Sample display

AdiBags displays the content of your bags in one view, distributed into several sections using smart filters.

It is heavily inspired by Nargiddley’s Baggins.

Configuration is available through Blizzard addon panel, /adibags chat command or right-clicking on the LDB plugin.

Important note about localized filters: some filters rely on translations from LibBabble-Inventory-3.0 so if some of them behave strangely in your locale, please take a look at the library translation status.

About patch 6.0.2

Blizzard has introduced a lot of new inventory features with the patch 6.0.2. I (Adirelle, AdiBags’ author) have absolutely no control over the way these built-in features work. It is all or nothing: either AdiBags uses a feature as is, either I have to code it myself. I had some of these features built into AdiBags in the past, but this was clumsy, using the API in a way that it was not meant to, and ultimately buggy for some users. So I decided to remove my code in favor of the built-in ones, even if it meant a minor degration of the original feature. If Blizzard improves some of these features in the future, AdiBags will automatically benefit from these improvements.

So, in short:

  • AdiBags now uses the built-in “new itemAPI, though it only detects looted/crafted/reward items. I added another module to highlight you what moves in bags to compensate for the loss of full item detection.
  • AdiBags now uses the built-in “sort bags“ feature. It may cause a spike of lag but works very quickly and does the job right.
  • AdiBags fully supports the reagent bank, including the built-in “deposit all reagents” feature. I know it moves enchanters’ velum to the reagent tab, but hopefully Blizzard will fix this.


Important notice: since v1.6.12-beta-1, AdiBags embeds BugGrabber, an error catching addon. Please check the error is really about AdiBags before reporting them here. I suggest installing BugSack to catch the errors.

Please report any bug or error using the wowace bug tracker (your Curse account works there). The comments section below is not meant to report and track bugs. I won’t reply to bug reports in the comment section anymore.

Some words about submitting bug reports:

  • I do not care about “it doesn’t work, fix it!” messages. I need to know how it failed and a way to reproduce the bug so I can test it and make sure I fix it.
  • Bug reports are not in the “fire and forget” kind of things. I may have to ask you some details.
  • Please check all existing tickets and the “known issues” section below before submitting new ones. Duplicate reports will be rejected on sight.

Bug tracker
WoWace forum thread


Most of these features may be configured. Check out the configuration panel ! (using the /adibags chat command or clicking on the bag icon, you have any LDB display)

  • Smart filters are used to distribute items into several sections, including:
    • Item sets of the Blizzard’s gear manager (one section per set),
    • Junk items (whitelist and blacklist available),
    • Quest items,
    • Equipment (items your character can wear),
    • Sections based on item category: trade goods, consumables, recipes, ...
    • Manual filtering (drag and drop items on section header, or add new section from the configuration panel),
    • Free space.
  • Smart item sorting inside each section.
  • Smart section layout; change the setting “Automatic layout update” to control the frequency of updates.
  • Track new items; use the [N] button resets the “new” flag.
  • Display slot type.
  • Bag sorting: left-click on the [S] button; right-click toggles auto-sorting, which sorts the bag on close.
  • Hide some sections, using the [V] button.
  • Name-based search.
  • Equipped bags (click on the bag icon in the top left corner),
  • Display character money in the backpack.
  • Display character tokens in the backpack.
  • LDB data source, displaying free space.
  • Two bag placement modes (choose one in the configuration panel):
    • Anchored: the bags expand from an anchor towards the center of the screen. The anchor can be unlocked and moved.
    • Manual: move the bags by dragging their title.

Separate modules

I have written two separate modules for AdiBags:

Tips & tricks

  • you can create your own sections using the “manual filter” in filter configuration. You can then drag and drop items on section titles to reassign them ; this works for any section.
  • if you want to highlight new items without putting them into a specific section, edit the “new items” filter priority to put it at the end of the filter list.

Known issues

  • New items detection does not work like it did before 1.8: Ihis is normal. I switched to the NewItems API that Blizzard has added in patch 6.0. This API does not work for bank nor items coming from the bank or the mailbox, but it does not having the timing issue my code had.
  • Opening the bank or closing my bag cause lag spike: this is an know issue with Blizzard bag sorting. For now, it is called every time you close your bag with auto-sorting enabled. I am working on a solution to sort bags only if their content actually changed.
  • Protected action/addon blocked error: they sometimes happen with AdiBags. Even though my effort, I can not reproduce these. Blizzard taint reports are very buggy, often blaming the wrong addon. As such they are pretty much useless.
  • Please note that prospecting, disenchanting or milling can create new items (e.g. that were not in your inventory yet). This can cause the whole bag to be updated. In this case, the items that were under your mouse cursor may move around. There is no easy solution for this so be cautious.

Things that likely will not be implemented

Anything else than the existing “all-in-one” views

AdiBags has been built around, and optimized for, the idea of the “all-in-one” view. Doing anything would require to redesign big parts of the addons, especially the layout code that is quite complex at the first place.

Anything that requires to scan item tooltips

Tooltip scanning is quite CPU-consuming and above all requires asynchronous programming, since item tooltips would not always be available at the time AdiBags should use them. This would raise the complexity of bag filtering be an order of magnitude and turn AdiBags into a CPU hog.

