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2-20-2012 @ 11:04AM
This may be a Q for the UI column, but here goes: I frequently have an error message that pops up when I'm playing that says something like "the default UI has blocked that action. Would you like to disable the addon or ignore?" How do I isolate which addon is causing the problem? It's usually in the midst of a frantic PvP battle that I see the error, so I'm not sure exactly what I'm trying to do that causes the issue. (ie: not sure how to recreate it)
2-20-2012 @ 11:15AM
Well, the next time it pops up, choose to disable it. You should know pretty quickly what addon is causing it if you disable on the fly.Since it appears that Blizzard's UI is blocking this addon from doing a function (sounds like a forbidden API issue or something), the addon is actually not operating like you think it is (i.e. it's just sitting there), so you might as well uninstall it and find a similar replacement if you can.
2-20-2012 @ 11:20AM
Whenever I've received this error, the message always says what addon is causing the issue. Generally though, it's not something major so I just don't do it.The time I get it most frequently is trying to set my Focus target via my raid frames (powered by SUF); so instead I just target them, then /focus. /clearfocus works to get rid of it.
I don't have the option to disable to ignore it.. but I also frequently get this in the middle of a battle.It never seems to actually hinder anything.You could turn your addons off one by one and see if you still see the message. That's a tough thing to do though, if you can't easily replicate the problem.I have an addon that keeps the default userframes from refreshing whenever someone leaves or joins my group. It usually screws up all my mouseover macros because people are no longer in the same spot and I end up healing someone else completely. The problem is that it only seems to happen in a raid group while in the middle of a fight. Making it tricky to pin down without driving tons of people crazy.
2-20-2012 @ 11:32AM
There is an option under interface to turn on LUA errors. This may let you know which one is giving you the error.Alternatively, the addons BugSack or !BugGrabber.
2-20-2012 @ 12:07PM
No, don't do that. At least not in the middle of battle! If you choose to disable the addon, your UI will be reloaded, and it will take a looong time, and you will wipe. (Speaking from experience.) Like Brett, I've had this happen to me when I wanted to set a focus via the right-click menu, and you can just type /focus instead.Other things I've noticed:1. It isn't always the same addon the game complains about2. If you disable it, it complains about another one the next time3. It complains about addons that aren't remotely related to the frame4. Last time I tried, it worked fine - and I hadn't deinstalled/disabled any addons...
2-20-2012 @ 12:31PM
This is CONSTANTLY happening to my Wife. The add-on in question is ArkInventory. Once this error pops up, she's no longer able to use ANYTHING from her bags. We've both been using Ark for years. I've never had this issue, and still don't. Would LOVE some more information on how to trace the issue. Nothing I've done with Ark seems to help.and please don't suggest AdiBags, I've tried that route, and she didn't like it. She's happy with the Ark rules I setup for her years ago.
2-20-2012 @ 1:46PM
I also am plagued by this problem. Power Auras was one of my very favorite (and only) add-ons - I find it invaluable as a feral druid in PvP to monitor Predator's Swiftness, CD on Tiger's Fury, etc. - but it seems to disable my ability to /focus targets. Even worse, it causes the built in raid-frames to bug when I'm in big encounters (like LFR DS25), and as a healer this can be a pretty big issue. I find it a great challenge to be super-awesome without Power Auras, but so it goes.
2-20-2012 @ 1:55PM
I use Power Auras on all my toons all the time with no issues in any group or raid or bg or solo. I do experience the focus bug which is why I made a keybind to focus my target (it's in keybinds after all and ctrl+shift+f has nothing better to do). You can also target someone and /focus to do it manually.Another common issue is trying to /inspect people. Once they get out of range, or into combat, and especially if they are from another server, things get screwy fast. You can ignore this error with no problems, but if you constantly have it, then something is trying to inspect people. So make sure all your addons are up to date. The focus thing has been around forever, as has the inspect thing, so just ignore those (well if you have something trying to inspect everyone, I would question why you need this). If you are having problems outside of this, then try not loading everything and slowly adding another once you are sure it's not that.Addon Control panel is your friend for this. Good luck.
2-20-2012 @ 2:21PM
@icepyro: I actually have the following macro'ed into my Entangling Roots/Hibernate/Cyclone spells:/clearfocus/focus/cast XXXXXXAnd I still have the problem. I update Power Auras every time the game patches, and yet it persists. I've mostly come to deal with it by just not using Power Auras, which brings me great sadness.
2-20-2012 @ 4:25PM
I get an error now and then where it says: "Interface action failed because of an add-on." It used to be MUCH more frequent pre-Cataclysm, while I was playing WotLK. I was a little confused and disturbed by it at first, and tried to disable all my add-ons, couldn't pinpoint the source, and then stopped caring. After Cataclysm and having to update all my add-ons, now it only happens once in a moon, but it still happens. It's weird, but hey, as long as it's not interfering with my gameplay...Dunno if it's a related problem, just thought I'd mention it.
2-20-2012 @ 4:27PM
Though if I were to venture a guess, I'd say it's DBM. That is the only add-on that I can think of that I have that would do that.
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