Leatrix Plus FAQ: General information
- What is a blind repair?
After launching the game client, the guild funds amount is not known until you successfully repair or visit your guild bank. So a guild repair which is attempted prior to these events has to be done blindly (using guild funds first and then falling back on character funds). All addons (and even the default UI) suffer from this limitation in Blizzard's code.
- How can I move the configuration panels?
To move the configuration panels (for options such as map customisation), hold down the CTRL key and drag them. Unlike the main options panel, configuration panel positions are not saved between login sessions.
- How do I modify the anchor to mouse settings?
Click the configuration button to the right of the 'Anchor to mouse' option in the 'Misc' menu. Set the anchor dropdown to the part of the tooltip that you want fixed then adjust the offset sliders slowly to set the distance between the tooltip and the mouse pointer.
- Is the option to remove raid restrictions against the terms of service?
Of course not. The code that the option uses is part of the standard API which is provided by Blizzard. They don't allow their own API to break the terms of service. That would be pretty silly, would it not?
- Why do most options require a UI reload to invoke?
So that options which you choose not to enable don't take up any resources or cause conflicts with other addons. By and large, if you don't enable a particular option, then that option practically doesn't exist. No hooks, no events, no frames, nothing.
- Why not use Blizzard's addon panel?
Blizzard's addon panel is tightly integrated into the game options panel (they both share the same code) and because of this, taint issues are commonplace if you have ANY addons installed which use it. For this reason, Leatrix Plus uses it's own panel which doesn't taint (even during combat).
- Why not split the addon into many smaller addons?
Leatrix Plus is coded in a rather unique fashion. It uses a feature called code isolation which essentially means that options which are not enabled do not take up resources or cause conflicts. Similarly, all enabled options within the addon work together in perfect harmony with minimal resource usage. Thus, the current addon design should appeal to both minimalist and power users alike and there is no need to split the addon up.
- Can I update Leatrix Plus without restarting the game client?
Generally speaking, yes. Unless otherwise noted in the change log, you can just extract the updated files to the Leatrix Plus folder and reload your UI. The version number shown in Blizzard's addon manager won't change until you restart your game client but that's only a cosmetic issue, the addon will still be updated and function correctly.
- Will you add options for managing chat spam?
The problem with this is that Blizzard's chat filter API is broken (it taints the UI when used) and Blizzard doesn't seem to be too interested in fixing it. If Blizzard ever gets around to fixing their chat filter API, some chat filtering options (such as talent spam) will be added to Leatrix Plus.
- Will you publish Leatrix Plus on another website (such as Curse)?
No. It's far easier for me to keep Leatrix Plus secure, up to date and error free if it's only hosted in one location.
- Will you be updating Leatrix Plus for Warlords of Draenor?
Yes. Leatrix Plus 6 will be released alongside World of Warcraft patch 6 (hopefully second quarter, 2014).
- Will Leatrix Plus remain free?
Yes. Unlike certain authors, I won't be requiring that users of Leatrix software jump through hoops or make payments to get access to the download links. Leatrix.com is the official website for Leatrix software and download links will always be freely accessible to everyone.
- Which addons do you use?
I use Bartender, CTBuffMod and Leatrix Plus (with almost all options enabled). That's it. No FPS drops, no taint issues, no glyph or talent issues, no raid issues, no Lua errors and all three addons feature their own configuration panel. Perfect!