Some examples what requires to scan the item tooltips:

  • detecting the kind and state of binding: unbound, soulbound, bind-on-pickup, bind-on-equip…
  • detecting already known spells/pets/recipes or faction/race/level/skill/class restrictions ; basically any “red text” in the tooltip.

Guild bank

AdiBags presents you a nice view of your bags but actually they are in a complete mess. With AdiBags, there is no need and no way to tidy up the items in the actual bags. Guilds usually try to keep their bank tidy. What would happen if some people in a guild used AdiBags for the guild bank ? Well, they would mess up the guild bank content and people NOT using AdiBags would have to deal with that mess. I can hear the screams from there. So that is why I will not implement guild bank.

Alt bags and bank

AdiBags is not an alt bags/bank viewer. If you want to keep track of what your alt owns, I suggest using an addon like BagSync.

Full bag skinning

Basic skinning is available using LibSharedMedia-1.0: you can choose the bag font, background and border, as well as the color.

Comprehensive in-game filter/section editor

According to my experience with Baggins, comprehensive editor is awful to write as an author and awful to use as an user. Hence I focus on creating filters that have a smart built-in behavior and only a few options. I try to avoid the 20% of features that would require 80% of development effort.

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  • Avatar of Alyred Alyred Oct 25, 2012 at 00:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi Adirelle!

    Looks like in 5.1 they're adding a new bag type for cooking. Any way we could get you to add in support for this bag and for the fishing bag they introduced sometime in Cataclysm?

    Adibags isn't quite sure how to display or deal with those fishing bags.

    Thanks again for all your work!

  • Avatar of Petraca Petraca Oct 01, 2012 at 15:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Right now i look for a replacement for baggins and while trying out "adibags" i found three points that drive me crazy

    • can we have a switch to show new items also their category? Sometimes i have 20 new items in the bag, know that i just got a quest item and start looking in the quest category.
    • I would like to turn "merge stacks" on and off from the bag ui
    • I understand why you skip scanning the item tooltip. Could I have at least a string search for the tooltip?
  • Avatar of tenshiyuki tenshiyuki Apr 08, 2012 at 14:07 UTC - 0 likes

    separate config for bag-bank will be great. new items in bag its usefull, but new items in bank its not funny

  • Avatar of enkil80 enkil80 Mar 27, 2012 at 20:17 UTC - 0 likes

    same as twopro I've been having a lot of problems and I cant find any solution, I cant use healthstones or items at midfight and I cant disable or reloaui in there, is there any way to prevent or fix this?

  • Avatar of Twopro Twopro Dec 05, 2011 at 05:28 UTC - 0 likes

    wow msg "adibags has been blocked from an action only available to the blizzard ui. you can disable this addon and reload the ui.

    i just right clicked on my hearth stone while having my bags open.

  • Avatar of Otenth Otenth Dec 03, 2011 at 19:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you! I love how AdiBags works right out of the box, and as a relative beginner I also appreciate the ease of the customization options. The one thing I've been searching teh intartubes for is a way to eliminate or reduce the frequency with which the AdiBags window is redrawn/resized/reshaped. Is there a setting that I'm just missing? I've tried adjusting the columns and maximum height (and I can't even figure out from observation what, exactly, the height one is adjusting). I realize that AdiBags is redrawing in order to accommodate the item category sections, which is one of the things I use it for, but it would be great if I could make the window stay the same size/shape during any given session.

    I'll repeat that I love AdiBags and am grateful for the work you put into it. The resizing is annoying enough that I checked out some of the alternatives, but I still prefer AdiBags.

  • Avatar of deleted_7974304 deleted_7974304 Nov 30, 2011 at 04:56 UTC - 0 likes

    First thing first, great addon, one of my favorites and definitively the best all-in-one-bag.

    I have a bit of an issue, that I would like to fix, but this is going to be hard to explain :)

    I might have missed some setting, but a really annoying thing happens often when I am selling stuff quickly to a vendor. I start right-clicking on each item, I want to sell, often whole categories are going to the vendor.

    As I have sold a few items, the bag interface decides to re-arrange everything, as there is now enough space free to move another category of items up. Basically one moment I am right-clicking to sell a vendor trash and the next I am right-clicking on my secondary set and selling it of, because the interface clearly doesnt like me. :P

    Is there anyway to stop it from doing this? Maybe having the addon not cleaning up unused space while the bag-window is open or something along those lines?

  • Avatar of Talyrius Talyrius Nov 29, 2011 at 16:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Void Storage support would definitely be appreciated. I want to organize my sets into different custom categories.

    Last edited Nov 29, 2011 by Talyrius
  • Avatar of skankyjanky skankyjanky Nov 29, 2011 at 16:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Any chance that AdiBags will work with void storage?

    Love the addon all around, thanks so much for all of your hard work!

  • Avatar of contrebasse contrebasse Oct 27, 2011 at 06:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Why don't you just activate out of date add-ons ? Most add-ons will work this way, and AdiBags does.

    Author of ReagentMaker (tradeskill addon), Degaine and Sayit (RP addons)


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