Chatter

Example configuration 1

Chatter is a comprehensive, lightweight, mega-configurable chat enhancement addon. It supports a whole bunch of stuff, including:

- Hiding buttons
- Custom aliases for channel names
- Coloring of player names by class or deterministic HSV formula, and player levels next to names
- Custom font and font size for your chat frames
- Custom background, border, and positioning for the edit box
- Option to let the edit box border color match the color of the channel you are typing in
- Channel colors remembered by name, rather than by number
- Scrolling your chat frames with the mouse wheel.
- Sticky channels, configurable
- Ability to copy a chat frame's contents to your clipboard
- Ability to copy URLs to your clipboard
- Ability to customize the background and border of your chat frames
- Timestamps
- A /tt command to send a tell to your target
- A module that turns the word "invite" into clickable links that let you invite the speaker.
- Highlights both for custom keywords in specific channels
- Chat fading toggles
- Text justification
- Autologging (Off by default)
- Alt linking
- Much larger and smaller chat frames than default
- A Groupsay (/gr) command to talk to your group, whether that's battleground, raid, or party.
- Chat Tab look-n-feel modifications
- Paging through chat tabs with the scroll wheel

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  • Avatar of kagaro kagaro Jul 15, 2010 at 02:38 UTC - 0 likes

    When ever a setting is saved it is reflected in the saved variables. there is no way to flush data to disk other than a reload.

  • Avatar of wtwilson3 wtwilson3 Jul 13, 2010 at 23:18 UTC - 0 likes

    BTW - I notice that the addons that Pseudopath and I have in common are Bagnon, Gatherer, & Recount.

  • Avatar of wtwilson3 wtwilson3 Jul 13, 2010 at 23:15 UTC - 0 likes

    I am also having the issue where it won't save the window size from one session to the next.  I checked for read-only attribute, no file under the WTF directory is read-only.

    My regular addons are

    AHsearch
    Armory
       ArmoryGuildBank
    Bagnon
       Bagnon_Config
       Bagnon_Forever
       Bagnon_Options
       Bagnon_Tooltips
    Chatter
    CrapAway
    EasyAuction
    ES_GuildCheck
       ES_GuildCheckGUI
    Gatherer
       Gatherer_HUD
       GathererDB_Wowhead
    IgorsMassAuction
    Mapster
    Recount
    TomTom

    However, I disabled all other addons and the problem persists.  I have two profiles (PetBar & NoPetBar) and I want all of my toons to use one or the other.  But so far both profiles rubber-band back to the original settings.

    I checked the LUA file at \WTF\Account\MyUserName\SavedVariables\Chatter.lua and changed some settings then logged out and looked for the changes.  The items I changed were reflected here EXCEPT the border movements.  Before and after the changes, the border section of the .lua reads like this:

            ["Server Positioning"] = {
                ["profiles"] = {
                    ["NoPetBar"] = {
                        ["windowdata"] = {
                            {
                                ["xOffset"] = -0.1302569955587387,
                                ["point"] = "BOTTOMRIGHT",
                                ["yOffset"] = 0.1239020004868507,
                            }, -- [1]
                            {
                                ["xOffset"] = 0.1512300074100494,
                                ["point"] = "BOTTOMLEFT",
                                ["yOffset"] = 0.1676490008831024,
                            }, -- [2]
                        },
                    },
                    ["Default"] = {
                        ["windowdata"] = {
                            {
                                ["xOffset"] = -0.1302569955587387,
                                ["point"] = "BOTTOMRIGHT",
                                ["yOffset"] = 0.1239020004868507,
                            }, -- [1]
                            {
                                ["xOffset"] = 0.1512300074100494,
                                ["point"] = "BOTTOMLEFT",
                                ["yOffset"] = 0.1676490008831024,
                            }, -- [2]
                        },
                    },
                    ["PetBar"] = {
                        ["windowdata"] = {
                            {
                                ["point"] = "BOTTOMRIGHT",
                                ["height"] = 116.7492119062482,
                                ["width"] = 426.749300610506,
                                ["xOffset"] = -0.1326378659696285,
                                ["yOffset"] = 0.1277115244194925,
                            }, -- [1]
                            {
                                ["point"] = "BOTTOMLEFT",
                                ["xOffset"] = 0.1512300074100494,
                                ["yOffset"] = 0.1676490008831024,
                            }, -- [2]
                        },
                    },
                },
            },

    So somewhere the border changes I make are not being saved, but the other changes are.

