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2-16-2010 @ 1:05PM
As my play screen has become bigger over time I have noticed a tendency to move UI elements closer to my toon on the fly as needed during fights. On a large screen with high resolution it can be difficult tracking party health, things to cure, cooldowns, buffs, debuffs, DoTs, threat, party chat, and things I shouldn't stand in all at once. I still haven't found a good way around this but currently I have HealBot just to the left of my toon with a bar of holy crap buttons just below him. The problem is that the UI looks like crap when I don't need it all in close.Not sure how possible this is but a UI-Manager type addon that allowed you to switch between preconfigured UIs by hotkey or whether you are in combat or not would be incredible. Bonus points if it animates the transition.
2-16-2010 @ 1:30PM
You might wanna look at ActionBarSaver2 by Shadowed. Does what you're looking for.http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info8075-ActionBarSaver2.htmlAlso OpenRDX allows for mulitple "Desks" to be set. Then aloows you to switch between desks for solo, pvp, raids, etc.Jason P:Lunasphere might be worth looking at. Similar in concept to Necrosis.
2-16-2010 @ 3:54PM
There is an addon that allows you to create and switch between suites of addons. Let me see if I can find it...Here we go:http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/addonmgr.aspxAddon Mgr.Haven't tried it myself, I think there is another one out there too, but that is definitely a handy thing to have. No need to have my Portal: Stonard spell visible on my screen when I'm dps'ing down festurgut.
2-16-2010 @ 3:56PM
Just to add: It will be almost impossible for you to successfully switch addons while in combat. The reason is that if you enable or disable an addon while in game, you need to /reloadui to activate/de-activate your addons. So if you can find a spare 10-20 seconds while in combat, I guess you could, but I really don't see how that could be reasonably applied.
2-16-2010 @ 5:28PM
Pyromelter:Thanks for the reply. I use Addon Manager but this isn't what I'm talking about. I don't want to disable or use different addons, I want to collectively save different arrangements of my entire UI that can be accessed on the fly. If I am herbing I want my map to be bigger but if I am fighting my map can be tiny. If I am in a fight I want my action buttons a little closer to the center. Hopefully I am making sense.Xhelius:Thanks for the reply. The functionality that Action Bar Saver 2 provides is similar to what Dominos does for certain character 'modes' but this appears more flexible. Seems cool but isnt really what I am talking about since it is only for button arrangements. Lunasphere and Necrosis appear to be in the same boat.OpenRDX has some serious promise though based on the video I found at http://www.filefront.com/user/sigg12Will definitely be playing with this one tonight! Thanks!
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