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Chicchai  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 3.4.3
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

3.4.3
* refix frozen chat window on login by direct calls of Animate() instead of unpdateHeight()
* respect MaximizeCombatLog on floating combatlog and handle docking/dedocking it

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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Archived Files (13)
File Name
Version
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Author
Date
3.4.2.2
4kB
Lolzen
12-13-17 05:32 PM
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 06-30-10, 01:50 PM  
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3.3.5 has hit, are you going to upload soon so i know if i need to fix hpanel? :3

no, but really. an update soon wouldn't be very wrong. Especially since you told us you had it ready
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CPU issues are gone! Now waiting for 3.3.5 to hit EU and then you can expect a release!

@ mouseover minimizing bug:
Please test it again in the rewrite and post here again if the issues still exists. I'll also check it bfore release.

@ alpha:
That's a good idea, I'll definitely consider that for the new version.

@ bottom vs centering:
Sorry, that's not something up to Chicchai to handle
This depends solely on the chat frame position / anchor, which again depends on your chat frame addon or the default Blizz UI.
More indepth stuff: Anchors work via :SetPoint() which is basically a way of telling WoW to "anchor the [BOTTOM] edge of the chat frame to the [BOTTOM] of the screen". In this example it would cause it to minimize to the bottom.
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On a separate note, is there any way to replicate the single greatest part of our dear departed MiniChat... the ability to change the alpha on minimized windows!

I don't mind having a couple lines showing if they're nearly invisible. It really cleans up my UI.

Oh, and how about the ability to have the windows animate to the bottom of said frame versus centering?
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I found a rather curious bug. If I make buttons to run the minimize and maximize scripts they work beautifully... UNLESS I mouseover one of the effected frames causing it to auto-maximize. The minimize script will no longer work no matter how many times I click the button... until I press the maximize one once (even though the frame is already maximized from said mouseover).
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I'm looking forward to it ^_^

I hope you don't have too much trouble resolving your CPU issues
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Yep, I already tested it on the PTR. The plan is to fix these issues in the upcoming rewrite (4.0?). Unfortunately, my CPU has some temperature issues at the moment and I can't risk logging into WoW, so I'm afraid the release will be delayed a few days.
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Hey Lolzen and Cargor.

Your mod took quite a hit this patch. I'll try to get some detailed bug reporting tomorrow (gotta hit the sack tonight) for you.

Please please please keep this excellent mod going !

Off the top of my head, the bugs I saw were that windows were not collapsing and that I was unable to open a text entry box when I had chicchai enabled. Neither / nor Enter would open one.

Thanks !
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Hey there! I am attempting to get this to do the same exact things it does for my first chatbox (and original) for my second chat box. I have not altered your scripting in any way. What would I need to add in?
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I had "CHAT_MSG_CHANNEL" still commented like a retard =/. Easy fix though. I had a feeling you are correct about the Prat problem howver. I suspect it may involve the "2 Column Chat" function for timestamping. I will do my own testing to see if I can figure it out. I look forward to a future rewrite with more customization and wish you good luck with your exams.

Edit: My suspicion was correct. Disabling the 2 Column Chat eliminates the "flickering" effect.
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Channels: Your code seems to be correct. Make sure that you've added "CHAT_MSG_CHANNEL" to the individual chat frame's config.

Different Heights: Not possible in the current version, but planned for the next rewrite.

Timestamps-Bug: Hmm, that sounds strange. Well, Chicchai only modifies the height of the frames, so I don't think that I can fix it from Chicchai's side of things. I suspect that Prat's own update-routines interfere somehow when the chat height is changed by an external addon.

I try to make Chicchai more configurable (and easier to maintain) with the next complete rewrite, but I'm neither the project leader (hey Lolzen ) nor do I have any time at the moment (final school exams).
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Unread 04-03-10, 05:39 AM  
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Wonderful mod. Couple things I'm looking for help with if possible. First the maximize on text in custom channels doesn't seem to be working. My lua file looks as below, but the frame will not maximize as intended.
Code:
-- Modify this to maximize only on special channels
-- comment/remove it to react on all channels
local channelNumbers = {
--	[1] = true,
--	[2] = true,
--	[3] = true,
        [5] = true,
        [6] = true,
        [7] = true,
}
Is this written correctly and not working or am I missing something? I have also tried removing the comment characters (--) from the first three channels and setting the arguments to false but this didn't seem to work either.

Second is it possible to set a separate maximize height for different frames? The added sorting menus on the Combat Log make it taller than the rest of my ui elements when maximized. It would be fantastic if i could set it to maximize ~20 pixels shorter than the main chat window so they both end up the same height when maximized.

Lastly, I don't know if this is a problem with the Prat addon not playing nice with yours, but when the chat frame animates, I get double timestamps ( [hh:mm:ss] [hh:mm:ss] [#] text ) on all my text lines until it finishes maximizing or minimizing at which point it returns to normal ( [hh:mm:ss] [#] text ). Any idea what causes this or how I could attempt to fix it? Thanks in advance and keep up the great work.
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Originally posted by Lolzen
Yeah i had this problem too sometimes, and just waited till the chat popped up again^^ But i will look into that soon, i like that idea^^
Nice.. I saw there was an update to the addon, and I saw the changelog, and then I saw this post I made a long time ago.. I had completely forgotten about it.

It looks like the old.. 'lost off-screen while moving' bug has been fixed I'm glad I could be a part of the addon's development. This is one of my 'must have' addons. This and T-Bag, which I also helped with a bug-fix .

Thanks very much for your contribution to the addon community
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Originally posted by Lolzen
Code:
-- Modify this to maximize only on special channels
-- comment/remove it to react on all channels
local channelNumbers = {
	[1] = true,
	[2] = true,
	[3]  = true,
}
Just add your channelnumber in here.
Code:
[ChannelNumber] = true,
seems bugged, I've tried so many things, I dont want the window to go up on trade general and all those other crap channels, only my nr 5-7 channels but when i add the channel to that list and remove rest nothing happens, same if i set them to false, if i remove the two -- infront of channels below any channel being typed in changes and i've tried so many variable functions like that but nothing seems to work.

and its causing me to miss out on the rogue chat etc :/
any solution to this?
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I noticed you said you can only make .lua changes to this file. Is there any way to write a gui into the game so we can make the changes without needing to know what a .lua even is.. Im a noob to this stuff and have no clue what im doing except downloading and using config's to adjust my settings.

Edit - Also, if i have some .lua errors associated with chicchai, are you able to diagnose them for me or am i SoL?

Edit - Nevermind, i uninstalled. But for future reference, some form of a GUI would be awesome! Also, the ability to click a button combination to keep the chat box from minimizing again would be great. Like Ctrl + Right Click will keep it maximized till you do so again, or something.
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I'd like to use this addon to make my UI cleaner for recording movies. That's why I'd like the chat to minimize only when I'm in a raid and in combat. Could someone help me with that? (Would be nice if I could still use the usual options to make it maximize when it does minimize)
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