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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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Unread 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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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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ministoat
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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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Unread 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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Unread 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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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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Is this going to be updated for 4.0** or is it working?
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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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Unread 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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Unread 10-24-10, 06:18 PM  
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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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Unread 10-26-10, 04:47 PM  
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Originally posted by huntingguy
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?
Thats from the new chat settings for "IM Style" which you can turn off in the interface options. However, I also have a fix that I'll update shortly which will remove the background in any mode.

As far as the chat tabs, can't seem to find why this is happening, but I'll keep looking. I can't replicate the issue myself.
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Unread 10-27-10, 05:09 AM  
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Originally posted by Blooblahguy
Thats from the new chat settings for "IM Style" which you can turn off in the interface options. However, I also have a fix that I'll update shortly which will remove the background in any mode.

As far as the chat tabs, can't seem to find why this is happening, but I'll keep looking. I can't replicate the issue myself.
That's weird... I think I'm just too stupid to find the right option.
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Unread 10-27-10, 01:12 PM  
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Should be Interface > Social > Chat Mode, or something like that.

I'll update it this week adding a few new features back. Like url copy, invite shortcuts etc. And fixing any outstanding bugs such as that chat background still appearing.
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Unread 10-27-10, 01:42 PM  
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Originally posted by Blooblahguy
Should be Interface > Social > Chat Mode, or something like that.

I'll update it this week adding a few new features back. Like url copy, invite shortcuts etc. And fixing any outstanding bugs such as that chat background still appearing.
Thank you very much and go on like this!
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Would you consider adding a feature where you can shift+scroll down to immediately get back to the latest part of your chat, if you've scrolled up a lot?
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