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Mists of Pandaria (5.0.4)
Updated:04-08-14 05:30 PM
Ion  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: Hydrogen-9 Beta
by: Maul, anseloth, chinoloco, kouik

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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/flyout FAQ!

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

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

- 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


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
Optional Files (11)
File Name
Hydrogen-6 Beta
03-31-14 08:50 AM
Hydrogen-5 Beta
03-31-14 08:47 AM
Hydrogen-4 Beta
10-29-13 01:08 PM
Hydrogen-4 Beta
10-29-13 01:07 PM
11-29-11 08:01 AM
11-29-11 07:59 AM
07-02-11 11:28 PM
07-02-11 07:51 PM
11-07-10 02:21 PM
06-13-10 08:55 PM
08-06-09 09:23 PM

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File Name
Hydrogen-8 Beta
03-31-14 08:51 AM

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Old 01-21-09, 12:24 AM  
A Kobold Labourer

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I received this error message when I tried to create a bar. Prepatch everything was great... I post the error message here that I received. I hope this helps.

Date: 2009-01-20 23:16:06
ID: 8
Error occured in: Global
Count: 1
Message: CreateFrame(): Couldn't find inherited node "SecureHandlerShowHideTemplate"
(tail call): ?
[C]: ?
[C]: ?
[C]: CreateFrame()
Macaroon\Macaroon_Bars.lua:1428: CreateBar()
Macaroon\Macaroon_Bars.lua:1446: ?()
[string "*:OnTextChanged"]:3:
[string "*:OnTextChanged"]:1
Swatter, v3.1.9 (<%codename%>)
AtlasLoot, vv5.03.02
AtlasLootBurningCrusade, vv5.03.02
AtlasLootCrafting, vv5.03.02
AtlasLootOriginalWoW, vv5.03.02
AtlasLootWorldEvents, vv5.03.02
AtlasLootWrathoftheLichKing, vv5.03.02
AtlasLootFu, vv5.03.02
AucAdvanced, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
AucFilterBasic, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
AucFilterOutlier, v5.1.3715.2531
AucMatchUndercut, v5.1.3715.2531
AucStatClassic, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
AucStatHistogram, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
AucStatiLevel, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
AucStatPurchased, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
AucStatSales, v5.1.3715.2842
AucStatSimple, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
AucStatStdDev, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
AucStatWOWEcon, v5.1.3715.2530
AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.1.3715.3311
AucUtilAppraiser, v5.1.3715.2530
AucUtilAskPrice, v5.1.3715.3175
AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.1.3715.3142
AucUtilCompactUI, v5.1.3715.2530
AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.1.3715.3583
AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.1.3715.3108
AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.1.3715.2545
AucUtilScanButton, v5.1.3715.2530
AucUtilScanFinish, v5.1.3715.2530
AucUtilScanProgress, v5.1.3715.2530
AucUtilSearchUI, v5.1.3715.3483
AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.1.3715.3708
AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.1.3715.2530
Auctioneer, v5.0.0 (BillyGoat)
Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.130
BeanCounter, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
BonusScanner, v4.2
Cartographer, v2.0
CartographerBattlegrounds, v2.0
CartographerCoordinates, v2.0
CartographerFoglight, v2.0
CartographerGroupColors, v2.0
CartographerGuildPositions, v2.0
CartographerInstanceLoot, v2.0
CartographerInstanceMaps, v2.0
CartographerInstanceNotes, v2.0
CartographerLookNFeel, v2.0
CartographerNotes, v2.0
CartographerPOI, v2.0
CartographerProfessions, v2.0
CartographerWaypoints, v2.0
CartographerZoneInfo, v2.0
Configator, v5.1.DEV.160
CurseProfiler, v
DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.130
EnhTooltip, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
Gatherer, v3.1.9
Informant, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
Macaroon, v30000.28 (release candidate)
MonkeyBuddy, v
MonkeyLibrary, v
MonkeyQuest, v
MonkeyQuestLog, v
qLoc, v
QuestHelper, v0.84
QuickHeal, v
Recount, v
SlideBar, v3.1.9 (<%codename%>)
Stubby, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
Titan, v4.1.3.30000 (Revision 80)
TitanAmmo, v4.1.3.30000
TitanBag, v4.1.3.30000
TitanClock, v4.1.3.30000
TitanCoords, v4.1.3.30000
TitanGoldTracker, v4.1.3.30000
TitanHonor, v3.2.6.20400 (1.13)
TitanItemBonuses, v4.1.3.30000
TitanLootType, v4.1.3.30000
TitanPerformance, v4.1.3.30000
TitanRegen, v4.1.3.30000
TitanRepair, v4.1.3.30000
TitanRider, v3.2.9.20400
TitanVolume, v4.1.3.30000
TitanXP, v4.1.3.30000
TrinketMenu, v
XPerl, v3.0.2a
XPerlArcaneBar, v
XPerlParty, v
XPerlPartyPet, v
XPerlPlayer, v
XPerlPlayerBuffs, v
XPerlPlayerPet, v
XPerlRaidAdmin, v
XPerlRaidFrames, v
XPerlRaidHelper, v
XPerlRaidMonitor, v
XPerlRaidPets, v
XPerlTarget, v
XPerlTargetTarget, v
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Old 01-20-09, 11:21 PM  
A Kobold Labourer

