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 a lua error when scrolling the in-game Addon list
  • Fix the addon list sometimes incorrectly toggling the enable state of addons for other characters
  • Fix the missing bonus area effects on the garrison shipyard map in non-English locales.
  • Fix the pet journal team buttons not being clickable to link a pet into chat.
  • Fix the Interface Options window not always opening to the requested addon's options panel.
  • Fix taint caused by the Chat Frames use of UIFrameFlash (LibChatAnims).
  • Fix the German localization using a whole word for the one-letter "day" abbreviation.

Previous fixes have included:

  • Fix category labels in the Interface Options and other windows wrapping and overlapping. (Fixed in 6.2.2)
  • Fix the German localization using the same word for the "Uncommon" and "Rare" item qualities. (Fixed in 6.1)
  • Fix the error in Traditonal Chinese clients that occurs inwhen the guild UI is first loaded. (Fixed in 6.1)
  • Fix the DEATH popup showing when reloading the UI even if you aren't dead. (Fixed in 5.4)
  • Fix reagent buttons in the TradeSkillUI not providing links when shift-clicked. (Fixed in 5.3)
  • Fix the PlayerTalentFame is nil error with the GlyphUI. (Fixed in 5.2)
  • 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)
  • 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 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)

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 these criteria is to limit the fixes to things that everyone universally will want.

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  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos May 29, 2013 at 01:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Blizz fixed reagent clicking bug in 5.3

  • Avatar of Az_Critter Az_Critter May 22, 2013 at 20:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @oscarucb: Go

    Ok, not sure if curse client automatically updated with the alpha for me or not, but now the tradeskill reagents are clickable. So either Blizzard fixed it themselves, or curse client updated for me. Either way, I'll be keeping your addon. It's good to know that there are fixes to some of the bugs that Blizz makes, before they themselves are able to correct them. Thanks for the hard work you all do. Addons make WoW so much more fun to play. :)

  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb May 18, 2013 at 17:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @Az_Critter: Go

    You need to grab the latest alpha to get the TradeSkill window fix

  • Avatar of Az_Critter Az_Critter May 18, 2013 at 12:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Just a few minutes ago, I installed your BlizzBugsSuck Addon for the distinct purpose of getting around the unclickable reagents in the tradeskill window. I still cannot click them to enter them into the AH search. Was told your addon would fix this, but it doesn't. If you need more info, please contact me. ty

  • Avatar of Phanx Phanx Apr 13, 2013 at 05:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Added a fix for the issue in 5.2 that causes reagents in the tradeskill UI to be unclickable (eg. for getting a link) due to GetTradeSkillReagentItemLink always returning nil.

  • Avatar of cremor cremor Sep 05, 2012 at 18:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @Shefki: Go

    Seems to work, thanks!

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 05, 2012 at 18:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @cremor: Go

    Give the alpha a try. Should resolve the issue.

  • Avatar of cremor cremor Sep 05, 2012 at 09:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible to fix the GlyphUI bug that came with 5.0.4?

  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Jul 14, 2012 at 21:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Please see the Blizzard Bug Fix Addon Pack on Curse, which contains this and several other related addons that fix bugs in the Blizzard UI.

  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos Sep 02, 2011 at 21:34 UTC - 0 likes

    yeah, BUGGY secure code. the entire compactUnitFrame is a pile of crap. hundreds of taints per night, and no addons even touching the damn thing :\


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