This project is abandoned and its default file will likely not work with the most recent version of World of Warcraft. Whether this project is out of date or its author has marked it as abandoned, this project is no longer maintained.

CrappyChatFix is a quick workaround to restore arrow key functionality in chat edit boxes.


Recently in patch 5.4, Blizzard modified the way edit boxes function in chat windows which removed a longstanding feature that addons took advantage of to allow users to press UP or DOWN to scroll through chat history without needing to hold ALT. CrappyChatFix is a proof of concept to show how the old behavior can be recreated.


  • Scroll through chat history by using UP or DOWN without holding ALT
  • Your chat history persists through game sessions
    • Have to re-log really quickly? No problem! Everything you typed will still be there
  • History is saved separately for every [default] chat window, per character
  • Slash command support to clear everything you typed - /ccfclear


Blizzard may restore this functionality in an upcoming patch rendering this addon even less useful! With that said, CrappyChatFix is still in beta. The code was just spit-balled to show addon developers how a workaround could be added to their projects.

If you find any issues, please open a ticket or contact me in game on BNET @ Karnmak#1760.

Thanks, and hope you enjoy this awesome product brought to you from DRAENOR!


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