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 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 Phanx Phanx Jul 29, 2016 at 02:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @mkcorp: Go

    Based on the information in that thread, it sounds like the bug is caused by other addons, and isn't a bug in the default UI. That means it's not a candidate for being addressed in BlizzBugsSuck; BBS only deals with bugs in the default UI code, not with bugs in other addons. If you can reproduce some issue without any addons disabled, please submit a ticket with a screenshot and steps to reproduce it.

  • Avatar of mkcorp mkcorp Jul 28, 2016 at 09:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Wonder if you could include a fix for cluttered map issue some people are experiencing, including myself. More info about the bug can be found here for example - http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20747704765

    The fix included on that post only fixes the issue per login for me.

    And the fix is to run following:

    /run Minimap:SetBlipTexture('interface/minimap/objecticonsatlas')

    I know it's related to some addons not getting updates fast enough but maybe a fix for it in your awesome addon would do the job for us :-)

  • 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 -_-

    For Azeroth !

  • 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!

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