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 TherianWoLf TherianWoLf Aug 30, 2012 at 01:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @TherianWoLf: Go

    ^ Please this issue is still present in latest version.. it's a huge pain =(

    Changing button height works for the first chat tab, but the other tabs will be cut off, unable to select them in any way unless resetting to a lower height.

  • Avatar of Phanx Phanx Aug 07, 2012 at 00:59 UTC - 2 likes

    Dear random people who decide to commit updates/fixes for your favorite addons:

    Please do not commit changes to popular addons that are not yours, unless you actually know what you are doing, and have actually tested your changes. You should NEVER overwrite a global API function unless you are 1000% sure you know what you are doing, and have tested that change extensively, including with other addons.

    Whoever committed "MoP updates" to Chatter yesterday broke Grid, Grid2, and likely every other unit frame addon, or any other addon that did anything with groups... and on top of that, while your changes silenced the Lua errors you were seeing on beta servers, they did not actually allow the broken parts of the module to work in MoP, because you did not register for the group events that actually fire in MoP (hint: they are not the same events that fire on live servers).

    I've committed a fix, and cleaned up some of the incredible amounts of outdated code and general clutter in the PlayerNames module while I was in there. Please try to avoid breaking other people's addons in the future with your untested commits. Thanks.

  • Avatar of Nathanyel Nathanyel Apr 23, 2012 at 15:40 UTC - 0 likes

    I fear this addon is abandoned, but: for some weeks now (or, probably since 4.3, but I only noticed it since I transfered my main back to my old server&guild) the automatic alt detection somehow also works the other way around, for mains, it shows some alt as the "main". Might be the last alt alphabetically, leading me to think there is some table mixup, but I couldn't find anything in the code. Also ignores manually setting a blank main, after some time it shows the alt again.

    Last edited Apr 23, 2012 by Nathanyel
  • Avatar of wxx011 wxx011 Sep 06, 2011 at 11:23 UTC - 0 likes

    PlayerNames.lua:430: attempt to index local \"tbl\" (a nil value)

  • Avatar of wxx011 wxx011 Sep 02, 2011 at 10:18 UTC - 0 likes

    report error

    ChannelNames.lua:182: attempt to index field \"channels\" (a nil value)

    ChatFont.lua:159: attempt to index field \"frames\" (a nil value)

    ChatFrameBorders.lua:238: attempt to index field \"frames\" (a nil value)

  • Avatar of chenyuli chenyuli Aug 13, 2011 at 06:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I found that I disable the option "Use Alt key for cursor movement", but it doesn't work for new whisper frame or RealID frame (If we set whisper or RealID showing in new chat frame.), I still need pressing Alt key for cursor movement.(But it works fine on default chat frame.)

    Last edited Aug 29, 2011 by chenyuli
  • Avatar of tiggerriffik tiggerriffik Jul 19, 2011 at 03:04 UTC - 0 likes

    I used to be able to put the "enter chat" line (on the bottom by default) on the top of the chatbox. I had to clean reinstall and I cannot find an option for that again. Sure it's just an overlook but what is it called and where?

  • Avatar of deyon deyon Jun 29, 2011 at 02:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Until a further update is released, if you're having a problem with Real ID messages being displayed, go into Chatter settings and disable the Player Names module.

  • Avatar of TherianWoLf TherianWoLf Jun 05, 2011 at 17:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello everyone.. I'm not sure if this would be considered broken or just the way it should work now.. but since Chatter's update after Blizz changes to chat frames, I can't move the Chat Tabs up or down anymore, through the Button Height in chat tabs module. It works only for General, but any other tab gets cut off if moved past the original button height.

    It has been quite an issue for me, without that option my chat tabs are behind other pieces of my UI.

    Regards, WoLf

  • Avatar of ShawBoomy ShawBoomy Mar 30, 2011 at 02:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey there, I was wondering if there is a way to disable highlights in specific channels. I love the highlight feature, but I don't want it popping up at me in a channel i don't care about because my keyword is part of a word someone said.


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