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2-10-2010 @ 9:07AM
@Sedirex and Ahvi:What about a healing UI in use in a 40-man battleground? That oughta show you how much a UI is cluttered, right?I'm a minimalist, and I love having things hidden that I don't need. Action bar paging, transparent actionbars that don't show up until moused over, Omen and Recount hidden until I'm either 1) in combat, or 2) toggle them, and even Sexymap turned into a minimal square with all the buttons hidden until mouseover, and even then most of them are caught by Titanpanel so you don't have to see them. Though clever use of say... an off-center Grid that uses some pretty small squares and mouseover macros, you can REALLY shrink down how much of your UI you have to see to heal effectively.My favorite mouseover macros (I find them more reliable than Clique or Vuhdo since my four healing spells as a Pally are all on buttons very close to my movement keys) are this:#showtooltip/cast [target=mouseover,help,nodead][help,nodead] I use this for Flash of Light, Holy Light, Holy Shock, and even Cleanse to quickly heal and remove debuffs (I use the Cleanse one to help remove debuffs even while tanking). It will FIRST check to see if you have a mouseover target. This can be either them in the playing field, or their grid icon/party frame. If your mouseover target is a friendly (the 'help' part) and not dead (nodead), it casts your spell on them. If you have no mouseover target, or your mouseover target is an enemy or dead, it casts it on your current target. If you have no target, either mouseover or otherwise, or both of those targets are unfriendly, it casts on you. EXTREMELY helpful, requires just a little bit of setup for your healing spells (I've used it on my Disc Priest for Flash Heal, Dispel Magic, Penance, Power Word: Shield, you name it) which can generally be done with Copy/paste, and removes the need for any kind of click-cast addon which removes some memory usage. And so long as your party/raid frames are big enough that you can see your targets, but still small and out of the way, even your Healing UI can be minimalistic.(On an unrelated note, you can also use that mouseover macro for harming spells. Change "help" to "harm". I use it for mouseover Devastate on my Prot Warrior).
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