Quest Item Bar

About QuestItemBar

Automatically shows a bar with buttons for the quest items you possess. It looks similar to a standard action bar. It is based on Ace3 and various embedded libraries provided by the Ace-community.


  • Behaves more or less like any standard action button.
  • ButtonFacade support.
  • LibDataBroker launcher.
  • Show all or only usable quest items.
  • Sort items in order usable - not usable - quest starter
  • Indicate if a item starts a new quest.
  • Display quest name and objective status in tooltip if information found.
  • Better handling of keybinds. If a quest item is no longer in possesion the keybind will be cleared instead of jumping to another item. If the player gets the previously keybound item again it will be bound again.
  • Should work on any WoW language client. Please report if it doesn't.


  • Open a configuration dialog using the commands "/qib config" or "/QuestItemBar config" or by clicking the LDB launcher. Or simply use the standard interface -> addons menu.
  • Configuration can be done using commands too. /qib <command>. Write /qib to show available commands.
  • Change the direction (growth) by right clicking on the anchor.

Bug reports and feature requests

Please use the Ticket system. If you use it there is a higher probability that something will be fixed or implemented.


Ace community for Ace3 and the other libraries used. Authors of Bartender, Qbar, Recount for some great code examples.

Localization - BIG THANKS

  • Pettigrow, ZidayaXis, 7destiny, DroArc, eljei, bigcell, yllelder, whocare and zhTW.

Looking for Authors

Because Nickenyfiken doesn't play and my timeslots are too small to implement new features, we are looking for Authors. I try to keep the project up to date and fixing bugs, but new features are not planned in near feature.

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  • Avatar of Nickenyfiken Nickenyfiken Aug 06, 2010 at 22:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Please try r51, the problems should be solved (i hope ;-)).

  • Avatar of Nickenyfiken Nickenyfiken Aug 06, 2010 at 16:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the report Zidomo.

    I guess I had forgot that AceLocale breaks when packaging the addon if translations are missing. Been away from coding addons for a while.

    I'll look into the CPU usage ASAP. Haven't made any profiling.

  • Avatar of Zidomo Zidomo Aug 06, 2010 at 10:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Two different issues with r50 upgraded from r45, so posting here instead of separate tickets. USEnglish client/server, WoW 3.3.5a live.

    1) A big spam of 11 different AceLocale errors with QuestItemBar logging on with r50:

    ["message"] = "AceLocale-3.0: QuestItemBar: Missing entry for 'Items per row/column':\nQuestItemBar-r50\\Options.lua:149: in main chunk\n\n  ---",
    			["type"] = "error",
    			["session"] = 659,
    			["counter"] = 1,
    		}, -- [199]
    ["message"] = "AceLocale-3.0: QuestItemBar: Missing entry for 'Number of items before a new row/column is created. 0 = No limit.':\nQuestItemBar-r50\\Options.lua:150: in main chunk\n\n  ---",
    			["type"] = "error",
    			["session"] = 659,
    			["counter"] = 1,
    		}, -- [200]

    and so on.

    2) The new LibQuestItem-1.0 library that QuestItemBar r46-r50 are using seems like a nice idea. What's not so nice: it seems to be continually scanning things, thus using CPU time.

    Testing r10 standalone, it uses 0.100-0.110 CPU/second when a character is idle. Not much, but its still the only library/library system I've seen lately besides Ace3 that uses CPU when idle.

    Moving back to using r45 (been a big fan/long time user of this mod) until these issues can be looked at.

  • Avatar of Niselma30 Niselma30 Aug 06, 2010 at 03:37 UTC - 0 likes

    yeah i'm getting spammed with LibQuestItem_Update aswell

  • Avatar of Nickenyfiken Nickenyfiken Aug 06, 2010 at 01:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Oh noooe. "LibQuestItem_Update" or something else too?

  • Avatar of PoMR PoMR Aug 05, 2010 at 22:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Spamming again. :) FYI.

  • Avatar of PoMR PoMR Jul 28, 2010 at 13:50 UTC - 0 likes

    I figured it was something like that, I'm not a coder, but I play one on TV!

    :) Okay, no I don't, but I do know some and that sort of thing will happen. And as you fixed it so quickly (no doubt having gotten more sleep prior to the fix!) all is right with the QuestItemBar universe.

    Or something. 8)

  • Avatar of Nickenyfiken Nickenyfiken Jul 28, 2010 at 13:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks PoMR :-) Sometimes you are very tired and forget to remove debug spam ;-)

  • Avatar of PoMR PoMR Jul 28, 2010 at 12:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you for the quick fix for the spam issue. This is a great addon, well done!

  • Avatar of ZidayaXis ZidayaXis Oct 11, 2009 at 05:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Seems that the Author doesn't work on this AddOn. But it works with 3.2.0.


Date created
Jan 09, 2009
Last update
Nov 02, 2014
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