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Feralmordius

join:2011-01-18
reply to Dissembled

Re: [Raiding] UI and Addon Thread

said by Dissembled:

To me, it just seemed like the integration between Spartan and Bartender was not very good at all.

Yeah, I got Spartan and Bartender setup the way I like them including showing/using 10 bars. It took a lot of time and bartender is very finicky about placement. This is one reason I don't mess with my UI to much. Spartan looks pretty but it does take up space and really limits your customization.
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mettachain
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reply to JoelC707
Do you click your action bars a lot? If not, you could probably reduce the size of those buttons by 5, 10, maybe even 15% and still be able to see the GCD/CD of your abilities on there. If you use OmniCC like I do for cooldown text, the text will overlay smaller buttons no problem.
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said by mettachain:

Do you click your action bars a lot? If not, you could probably reduce the size of those buttons by 5, 10, maybe even 15% and still be able to see the GCD/CD of your abilities on there. If you use OmniCC like I do for cooldown text, the text will overlay smaller buttons no problem.

Even if you are a clicker... I'd still recommend scaling down the bars and removing padding between the action buttons. My Wife is a clicker, and we shrunk down her action bars to 70% of their normal size.
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JoelC707
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How's this one look?
I click anything not on the main bar. what abilities these are depends on the toon but my "working" abilities that you use during a fight are on the main bar and are generally actuated with 1 to 8 or so. As for the bars, yeah I can adjust the size, columns (buttons), spacing, padding and overall scale.

I did shrink the dominoes XP/Rep bar but then I killed it to try and get used to x-perl's bars instead. I also turned back on x-perls buff display (there was some issue with it with the "extra" bar for DK runes, holy power, etc where that bar would interfere with the buffs) so let's see how this works.

cymraeg
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it looks cramped not cluttered but cramped what is your ui scale at, not resolution scale?

JoelC707
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Not sure, never adjusted it so I assume 100%? Do you mean the scale for the bars or an overall scale somewhere?

cymraeg
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in the menu of wow, system button, you can change the entire scale of your ui, not the size of one particular addon, it changes how everything looks, default is 1.5 i believe i reduced mine to 1 and everything lines up better for my resolution and size of my monitor.
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Ahhh nice. I found the setting it was on "default". The issue I saw was that the 1.0 indicated, never changed as I moved the slider so I really don't know what I have it set to currently. I have it one notch above "low" and I kept going back and forth between one notch and two notches. Either is a major change from default and I like it for sure.

cymraeg
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ya see that looks less cramped


mettachain
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reply to JoelC707
You know...you can probable move your Micro menu bar under your Recount frame and push your chat box down a nudge. You can also go into Omen3 and Recount options to recolor them to fit with your theme or whatever too.

Why do you need your Recount window so big? With Dominoes, do you have an option to move your Tooltip at all? Seems odd to have a tooltip in that position on your UI.
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said by mettachain:

With Dominoes, do you have an option to move your Tooltip at all

That's why I ended up downloading TipTac. It lets me move where all of the tooltips are anchored.


mettachain
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ElvUI also has the option to move your tolltips, toasts, and achievement positions


Immer
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true, though if he is happy with his current setup overall, TipTac is a much smaller change to make.


mettachain
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is the author updating tiptac now? i remember trying to use that addon before and it would always break trying to pull info on other character i had moused over.
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Jobbie
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tiptac still works and its being updated at least in Curse


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reply to mettachain
The TipTacTalents lib (a common addition) is broken, but they added a Spec line to the core TipTac addon that works fine.

If you still have TTTalents installed, remove that.

JoelC707
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The pet bar is in the bottom right corner so it would be above that but yeah I could probably move the menu bar there. That would be another change to get used to as I'm so used to it being where it is now. Not really going for a theme but it's good to know I can recolor them to match a theme if I want to.

I don't believe dominoes lets you move the tool tip and yeah I would prefer to either have recount in another spot or move the tool tip. i have recount so wide because of cross-realm naming adding on the server name. It makes the char name so long it collides with the count. Not really a bid deal but it bothered me enough to resize it. I could expand as needed and shrink it back down later too.

