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by: Phemoir [More]
HideChatButton
A button to hide chat.

This button will hide the chat interface. It hangs out in the lower left corner, and a click will toggle the chat panels on or off.
  • Chat notification support. Indicators show talking.
  • Keybind support! You can now bind a key to show/hide chat.
  • Move the button! Right-click-drag to move the button.
  • Mouse wheel support.
  • CTRL-click to reset button defaults.
  • SHIFT-click to toggle Keyable.
  • ALT-wheel to adjust button alpha.
  • Slash command added.


Chat Notifications - The button will now show a colored letter indicating what channel talking is happening on, so you can tell if a whisper or guild chat etc., has happened. This only appears when chat is hidden, and will appear while the frame is faded as non-keyable.


Keybind Support - You can now add a keybind to show or hide the chat frame. (It's a single toggle, not one to show and one to hide.) Look in esc > Key Bindings > Hide Chat Button to set.


Mouse Wheel - The mouse wheel will now let you show or hide the chat.


Keyable - The chat box by default will show or hide an edit frame to allow you to type when you type / or when you hit enter. The keyability option will now show a hidden chat box when you hit enter or type /, or not, you choose. The chat button will fade out when it is not keyable.

When it is not keyable, you can still type / or hit enter to show the edit box, allowing you to still type commands even, while keeping your chat hidden. This was added because it was incredibly annoying to try to use / commands with a hidden chat box.

SHIFT-mouse wheel will toggle keyablity.


Alpha Adjustment - You can now adjust the button's alpha state by using ALT-mouse wheel.


Slash Commands - You can toggle visibility with /hcb, or you can reset to defaults using either /hcb reset or /hcb default.
v6 - Slash commands added. Added alpha adjustment with ALT-wheel.
v5 - Chat notification. Keybind support. Keyability support. Mousewheel support.
v4 - Fixed tab hiding bug. Now movable. Right-click to drag. CTRL+right-click to reset.
v3 - Chat should stay hidden now until you hit the button to show it again.
v2 - Now hides floating chat windows.
v1 - A button to hide chat.
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Unread 07-26-14, 10:49 PM  
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I don't think mousewheel commands work? IDK its not changing alpha or keyability for me
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Thumbs up It's alive!!!

This works as of Wow 5.3, just update the TOC to 50300. No LUA bugs discovered so far!
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Originally Posted by Phemoir
v6 is up. Added an alpha fader, some slash commands.
Hi,

I really like this add-on that you've made. If I may make a suggestion? It'd be great if you make it so that hiding and revealing HCB through a slash command is done by parameter passing; like /hcb show and /hcb hide, instead of just /hcb. If it were so, it would make it really nice to to control through macros/scripts, and avoid toggling it visible when it is already hidden.

Thanks, and again, great job!

Edit: Nevermind, it's okay. I put it in myself. I hope you don't mind Thank you once again!
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v6 is up. Added an alpha fader, some slash commands.


@ zoktar - I never had any problems with anything showing through while minimized.
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Unread 11-03-11, 02:07 PM  
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Hide Button completely

Can you add a feature that hides the button completely? Even when faded out, it's still slightly visible. I have the chatframe on keybind toggle so I don't need any kind of visible button (faint as it might be). Please consider. Thanks.
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Unread 09-30-11, 03:14 PM  
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im curious how did you solve the icons in chat bleeding through?, im currently using kongs ui hider to hide chat while in combat, but icons keep bleeding through.

cheers.
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Is it possible to stop a certain chat tab (frame?) from hiding when using this addon? I have a separate chat window for "Loot" and I would like that to remain visible while hiding the rest while questing.
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Chat indicators tell what chat type just happened (whisper, raid, bg, etc).
Added a keybind.
Added keyability - / or enter will or won't show chat window.
Added mouswheel support.
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Great Mod, Just what I was looking for. But missing one feature that I would love to see. I do not know how hard it would be to do, but could a key binding feature be added. It kind of sucks everytime you want to chat you have to press the button. A keybind would be great.

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Fixed the tab bug, and made it movable.
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Unread 08-22-10, 05:19 AM  
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Originally posted by Phemoir


Edit - Ok, I've got it located. Add this line at line 45:
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             GeneralDockManager:Hide()   -- tabs
Somehow that got omitted in the last version. That'll work for now if you need it badly. I'll probably wait on a new version until I add a bit more to it.
Ok added that part and works like a charm.


Thanks a lot
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Originally posted by Xarl
It will even close the chat on the right side what i did not expect but the down side is that one Tab on the Main Chat window will stay in sight.
It should be closing all of them. You could try:

/framestack true

Then highlight the button that is remaining visible, and see what the name of the frame remaining is. It might help in figuring out why it's not closing them. Also, what mode of chat do you have?

esc > interface > social > chat type

I've tested it in both with multiple windows, and it seems to close them fine here. It's possible that you have another chat mode which has its own frame names?

Edit - Ok, I've got it located. Add this line at line 45:
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             GeneralDockManager:Hide()   -- tabs
Somehow that got omitted in the last version. That'll work for now if you need it badly. I'll probably wait on a new version until I add a bit more to it.
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Really not a bad idea when i think about it.

Buuuuut......I just stuck it on my Comp to Test it since there are times where i like to not see any chat at all. I have one window on the Left and one on the right. So far all good when i use your addon besides one thing.

It will even close the chat on the right side what i did not expect but the down side is that one Tab on the Main Chat window will stay in sight.

Here two Screens to show what i mean.

#1 Shows how it would look Normal:




#2 Shows when i use the button:




And then when its closed and i click on the one tab thats still showing it will disappear. But after opening i have to click the main tab for my second Tab to appear again.



Edit:
You think you can make the button movable ?
Would be really great


Just so you know
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Unread 08-18-10, 09:23 PM  
Phemoir
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Chat should now remain hidden until you hit the button again to show it.
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Unread 08-13-10, 03:34 PM  
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Hi,

Would it be possible to make the button flash if say you get a new whisper or someone says something in guild but of course ignore other channels?

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