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I had the problem where none of the suggestions here worked, but I finally got this going.

1. I deleted all macaroon addon folders from interface\addons
2. I moved all macaroon lua files out of wtf to a temp location. This includes all the files from the global as well as character folders
3. Reinstalled Macaroon 30000.28.1, then installed the patch
4. logged in so that i got the basic default macaroon. all the bars finally started working.
5. Exited the game, then copied back all the lua files i moved back to their original location
6. logged back in, loaded my profile.

Everything seems to work fine now.

One thing to note, I still havent reinstalled macaroon extras, castbars, or re/xp bars. not sure if these are working or not.
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Old 01-20-09, 10:43 PM  
A Defias Bandit

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I've tried all the suggestions here and nothing is working. I have no button bars and I can't get any profiles to show up that I can even restore.
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Old 01-20-09, 09:55 PM  
A Kobold Labourer

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Ok I really appriciate this addon i did everything i could from what i read but looking specifically at the Bag bar and main bar (where there main selections like charachter and social buttons are..ect) are not showing i use both macarron and macarron extras so the problem could be in both but i beleave its in the extras but as of now i got everything working but that and its driving me crazzy if anyone has any ideas or a solution id appriciate it greatly
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Old 01-20-09, 09:54 PM  
A Kobold Labourer

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OK.. this finally worked for me. If you're lucky enough to have backups it may work for you.

I made a backup of my entire WoW folder yesterday and used those files. Y'all should be making a backup before patch day but that's been said enough times.

1 - I restored my Macaroon addon files and WTF files from yesterday.
2 - I updated my Macaroon program from this page (not the PTR patch)
3 - I logged into WoW, no bars, didn't screw with anything, logged right back out
4 - I updated my Macaroon program with the PTR patch
5 - I logged back into WoW, no bars still
6 - Went to main menu, loaded a saved Profile... BAM!

All my bars are restored.

Hope this helps...

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Old 01-20-09, 09:47 PM  
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Originally posted by j_star
If you accidentally logged in, alt+f4 won't save addon variables, I think.
the addon variables do not save until you exit (including alt+f4 I believe) or reload ui so all you have to do is just backup the folder before logging out. But really everyone should be backing up from time to time anyway.
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Old 01-20-09, 09:37 PM  
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Where does this addon stand? I have looked, there just isn't anything else out there, if this addon goes belly up I'm planning on just finding another game. The Blizz UI is just horrible and unusable for me.
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Old 01-20-09, 08:48 PM  
A Kobold Labourer

