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Improved Blizzard UI  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 2.2.0
by: kaytotes [More]

Known issues can be tracked / submitted HERE.

Improved Blizzard UI is an attempt to improve the World of Warcraft interface by styling frames, implementing additional functionality and restructuring / hiding existing elements.

This has been customized to out of the box be how I personally like my UI set up however there is extensive configuration available in game by using /imp. This interface is primarily tested at 2560x1400 but should largely work at any resolution.

Setup

  • To install Improved Blizzard UI place the folder into World of Warcraft//Interface//Addons as you would any other addon.
  • Once installed if need be customize your installation with /imp.

Features

Miscellaneous
  • AFK 'Hero Mode' Camera View.
  • Automatic Repair (From Guild Bank If Available).
  • Automatic Trash Item Sale.
  • Dynamic Objective Tracker (Hides when entering Instanced Content).
  • Automatic Achievement Screenshot.
  • Replacement Order Hall Bar.

Unit Frames

Player Frame
  • Moved and Re-Scaled.
  • Larger Health Bar.
  • Scaleable.
  • Class Coloured Health Bar.
  • Hidden Portrait Text Spam.
  • Hidden when out of Combat (Without Target / Low Health).
  • Improved Fonts.

Target Frame
  • Moved and Re-Scaled.
  • Larger Health Bar.
  • Scaleable.
  • Class Coloured Health Bar.
  • Improved Fonts.
  • Buffs on Top.

Target of Target
  • Improved Fonts.
  • Scaleable.
  • Class Coloured Health Bar.

Focus Frame
  • Moved and Re-Scaled.
  • Larger Health Bar.
  • Improved Fonts.
  • Class Coloured Health Bar.

Party Frames
  • Moved and Re-Scaled.
  • Improved Fonts.

Action Bars
  • Interface from Battle for Azeroth Recreated and Improved.
  • Customizable Scale.
  • Out of Range Indicator.
  • Customizable Texts.
  • Casting Bar Repositioned and Scaled.
  • Improved Fonts.
  • Scaleable Buffs and Debuffs.
  • Micro Menu and Bags Hidden (Show with Mini Map Menu).

Mini Map
  • Moved and Re-Scaled.
  • Player Co-Ordinates.
  • System Performance Statistics.
  • Scroll Wheel Zoom.
  • Improved Fonts.
  • Right Click Micro Menu.

World Map
  • Old World Instance / Raid Portals.
  • Cursor World Co-Ordinates.

Tooltips
  • Anchored to Mouse.
  • Styled Tooltips.
  • Unit Hostility Border.
  • Coloured Unit Guild Name, Level, Faction and Race.
  • Target of Target.
  • Class Coloured Health Bar and Name.
  • Customizable Font Size.
  • Improved Font.
  • Item Rarity Border.

Chat
  • Improved Chat Font.
  • Shortened Blizzard Strings (Loot, Exp Gain, Profession Levels etc).

Combat
  • Low Health Warnings (50% and 25%).
  • Interrupt Announcements.
  • Instanced Content Player Kill Feed.

PvP
  • Highlighted Killing Blows.
  • Instant Battleground Ressurection.

Improved Blizzard UI needs you!

Improved Blizzard UI is on Github and this is where all issues should be reported. New Feature requests are always welcome as are pull requests.

Localisation help is currently needed most. New Localisation templates can be submitted via Github pull requests. The template for these is available in localisation/template.lua.

Improved Blizzard UI needs you!

