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Warlords of Draenor Pre-Patch (6.0.2)
Updated:10-14-14 06:21 AM
Created:11-08-08 12:23 PM
Categories:Action Bar Mods, Bags, Bank, Inventory
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Version: 2.3.4
by: Gello [More]
This addon adds the /select macro command you can use instead of /use or /cast to use an item or spell among a list. Right-clicking your macro from the bars will pop out a menu where you can change the item or spell to use.

How to Use
  • Create a macro with this line: /select item or spell, item or spell, etc
  • Drag the macro to your bars.
  • The first item or spell will be the default action when you hit the macro.
  • Right-click the macro to on your bars to change it to a different item or spell.

For instance, warriors may find this useful:
/select Battle Shout, Commanding Shout
When you create that macro it will cast Battle Shout every time it's hit. If you join a group with a death knight and want to use Commanding Shout instead, right-click the macro on your bars and choose Commanding Shout. Now the macro will display and cast Commanding Shout.

You can also embed the /select within a larger macro. For mages:
/focus [@focus,noexists][@focus,dead][mod:alt]
/select [@focus,exists][] Polymorph, Polymorph(Turtle), Polymorph(Rabbit), Polymorph(Black Cat)
This is a standard focus-sheep macro. When you want to change what polymorph spell to use, right-click the macro on your bars and pick another. It will use that new polymorph until you decide to change it again.


To help add items and spells to your /select macros, search:keywords are usable in place of an item or spell name. These search through your bags and spellbooks to fill the flyout with items and spells that match the keyword(s).

The officially supported searches are item, spell, mount, type, profession and toy:

item:id or partial name
Add an item by its item:id or all items in your bags or worn that contain the partial name.
Examples: item:1234, item:Bandage, item:Ore

spell:id or partial name
Add a spell by its numerical id or all spells that contain the partial name.
Examples: spell:1234, spell:Shout, spell:Polymorph

mount:flying, land, favorite*, favflying*, favland* or partial name
Add all flying, land, favorite, favorite flying, favorite land mounts or mounts that contain the partial name.
Examples: mount:flying, mount:Raptor, mount:favflying

Add all items that contain the keyword in one of its type fields. See for a full list.
Examples: type:Quest, type:Food, type:Herb, type:Leather

profession:primary, secondary, any or partial name
Adds all primary professions, secondary professions or any professions.
Examples: profession:Primary, profession:Any, profession:Herb

toy:favorite, any or partial name
Adds favorite toys, all toys or toys that contain the partial name.
Examples: toy:Crash, toy:favorite, toy:any

[condition] support

Just like /cast and /castsequence, /select can use [conditions]. Every [condition] used by the macro system is supported. Some examples:

/select [flyable] Name of flying mount, Another flying mount; Name of land mount
/select [@focus,exists][] spell:Polymorph
/select [combat] Master Healing Potion, Healthstone; [nocombat] item:Food & Drink
/select [spec:1] Conjured Mana Cake, Cobo Cola; Conjured Mana Cake, Frybread
/select [nopet] spell:Summon Demon; Grimoire of Sacrifice

Macro length "tax"

To do its magic, Select needs to add a line like this to all macros that contain a /select command:
/click [btn:2]S001M;S001A
It will do this on its own and it will recreate this line if it's accidentally deleted or altered. You don't need to worry about it except to remember that when writing your /select macros your macro needs at least 26 characters free for it to add this line (if it's not already there).

  • Only the first /select in a macro will be recognized. Any others in the same macro will be ignored.
  • When you create or edit a macro in combat (you should be fighting!) it will wait until you leave combat to turn the macro on or make changes from your edit.
  • If you gain an item or spell that wasn't available as you entered combat, that item or spell won't be in the flyout until you leave combat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What action bar addons does this support?
A: All of them! Default too, of course. If you can drop a Blizzard macro onto the button then Select should work with that button. However, if the macros are outside the game's standard macro slots, Select won't be aware of them.

Q: Can I add companion pets to /select?
A: Yes and no. There's a game limitation that prevent changing the icon easily. That said, pet:name, pet:favorite and pet:any work. But be aware it uses one icon for all pets.

Q: Can I change the order that items or spells list in the menu?
A: If you want certain items to list before others, add them manually. ie: /select x-51 nether-rocket x-treme, mount:flying will list the x-51 rocket first.

Q: Tyrael's Charger is missing from my land mounts!
A: Tyrael's Charger can fly so it's grouped with the flying mounts. But if you want to add it to your land mounts you can add it manually: /select tyrael's charger, mount:land

Q: Can you make the popout menu align to the action/macro button?
A: No, sorry. The secure methods to get the menu working in combat prohibits anchoring willy nilly.

