Action Bar Saver

Quick little mod, allows you to setup different profiles for your action bars. Mainly this is for hybrid classes that want to be able to respec without spending 10-20 minutes setting their action bars up. All you do is type /abs save <name> and it'll save the location of all your spells, macros and items.

For example, if you're currently a Feral Druid you can type /abs save feral then you can respec to Resto and setup your bars, then type /abs save resto once you go respec back to Feral you can then train all your spells again and type /abs restore feral and you'll get your feral setup without all the work of actually finding where you placed things.

Works with any custom interface like Bongos provided you're not using more then the standard 120 action buttons, ones that provided features to go past 120 will cause only the standard 120 to be saved/restored. This isn't a bug however, just a limitation in the WoW AP

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  • Avatar of Biruta Biruta Feb 08, 2016 at 14:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @CKlausi: Go

    I noticed this "bug" too. Any solution?

  • Avatar of meljen meljen Dec 12, 2014 at 17:50 UTC - 0 likes

    I just had to say THANK YOU - it was such a nice surprise to see this updated! Your addon is one of the few that I almost reqiure in my toolkit when I play WoW. I have been using it for a few years now, even when it was classified as outdated. I can't tell you how much of a headache you've saved me when I am constantly changing UI layouts, action bars, and trees. I would have white hair by now otherwise, lol. ;-)

    Thank you so much!

  • Avatar of CKlausi CKlausi Nov 29, 2014 at 13:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for updating. :) One thing I noticed: The addon does not save garrison spells, mounts or the random favorite mount button.

  • Avatar of ephemeross ephemeross Oct 21, 2014 at 16:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @phoo2: Go

    Seems to have worked, thank you! :)

  • Avatar of phoo2 phoo2 Oct 19, 2014 at 19:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Try editing actionbarsaver.lua and change

    local MAX_MACROS = 54 local MAX_GLOBAL_MACROS = 36


    local MAX_MACROS = 198 local MAX_GLOBAL_MACROS = 180

  • Avatar of ephemeross ephemeross Oct 14, 2014 at 15:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Hoping this will be updated for WoD / 6.0 I tested it on beta and it wouldn't save/restore macros properly.

  • Avatar of flopsygamer flopsygamer Oct 16, 2013 at 03:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Any idea how to get this to properly restore hunter trap items? It says they are in error when I do a restore. They copy to the bars just fine, but don't restore.

  • Avatar of papsol papsol Oct 03, 2012 at 23:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Heya, this is a much needed addon for myself. I tend to obsess over my UI being as identical as possible among all characters and specs and have doubles of several classes which cloning of the action bar setup is a must.

    I was curious about two possible features:

    1. The ability to save/load specific action bars, not just all of them globally. This would help a lot for keeping specific bars identical on both specs of a character. I often times update a bar on one spec and then need to switch specs and do the same, else they are not identical.

    2. Possibly the ability to flag a profile for auto save/load on a per character/spec basis. This ability could also extend to suggestion 1 for auto save/load of specific bars instead of all bars. I imagine it works as so: Autosaves when ACTIONBAR_SLOT_CHANGED is fired. It then uses a savedvariable to record the timestamp of when the change occured. This timestamp is used as a reference point for the auto-restore feature to compare against the time stamp it records for the last time it loaded the profile. This is used to avoid unecessary restores. Auto-Restore checks can run on specific events like spec changes, and enter world events.

    Anyways, I'm dreaming a little here, always on the pursuit of perfection from an addon. This one however, works as advertised and is wonderful. The above features would just be added bonuses. Thanks for your consideration and work on this addon.

  • Avatar of Alyred Alyred Sep 02, 2012 at 20:59 UTC - 1 like

    Thank you for the mod, and the update! Use it all the time.

    Any thoughts about making a small GUI for it, perhaps to list the saved profiles graphically, or to allow for automatic loading when your spec changes?



Date created
May 01, 2009
Last update
Nov 26, 2014
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