2.2.0 - German localisation (Credit @Marakuja)
2.2.0 - Pet Name Font Change
2.2.0 - Fixed an issue with the Possesion Bar placement
2.1.0 - Better Player Frame Config Check
2.1.0 - Removed unit classification from focus frame.
2.1.0 - Added timers to Target and Focus cast bars (Credit @xMarok )
2.0.4 - Fixed an issue with the Kill Feed repeating kills.
2.0.4 - Tweaked focus frame positioning and corrected font.
2.0.3 - Kill Artifact Bar When Leveling.
2.0.3 - Correctly get Focus Frame Unit Classification.
2.0.3 - Correctly display Focus Frame Class Colours.
2.0.2 - Added a config for hiding bar art.
2.0.1 - Accidentally left development build print
2.0.0 - Ground Up Rewrite. Too many changes to list.
1.9.0 - Added ptBR localisation
1.8.3 - Removed Logout and Force Quit options as they are now protected.
1.8.2 - Fixed overlapping with Order Hall bar (Credit: salindersidhu)
1.8.0 - Added Shop to MicroMenu (Credit: salindersidhu)
1.8.0 - Tweaked position of the talking head frame when the top action bar is enabled. (Credit: didehvar)
1.7.2 - Fixed an issue with the focus frame not displaying correctly on resolutions that weren't 2560x1440
1.7.1 - Removed Chat Bubble skinning since as of 7.2.0 these are protected in instances.
1.7.0 - Bumped to Patch 7.2.5.
1.7.0 - Interrupt announcements now choose channel based on grouping. (Credit: R3nd0gg)
1.7.0 - Moved Extra Action Button.
1.6.0 - German Localization updated by Marakuja
1.6.0 - Added player class colour behind PlayerFrame name section.
1.6.0 - Only actual players have class colours displayed now.
1.5.0 - Added Health Bar Colorizing (Credit: Marakuja)
1.4.0 - Moved Focus Frame
1.4.0 - Fixed chat edit box positioning when viewing the Combat Log
1.4.0 - Fixed the unclickable area next to the action bars.
1.4.0 - Added Interrupt Announcements
1.3.3 - Attempted taint fixes related to the MicroMenu.
1.3.3 - Added PvP Toggle
1.3.2 - Fixed chat font not initializing correctly on first load
1.3.1 - Fixes to make compatible with 7.1
1.3.0 - Swapped the default Class Order Hall bar with a custom replacement
1.3.0 - Fixed the /impblizz grid command
1.3.0 - Fixed a c stack overflow related to the experience bar
1.3.0 - Tweaked layout and size of config panel
1.3.0 - Styled Chat Bubbles
1.2.0 - Slightly tweaked action bar positioning
1.2.0 - Slightly tweaked party frame positioning
1.2.0 - Swapped performance counter and co-ordinates font to match the chat and bg kill feed
1.2.0 - Added a config option for hiding the chat arrows.
1.2.0 - Tweaked Honor Bar position
1.1.2 - Swapped Chat Font
1.1.2 - Fixed chat font size being reset on loading screens / relogs
1.1.1 - Fixed artifact bar hovering
1.1.0 - Removed class order hall bar. Currency can be seen under the currency tab of the player pane.
1.0.9 - Improved how class icons are detected and displayed.
Fixed minimap co-ords being generated multiple times.
Fixed display of casting bar text.
Fixed Performance Counter recreating themselves on each loading screen
AFK "Hero View" Re-Enabled
Fixed an issue with killing blows not displaying
Tweaked Buff positions due to class order halls.
Fixed a small deDE misspelling (ben2k1690)
Added Artifact bar support.
Actionbars should now adjust correctly based on reputation, exp, honor bars etc
Stancebar now adjusts position based on the presence of bottom left and right actionbars.
Added deDE localisation by ben2k1690
Minimap MicroMenu now updates based on level, unlocking features as they are required similar to the default Blizzard interface.
Honor bar moved and styled.
Slightly tweaked Battleground kill feed.
Fixed Battleground kill feed font not loading correctly.
Fixed Battleground kill feed not clearing when exiting a battleground.
Fixed a lua error when exiting vehicles.
Full rewrite
Apparently this has been printing PVEFrame open for months and months and I didn't notice. This is what happens when I unsubscribe after adding a new build.
Removed vscode folder
Made it easier to tweak action bar positon / scale.
Fixed the BG "Join Battle" button resetting to the left after every 2nd BG.
TOC bump and minor string changes.
Moved Target buffs above frame.
Nothing changed, decided to push a dev grid onto the public build as well as my own since it helps with tweaking.
Quest related crash to desktop hopefully fixed.
TOC Bump
Fixed Chat font size resetting.
Trimmed a few more global strings
Moved right end cap by 1 pixel.
Backend code change to facilitate 6.0 -> 6.1 migration
Trimmed Useless Fonts
Forced Raid Frame Class Colours.
(Hopefully) Fixed Pet Bar Taint
Chat Module Added.
Fixed PVP Group Finder window going blank after AFK mode displays.
Cleaned up localization template.
Fixed Battleground Kill Tracker Formatting Error.
Fixed pet bar issues when switching from a spec without stances to one with. Eg Disc Priest > Shadow Priest
Added cast bar timer and minor 6.1 prep.
Finally (Hopefully) fixed any pet bar positioning issues across all classes / specs.
Added Improved Blizzard UI options link to MicroMenu
Fixed incorrect TOC version.
Adjusted Boss Frame Scale and Position
Reworked Buff scaling system.
Fixed ToggleSpellbook Taint.
Minor Code Cleanup for the Cast Bar.
Stopped the config "Okay" button reloading ui even when no BlizzImp stuff has changed.
Changed Message Font (Killing Blows etc) in anticipation of Russian Localization
Forgot to remove some debug stuff
Fixed Objective Tracker Logic Bug
Scaled Boss Frames
Fixed a Blizzard bug that causes cooldowns to break when opening the fullscreen world map.
Changed Auto Repair Logic and added Guild Bank Repairs Option
Added Hide Griffin option.
Made options more pretty
Added class colours.
Added Customization Panel
Fixed bet bar and bottom left bar moving when toggling reputation bar.
Fixed Stat and Coords overlapping issues.
Fixed dk pet bar (again)
Fixed Vehicle Exit Button Position
Added FPS by request of tehdeci
Added Minimap Coords
Added Latency Indicator
(Hopefully) Fixed Micro Menu Bar Placement Issue
Fixed Death Knight pet bar positioning.
Code cleanup.
Fixed Talent Frame Taint (Thanks jimym)
Removed Target fade in / out (Taint from UIFrameFade)
Fixed AFK Frame Taint
Fixed all known taint issues. No end user change.
Tweaked Focus Frame
Updated MiniMap menu
Hide Art Toggle
Fixed Combat Lockdown Bugs
Fixed numerous background bugs
Added BG Kills Tracker
Fixed AFK Frame briefly appearing when entering / leaving rested areas
Fixed leaky globals
Code Cleanup Complete - Killing Blow Message / Health Message reenabled.
Fixed AFK Frame (Somehow removed a relevant block of code)
Finally Fixed the Vehicle UI breaking Player Frame position.
Accidentally broke a bunch of stuff, fixed.
Code Cleanup and unnecessary XML Removed.
Fixed a slew of Combat Lock errors.
Added Player Pet to AFK Frame.
Added Fade In / Out to AFK Frame.
Added Quest Tracker PvP Collapse
Added minor Animation tweaks.
Fixed EXP Bar bug at max level.
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Unread 11-29-14, 01:20 PM  
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Originally Posted by tehdeci
Figured it out, it was some leftover files in the actual INTERFACE folder that modified some things with another UI I was testing. Also Bazooka seems to be the addon causing the ui to go off center. Oh well.
I'm glad to hear the problem is solved.
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Figured it out, it was some leftover files in the actual INTERFACE folder that modified some things with another UI I was testing. Also Bazooka seems to be the addon causing the ui to go off center. Oh well.
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Unread 11-29-14, 01:05 PM  
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Originally Posted by tehdeci
ui scale off and all layouts deleted.
I can't fully discern whats happening but the rep bar having text makes me think the error is somewhere in blizzImpBars.lua

