will always stay hidden until mouse over even if I push a modifier.

What I'm looking to do is have the same situation above but different alpha or auto hide settings for each modifier. So if the bar is normal it will only show on mouse over, but if I push shift that same bar will show even without mouseover and if I push alt it will show as well as an example.

so still have one bar or linked bars if that is how it has to be done but either be able to set the alpha/alpha up per state like you set the buttons or be able to link the bars to accomplish the same thing.

So I guess the most ideal thing would be, I make a new bar, that bar is called Bar 1 by default.. I configure that bar to do custom states, I have all my states set up so I cycle through them adding however many buttons I want per state/modifier and do the same for alpha settings so that each state has its own stored alpha settings. Then I can just set [] to have 3 buttons, mod:shift to have 4 buttons and mod:alt to have 3 and set [] alpha to 0 with alpha up on mouseover... then for mod:shift and mod:alt the alpha would stay 100. Now when I hover over the bar I'll see it with nothing pressed and if I press shift it will show etc etc. how it works currently though is if you set auto hide or alpha/alpha up it sets that for every state of a bar its a bar setting instead of a state setting like buttons.


sorry if that is too much to read
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Re: Auto Hide

Originally posted by potatoes
Is it possible with linking bars and such to get custom auto hides? so if I had a bar with custom macro states like normal, shift+control, shift, etc either with alpha up or auto hide settings and bar linking is it possible to have it only show for mouseover during the normal state but if I press down the shift modifier I set up the shift modified bar will show while pressed?

By default all the states of a bar share the same alpha up or auto hide settings what I'm trying to do is get custom settings per modifier.
You mean like one bar set to auto hide with different states which are triggered by key press.
That will show on mouse over and bar state toggle by key press?

I thought that was the way it worked now(I don't use state macro states) but if it isn't the case.. it shouldn't be too hard to get the code in to make it work like that.
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Old 06-10-10, 10:36 AM  
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Exclamation Auto Hide

Is it possible with linking bars and such to get custom auto hides? so if I had a bar with custom macro states like normal, shift+control, shift, etc either with alpha up or auto hide settings and bar linking is it possible to have it only show for mouseover during the normal state but if I press down the shift modifier I set up the shift modified bar will show while pressed?

By default all the states of a bar share the same alpha up or auto hide settings what I'm trying to do is get custom settings per modifier.
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