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gChat  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 1.5 (unfinished beta) + gLib
by: Goldpaw [More]
From version 1.4, gMedia is no longer bundled, and needs to be downloaded separately!


This addon is developed for those people that wants a simple mod to manipulate the chatframes to fit their UIs, but don't wish to install major chat addons like Prat or ChatMod. It contains no heavy databases, no highlighting of words, no spamfilters, no nothing.

/gChat - Opens the main options menu
/tt or /wt - Whispers your current target
/tf or /wf - Whispers your current focus target

What does it do?
  • Hides the buttons and arrows next to the chatframes
  • Enable the use of the arrowkeys in the editbox
  • Can move the editbox to the top of the chatframe
  • Can hide the background of the editbox
  • Abbreviates the channel names
  • Prevent the chat from fading out
  • Outlined and shadowed chat to make it easier to read

How can I configure it?
  • Access the options from Options -> Interface -> AddOns -> gChat
  • Type "/gchat"

What is the name of the UI and Addons in your screenshots?
  • gUI
1.5
- Updated to work with the WoW 3.3.5 Patch
- Removed timestamps, as these are done properly by the default UI now
- Removed mousewheel scrolling, as this is handled by the default UI now

1.45
- Shortened XP reports a bit.

1.44
- Now uses gLib 2.4

1.43
- Now using gLib's localization handler
- Changed some of the Honor abbreviations, should function in all locales now
- Added a lot of abbreviations, including experience gains (and losses...?)

1.42
- Removed gChat:GetName() to gChat:GetCharName() to counter some interesting problems with Auctionator

1.41
- Now embeds gLib.

1.4
- Modified to use gLib2 and gMedia2
- No longer comes bundled with gLib and gMedia, these 2 libraries are now dependencies
- More abbreviations added for loot, quest rewards and Honor kills
- Now uses gLib.String:Upper() to abbreviate numbered channel names
- New slash commands; /tt and /tf (or /wt and /wf), to whisper target or focus. Credits to Alunora for the original TellTarget code. Modified to avoid input bug when using keybinds, only send the whisper upon releasing the key, as well as fit gChat better in general.
- Removed /resetall and /configure commands
- Option to reset settings to defaults now available via the Interface Options Menu
- Reworked the options and functions to display the clutter

1.3
- Fixed a bug with the /resetall command
- Removed "YELL" and "WHISPER" from default sticky channels. Really, who wants to yell as default?
- Last finishing period of a chat line should no longer disappear
- Removed some depracated variables from the default settings
- Added options to remove brackets from chat. This option also removes the brackets from the timestamps.
- Chat abbreviations and timestamps should now persist through zoning
- Made abbreviations compatible with pretty much all locales (in theory), credits to Baine for this!

1.292
- gMedia updated, changed the input form of gMedia:panel()

1.291
- gLib updated, configuration menus should work again for all users

1.29
- Added role icons for Dungeons to the chat.
- Gave the editbox a glowing shadow in the relevant chat type color when neonchat is activated
- Added functionality that makes all channels available as sticky channels (Speak directly in Officer, Trade, etc when pressing ENTER)

1.28
- Removed the references to /setmain and /clearalias from the main menu

1.27
- Alias functionality removed. Proved to interfere too much with other addons.

1.26
- Now unregisters events that are no longer needed

1.25d
- Fixed a bug that broke the ability to type /afk or /dnd. AFK and DND flags should once more be functional.

1.25c
- Rewrote the alias routines, and deactivated it when WIM is loaded. Too hard to work around WIM's complete take-over of whispers

1.25b
- gLib updated to 1.01 to work around some justifyH errors. Changed the manner of a fail-check in gLib:CreateCheckButton() and gLib:CreateText().

1.25
- Bugfix needed on the new alias routines. Apparently Blizzard doesn't send your text to the SendChatMessage() command when it's typed via the editBox, so some major ghettohacks were needed to make it work in most scenarios. Not happy.