The achievement toast and realid broadcast/logon-off gets in the way too, or did. I'm not sure if it still does with the resizing and moving I've done. I should probably see if it still gets in the way before I go trying to solve something that doesn't need solving. LOL

I'm actually happy with my UI I think. I thought I was happy with it before and you guys showed me I can make it better. I started with Dominoes so it's all I know and to try and play without it is difficult for me to say the least. If I replaced it, it would have to be with something similar (which I believe many of the similar ones like bartender will do) as I do not like the stock bars.

Oh BTW, for dominoes, I have 10 total bars and I used to use all 10 in some form. I found it took up too much space and kept me from seeing what was right underneath me or clicking on things that were close to me as abilities were "on top" and I'd click them instead. I then started making a giant U shape and this helped but now I just use the first 5 bars. Bars 6-10 are specialty bars and are hidden. They become active and replicate down to bar 1 under certain circumstances (druid shapeshifting is my main use for it).

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the good thing about bar 4 is that it acts like the wow bars when shapeshifting, so youre standard druids spells on bar 1 then when shape shift bar changes to that specific form, so there is no need to have another bar,i use 4 bars total with bar 4, 1 and 2 are stacked then 3 and 4 are 6 buttons 2 rows high, and i have plenty of room for whatever i might want to do
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ElvUI
Omen
Recount
Postal
Auctionator
gatherer
Decursive(for those classes that use it)
Mik Battle Text
TomTom
Vend-o-matic
dbm
cartographer
healbot for my druid
Atlas
Atlasloot


Immer
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very clean look. Just out of curiosity... how much memory is devoted to addons?

dgass

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ElvUI is 6.35MB
recount 1.45MB
TomTom 1.22MB
The rest are all less that 1MB

But I have Auctionator and others related to AH in the background that take up lots more.


Immer
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smaller than I had expected... that's good news


Feralmordius

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This looks good. If I change my UI this is similar to what I would like to end with. Now how to get there from here...

Where do you have your raid frames at? Does this support hidden bars or pop out bars for things like professions?
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UI with and without targets.

Everything important at the center of my screen.
When I have more time I'll include one with party/raid frames.

Bartender
Xperl
IceHud
Quartz
Grid
Carbonite
Pratt
Gladiator LOS
Gladius
LoseControl
DoomCooldown Pulse
MoveAnything

Several more that I'm forgetting.

dgass

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reply to Feralmordius
The Raid frames are on the left above chat and below Omen.

I'll post a cap when i get home.

As for the pop outs I don't use anything like that, I just have a button on the far right for each profession and or DE'n etc.

cymraeg
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snuff is like me, simple and clean, a proper ui


Snuffbox
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It looks clean currently....

Add targets, focus, party frames, Gladius, Grid, Lose Control, Power Auras (Weak Auras) & arena frames - and that screen looks a lot different.

However, I agree. I like a minimalist setup only showing what I need - I just need to see a lot of stuff...

cymraeg
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true but pvp is different, minimal targets, i can understnad need to know when in an arena setting, you dont have the blizz ui telling you hey this guy is casting something so gtfo.
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Yeah... no DBM for arena.

Gladiator LOS is an incredible addon however that announces cooldowns - strongly recommend for PvPers.


Nick D
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My UI. I realize now I should have stood in the shit just to show my debuffs, which hover mid screen to the right of my toon, very large and easy to see.

ChocolateBar on top with various brokers
MSBT for combat text
Bartender
VuhDo
Shadowed Unit Frames
SexyMap
WeakAuras are providing those buff/debuff bars
The rage meter is called Comergy. Was meant for rogues, but works for rage and focus too
Prat is installed as well.

Not shown:
Bagnon
AtlasLoot
Postal, Auctionator, etc
AutoCombatLogger

I need to streamline MSBT and I want my sidebar keybinds more visible, so I will probably extend my bottom bars at some point.

EDIT: forgot to mention: I use Quartz. The enemy cast bar is large and to the left of the toon. My own cast bar is in the gap between the WeakAuras buff/debuff timers and the player health frame.