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by: Phemoir [More]
HideChatButton
A button to hide chat.

This button will hide the chat interface. It hangs out in the lower left corner, and a click will toggle the chat panels on or off.
  • Chat notification support. Indicators show talking.
  • Keybind support! You can now bind a key to show/hide chat.
  • Move the button! Right-click-drag to move the button.
  • Mouse wheel support.
  • CTRL-click to reset button defaults.
  • SHIFT-click to toggle Keyable.
  • ALT-wheel to adjust button alpha.
  • Slash command added.


Chat Notifications - The button will now show a colored letter indicating what channel talking is happening on, so you can tell if a whisper or guild chat etc., has happened. This only appears when chat is hidden, and will appear while the frame is faded as non-keyable.


Keybind Support - You can now add a keybind to show or hide the chat frame. (It's a single toggle, not one to show and one to hide.) Look in esc > Key Bindings > Hide Chat Button to set.


Mouse Wheel - The mouse wheel will now let you show or hide the chat.


Keyable - The chat box by default will show or hide an edit frame to allow you to type when you type / or when you hit enter. The keyability option will now show a hidden chat box when you hit enter or type /, or not, you choose. The chat button will fade out when it is not keyable.

When it is not keyable, you can still type / or hit enter to show the edit box, allowing you to still type commands even, while keeping your chat hidden. This was added because it was incredibly annoying to try to use / commands with a hidden chat box.

SHIFT-mouse wheel will toggle keyablity.


Alpha Adjustment - You can now adjust the button's alpha state by using ALT-mouse wheel.


Slash Commands - You can toggle visibility with /hcb, or you can reset to defaults using either /hcb reset or /hcb default.
v6 - Slash commands added. Added alpha adjustment with ALT-wheel.
v5 - Chat notification. Keybind support. Keyability support. Mousewheel support.
v4 - Fixed tab hiding bug. Now movable. Right-click to drag. CTRL+right-click to reset.
v3 - Chat should stay hidden now until you hit the button to show it again.
v2 - Now hides floating chat windows.
v1 - A button to hide chat.
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Old 08-12-10, 04:08 PM  
Phemoir
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Originally posted by jlb969
As a druid anytime change forms the chat frame pops back up. I know you stated system events will cause this but changing forms is fairly annoying if it can be fixed
Thanks. There's a number of things that bring it up, finding the full list isn't going to be easy. Probably changing stances as a warrior does it too then. Something in WG or BGs does it too, but it's going to be some time before I narrow it down.
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Old 08-12-10, 05:17 AM  
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As a druid anytime change forms the chat frame pops back up. I know you stated system events will cause this but changing forms is fairly annoying if it can be fixed
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Old 08-11-10, 02:54 PM  
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Originally posted by Snoweh
Would this hide multiple chat frames on click? or just the primary?
It will hide floating chat windows as well now.

Long story short: It used to, but then I changed how I saved tab states, so it apparently no longer did. It should again now.
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Old 08-11-10, 02:21 PM  
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Originally posted by tordenflesk
oh, if this had a keybinding instead off a button...
perhaps you could try placing your mouse over the button and type
/run SetbindingClick("BUTTON", GetMouseFocus():GetName()) SaveBindings(1)

where button is the name of a button such as 1, A or button4.
For example:
/run SetbindingClick("1", GetMouseFocus():GetName()) SaveBindings(1)
or
/run SetbindingClick("SHIFT-Q", GetMouseFocus():GetName()) SaveBindings(1)
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Old 08-11-10, 05:50 AM  
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oh, if this had a keybinding instead off a button...
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Old 08-11-10, 05:31 AM  
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Would this hide multiple chat frames on click? or just the primary?
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