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Alt-Tab Toggle
Version: 2.3.0
by: Cyprias [More]
Check Alt-Tab Toggle on Curse.com for the latest version.

Alt-Tab Toggle (ATT) will force WoW to the foreground on events when you're alt-tabbed. Optionally you can choose to only play a sound when one of these events fire. Then you can tab back into WoW at your leisure.

Events that ATT will toggle include

* Auctioneer scan, search and post complete (2.0.6beta) [W]
* BankStack complete (2.0.3beta) [W]
* BG Deserter debuff expire,
* BG idle debuff,
* BG gates opening
* Duel request (2.1.5beta),
* Dungeon Deserter/Cooldown debuff expire [Broken]
* Enemy detected,
* Enter Battleground window,
* Enter combat,
* Flight land,
* Group invite,
* Group ready check,
* LFG boot proposal,
* LFG enter proposal,
* LFG role check,
* Mailbox, finished looting (2.1.7beta) [W]
* Resurrection request (2.1.2beta)
* Summon request,
* Trade skill finish crafting (2.0.8beta), [W]
* Whispers
* Wintergrasp Starting
* Zeppelin arrival (1.4.1beta)
[W] = window mode only


FAQ:
Q) How does ATT bring WoW to the foreground?
A) ATT uses a console command gxRestart that inadvertently causes WoW to jump to the foreground.
Q) I'm in window mode and WoW's not coming up.
A) Unfortunately the console gxRestart command doesn't work in window mode. You'll have to use the alert sound.
Q) I'm in window mode and ATT's alerting when I'm not alt tabbed.
A) The Alt-Tab Detection is giving false positive. This usually happens to slow PCs or under heavy load (-10FPS). If this is causing problems, turn off Alt-Tab Detection and manually activate ATT by typing /att before you alt tab out.
Q) How does Alt-Tab Detection work?
A 1) When fullscreen WoW loses focus, frames stop updating. ATT checks if it's been 5+ seconds since the last frame update.
A 2) When windowmode WoW loses focus, FPS drops to -10, ATT checks if your FPS has dropped below 10 for over 5 seconds. this could give false positives on slow PCs.
Q) What does AFK Activate do?
A) AFK Activate is a old feature that activated ATT when you went /afk. Once you returned you could move/jump and ATT would deactivate. AFK Activate isn't needed now with Alt-Tab Detection.
Q) Will you add a toggle for the ingame alarm clock?
A) Currently not possible. When WoW loses focus frames stop firing OnUpdate. The alarm clock uses OnUpdate to fire the alarm.
Q) ATT caused WoW to crash and give error #132.
A) Checkout Blizzard's Error #132 page. If that doesn't help try enabling ATT's Sound Only option on.
Q) AddonUsage / TitanPerformance claims ATT is using lots of CPU usage, why?
A) The Ace3 libraries ATT uses are probably being used by other addons and ATT is getting the blame. Try downloading Ace3 separately from here and see if that helps.
Q) Are there alternatives to Alt-Tab Toggle?
A) Yes, LFGMaximizer, EventNotifier and AltTabber that I know of.

Credits:
  • CUDiLLA - German (deDE) translator
  • kdw112 - Korean (koKR) translator
  • fxpark - Korean (koKR) translator
  • KAPMA - Russian (ruRU) translator
  • zhTW - Traditional Chinese (zhTW) translator
  • Mars1491 - Traditional Chinese (zhTW) translator

Translators needed - apply localizations here.

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Tagged as 2.3.0
- Fixed error on login.
- Added auto enabling all sounds before playing alert sound, then returning sounds to previous setting 2 seconds later.
- Added AceTimer.
- Fixed ZeppelinArrival not detecting NPC names from their npcIDs.
- Updated TOC to 40200.
- Set PlaySound to Master channel.
- Fixed combatlog error from 4.2 in EnemyDetect module.


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Tagged as 2.2.2beta
- Added auto enabling all sounds before playing alert sound, then returning sounds to previous setting 2 seconds later.
- Added AceTimer.

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Tagged as 2.2.1beta
- Fixed error on login.

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Tagged as 2.2.0beta.
- Updated toc for 4.0.1 with compatible with 3.5.
- I'm using the alpha version of AceGUI-3.0-SharedMediaWidgets because the last tagged version is out of date.
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Old 01-27-12, 12:00 PM  
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Any chance for an update for 4.3? It stopped working and it's giving errors Really liked the addon!
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Old 09-16-11, 08:44 PM  
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Re: Loading screen

Originally posted by Tzarina
Hello!

Just stumbled upon this addon and it looks fantastic, however, I was wondering if it is possible to add an option to force WoW to the foreground when loading screens are finished? In some cases I have pretty long loading screens, so I usually alt-tab out in the meanwhile.
That's a good idea. I'll think about it.
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Old 09-16-11, 02:06 AM  
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Loading screen

Hello!

Just stumbled upon this addon and it looks fantastic, however, I was wondering if it is possible to add an option to force WoW to the foreground when loading screens are finished? In some cases I have pretty long loading screens, so I usually alt-tab out in the meanwhile.
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Old 11-16-10, 03:19 AM  
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Originally posted by Cyprias
I'll take another look at it later. Could 'Deactivate after toggle' be causing ATT to deactivate on the first toggle/alert?


