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Version: 1.6.1
by: Santur [More]
A collection of simple modifications to the default UI

Aiming to remove unimportant information and “eye candy”, while making important things easier to track. Originally built for Arenas on low resolution monitors to present relevant information more clearly while keeping screen clutter to a minimum using Blizzards default UI. Works at any resolution and UI scale.

If you want to use the darker textures that can be seen in the 3rd screenshot, you can download it here: SantaUI Textures. It’s not needed, and SantaUI works just the same without them.


Action bars
- Stripped from all graphics and positioned at the bottom of the screen.
- Redone the "Multibar Right" actionbar to be horizontal and repositioned for a total of 4 actionbars at the bottom of the screen.
- Pet and shapeshifting bars are hidden unless you mouse over them.
- Bag bar is hidden unless you mouse over it. Positioned in the bottom right corner.
- Micro menu is hidden unless you mouse over it. Positioned under the minimap.

Unit frames
- Rescaled for better visibility.
- Repositioned to be more compact.
- Names are class colored.
- Health can be shown as percent, with mana staying numeric so execute classes easier can spot ret/enh specs.

Arena frames
- Rescaled and repositioned for better visibility.

Cast bars
- Larger player and target cast bars.
- Larger focus cast bar anchored in the center of the screen.

Chat frame
- Cleaned up frame and tabs.
- Chat buttons are hidden unless you mouse over them.

Minimap
- Minimap buttons are hidden unless you mouse over them.

Configuration
There is no in-game configuration available, but changing the settings isn’t hard! For example, if you want the unit frames positioned like the 3rd screenshot, simply open the “UnitFrames.lua” file in your favourite text editor and change the line at the top that says “unitframes_position = 0” to “unitframes_position = 1” and /reload the game!

More configurations can be found in the other .lua files inside the SantaUI folder. They are all at the top of the files.

Actionbars.lua
hide_hotkeys = true/false hide hotkeys on actionbars.
hide_macro_names = true/false hide macro names on actionbars.
show_all_bags = true/false show all bags, or just backpack. If only backpack, all bags will open when you click it.

Castbars.lua
focus_castbar_centered = true/false big centered focus castbar.

Chat.lua
hide_background = true/false hide the chat background.

Unitframes.lua
target_mana_number = true/false always display mana as a number.

Mouseover.lua
True/false on all the available frames for mouseover. Won't list them since there are quite a few, but you'll figure it out :P
1.6.1
- Yet another small fix for the XP bar. Hopefully the last one.

1.6
I tried to better the performance with this release, and the addon should now use less than 1/100 of the CPU it did before. Not that it used much to begin with, but still ;)
- Removed all(?) tainted code.
- Rewritten targets "mana text". Now uses a lot less CPU power.
- Changed class colored healthbars to class colored names. Uses much less CPU power.
- Bag bar should behave better on mouseover.
- Added option in "Actionbars.lua" to show all bags.
- XP bar should no longer break when entering/leaving battlegrounds while leveling.

1.5.1
- Fixed dissapearing action button textures after moving skills on the actionbar.
- Shaman pet frame should no longer collide with totem durations (with top left unitframe position).
- Shapeshifting bar should now behave better on mouseover.
- Added key button next to the bag. Grouped in the same mouseover.
- Chat scroll up/down/bottom buttons are now grouped in the same mouseover.
- Chat menu and social button are now grouped in the same mouseover.
- Actionbar "paging" buttons are now grouped in the same mouseover. Will also display current bar number.
- Minimap zoom in/out buttons are now grouped in the same mouseover.
- Added option to enable/disable the chat frame background in "Chat.lua"

1.5
- Rewritten/simplified a lot of the code.
- Fixed a bug where exiting a vehicle in combat would break the actionbars.
- A working fix for the Watch Frame (Quest Tracker) has been integrated into the addon. You can remove the "MoveQuestTracker" addon.
- Fixed the XP and reputation bars for both max level, and lower level characters.
- All standard buttons around the minimap are now hidden unless you mouse over them.

1.4.1
- Unitframes should not break after using vehicles (tested on 4.0.3 PTR).
- Added a 4th actionbar at the bottom (or rather, moved one of the actionbars from the right side of the screen there).
- Quest Tracker should not overlap with the micro menu if you enable the "MoveQuestTracker" addon. More info about this in the description.

1.4
- Updated for 4.0
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Nice and Simple

Keep it up.

