This addon replaces bracketed text typed into a chat edit box with the real chat link. This is
the successor to the QuickChatlink portion of Saeris's LootLink (but it has no connection to the
other successors of that addon, LinksList and LinkBot). The addon has support for five link types:
abilities, items, quests, talents, and tradeskills. If you wish to remove support for a link type (for
instance, if you never use it and want to conserve memory or improve initial login time), simply
delete or rename the folder corresponding to that link type in the Sections subdirectory.
There are two ways to use the addon. The first is with simple substitution of completely typed out
link names. In this way, for example, typing out [hearthstone] will replace that text with the real
link to a Hearthstone as soon as the closing right bracket is typed. The second option is to use
full auto-completion support. To use this, begin typing the link name after the opening bracket,
and the addon will show highlighted possibilities for auto-completion based on what you've typed
so far. In this way, typing out [heart will provide highlighted potential auto-completions after that text,
such as "hstone", "razor", " Strike", " of the Phoenix", and other links which start with the text "heart".
For each letter you type in, the potential matches will be narrowed down. While in this mode, you can
press Tab to complete the link, press Shift+Tab to scroll through other possible matches in the current
section (items, tradeskills, etcetera), or press Ctrl+Tab to scroll through other sections which have
matching links. Note that once the addon has scrolled through all links in the current section with
Shift+Tab, it will automatically move to the next section, and after the last section has been scrolled
through, the first section will be selected again.
To adjust the order in which sections of links are searched for substitution (for instance, if you
wanted tradeskill links to appear as auto-completions before item links, or if an item and an ability
had the same name but you wanted to show preference to the item), use the "/quickchatlink order"
slash command. The default order of sections is: items, tradeskills, abilities, quests, talents. Also,
optionally, you can have the addon forego auto-completion suggestions unless you start the link
with two left brackets ([[) instead of one ([). This is useful if you want to ensure that the small
pause which occurs as a result of the addon searching the databases for potential auto-completion
matches does not interfere when you're typing a single left bracket for some reason other than
creating a link. This option is toggleable with the "/quickchatlink auto-completion-double-bracket"
slash command. There is also the option to completely disable normal link text replacement and
use only auto-completion suggestions. This option is toggleable with the "/quickchatlink normal-
replacement" slash command. Lastly, there is the option to only perform normal (non-auto-
completion) link text replacement when the link is closed with two right brackets (]]) instead of
one (]). This is useful if you wish to avoid the small pause which occurs when typing a single
right bracket for a reason other than finishing a link. This option is toggleable with the slash
command "/quickchatlink normal-closing-double-bracket".
Note that the auto-completion suggestions feature cannot work if you begin the link with text
already after the left brackets ([ or [[). However, if you do type the full link name (finishing with
the right bracket(s)), the real link will still be inserted properly in its place, as long as normal
replacement is enabled.
For support, contact, or license information, please view my author portal's main page.
2.3.1 (Mar 2, 2009):
- Updated to a newer version of TalentLinksDB1 library, which fixes an issue wherein bracketed text
could not be substituted for talent links if auto-completion suggestions were not used.
2.3.0 (Feb 19, 2009):
- Added new option to require two right brackets (]]) instead of just one (]) to finish a link that has
been fully typed out. This is toggleable with the "/quickchatlink normal-closing-double-bracket"
2.2.1 (Jan 17, 2009):
- Now uses newer versions of the links databases, which use fewer resources.