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 an error when shift-clicking on category names in the tradeskill recipe list (new in 7.0)
  • Fix an error when mousing over the Nameplate Motion Type dropdown in Interface Options (new in 7.0)
  • Fix an 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 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
  • Fix the pet journal team buttons not being clickable to link a pet into chat

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 yssaril yssaril Jun 27, 2010 at 23:41 UTC - 0 likes

    just merged InterfaceOptionsFrame_OpenToCategory_Fix into blizzsucks enjoy :)

  • Avatar of Farook Farook Jun 27, 2010 at 03:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you for adding the BuffTime-fix.

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Jun 26, 2010 at 20:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @Fred7, See below, I'm waiting for permission from the author.

  • Avatar of Fred7 Fred7 Jun 26, 2010 at 09:32 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Jun 26, 2010 at 04:05 UTC - 0 likes

    I agree that the buff time issue is a blizzard bug, so I've added it. The scaling on the roll window. I'm not so sure I'd consider that a bug. Seems like a legit change to me.

    My intention is to limit this to things that are real bugs, not just changes that Blizzard made that we don't like.

  • Avatar of Farook Farook Jun 26, 2010 at 03:33 UTC - 0 likes

    I really like the idea havibng a "All-In-One"-solution for all fixes around.

    One question:

    Would it be possible to include the following two addons:

    - BuffTimeDisplayFixer (

    - Roll Window Fix (

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Jun 25, 2010 at 18:45 UTC - 0 likes

    I've asked yssaril for permission to include his code to do that.  Waiting for a reply back on that.

  • Avatar of katmarie katmarie Jun 25, 2010 at 18:40 UTC - 0 likes

    Might I suggest a fix for the problem where whenever you invoke an addon's configuration command, it just opens to the interface menu, and not to the submenu for that addon? i.e., InterfaceOptionsFrame_OpenToCategory doesn't work right.

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Jun 25, 2010 at 17:15 UTC - 0 likes

    There you go, I meant to put a list up, I just didn't get to it last night.

  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Jun 25, 2010 at 16:41 UTC - 0 likes

    At the moment there is only one fix... a workaround for menus behind the background bug.
    I'm sure more will be added as this addon matures though.


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