63 - Option to disable scrolling through chat tabs on mouseover

What is the enhancement in mind? How should it look and feel?

It should be possible to disable scrolling through chat tabson mouseover in the options menu.

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It interrupts my gameplay if I have to see something in the chat while in combat as I suddenly stop casting due to the scrolling feature (spells bound to scroll wheel).

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Stanzilla Feb 16, 2013 at 20:29 UTC Changed assigned to from Antiarc to kagaro
grum Aug 31, 2009 at 12:56 UTC Changed status from New to Accepted
Brinna Aug 24, 2009 at 17:56 UTC Create

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  • Avatar of cbrown11 cbrown11 Nov 14, 2010 at 07:40 UTC - 0 likes

    I don't think there's been an official fix to this yet, but I disable this by having the following run when the UI loads:

    local ctMod = Chatter:GetModule("ChatTabs", true)
    if ctMod ~= nil then
        ctMod.OnMouseWheel = function(frame, dir) end

    The way I have this run is through a little custom add-on with Chatter listed as an optional dependency.

    Now to solve the problem of the scrolling interrupting your casts you may have to do something else: Remove every occurrence of self:HookScript(tab, "OnMouseWheel") from ChatTabs.lua. However, if you do this you need to be careful about having these changes undone when you upgrade your add-ons.

    Last edited Nov 14, 2010 by cbrown11
  • Avatar of harl harl Nov 02, 2009 at 18:17 UTC - 0 likes

    You can scroll the current chat frame by pressing the PageUp/PageDown keys on your keyboard and additionally, Shift+PgUp/PgDn will immediately scroll to the top/bottom.

    Note that with having the mousewheel assigned for a general scrolling function, Shift+Mousewheel will show the same behaviour as Shift+PgUp/PgDn

    Also, enabling the option "Show bottom when scrolled" in the Disable Buttons module might help, as well as completely disabling the Mousewheel Scroll module and just using the above mentioned keys for scrolling. Just an idea.

  • Avatar of SpareSimian SpareSimian Aug 24, 2009 at 21:05 UTC - 0 likes

    I find it disconcerting to see the tabs flipping like mad because my Logitech Revolution mouse wheel is freewheeling when I move the mouse out of the chat area after having free-wheeled to get to the bottom of the chat. (Is there a hotkey to jump to the end? There's no icon to the left of the frame for that like there is with the built-in chat frame. Having a small button to do that would be nice.)

    I don't need mousewheel tab selection, and would be happy to leave that permanently disabled.



Last updated
Feb 16, 2013
Aug 24, 2009
Accepted - Problem reproduced / Need acknowledged.
Enhancement - A change which is intended to better the project in some way
Medium - Normal priority.

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