1.24
- Dependant on gLib. Code to create UI elements and Interface Options Panel removed, since gLib does this.
- New feature: Added /setmain and /clearalias commands to set and show your main character when playing on your alts

1.23
- Settings should once again be saved between sessions

1.22
- Moved ChatFrameEditBox's gMedia:panel() call to the ADDON_LOADED() event handler
- Changed some values in the gMedia:panel() call to nil
- Fixed a line of text in the options menu that was larger than it should be

1.21
- Added some brackets to faulty truth/false checks
- Fixed a spelling error, probably made some new ones

1.2
- Added a custom EditBox with neon effects. Credits to Mikma.
- Changed Party Leader to Dungeon Guide, added abbreviation
- Added an unholy dependence on gMedia... *gasp*
- Some more stuff I've totally forgotten

1.1
- Changed the colors of all gAddon names
- Added an option to show the bottom arrow when not being at the bottom of a chat frame
- Added the ability to move the chatframe clutter to the right side of the chat frame
- Changed some of the default settings

1.0b2
- Options for showing timestamps and abbreviating channel names now work as intended

1.0b
- Split the options for outlined and shadowed chat for greater customization
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1.44
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06-09-10 03:36 PM
1.42
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05-14-10 08:43 AM
1.41
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05-13-10 10:51 AM
1.4
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1.3
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04-06-10 04:01 PM
1.291
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03-20-10 03:33 PM
1.27
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03-17-10 10:16 AM
1.25d
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1.25c
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1.25
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1.25
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1.24
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1.23
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1.22
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1.21
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03-11-10 05:27 AM
1.2
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Goldpaw
03-11-10 03:24 AM
1.1
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Old 11-30-10, 04:38 AM  
Mjolkspam
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I don't know if this is something with the gChat, but when i loggin (everytime) i speak in Thalassian etc, so i always need to change to Orcish everytime i loggin.

I will check if i can find anything that can cause that

EDIT* Ehm, i tested to turn off addons more now. And the one that
did so it started to work normal again was gWatch, it's when i have that On
the chat fails with the language.
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Old 11-16-10, 02:18 PM  
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Gchat doesn't seem to work like it should.
I get to see the type bar continously and most of all it start collecting garbage at a fast rate.

No errors pop-up though.
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Old 10-03-10, 05:45 PM  
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Hello there :-) Great chat mod very unintrusive which i like very much. But i've got this wierd problem. When i use the gchat mod, my xloot (http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-a...ils/xloot.aspx) addon stops working It simply does not echo the loot on the screen as it's supposed to? Could there be some kind of interference going on? Please keep up the good work :-) Regards from Denmark

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Old 09-14-10, 12:13 PM  
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Originally posted by Bandes
Nice I can wait
My last ask... I will remove the Braket in [PlayerName]
how can I make the ??

lg Ronny
No brackets in the beta version I'm currently using myself. No idea how the current available version handles things, though. So once again; patience!
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Old 09-12-10, 03:09 AM  
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Nice I can wait
My last ask... I will remove the Braket in [PlayerName]
how can I make the ??

lg Ronny
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Old 09-12-10, 01:40 AM  
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Originally posted by Bandes
Theres the Best Chat Addon
Can you add the function to move the Editbox everywhere ???
I have been thinking about it, and it's certainly something I wish to add at one point.

But it will NOT be a part of the next build that I'll hopefully upload within a week from today. All the other issues with the editbox has been solved in the next build though. It hides 100% even when in IM mode. And I've added some nice features regarding the look of the chat tabs.

But you'll all see that within a week. (hopefully)
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Old 09-11-10, 07:02 PM  
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Theres the Best Chat Addon
Can you add the function to move the Editbox everywhere ???
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Old 08-14-10, 12:57 PM  
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Originally posted by Mjolkspam
Oh, thx. Didnt think about that
Now it's all great again ^^
Bugged the hell out of me for weeks too!