I hate to go full Blizzard and suggest you delete both your Interface and WTF Folders. If that doesn't solve the problem i'm unsure what will. Have you recieved any LUA Errors in game?
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http://puu.sh/damet/be857ea046.jpg ui scale off and all layouts deleted.
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Unread 11-29-14, 12:50 PM  
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Originally Posted by tehdeci
http://puu.sh/dalwB/9688565c73.jpg everything off but ImpBlizz, UI scale is the lowest within in game settings
Disable Use UI Scale. completely.
For each character also delete WTF/Account/ACCOUNTNAME/SERVER/CHARACTER/layout-local.txt
Re-Install Blizz Imp.

If the issue still somehow persists i'll have to do some further research.
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http://puu.sh/dalwB/9688565c73.jpg everything off but ImpBlizz, UI scale is the lowest within in game settings
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Originally Posted by tehdeci
http://puu.sh/dakR5/65d453b219.jpg http://puu.sh/dakRF/e17b39dd2e.jpg these areas and how offcenter the ui is.

Other addons I am using are:
ClassPortraitsFinal(only replace default player/targets with class icon.
Fane
These two addons may be causing some form of issue (less likely to be Fane but its way outdated so i'd consider it) If possible could you try BlizzImp just on its own and take another screenshot.

EDIT: Another possibility is UI Scale.
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http://puu.sh/dakR5/65d453b219.jpg http://puu.sh/dakRF/e17b39dd2e.jpg these areas and how offcenter the ui is.

Other addons I am using are:

NPCScan
Align
AskMrRobot
BadBoy
Bagnon
Bazooka(with a few broker addons)
ClassPortraitsFinal(only replace default player/targets with class icon.
Examiner
Fane
MogIt
Pawn
Postal
Skada
WeakAuras
DBM
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Originally Posted by tehdeci
http://puu.sh/dagjI/5a27fbd073.jpg any ideas why mine is doing this?
This appears to be heavily modified and i'm unsure what "this" is. Could you elaborate please. Any info on extra addons is appreciated too.
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http://puu.sh/dagjI/5a27fbd073.jpg any ideas why mine is doing this?
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Re: Personalized Code on GitHub

Originally Posted by samhain_whitefox
So I decided to wait until your update that you mentioned so I could include your newest code into mine, but here's a link to the GitHub repository where I uploaded my version of your addon.
I more than support modifying and sharing my code. I had a look and noticed that I'd forgotten about the Focus Frame so its positioning was terrible and will be updating with a new build here. You shouldn't need to update your repo unless you want the prettier MiniMap menu.

Originally Posted by giakaama
Nice improvement, but one question. How do I remove the gryphons ?
New build adds a simple toggle at the top of blizzImpBars.lua just switch false to true.
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Giakaama, I removed the Gryphons in my version, if you'd like to take a look at my code, it's found under the modules folder in the blizzImpBars.lua file.
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Personalized Code on GitHub

So I decided to wait until your update that you mentioned so I could include your newest code into mine, but here's a link to the GitHub repository where I uploaded my version of your addon, I made sure to give credit ^.^

https://github.com/jakaye1989/Improved_Blizzard_UI-Personal-Edition
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Nice improvement, but one question. How do I remove the gryphons ?
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Re: PS.

Feel free to throw what you have up on PasteBin and PM me and i might take a look Already knee deep in stuff for build 012.
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