    My humble suggestion would be to add a save button to the Profiles page and we could proactively save the profile when we make changes we want to keep.

    Hope some of this helps.

  • Avatar of Pseudopath Pseudopath Jul 13, 2010 at 17:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi kagaro,

    I've checked the SV file as requested and its certainly not read-only.

    Here's my enabled addons

    Achieved!
    ActionBarSaver
    Altoholic
    Arcana_ExperienceBroker
    AtlasLoot
    Auc-Advanced
    Bagnon
    Bagnon_Forever
    Bartender4
    BuffEnough
    Chatter
    ChocolateBar_Options
    DamnAchievements
    DamnAchievementSpam
    DamnTekkub
    DataStore
    DBM-Core
    Decursive
    DHUD3
    ElkBuffBars
    EMLib
    EveryQuest
    EveryQuest_Battlegrounds
    EveryQuest_Classes
    EveryQuest_Dungeons
    EveryQuest_Eastern_Kingdoms
    EveryQuest_Kalimdor
    EveryQuest_Miscellaneous
    EveryQuest_Northrend
    EveryQuest_Outland
    EveryQuest_Professions
    EveryQuest_Raids
    EveryQuest_World_Events
    FuBar_CurrencyFu
    FuBar_MailFu
    Gatherer
    GhostPulse3
    GnomishVendorShrinker
    GoodNewsEveryone
    HealBot
    ItemRack
    ItemRackOptions
    LibBabble-Class-3.0
    LightHeaded
    OmniCC
    Overachiever
    PallyPower
    Panda
    Postal
    QBar
    RaidTracker
    RatingBuster
    Recount
    RollTracker
    ShadowedUnitFrames
    SickOfClickingDailies
    SilverDragon
    Skillet
    Skills
    Skinner
    teksLoot
    tekticles
    XPerl
    XPerl_ArcaneBar
    XPerl_CustomHighlight
    XPerl_Options
    XPerl_Party
    XPerl_PartyPet
    XPerl_Player
    XPerl_PlayerBuffs
    XPerl_PlayerPet
    XPerl_RaidAdmin
    XPerl_RaidFrames
    XPerl_RaidHelper
    XPerl_RaidMonitor
    XPerl_RaidPets
    XPerl_Target
    XPerl_TargetTarget
    XPerl_Tutorial

    Regards,

    - Pseudopath.

  • Avatar of kagaro kagaro Jul 13, 2010 at 13:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Can yu guys where it doesnt save position post what other addons you have and check that your saved variables folder didnt get marked read only or something?

  • Avatar of PoMR PoMR Jul 13, 2010 at 00:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey there! Love this addon so much, best Chat mod out there. :)

    Unfortunately, I'm also experiencing the problem where it resets to default positions every login or UI reload. It does not matter if the server positioning option is enabled or not.

  • Avatar of Pseudopath Pseudopath Jul 12, 2010 at 08:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Like Funcoflipper I have problems with the chat frames positions, I've been trawling the internet for details of this chat frame issue. And with or without the "Enable Server Positioning" checked I am unable to keep my chat frames position/size. Not the worst issue more annoying to be honest but the only one currently niggling on my UI.

    - Pseudopath.

  • Avatar of kagaro kagaro Jul 11, 2010 at 23:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Enable Server Positioning will make it save your chat frame locaiotn in your profile instead of sending it to the server.

  • Avatar of Funcoflipper Funcoflipper Jul 11, 2010 at 21:37 UTC - 0 likes

    I am still desperately trying to get the chat size and position to stay where I want. Every time I log back in, the box has changed size to what it wants.

    Should "Enable Server Postioning" be checked or not?

    How can I get it to stay in the lower left corner, at the size I want?

  • Avatar of kagaro kagaro Jul 08, 2010 at 22:58 UTC - 0 likes

    I put an option in, so can toggle the tab flashing on and off

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Date created
Aug 24, 2008
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Last update
Dec 16, 2013
Development stage
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