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Extra Bars  Updated this week!  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 0.7.18
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 (20)
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0.7.17
35kB
Alternator
10-15-14 05:02 AM
0.7.16
34kB
Alternator
06-30-13 04:03 AM
0.7.15
34kB
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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v0.7.10

I've been meaning to keep the version date of this addon updated for content patches but missed the last couple:

This new upload is for v4.3 of WoW.

Also I've added a delay before removing missing macros from Extra Bars when logging in to hopefully avoid issues with macros sometimes being removed from the bars at login.
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@Zabellé
Thanks

Originally posted by pororo
Excuses me for asking
when doing some quests like dropping bombs on a vehicle, one bar of them vanished. If not busy, clould you fix it?


I really love this addon so special thanks to Alternator

..Hoping for a 4.1 update
Thanks for the comment too

Actually it was on my list to update the client number so that it would operate on v4.1 without needing to load out of date addons set. I kind of let it slip.


I'm not too clear on what you're describing?
Each of the 4 bars can be individually configured to show or hide while you have the vehicle UI.
I'll take a look at the code and make sure it is using the best method for checking if the player is in or out of a vehicle just in case.
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Excuses me for asking
when doing some quests like dropping bombs on a vehicle, one bar of them vanished. If not busy, clould you fix it?


I really love this addon so special thanks to Alternator

..Hoping for a 4.1 update
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so far I love this. good work! :>
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Originally posted by Nihlo
Just a question, why do you still update this Addon when you plan to replace it with Button Forge ? Just don't know what to use^^ Button Forge seems to be mightier while Extra Bars get more updates and you solve the issues which made you replacing Extra Bars with the new Addon.

Anyway...thank you for both, I like your work.
Definitely go with Button Forge
Button Forge is effectively Extra Bars v2; this came about because Extra Bars needed pretty much a complete re-write to start to introduce new features and resolve various issues. A design goal/principle of Button Forge is to maintain its ease of use and improve on it (the BF gui will be seeing revisions, along with new features).

Apart from the newly added Button Facade support I'm unlikely to add further features to Extra Bars; though, while practical to do so (i.e. it doesn't require a lot of time) I will try to make sure Extra Bars remains operational so that people still have the choice.

But I do encourage people to use Button Forge over Extra Bars, or even just to give Button Forge a try as it can run at the same time as Extra Bars.
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Just a question, why do you still update this Addon when you plan to replace it with Button Forge ? Just don't know what to use^^ Button Forge seems to be mightier while Extra Bars get more updates and you solve the issues which made you replacing Extra Bars with the new Addon.

Anyway...thank you for both, I like your work.
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Extra Bars v0.7.8

Extra Bars v0.7.8

This release will resolve some issues that were reported to me over the last month:

- Spec switching had been removing certain spells from the bar, that should now be fixed
- Mounts / non-combat pets should function better even when they aren't cached on your computer (although until they are cached the icon displayed may be incorrect).

Oh, and the support for Button Facade I spoke of at Christmas is now finally included
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Re: error message

Originally posted by Ghans
any possible fixes for this? this addon has become a staple/must-have for me.

thanks
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Date: 2011-01-29 17:32:59
ID: 3
Error occured in: Global
Count: 1
Message: ...\AlternateButtonTemplate\AlternateButtonTemplate.lua line 546:
Usage: GetCompanionInfo(type, index)
Debug:
[C]: ?
[C]: GetCompanionInfo()
...\AlternateButtonTemplate\AlternateButtonTemplate.lua:546: ABTMethods_UpdateChecked()
...\AlternateButtonTemplate\AlternateButtonTemplate.lua:187:
...\AlternateButtonTemplate\AlternateButtonTemplate.lua:96
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Hi, Sorry for taking so long to respond.

I'm not too clear on what could be causing that issue as I'm not able to reproduce it (it will be related to a nc-pet, or mount that you have put on the bar) - I have had another issue reported to me that I will be fixing shortly; I can try something that will hopefully clear up this one as well


Update: I think I have an idea what might have happened
I'll have a fix in place for the next release which I hope to put up sometime in the next couple of days...
p.s. one possible side-effect (more just a general problem) is that the icons may be for the wrong pet/mount when first entering into the game, this should clear up within a few moments though (it has to do with how the game cache's pet information)
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error message

any possible fixes for this? this addon has become a staple/must-have for me.

thanks
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Date: 2011-01-29 17:32:59
ID: 3
Error occured in: Global
Count: 1
Message: ...\AlternateButtonTemplate\AlternateButtonTemplate.lua line 546:
Usage: GetCompanionInfo(type, index)
Debug:
[C]: ?
[C]: GetCompanionInfo()
...\AlternateButtonTemplate\AlternateButtonTemplate.lua:546: ABTMethods_UpdateChecked()
...\AlternateButtonTemplate\AlternateButtonTemplate.lua:187:
...\AlternateButtonTemplate\AlternateButtonTemplate.lua:96
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Just an FYI; I'll be adding Button Facade support hopefully sometime this week (I have just released Button Forge with support for it)
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Four of four stars for this! A long-needed addon. Thanks.
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Hi Alternator, I give it a try to your new addon and I think I fall in love with it.
It does what extra bars can do and more but it's still simple and intuitive to use.
I think everyone who use Extra Bars should at least try it out.

I have some suggestion but this is not the place I'll post them at Button Forge page.
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v0.7.6 (wow v4.0.1 compatible)

I didn't have as many headaches as I was anticipating to get Extra Bars functional against v4.0.1

Hopefully this release will run well for people.

I've incorporated a couple of the changes that Another had recommended so hopefully it works a little better than the previous version as well.


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Alternator a.k.a Massiner of Nathrezim



EDIT: I had accidentally left a debug in the previous release which is now removed in v0.7.7
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Originally posted by Ghans
this mod is currently broken, for myself atleast, i am getting a "spellnillname" error.

I can post full LUA error if need be, just lemme know Alt.

G
No no (well not yet anyway, I think I have an idea where things will need to be corrected).

I think that the ease to use Extra Bars has that you mention (even though I intend that Button Forge is easy to use as well) is a good reason for me to keep Extra Bars operational.

I've been rushed with Button Forge, but I will see about trying to get an update for Extra Bars by this coming weekend so that it works with 4.0.1 at its current level of functionality

Edit: It could be closer actually as I think I have most of the issues resolved - testing is hard though because I am getting severe lag and am also wanting to get Hallows End done! (my last event before completing a long strange trip)
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this mod is currently broken, for myself atleast, i am getting a "spellnillname" error.

I can post full LUA error if need be, just lemme know Alt.

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