BlizzBugsSuck

After every patch there are often a variety of bugs that crop up in the WoW UI. Many of them go largely unnoticed by users. AddOn authors have often made small addons to fix these problems. This addon intends to create a single installation for users that include whatever fixes the community can come up with for UI problems. As new issues and workarounds are discovered they will be added. As old issues get fixed they will be removed. Users benefit by having a single addon they can just keep updated to get the fixes. Blizzard benefits by having a single addon to look for our workarounds to their problems and hopefully things get fixed sooner.

Current fixes include:

  • Fix the API to open to an addon's configuration category to actually open to it and scroll to it.
  • Fix the PetJournal drag buttons cannot be clicked to link a pet into chat
  • The translation for time abbreviations for a single letter in the German Locale is wrong and are 3 letters. Put them back to a single letter. (Half fixed by 4.0.1)
  • Fix taint caused by the Chat Frames use of UIFrameFlash (LibChatAnims).
  • Fix the buttons for DropDown Menu items being behind the background, making it impossible to click them (only happens to submenus and usually only for ones with a large number of menu items). (Fixed by 4.0.1)
  • Fix for minimap ping not updating as you move making the ping appear to move locations as you move. (Fixed by 4.0.1)
  • Block the exploit that allows AddOns from getting your Real Name from the Real ID system. (Hotfixed on July 10th, 2010. BNSendWhisper now shows character name when whispering yourself.)
  • Fix the poiButton error when opening the the Map. (Fixed in 5.0.4, possibly earlier)
  • Fix whisper menu options and chat links for cross-realm players in LFR and BGs. (Fixed in 5.0.4, possibly earlier)
  • Fix the PlayerTalentFame is nil error with the GlyphUI. (Fixed in 5.2)
  • Fix reagent buttons in the TradeSkillUI not providing links when shift-clicked. (Fixed in 5.3)
  • Fix the DEATH popup showing when reloading the UI even if you aren't dead. (Fixed in 5.4)

Criteria for inclusion of a fix:

  • Be identifiable as a bug as opposed to an intentional design. We will use the FrameXML source code to help determine this and the behavior of the UI to help determine Blizzard's intentions.
  • Be transparent for users and not break any other UI element or addon (exception being malicious addons taking advantage of Blizzard UI bugs).
  • Not require configuration options. If it's something some people might not want, it's not a candidate for inclusion.

The purpose of this criteria is to limit the fixes to things that everyone universally will want.

You must login to post a comment. Don't have an account? Register to get one!

  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Nov 22, 2013 at 04:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @kaimon: Go

    There is no good generic workaround possible on the addon side. There's a few addon-specific fixes (for the most part already deployed in the appropriate addon), but the only generic addon "workaround" is to hide the errors (which is not consistent with the BBS philosophy). However if you want that approach try this: http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/idbpc-taint-fix

    The bug is fixed by Blizzard in 5.4.2.

  • Avatar of kaimon kaimon Nov 21, 2013 at 23:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible to include a workaround for the IsDisabledByParentalControls taint? http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/10388639018?page=1

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Nov 04, 2013 at 04:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @Wetxius: Go

    Indeed it was fixed as far as I can tell.

  • Avatar of reaper666735 reaper666735 Nov 02, 2013 at 18:23 UTC - 0 likes

    i am wondering if there will be a 5.4 + update ? , seems blizz has a nack for bugging the hell outa the game -_-

  • Avatar of Wetxius Wetxius Oct 30, 2013 at 06:47 UTC - 0 likes

    DEATH popup fixed by Blizzard since 5.4?

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Oct 08, 2013 at 00:22 UTC - 0 likes

    The one bug filed against this doesn't seem super critical and I've had other obligations on my time so I haven't gotten to looking at it. I'd guess the other people working on this are in similar boats.

  • Avatar of khurzog khurzog Oct 07, 2013 at 17:32 UTC - 0 likes

    It has been a month since 5.4 dropped. Someone say something, even if it's just "there is nothing new to say" thanks!

  • Avatar of Leilameda Leilameda Jun 05, 2013 at 19:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Same here Death popup still shows up. Thanks for the update!

  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos May 29, 2013 at 06:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Death popup is definitely not fixed in 5.3, i can reproduce it consistently. That fix still needed. :)

  • Avatar of Phanx Phanx May 29, 2013 at 06:44 UTC - 0 likes

    I removed the fix for unlinkable tradeskill reagents, and bumped the TOC for 5.3.

    The DEATH popup on login seems to be fixed as well but I'm going to keep an eye on it for a day or two before removing that fix from !BlizzBugsSuck as well.

Facts

Date created
Jun 25, 2010
Category
Last update
Dec 15, 2013
Development stage
Release
License
All Rights Reserved
Curse link
BlizzBugsSuck
Downloads
44,226
Recent files

Authors

Relationships

Embedded library
LibChatAnims
LibStub