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I still can't find a way to get my bars to show. I logged into WoW before I installed the new Macaroon version posted here or the Macaroon PTR patch. Am I screwed no matter what? I backed up my entire WorldOfWarcraft folder and all subdirectories yesterday so I still have the WTF folder and yesterday's Macaroon addon files. Is there anything I can do? I even have profiles saved but they don't do anything at the moment.
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Old 01-20-09, 08:19 PM  
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Nm, I take back what i said. I see now that Maul has been MIA, hope he is ok...wherever he is.
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Old 01-20-09, 08:17 PM  
A Kobold Labourer

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the fix

I second this . .. the "3rd party" ptr Fix works well (but really ~line 1061)

replace this line (do a search in "macaroon_bars.lua") ~line 1601
local handler = CreateFrame("Frame", "MacaroonHandler", UIParent, "SecureHandlerStateTemplate,SecureHandlerShowHideTemplate")

local handler = CreateFrame("Frame", "MacaroonHandler", UIParent, "SecureHandlerStateTemplate")

Originally posted by Vyndree
My experience with Patch 3.0.8:
1. Patched WoW.
2. Did NOT log in.
3. Updated Macaroon to the newest version here on this page
4. Logged in (no bars)
5. Patched to the 3rd party "fix" linked here:
6. Logged in (bars show)

1. Loading/unloading profiles -- OK!
2. Changing stances (Tree of Life form stance bar, Caster form stance bar) -- OK!
3. Editing macro buttons -- OK!
4. Saving a profile -- OK!
5. Creating a new bar -- OK!

Last edited by ta_erog : 01-20-09 at 08:18 PM.
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Old 01-20-09, 08:10 PM  
A Kobold Labourer

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Whoever posted this last update (30000.30) ... 'friend of Maul' ... does Maul intend to update this addon?

This addon is absolutely incredible, but let us know if there are any updates planned. The 3rd party "fix" out there regains some functionality, but the extras bars still don't work leaving my UI with a big hole.
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Old 01-20-09, 07:53 PM  
A Kobold Labourer

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Originally posted by perenor For all the people saying that it's working for you, do you have stances?
Yes, my druids have bars that switch macros on stance change.

They continued to work (swap buttons) on stance changes between Tree of Life form and Caster form. I listed my steps below.
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Old 01-20-09, 07:53 PM  
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well ppl heres what i did hopefully you have backed up your wtf folder like every other person is saying lol if you havent then you better start for crap like this.

Anyway i didnt update to anything at all im still running the older version prior to this one cuz i couldnt get the new version to work even with the bugfix patch had a bag icon in the lower right corner and also stances not working. So all I did was install the bugfix over the older version and then went into my profiles and loaded my profile worked like a charm. So hopefully you saved some profiles also if not hope other info can help you here.

P.S. Mauls friend who said he updated for him doesnt look like he actually changed anything so just use the bugfix patch and everything is fine
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Old 01-20-09, 07:42 PM  
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For all the people saying that it's working for you, do you have stances?

I'm on my warrior and it's not switching stances (IE: Buttons are the same in all stances). It'll switch my combat / no-combat bar fine, but just not my stance bar. It's a good thing that I don't have to stance dance anymore (even though I do miss doing that) so it's at least workable.

It does go into my possession bar.

I have 2 bars set up like this:
Each bar is 8 buttons for Battle, Defense, Berzerk stance.
Each bar has 6 buttons set up for possession.
Bar 1's possess bar is action id 121 - 126.
Bar 2's possess bar is action id 127 - 132.

I cannot do this kind of set up with any other bar mod. I can't even do the 8x2 bar set up with any other bar mod since they swap other bars completely (7, 8, 9).
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Old 01-20-09, 07:40 PM  
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Originally posted by Trimble Epic
I had a full backup of my WTF folder, so...

I installed the latest version from today, then added the "patched" Macaroon_bars.lua file on top of it. Then I restored all of my macaroon related files in WTF. when I logged in, I didn't even have to restore a profile - it was already there.

Thank You!

Worked Perfectly.
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