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bChat  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 2.1
by: Blooblahguy [More]
bChat
bChat offers clean, minimalistic, lightweight chat modifications

Features

Removes the chat background
Removes the brackets from player names
Re-skins Text Box.
De-skins Chat Tabs.
Hides sides buttons.
Shortens Channel Names
Sticky Channels
Alt-Click to Invite players to group
URL copy
Removes the black bar on the Combat Log
Removes most channel names (as you can see them by color)
Adds more font size options in chat frame. ie 11, 13, 15 etc
Tons of other small changes

Config
There is a config segment at the top of the lua file for all supported changes.

Change/Disable text shadow
Hide or Show combat log black bar.
Justify the combat log text to the right.
Any feature requests are welcome and please leave your feedback!

Tons of thanks to Zork for his URL copy. All his work.
2.1
- Fixed but where "To" was being subbed out of full words instead of just whispers
- Added option to justify the chat log to the RIGHT, editable via lua.
2.0
- Added URL copy
- Removed most channel names
- Added Alt-Invite
- Added different Font Size options in chat frame
- Removed black bar on combat log
- Removed most needless config
- Cleaned up code
1.7
- Removed brackets from player names
- Improved code and removed bugs. Removed Link copier, there are lots of independent mods for this.
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Old 10-24-10, 06:18 PM  
huntingguy
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Hi,

I have a problem, but first of all a link to the picture: http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1172/bchatprob1.jpg

I am not sure, but I think it's the background of the editbox. How can I turn that off?
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Old 10-24-10, 03:46 PM  
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Originally posted by maltese
It works in 4.0.1

I have noticed a small bug however. Sometimes additional chat frames that are present don't always have their tab names completely hidden when not active. Sometimes the name fades out completely, other times its opacity it something around 50%. Can't quite figure out what is causing it to happen though.
Yepp, it works perfect with 4.0.1. Noticed this small bug too, but only with my second Chat Window (I have one only for Conversation on the right side of my Screen). If I do a UI-Reload (/ui) the name does not fade out completely and I have to restart the Game. It's not a problem as well.
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Old 10-16-10, 09:00 PM  
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It works in 4.0.1

I have noticed a small bug however. Sometimes additional chat frames that are present don't always have their tab names completely hidden when not active. Sometimes the name fades out completely, other times its opacity it something around 50%. Can't quite figure out what is causing it to happen though.
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Old 10-16-10, 11:56 AM  
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Is this going to be updated for 4.0** or is it working?
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Old 10-07-10, 10:30 AM  
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Originally posted by Blooblahguy
There is also an option to put the editbox on top or bottom of the chat frame, though in the next update I will add an option for changing the distance it sits from either side of the frame.
Will it be possible to select under which chat frame it will appear ?
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Old 09-30-10, 11:46 AM  
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Just found it...

Hey,

I really like this Addon, it's simple and easy. Just on Request: Is there any Way to make the Chat fade out after a little Time? I like to keep my Screen clean und - if there's no (more) Conversation, I don't want to read the "old Stuff".

Thanks in advance!

//Edit: Just found it in the .lua :-) Sorry for annoying you.
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Old 09-28-10, 08:24 AM  
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@Ministoat

You actually don't have to add any code. Go to line 135 of the bchat.lua and either delete or comment out these three lines.

Code:
    for g = 1, #CHAT_FRAME_TEXTURES do
        _G["ChatFrame"..i..CHAT_FRAME_TEXTURES[g]]:SetTexture(nil)
    end
and there ya go ...chat background is back and your able to change the opacity and color of it in game like normal.
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Old 09-26-10, 05:21 AM  
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is there a way to add the chat background again?

I added the code from the previous release but the background frame is always above the text, can't figure out how to fix the strata on it either :/
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Old 09-05-10, 04:30 AM  
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Found a sort-of fix for the bnet conversations. Go to Interface Options, Social tab, and set the 'New Real ID Conversations' option to 'In-line' rather than 'New tab'. This will show conversations like a normal chat channel, not in their own window. It's not perfect, but it works.
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Old 09-03-10, 11:55 AM  
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Thanks for the prompt reply, Blooblahguy.

I'll check into the FontSize addon - thank you for the find. I did not know the issue between Blizzard/bChat existed, but I am glad that it's not just me somehow mucking things up.

I'll also look into the switching between Classic/IM modes.

Best wishes to you.
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Old 09-03-10, 11:40 AM  
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Until I fix my font change, I would reccommend Font Size
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Old 09-03-10, 11:35 AM  
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I do have to update the screenshots, I have been slacking on it.

The font size change *should* work, however its a known issue that if you select a font size in game and then afterwards change the font size in bchat, the frame's text size will remain what blizzard has cached. I'm looking into overwriting that function, but its been elusive.

There is also an option to put the editbox on top or bottom of the chat frame, though in the next update I will add an option for changing the distance it sits from either side of the frame.

As far as the faint outline of the chatbox, I'll include a fix for that in the next update. However that is just because in Interface>Options>Social, you'll find that setting your chat to Classic mode instead of IM it will remove the outlined box.

When i get home I will update screenshots.

Edit: As far as class colored tabs, this is not something that I plan on adding in to bchat, and unfortunately it would be a lengthy process or I would just tell you how to do it now. There are probably addons out there (like kgpanels) that will allow you to create frames that will color by class, and you can anchor them to each chat tab. I believe the anchor names you would need are ChatFrame1Tab, ChatFrame2Tab, ChatFrame3Tab etc..
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Old 09-03-10, 09:54 AM  
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Hi there! I've a few observations and suggestions for you. Thank you for reading.

1) Since URL copy is no longer offered, please consider removing the screenshot and bit of description text that states URL copy as a feature of bChat.

2) I see no option for toggling timestamps in the config segment, but this is stated as a feature of bChat. Please consider taking appropriate action to clarify this - either on the description text, or re-implementation in the config segment.

3) The font size in the config segment only affects the editbox. Is it possible to add functionality to change the chat frame's text size as well? Right now, Blizzard's functionality for changing chat frame font size exists, but it only offers 12, 14 and 16.

4) I could find no place in the config segment to change the transparency of the new backdrop. In fact, there was no backdrop at all upon initial install of this most recent version of bChat.

5) A feature request: Please consider adding the ability to reposition the editbox and/or the chat tabs. With the editbox positioned to the top, it covers the chat tabs (or in this case, chat tab text). This makes it hard to toggle between chat frames since clicking on the chat tab text usually triggers the editbox.

6) Upon install, there is a duplicate background showing for the editbox. It's in the exact position and dimensions of the editbox, and actually scales when you resize the chat frame.

7) Please consider updating screenshots; for example, http://s.wowinterface.com/preview/pvw42508.jpg

this shows brackets around name in /say, but when I test this ingame, there are no brackets visible due to the functionality you have coded.
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Old 09-01-10, 01:35 PM  
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Chat Tabs

Hi there,

how can I color the Chat Tabs by Class?
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Old 08-31-10, 07:33 PM  
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Updated, fixed any known bugs and removed the brackets from player names.

Looking into bnet conversations, been trying to find this with no luck
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