Action Bar Saver

Quick little mod, allows you to setup different profiles for your action bars. Mainly this is for hybrid classes that want to be able to respec without spending 10-20 minutes setting their action bars up. All you do is type /abs save <name> and it'll save the location of all your spells, macros and items.

For example, if you're currently a Feral Druid you can type /abs save feral then you can respec to Resto and setup your bars, then type /abs save resto once you go respec back to Feral you can then train all your spells again and type /abs restore feral and you'll get your feral setup without all the work of actually finding where you placed things.

Works with any custom interface like Bongos provided you're not using more then the standard 120 action buttons, ones that provided features to go past 120 will cause only the standard 120 to be saved/restored. This isn't a bug however, just a limitation in the WoW AP

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  • Avatar of wildrage100 wildrage100 Oct 02, 2016 at 21:25 UTC - 0 likes

    The addon is great but I can't get it to restore my mounts to my bars. I have them on bar 1 and bar 3. Thanks for a life saver addon and I hope that I am doing something wrong here.

  • Avatar of AnrDaemon AnrDaemon Sep 22, 2016 at 00:04 UTC - 0 likes

    @sezz2, you have an error in your first line. Must be
    local restoreErrors, spellCache, macroCache, macroNameCache, highestRanks, mountCache = {}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}
    (Basically, you added "mountCache", but didn't initialize it.)

    This is my signature. There's many like it, but this one is mine.

  • Avatar of machinelf machinelf Aug 17, 2016 at 09:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Great addon, used for years on 42 toons. It's by far the best, and simplest. Here are two small suggested optimizations:

    1. You can probably remove the rank functionality, as, you know, ranks are gone.

    2. Would love to be able to paste spells you haven't learned yet, you know, the "Unable to restore spell "something"to slot "something," it does not appear to have been learned yet" error message.

    With the way people are changing talents all the time, especially Druids now with affinities, I just don't see a need to keep it this way. On copied druid characters, affinities are a PITA because each time you go from feral to guardian etc you have to swap in and out at least 6 buttons, or retype /abs save each time. Maybe add in a tiny override option? I can see the logic of not changing this, because it allows for a cleanerUI for low lvl alts. But the alts level, right? And they will learn the spells anyway.

    Keep up the great work!

    Last edited Aug 17, 2016 by machinelf
  • Avatar of sopgri sopgri Aug 03, 2016 at 19:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @sezz2: Go

    Thanks a lot for your version working in 7.0 !

  • Avatar of sezz2 sezz2 Jul 23, 2016 at 13:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @Thootem: Go

    the old version on curse/wowi still works fine

    my version only adds mount/pets and the garrison spell (the mount journal changes from 7.0 are already in)

  • Avatar of Thootem Thootem Jul 21, 2016 at 13:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @sezz2: Go

    sezz2, any chance of you taking a look if this will work in 7.0 now?

    The best I can do is bump the .toc... seeing how Blizz just cleaned out all of my bars, setting them up again will be pain without this addon.

  • Avatar of sezz2 sezz2 Jul 16, 2016 at 09:55 UTC - 1 like

    @Biruta: Go

    try this one:

    i added mounts, pets and the garrison spell (already sent shadowed the link a while ago on wowi, but he hasn't been on there for months)

    mounts don't get replaced by their crossfaction equivalent when restoring a alliance profile on a horde char, but that shouldn't be an issue

  • Avatar of Biruta Biruta Feb 08, 2016 at 14:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @CKlausi: Go

    I noticed this "bug" too. Any solution?

  • Avatar of meljen meljen Dec 12, 2014 at 17:50 UTC - 0 likes

    I just had to say THANK YOU - it was such a nice surprise to see this updated! Your addon is one of the few that I almost reqiure in my toolkit when I play WoW. I have been using it for a few years now, even when it was classified as outdated. I can't tell you how much of a headache you've saved me when I am constantly changing UI layouts, action bars, and trees. I would have white hair by now otherwise, lol. ;-)

    Thank you so much!

  • Avatar of CKlausi CKlausi Nov 29, 2014 at 13:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for updating. :) One thing I noticed: The addon does not save garrison spells, mounts or the random favorite mount button.


Date created
May 01, 2009
Last update
Nov 26, 2014
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