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 cremor cremor Sep 24, 2013 at 05:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @Castor027: Go

    Blizzard broke/changed something with 5.4, other chat Addons that provided the same functionality are broken too. Vote here:

    Last edited Sep 24, 2013 by cremor
  • Avatar of Castor027 Castor027 Sep 24, 2013 at 04:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @0xygen: Go

    Did this add on have a way to toggle off the use of the Alt key for message scroll? Pre 5.4 I could scroll thru previous messages with just the arrow keys. I'm trying to track down the add-on that changed this, because since 5.4 I now have to use the alt key.

  • Avatar of 0xygen 0xygen Sep 23, 2013 at 19:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @ez_valdez: Go


  • Avatar of ez_valdez ez_valdez Sep 15, 2013 at 18:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, love the addon. One question, is there a way to open the edit box and use the arrow keys to scroll the previous entries so I don't have to retype the entry? Thank you

  • Avatar of lethallizzy lethallizzy Aug 31, 2013 at 22:56 UTC - 0 likes


    Very nice addon! Very silly question probably, how do I prevent tabs from fading out? I want the names of the chat tabs to always be visible. Thanks ;)

  • Avatar of EulogeeShandris EulogeeShandris Aug 21, 2013 at 17:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Great addon that I absolutely love, just one minor thing I can't seem to figure out. Every single time I logout and log back into the game, my fonts are all reset. Any idea what that's about?

  • Avatar of glowang glowang Aug 19, 2013 at 02:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey guys, so I'm having a tiny quality of life issue I was wondering if anyone knew how to fix.

    I have the "edit" box (the box t hat pops up when you hit enter, where you type) unlocked and moved to the top of the chat window so it's easier for me to see instead of all the way at the bottom of the screen under the chat box.

    I really, really love the ability to do this. Until very recently (I stopped playing in 5.0.X and just came back in 5.3) the edit box is at the top of the chat window still like it should be, except it appears on the same line as the chat window tabs.

    So if I mouse over the chat window and then press enter to start typing, I can't really see what it is I'm typing since my General / Real ID / "Stuff" tab labels are on that same line. Now, this isn't where I moved the edit box to obviously, I moved it slightly above that. The problem is if I log out and back in, the edit box moves down to that line. If I disable the "edit box polish" option by unchecking and rechecking it, the edit box moves to where I set it.

    I know this is pretty long winded for such a small, insignificant issue, but I would appreciate if anyone had the first clue as to how to rectify this :(

  • Avatar of pigeond pigeond May 18, 2013 at 09:46 UTC - 0 likes


    Two questions.

    Does the tab flashing feature work for all tabs? I can't seem to get that working. For instance, I have a separate tab for all the guild channels, and it doesn't flash if I'm not at that tab and someone said something there.

    Also, is there a way to turn off mouse wheel scrolling through tabs?


  • Avatar of Krelios Krelios Apr 10, 2013 at 23:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Any idea why invite links aren't working?

  • Avatar of Borrom Borrom Apr 06, 2013 at 11:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Not sure this is the right place for idea suggestions, but here it goes anyway.

    I dont know whether it is possible at all, but I'd love to see an option to have the chat window to be adapted based on zone parameters.

    e.g. When I fly into a major city I would like my chat window be a lot larger, so I can more easily follow any conversations that are going on (especially on busy servers it can be a pain to track a conversation), and when I am outside the city for the window to be small again so it is not in the way when I am going about questing / farming etc.


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