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Chat Frame Extender 2  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 2.2.0
by: Satrina [More]
Version 2.2.0 - 19 October 2008

New in 2.2.0:
- Opening bags should not cause chat frames to resize anymore
- Options to not show channel names and channel numbers should work correctly now
- CFE options moved into the Interface panel
- Added basic options to suppress "channel voice" and "channel owner" spam when joining and leaving channels
- Timestamp settings are unique to each chat frame now

Taking suggestions!
I've been pretty happy with CFE for a long while, and it's been stable and not needing fixes. That said, some changes in the addon system will allow me to make some code changes to optimise things a bit, which I will be doing soon. So, if you have an idea for a feature you think is missing from CFE, now's a good chance to tell me. Either below in comments or by email to satrina@evilempireguild.org


Chat Frame Extender features:
* Chat window edit box is draggable to wherever you want. Hold down Alt and drag.
* Chat window edit box width can be set to whatever you want. Hold down Shift and drag.
* Mouse scroll wheel enabled for all chat frames by default. Hover over a chat frame and use the scroll wheel to scroll its text. May be disabled per frame
* Shift + scroll wheel up/down to scroll the chat frame to the top or bottom of its text
* Slash command (/wt) to send a whisper to your current target
* Many string expansions (like %t) for your macros (see below)
* Hide the chat button beside the default chat frame
* Hide the text scroll buttons for any chat frames
* If you have a chat frame's scroll buttons turned off, an indicator will be shown if it is not scrolled to the bottom
* Timestamps may be added to any chat frame
* Chat fade can be disabled for each chat frame
* Chat fade time can be set for each chat frame
* Timestamp format is user configurable, with timezone offset
* Officer, channel, and whisper chat can be made sticky
* Can hide channel voice messages
* Can hide channel owner messages
* GUI configuration

Added slash commands:

* /wt - send whisper to your current target
* Note: It is no longer possible to target the last person who whispered you via an addon

Added string expansions (can be used in macros)

* %hc = your current health
* %hm = your max health
* %hp = your percentage health
* %mc = your current mana
* %mm = your max mana
* %mp = your percentage mana
* %thp = target's percentage health
* %tc = class of target
* %tr = race of target
* %ts = sex of target
* %tl = level of target
* %tvr = target's PVP rank (Private, Sergeant, etc.)
* %tvn = target's PVP name (Sergeant Soandso)
* %tps = possesive for target (his/hers/its)
* %tpn = pronoun for target (him/her/it)
* %fhp = focus's percentage health
* %fc = class of focus
* %fr = race of focus
* %fs = sex of focus
* %fl = level of focus
* %fvr = focus' PVP rank (Private, Sergeant, etc.)
* %fvn = focus' PVP name (Sergeant Soandso)
* %fps = possesive for focus (his/hers/its)
* %fpn = pronoun for focus (him/her/it)
* %tt = target of target
* %zon = your current zone (Dun Morogh, Hellfire Peninsula, etc.)
* %loc = your current subzone (as shown on the minimap)
* %pos = your current coordinates (x,y)

Configuring Chat Frame Extender:

To open the Chat Frame Extender options window: /cfe

* Checking the Hide Chat Button checkbox will remove the Chat button from beside the default chat frame.
* Checking Enable arrows lets you use arrow keys without holding the Alt key down to move through the text.
* Select a chat frame from the dropdown list .
* The chat frame selected in the dropdown's options are set with the checkboxes
* The default timestamp format is [12:25]. Hover over the "?" button to learn how to change it to whatever you want
* The Timestamp Offset is for adjusting timestamps from the server time to your local time
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Unread 06-10-07, 11:34 AM  
Satrina
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Re: Minor enhancement request - disable text-entry field auto-hide

On the list!
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Unread 09-05-07, 10:11 PM  
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Going to give this a try, in the hopes to get the few features for which I use Prat, which is quite heavy. Thank you for making mods that I would love to make (and thus making my life easier and less heavy on my own to-do list)
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Thumbs up Thanks

No suggestion but do want to say thanks and you're done a fantastic job!

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Unread 12-14-07, 10:00 PM  
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Profile, Chat window locations

I absolutely love this mod, thank you so much for making it. Very professionally done.

