Elkano's BuffBars

34 - Grow horizontally

I'd very much like to be able to set a group to grow horizontally.

Why ?
The objective is to, someway, reproduce Blizzard's layout for the following reasons :
- considering how numerous the buffs are by now, it's getting harder and harder to confine it to a limited area of the user interface. To address this need, we could, for example, set a maximum number of buffs/debuffs before EBB starts to grow in a second column. Moreover, pc screens are bigger horizontally than vertically.
- being able to display some filtered buffs, like HoTs or some other things that we can control (like a Glyph of Life Tap timer), over/under a unit frame.
- as an explanation for the above reason, most of a well thought user interface is displaying horizontal information. Unit frames, raid warnings, combat text and even chat text. Trying to stick to it while building a UI helps the information readings, and so the player's reactivity.

How ?
Since I'm not in-game right now, I'm not so sure about how EBB handles some already supported things.
However, in my opinion, it should allow to set :
- the usual padding stuff
- the icon to be displayed over/under the name & time text

Thank you for considering to add this feature.

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dJe781 Aug 29, 2009 at 11:43 UTC Create

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  • Avatar of norokelt norokelt Sep 30, 2009 at 14:08 UTC - 0 likes

    i add my vote for this option, because im missing it too... i solved it in some degree by creating separate collums above the portrets of me (player) target, focus, etc. and setting it to filter concrete de-/buffs however sometimes (often) occur situations where the collums grow too high and cross my other UI, informations, etc.

    the idea with the possibility to set a speciffic amount of buffs in a collum is good idea as well, which would help prevent the too high growth of the collums

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Aug 29, 2009
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Enhancement - A change which is intended to better the project in some way
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