It's always nice to see people use the default UI and just tweak it.
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I love this, thank you. I gotten sick of tukui, but still wanted something simple and minimal, and wanted to get back to the default. This is .. amazing to me (: <3 Keep it updated, ok? ;3
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One thing, though, when you're in a vehicle (just got done with oculus) your own userframe becomes distorted and ugly. A fix would be great. (:
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Like very much this mini addon.

Just one thing, have u noticed the ugly "?" on actionbars while the spells are not key bound?
Also, I've noticed that micromenu on mouse over overlaps the quest tracking objectives.

Keep it up and alive

Cheers
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Bugs

I don't have an active account atm, so testing has been very limited for 4.0
I'll have more time on my hands in a few weeks and I'll take a real look at everything and try to get stuff sorted again!
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Start off by saying awesome add-on small foot print and works well on older laptop.

Couple things I would like to see revised or added. Keys, where do my keys in dungeons go with the bag bar moved the keys have went away.
Also, I added show into the file "friends tab" to show instead of hide, on the chat bar. This allows me to see my friends online and another way to interact with them.

Now the tricky part if this is possible. The space above the bottom right bar looks like it would be a perfect fit for one more action bar. To keep with the theme another from the standard Blizzard. The one I am thinking of is the one you normally would scroll to in the Main action bar. Can this be moved above the bottom right bar? If you don't have the time let me know where to locate the text and I can try to adapt the config file if I know where to find it. I think filling this void on the lower right would make this the perfect add-on.
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Updated

- Unitframes should not break after using vehicles (tested on 4.0.3 PTR).
- Added a 4th actionbar at the bottom (or rather, moved one of the actionbars from the right side of the screen there).
- Quest Tracker should not overlap with the micro menu if you enable the "MoveQuestTracker" addon. More info about this in the description.
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Unread 11-04-10, 07:29 AM  
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Thanx for the update.
I've been testing it for a while and everything seems fine.

/salute

Edit: Just the annoying "?" on the actionbars when you have some spells not bound. (But I think its Blizz issue)
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Originally posted by Betonz
Thanx for the update.
I've been testing it for a while and everything seems fine.

/salute

Edit: Just the annoying "?" on the actionbars when you have some spells not bound. (But I think its Blizz issue)
Ye I don't think those are my fault

If you open "Actionbars.lua" and change the line at the top of the file that says "hide_hotkeys = false" to "hide_hotkeys = true" it will hide the hotkeys including the "?". But you wont see when you are out of range to cast the spells unless you have an addon for it.
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Updated

- Fixed a bug where exiting a vehicle in combat would break the actionbars.
- A working fix for the Watch Frame (Quest Tracker) has been integrated into the addon. You can remove the "MoveQuestTracker" addon.
- Fixed the XP and reputation bars for both max level, and lower level characters.
- All standard buttons around the minimap are now hidden unless you mouse over them.
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Thx for the update.

I've noticed one strange thing (prolly it isnt ur fault tho).
Using black textures for the actionbars, once you move from your spells from the bars the black texture disappears and you I have to reload ui in order to get it back.
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Originally posted by Betonz
Thx for the update.

I've noticed one strange thing (prolly it isnt ur fault tho).
Using black textures for the actionbars, once you move from your spells from the bars the black texture disappears and you I have to reload ui in order to get it back.
The same thing actually happens with default textures/default UI too, so not much I can do about that. It's just a bit more noticeable with the darker textures I'm afraid

I'll try to remember to check Blizzards code to see if you can overwrite it, but don't get your hope up :P

Edit: I actually managed to fix it! That went easier than expected. Guess 1.5.1 will be coming soon. Or maybe I should PM Blizz so they fix it...
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I actually managed to fix it! That went easier than expected. Guess 1.5.1 will be coming soon. Or maybe I should PM Blizz so they fix it...
Good

Edit: Maybe it's just me but in 1.5.1 it still disappears when I drag my spells around actionbars.

Edit2: Ehm..have u removed 1.5.1 from repo? Coz I'm a bit confused. I'm quite sure that it was 1.5.1 this morning
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Originally posted by Betonz
Good

Edit: Maybe it's just me but in 1.5.1 it still disappears when I drag my spells around actionbars.

Edit2: Ehm..have u removed 1.5.1 from repo? Coz I'm a bit confused. I'm quite sure that it was 1.5.1 this morning
Not uploaded any files yet sorry, I just added the changelog so I would remember what had changed :P Soon(tm)
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Awesome job! I've been using multiple addons to change the default UI to get rid of the clutter. Now I only need one.
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