If you have any suggestions, comments or bugs to report, feel free to post them in comments here. Thanks!
2.3.3 9/30/14, moved copying of flyout->action attributes from unsecure OnAttributeChanged to secure state driver snippet
2.3.2 9/23/14, toybox item support toy:favorite,any,partial search:keyword
2.3.1, 9/4/14, fix for lua error when attempting to show tooltip of a spell no longer known
2.3.0, 8/29/14, rewrite, all /selects are state-driven, searches case insensitive, options panel reworked, full WoD mount support
2.2.0, 7/21/14, initial fixes for WoD beta
2.1.6, unreleased, made index,actionType local in Select_Menu.lua SetAction hooksecurefunc
2.1.5, 2/23/14, fix for handling of invalid/missing [condition]als
2.1.4, 2/20/14, fix for hyphenated item:searches
2.1.3, 1/14/14, fix for mounts not completely loading on login
2.1.2, 12/26/13, frames join UISpecialFrames only when they're shown (out of combat)
2.1.1, 9/11/13, toc update for 5.4
2.1.0, 6/22/13, semi-rewrite: state driver added, flyouts indexed by their list instead of their macro, DontSelectWithAlt option, item cache added,
2.0.13, 5/19/13, toc update, summonpet works in combat, menus at top of screen grow downward
2.0.12, 5/5/13, added mount:favorites filter if Select Favorite Mounts loaded
2.0.11, 4/18/13, BAG_UPDATE unregistered if all menus populated, added Select_PerCharacter_Settings to restore initial actions to last attributes, removed profiling tools
2.0.10, 4/06/13, removed G_PetRoster, added profiling tools
2.0.9, 3/28/13, removed internal pet system, added G_PetRoster
2.0.8, 2/18/13, added macrotext support, centralized timer system, internal pet system
2.0.7, 1/26/13, added tooltips to /select macros
2.0.6, 9/23/12, added nil,1 to GetItemCount in parent:OnShow, added throttled UpdateMacroIcons on BAG_UPDATE, PLAYER_EQUIPMENT_CHANGED
2.0.5, 9/21/12, rewrite release
1.0.0, 11/08/08, initial release
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A Flamescale Wyrmkin
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Originally posted by KiwiiDawn
okie I see people saying stuff about quest items.. will all the items for quest automatic show up in the pop up or do i have to place them there?

I am unclear as to how it works. will it put the spell/items ect in the pop up it self?
Original macro you create will be :

/select tooltip:Quest Item
The main thing i'd like to do with this addon is replace autobar.
But i can't seem to group several things in one menu like:

a tradeskill button that includes : cooking, campfire, tailoring, firstaid , etc ,etc
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Unread 12-11-08, 12:13 AM  
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Has anyone tried to use this with Macaroon successfully?
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I get what you're doing with this addon, and I for one, think it's a great concept. I have a bug report for you however.

/cast [nobtn:2] Purple Hawkstrider
/stopmacro [nobtn:2]
/select companion:Mount

I am a paladin. One of my mounts is Summon Charger. Another is Summon Warhorse. The popup menu shows both of the horses. I select either one of them, and the macro does not update, as well as not functioning with whatever mount I had previously selected. I can simply choose another mount, and it will work fine. Of course, I'm a paladin though, I wanna ride my horsie!
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Unread 12-05-08, 11:39 AM  
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its nice addon to save use many ui
but i have a question
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when i use the macro /select companion:Mount
1.may i choose and how to write the macro to just show some mount(not all mount) to display in the menu to write the two macro for landmount and flymount
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okie I see people saying stuff about quest items.. will all the items for quest automatic show up in the pop up or do i have to place them there?

I am unclear as to how it works. will it put the spell/items ect in the pop up it self?
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A Kobold Labourer
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Off Topic...

I have no idea what this addon is all about to be honest, I'm only putting this post here for the reason that Gello appears to have been visiting here lately and may see this.

ItemRack... I miss it. It's no longer working with the bunch of patches Blizzard has been sadistic enough to throw at us lately.
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I was just about to make a post to Gello suggesting a quest item version of MiniTrinketMenu. With all of us running around Northrend and using a new quest item every 20 minutes something that allows us to quickly set that up would be awesome! I'm going to take this for a spin (but agree with the other poster that said that Quest Item + Use would be the best filter).
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Unread 11-12-08, 08:10 PM  
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Pretty cool. It could use a little more (being able to Select only items that fall under two categories at the same time like Quest and Use would be awesome).

It also seems to spit an error with SellFish trying to add to the tooltip when mousing over any of the buttons that pop out, although I guess I can live with it.
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Perfect for mounts and addon macros, especially ones like simple frame opening commands ;x

Might save me from having to use something like xbar or flexbar... can just stick with BT4.

Cheers Gello
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I think I'm going to try this to organize the actionbars I dedicate to portals and teleports. Thanks for the mod =)
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This is brilliant Gello, and just what I've been looking for to manage all the various quest items my bags get filled with while doing dailies.

I may even try and see if it would be usable to open containers from the action bar. That would be handy.

btw, whatever happened to Autorack?
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Does this only work on the standard Blizz UI action bars? I can't seem to get the popups to work on CT_Barmod bars. Thanks.
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yea, that's awesome. back in the days of flexbar 1.6 i had similar thing for curses.
also, would be cool to see something like that for itemrack sets
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Awesome idea! I had an idea for something like this, but never had the energy to learn enough Lua to pull it off. Between addons like this and Tekkub's Buffet, my UI is getting more light weight everyday. I haven't played with this in yet, but I am looking forward to it.


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Originally posted by p3lim
Cant select them in combat neither. Looked nice at first, but im not gonna use it now.
Yeah don't worry about it. Lots of people will expect it to be something other than it's not. I don't know how to say it's not a pop-out action bar. Even Alestane and Cogwheel on the forums couldn't understand that wasn't the intent I was after.
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