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Chicchai  Updated less than 3 days ago!  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 3.4.2.2
by: Lolzen, xConStruct

About

Chicchai is a little Addon that will Minimize the Chat after a few seconds.
Features
  • Minimize the Chat after X seconds
  • Maximize Chat on mouseover
  • Animations (+how long should the Animation take)
  • Configurable on wich events (Guild, say, yell,...) the chat should maximize
  • Possibility to disable maximizing in combat
  • CombatLog will be maximized when selected (optional, default)

Preview
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Configuration
The configuration file is named cofig.lua and contains help text to guide you through.
Chicchai on Github
https://github.com/Lolzen/Chicchai
Originally: https://github.com/xconstruct/Chicchai
Thanks to
Cargor (EU-Nozdormu) aka XconStruct
Picking up the idea and materializing the addon, maintaining through years after quitting WoW

3.4.2.2
* fix error on chatevent when chatframe is not in config

3.4.2.1
* fix minimizing/maximizing ALL windows on mouseover

3.4.2
* config is now an own file, instead of being part of core.lua
this allows for copying/backing up your config between updates
* swept through code and used chatframes directly instead of frames tucked on the chatframes
* fixed a bug where config setting would be ignored for certain chat events (eg. only ChatFrame1 for "say" is set, but ChatFrame3 and ChatFrame4 would have been triggered)

3.4.1
* fixed "frozen" chat window on login

3.4
* crude legion update

3.3.2
* try to minimize chat on load
* Re-introduce ChatFrame:UpdateHeight() to manually update the height
* fixed a possible error with the chat-tabs

3.3.1
* fixed chat height of messages spanning multiple lines

3.3
*fixes for 3.3.5
*simpler event handling, including battle.net-events

3.2
*Prevent chat from resizing when moving it around

3.1
*TOC bump
*Added new PartyLeader event to the eventlist

3.0
* Another rewrite
* Chicchai now uses less CPU time
* You can define how many lines you'd like to see in minimized mode
* docked chatframes are now handled properly
* fixed chat frame flickering happening sometimes on mouseover
* you can define how long you should hover the frame until it maximizes
* chatframes can stay maximized for a defined time before minimizing on mouseleave
* you can configure on which custom channels the chatframe maximizes

2.0
*Core rewritten
*You are now able to manage the chatframes you want to be affected (like chatframe 5, 6, 8, and so on)
*TOC bump

1.1
*A few improvements
*Now Updates when the Chat Window is too small or big

1.0.1
*Added Option, that the Chat will stay open for a defined time after mouseover
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3.4.2.1
4kB
Lolzen
12-13-17 05:15 PM
3.4.2
4kB
Lolzen
12-13-17 04:51 PM
3.4.1
4kB
Lolzen
11-30-17 05:02 AM
3.4
4kB
Lolzen
11-29-17 07:45 AM
3.3.2
3kB
Lolzen
07-19-10 11:32 AM
3.3.1
3kB
Lolzen
07-02-10 12:06 PM
3.3
3kB
Lolzen
07-02-10 11:47 AM
3.2
2kB
Lolzen
03-11-10 07:38 AM
3.1
2kB
Lolzen
12-13-09 07:00 PM
3.0 r4
2kB
Lolzen
04-11-09 03:18 PM
3.0
2kB
Lolzen
04-11-09 01:30 PM
2.0
2kB
Lolzen
11-17-08 03:52 PM


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Unread 07-12-08, 01:51 PM  
DJJoeJoe
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Yea, I don't think changing the animation speed and delay/duration will stop the stutteriness when hovering between it's closed and open state as it opens. I'll try some things and make a video of what I am having issues with if it becomes an issue or whatever.

Also, would it be possible to have an event based on not just anything from a channel but specific words or phases?

I really don't care about chat unless someone says something to me, and this addon covers most of that with opening on party/whisper etc... but having it open when 'Joe' appears in any channel would be indispensable.

[E]
This is already set to:
local minimizeTime = 10

but it closes instantly when I move my mouse out. It will stay open for 10secs when it is opened by a channel, but when moused over it will close when mouse out. I would like to use my mouse to quickly open and KEEP it open while I do things, instead of having to keep my mouse on the thing. Kinda defeats the purpose.

[E2]
I take that back
local MaximizeOnEnter = true

I skipped over this thinking Enter meant enter but I think it means mouse over right? This would solve my conundrum.

[E3]
Setting that value to false has the chat not even respond to mouse overs and instead only maximises via clicking the combatlog, and it doesn't close now even after 10 secs.

:S My brain is confuzzed. I need a hug.
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Originally posted by DJJoeJoe
I've noticed that when the mouse is inbetween the start and end positions as the chat is being maximized it starts freaking out. I assume this can be remedied by increasing the time it's maximised so it just goes up and stays?

General smoothing of it's function would be nice in any case, since I find these addons that max/min chat (all of them) to be kinda hard to work with. I wanna be able to quickly 'slash' my mouse over the area and have the chat open for a few secs then drop down after etc. Also opening on whisper.
Did you open core.lua and modify it to your belongings? There hast to be "CHAT_MSG_WHISPER", in events if there is "--" without the quotes before just delet them. Then it will trigger every time you got a whisper there are also other events listed.
You can modify Animation and Uptime too.
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I've noticed that when the mouse is inbetween the start and end positions as the chat is being maximized it starts freaking out. I assume this can be remedied by increasing the time it's maximised so it just goes up and stays?

General smoothing of it's function would be nice in any case, since I find these addons that max/min chat (all of them) to be kinda hard to work with. I wanna be able to quickly 'slash' my mouse over the area and have the chat open for a few secs then drop down after etc. Also opening on whisper.
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I defenitely will check this one out =) Maybe i'm using it in my new UI (gonna redo this weekend ;P )
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I hope you'll check out my addon i wrote for this since i love oPanel and Minichat (Hpanel and chicchai) <3

Hope you'll support it lolzen!
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You are a mind reader mate! Many thanks for this addon I'm looking for one for ages!
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Unread 07-11-08, 03:12 AM  
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I will try that, hope it will still works even with Fane active, i don't have your issue as i'm using EavesDrop instead of Blizzard's CL.

Edit: Ah well that's what i was expecting, it works only if i disable Fane :/
Btw the frame, i know it's wierd but it's ChatFrameEditBox, not ChatTab1
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No it does not.
The Problem i see, hiding the tabs while minimized, is when i want to click fast on my CombatLog, i first have to hover over the Chat, then click.. it's to stressy for lazy people like me ;P
But feel free to modify the Addon, i think something like ChatTab1:Hide() will help =)
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Lightweight replacement for Minichat, interesting, does it also hide tha tabs while minimized ? cuz i'm using a chat KgPanel background so having the tabs visible would look ugly (i also have Fane affecting tabs) any possibility ?
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