Please delete your all your TinyTip folders before upgrading to the latest version

What is TinyTip? Well, it started out as just a simple upgrade over AF_Tooltip_Mini and exploded from there. Now it shares no code with what it used to be, becoming something more, while still staying true to its name. The core of TinyTip is basically just an upgrade over AF_Tooltip_Mini, a small file around 24KB. The more modules you allow to load, the more this value increases. The goal of TinyTip is to allow you to mix and match your modules while keeping the smallest memory footprint possible. All files except TinyTip.lua and its locale files are optional. You can take a look below, I've listed the optional files as "not required". If you don't use a file's features, you can safely remove it from the TOC.

Anyway, as you can guess, TinyTip changes the look of your GameTooltip. Here are the features found in core:

TinyTip (core)

In TinyTip.lua (required)
- Name, backdrop, and border (optional) colouring by reaction (Hostile, Friendly, etc.)
- Class coloured with raid colours.
- Level coloured by difficulty.
- Creature Type (Imp, Cat) given for Pets.
- UnitClassification (Humanoid, Undead, etc.) given for NPCs.
- Elite Status (Elite, Rare, WorldBoss, Rare Elite) added when applicable.
- (Tapped) for Tapped, (Corpse) for Corpse

- Optional Guild Names displayed. (on by default)
- Optional backdrop coloring for friends and guildies. (on by default)
- Optional Honor Rank Name or Number. (on by default)
- Optional "Hostile", "Friendly", etc. reaction text for the colour-blind. (off by default)
- Optional Compact Tooltip mode.
- English, German, French, and Chinese localization, and partial support for other clients.

In Embedded TinyTipAnchor.lua (not required)
- Positioning Options (Anchoring, Offsets)

In TinyTipTargets
- TargetOfTarget information - what is this tooltip's unit targeting?
- Search through Party members targeting this unit, or...
- Search through Raid members targeting this unit.

In TinyTipIcons.lua (TinyTipExtras, not required)
- PvP Rank Icon
- Buffs and Debuffs
- Raid Target Icon

In LoadOnDemand Addon TinyTipOptions

GUI Options, use /tinytip or /ttip to bring up the menu.
Only loaded if you use that slash command.


Q: TinyTip is preventing another tooltip addon from working.
A: Go into that other addon's TOC file and add/change this line to include TinyTip.

## OptionalDeps:

Q: I'm getting an error from TinyTip, or an option isn't working right.
A: 1) Check my WoWI portal to see if it's a known issue, and for updates.
2) Maybe your files are corrupt. Delete TinyTip, TinyTipExtras, and TinyTipOptions, then re-download them and install from stratch.
3) Your Saved Variable database may have gotten corrupt somehow. Try using /tinytip default and then /tinytip confirm to reset it.
4) If resetting your options doesn't work, exit WoW, delete all your Saved Variable files for TinyTip (global and per character), then restart WoW.
5) Leave a bug report on my WoWI portal.

Q: Where's the secret cow option?
A: There is no secret cow option.

You must login to post a comment. Don't have an account? Register to get one!

  • Avatar of Chizad81 Chizad81 Apr 12, 2015 at 17:58 UTC - 0 likes

    81x TinyTip\modules\TinyTipBasic\TinyTipBasic.lua:211: attempt to concatenate a nil value TinyTip\modules\TinyTipBasic\TinyTipBasic.lua:211: in function `?' TinyTip\TinyTip-r276.lua:118: in function <TinyTip\TinyTip.lua:106> TinyTip\TinyTip-r276.lua:165: in function <TinyTip\TinyTip.lua:165>

    Locals: origfunc = <function> defined =[C]:-1 handlers = <table> { 1 = <function> defined @TinyTip\modules\TinyTipBasic\TinyTipBasic.lua:66 2 = <function> defined @TinyTip\modules\TinyTipTargets\TinyTipTargets.lua:66 } self = GameTooltip { 0 = <userdata> SetCurrencyByID = <function> defined =[C]:-1 updateTooltip = 0.097999993525445 default = 1 comparing = false shoppingTooltips = <table> { } SetCurrencyTokenByID = <function> defined =[C]:-1 SetCurrencyToken = <function> defined =[C]:-1 needsReset = true hasMoney = 1 shownStatusBars = 0 numStatusBars = 1 numMoneyFrames = 2 } _ = "KĂ«lldorn" unit = "raid2" (for index) = 1 (for limit) = 2 (for step) = 1 i = 1

  • Avatar of texke texke Nov 19, 2014 at 18:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Fixed some stuff in r276, thanks to Darkjimb at Curse.com!

  • Avatar of Xerodine Xerodine Oct 17, 2014 at 13:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Will this addon be updated for 6.0? It's one of my favorites and I can't seem to find another one this good.

  • Avatar of hshh hshh Oct 17, 2014 at 11:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Because of API GetAddOnInfo is changed in 6.0, TinyTip need to fix for WoD,

  • Avatar of raheel321 raheel321 Dec 22, 2009 at 19:20 UTC - 0 likes

    is there a way i can disable spell tooltips ? only want it up for unitframes but there is no options to disable it for spells and such

  • Avatar of Zidomo Zidomo Oct 02, 2009 at 13:02 UTC - 0 likes

    No, please do not. As Thrae very likely knows, mouseover talent scanning can cause all sorts of problems.

    If you really have some valid reason to see a person's chosen talents in your tooltip (why not just inspect them?), there is TipTacTalents which can work with any tooltip addon. But look out for problems.

    EDIT: for some strange reason, the Curse/WowAce packager is pulling in a version of TinyTipBasic.lua that removes class coloring from player names in the tooltip. If you want & like class coloring of player names, use the WowInterface version instead. The "2.03" version there is different from the "2.03" version on WowAce that removes class coloring.

    Last edited Oct 03, 2009 by Zidomo
  • Avatar of Grilor Grilor Aug 17, 2009 at 14:11 UTC - 0 likes

    can i assk 1 thing be added? to show tallents, thanks. Other then that i love this simple yet easy mod :)...

  • Avatar of Zidomo Zidomo May 04, 2009 at 03:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Going to do anything about the well known buggy options panel (can't adjust any options and when you try, errors are thrown up) of this mod, Twobits? Or is it dead?



Date created
Jun 26, 2006
Last update
Jul 25, 2016
Development stage
  • deDE
  • enUS
  • frFR
  • koKR
  • zhCN
  • zhTW
All Rights Reserved
Curse link
Reverse relationships
Recent files
  • A: r281 for 7.0.3 Jul 25, 2016
  • A: r280 for 7.0.3 Jul 23, 2016
  • R: v2.12 for 6.2.4 Jun 22, 2016
  • R: v2.11 for 6.2.4 May 30, 2016
  • A: r277 for 6.2.4 May 30, 2016



Embedded library