Since I am now addicted to this mod, I feel compelled to make use of your request for additional functionality and mention a few things I would like to see:

A profile mechanism so I can easily apply the same settings for all of my characters. I appreciate this feature for all mods since many of my characters have the same setups and I like a consistent UI. At the very least, a "default" mechanism that I can set and then apply for each character on demand.

I don't know if this is possible, but if you could remember the locations of the chat windows (coordinate locations on my screen for the "General" and "Combat" windows for example) so that these can be set similarly for all my characters (this goes hand in hand with the aforementioned request for profiles, etc.) that would be great. Basically, all settings (including the location and width of the text entry textbox while you're at it).

You should know that I stopped using 3 other mods now that I have found this and it takes very little time to configure when compared to the amount of work I had to do using those other mods. Admittedly, my request is not something truly necessary since I just told you how easy it is to configure, but it surely would make my life a little easier.

Keep up the good work and thank you!
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Unread 12-19-07, 07:20 PM  
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Liking this mod so far, one question..

You say "* Check the box to put the edit box back under the chat frame"

I do not see a check box to move the chat entry box to the bottom of the chat window. Am I missing something?

Edit: found the instructions for dragging edit bar -- might want to update the bullet statement... hehehe

On more question, on my guild chat window the last 3 lines are showing up at 16pt and the rest of the window is 14pt. Is this a setting controlled by CFE?
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Unread 12-19-07, 11:03 PM  
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It'll be a few weeks before I get time to update CFE, since buff frames and status window are both in beta releases right now. Definitely compiling a list of things to do.

Profiles - can do
Chat frame coordinates - can look into it, no promises yet.
Chat box coordinates - Already stored, so that's easy
Toggling chat frame - Will look into it again. The way Confab did it was extremely ugly and not something I want to reproduce

CFE isn't doing variable font size changes, no. It shouldn't be, at least! Will edit the description hehe =)
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If CFE had this feature from kirks chatmanager I could dump that old addon:

Ability to put channels in any order you want and have them stay that way. Unlike some other chat Addons, Chatmanager doesn't make you leave and rejoin to try and get the order right, it just translates the ordering used by the WoW client into the one you prefer.

edit:
Currently the blizzard chat system is buggy it doesn't remember the settings group,guild,officer,party,whisper and a lot of other->combat settings.
If you move whispers from general window to another chat frame, after
relogging you will get whispers in both frames. Whispers in the general frame
is not checked so you have to manually check and uncheck every of these
options after logging-in. The other->combat options behave buggy to, the
defaults will always be restored after relogging.

For CFE it would be nice to have a full profile. Meaning chat frames
coordinates, filters, channels and so on are saved. With a copy feature
this would be great.

Another feature I would like are keybindings for toggeling each frame and for the
new combat log frame.
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Unread 08-15-08, 09:49 AM  
Pseudopath
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New version?

Is there a new version in the works?

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Unread 08-16-08, 11:05 AM  
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Yes, but it's much lower priority than SBF which will break in WoW 3.0.
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Unread 10-15-08, 03:42 PM  
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Chat window resizing

Every time I open my backpack the chat window resizes, this seems to happen if I click the backpack, or hotkey it (numpad0). Is anyone else having this issue?
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Unread 10-15-08, 04:23 PM  
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Re: Chat window resizing

Hm, I don't get that problem. Any clues to help me reproduce it would be welcome!
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Unread 10-15-08, 06:14 PM  
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Re: Re: Chat window resizing

Also!

When SBF goes to release (hopefully this week) and I get the healing assignment addon revamp done for guild - CFE is getting the its updates finally.

If you have suggestions, put em here! (even if you suggested it earlier)
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Unread 10-15-08, 06:50 PM  
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Re: Re: Re: Chat window resizing

I tried it on a new character, stripped of all addons except CFE2. It won't do it every time I open my bags, but if I keep spamming my open all hotkey the chat window will grow up, roughly doubling its height from default.
Oddly on new characters I had to spam the key for a short while longer, might just be random.

Sorry I can't help you narrow this down further, but it can't be a configuration issue that isn't in the cross realm configs, or any other addons clashing.
Neither is it hotkeys, as I defaulted the hotkeys for that character and spammed the default hotkey (B).
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Unread 10-16-08, 08:33 AM  
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I've had the same problem. Shift+b resizes the chat window. Disable CFE2 and it goes away. Disable everything else except CFE2 and it still happens.
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Unread 10-16-08, 09:53 AM  
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I'll poke at it today and see if I can find what's up.
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