I am planning on overriding the blizzard default though, in a future build. When users choose "always hidden", the editbox SHOULD always be hidden, regardless of what Blizzard says. I designed this addon to be easy-to-use, and to fit into any UI package on the planet. And that only works if the option to hide the butt ugly default editbox ALWAYS works!

I would have to come up with another way of visually identifying what the current active chat frame is, though, for user that prefer the new IM styled chat. I know my girlfriend does, because it allows her to chat to 10000 people at the same time without ever messing up the tells. She has 10000 whisper windows open of course. But to her, it's all good. She clicks the tab that's blinking, and hits Enter to chat. It never fails, and so I reckon my addon should support this better.
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Old 08-14-10, 11:25 AM  
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Oh, thx. Didnt think about that
Now it's all great again ^^
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Old 08-14-10, 06:44 AM  
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Originally posted by Mjolkspam
Hello, i might have some problems with the chatfram, but not realy sure
if this is intended to be there.

The editbox is there all the time, even if i doesnt write anything etc, it's
an faded version of the one you see when you write.
And it's right ontop of the tabs, General, Combat Log etc.
Here's an video i made to show how it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TgzfxgShxc

It's pretty annoying imo ^^ I can't berly change tabs.

/ Mjolkspam
This is not a gChat problem, it's a "feature". Kindly added by Blizzard in the WoW patch 3.3.5.

Go into the Blizzard Interface Options - Social. After patch 3.3.5 there's an option to choose between "classic" or "IM" styled chat. The difference is that IM has a separate editbox for every single window, with separate histories, separate "sticky" channels (channels you last typed into that appears when you hit Enter) and all that. And of course; IM only slightly fades out the editbox, it doesn't hide it. The intention is that you're supposed to see which of your windows currently are active.

Set the chat style to "classic style" in the blizard interface options menu (located in the social submenu), and the editbox should disappear like before.

On a sidenote;
In the next and upcoming version of gChat, I have removed the special gChat editbox. It'll be an optional plugin instead. This was partly because I wanted to remove gChat's dependence on gMedia.
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Old 08-13-10, 01:37 PM  
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Originally posted by Mjolkspam
Hello, i might have some problems with the chatfram, but not realy sure
if this is intended to be there.

The editbox is there all the time, even if i doesnt write anything etc, it's
an faded version of the one you see when you write.
And it's right ontop of the tabs, General, Combat Log etc.
Here's an video i made to show how it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TgzfxgShxc

It's pretty annoying imo ^^ I can't berly change tabs.

/ Mjolkspam
Mine does that also you have to disable the textbox at the top of the window option or whatever its called
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Old 08-13-10, 10:22 AM  
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Hello, i might have some problems with the chatfram, but not realy sure
if this is intended to be there.

The editbox is there all the time, even if i doesnt write anything etc, it's
an faded version of the one you see when you write.
And it's right ontop of the tabs, General, Combat Log etc.
Here's an video i made to show how it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TgzfxgShxc

It's pretty annoying imo ^^ I can't berly change tabs.

/ Mjolkspam
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Old 07-19-10, 08:46 AM  
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Originally posted by Goldpaw
It's a feature I plan to add, yes.

I have no ETA on when. I originally wanted to include it for the WoW patch 3.3.5 update, but things seldom or never go as I plan.

Hopefully I'll be able to update gChat sometime before August, or in the beginning of August. That's the personal deadline I've given myself to finish my UI, and gChat is very much a part of that.

Still... no guarantees. It's just an unofficial estimate.
Awesome sounds really good
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Old 07-19-10, 05:04 AM  
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It's a feature I plan to add, yes.

I have no ETA on when. I originally wanted to include it for the WoW patch 3.3.5 update, but things seldom or never go as I plan.

Hopefully I'll be able to update gChat sometime before August, or in the beginning of August. That's the personal deadline I've given myself to finish my UI, and gChat is very much a part of that.

Still... no guarantees. It's just an unofficial estimate.
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Old 07-18-10, 12:33 PM  
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Ehm, is it possible to add so you can copy an Link like and Youtube link
that would be awesome.

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