This relies on detecting the NPC at the dock yelling out a zeppelin has arrived. It only works in window mode. It's also possible Blizzard changed the npcIDs of the NPCs. I'll test it later.
I do not have deactivate after toggle enabled if that helps.

Was in fullscreen windowed with the zepplins, so npcID seems to be the right answer.


EDIT: Well, after about an hour of play, the /att stopped working to enable / disable the addon. Turned off every mod and only ran with ATT on so nothing can conflict and it still no longer works, even after completely shutting the game down and logging back in with only ATT.

I can still turn it on / off via the checkbox and the addon still works fine. I get no LUA errors at all, bugsack nor blizzard show anything wrong.
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Old 11-16-10, 03:16 AM  
Cyprias
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-When Active is checked, it still unchecks itself when i reload the UI or log out of the game. This happens even with 'Activate on Login' enabled.
I'll take another look at it later. Could 'Deactivate after toggle' be causing ATT to deactivate on the first toggle/alert?

-Zepplin Arrival wasnt working for me (Orgrimmar > Borrean Tundra + Orgimmar to Undercity).
This relies on detecting the NPC at the dock yelling out a zeppelin has arrived. It only works in window mode. It's also possible Blizzard changed the npcIDs of the NPCs. I'll test it later.
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Old 11-16-10, 01:51 AM  
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Tried the 2.2.2beta version.

-Typing /att does work now for me.

-Sound Effects no longer needs to be enabled. /cheer

-When Active is checked, it still unchecks itself when i reload the UI or log out of the game. This happens even with 'Activate on Login' enabled.

-Zepplin Arrival wasnt working for me (Orgrimmar > Borrean Tundra + Orgimmar to Undercity).


I can definitely deal with typing /att when logging in to fire up the addon. The sound effects fix is very much appreciated.
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Old 11-15-10, 03:58 PM  
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-Checking the Active box will always uncheck itself when you log out or reload your UI. Very annoying.
Enable the 'Activate at login' option.

-Typing /att no longer works as a shortcut.
/att activates the addon for me.

-Chat is spammed with alerts (not sounds), even when the option fields are unchecked (combat, unfriendly player, etc etc).
I haven't seen this bug yet.

-Sound is only playable if you when you turn on Sound Effects, meaning you have to listen to every single annoying sound in the game, for this addon to work.
Before the recent patch addons weren't affected by sound options. In ATT 1.4.x the addon would enable all sounds, play the sound then revert to previous sound settings. When I made ATT 2.x.x I found enabling all sounds unnecessary. Now that addons are affected by the games sound options, I'll bring back the enable all sounds feature.
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Old 11-15-10, 01:47 AM  
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Awesome addon, but seems to be some pretty obnoxious bugs.

-Checking the Active box will always uncheck itself when you log out or reload your UI. Very annoying.

-Typing /att no longer works as a shortcut.

-Chat is spammed with alerts (not sounds), even when the option fields are unchecked (combat, unfriendly player, etc etc).

-Sound is only playable if you when you turn on Sound Effects, meaning you have to listen to every single annoying sound in the game, for this addon to work.

Im not sure why Sound Effects needs to be enabled, i am 99% certain you only had to have Sound Enabled, but you could uncheck everything while leaving Sound in Background checked, and hear this addon just fine without having to listen to the rediculous amount of ambient / background noises.

This new Sound Effects requirement has been in all of the "recent" updates, but the older versions (months back), did not require this... why was this changed?

Amazing addon, but there are a few things that make it unpleasant to use currently

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I have actually reverted all the way back to 1.4.0

With 1.4.0 everything works perfectly. Every single one of the above listed bugs is no longer an issue at all. Everything runs perfectly, no spam, you dont have to have Sound Effects turned on (only Sound), the text commands work, and it saves your settings between login and reloads. The interface is very different on this very old version (but honestly, its a much cleaner layout and much much more user friendly).

I would love to see the newer beta versions updated with the bugs squashed, but i honestly thought this project was dead.

I am very glad the 1.4.0 original still works flawlessly, and i would suggest anyone wanting to try this amazing addon out, to give the 1.4.0 a try if the newer 2.X.X versions are giving you problems.

Kudos to the author for still keeping this alive, it really is an awesome addon. Hope you find more time to squash some bugs and put the finishing touches onto the 2.X versions.
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Old 08-06-10, 06:27 AM  
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is there a way to turn off the chat-message while ingame ? or in general ?
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Old 08-03-10, 02:05 PM  
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Originally posted by Juddr
Great addon!

And just so you know - we linked to it on MMO Melting Pot (link goes to the post) yesterday to let everyone know it's here. Here's hoping people pick up on it.
Wonderful.
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Old 08-03-10, 11:38 AM  
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Great addon!

And just so you know - we linked to it on MMO Melting Pot (link goes to the post) yesterday to let everyone know it's here. Here's hoping people pick up on it.
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Old 07-26-10, 03:06 AM  
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I try it atm and I become a critical error if the addon would tab in.
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love it <3
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