Just installed Grid2 and out of the box I was stunned to find that the default size of the unit was like an inch wide - for healing that's a lot of mouse movement. So I resized the frame to be more like the original grid's default. Unfortunately now the player Name sticks out of the box on the top. The abstraction in Grid2 seems fantastic on first impression. <strikethrough>I'm curious why name isn't just text in one of the Locations rather than being hard coded. Perhaps it is and I'm just missing it. I'd like to be able to offset the text to move it back into the box (which is still significantly larger than the original Grid and the name is popping out the top).</strikethrough> FOUND IT. Unfortunately the offset adjustment isn't applied in realtime but at least its there. Actually its worse than that - the Name didn't move from when I adjusted the frame size until I removed it from Center-top, then put it back. Hmm. Alpha configs - no problem I only hafta do it once.
Second, the HoT tracking is great, but the numbers are too much detail, esp in a large raid. I loved showing HoTs just as a little box that changes color from Green to Yellow at 5 secs and to Red at 2 secs. Is there a way to have my HoTs just be a little box rather than a number? I tried turning off 'Show Duration' but that seems to make the it disappear completely.
...stunned to find that the default size of the unit was like an inch wide...
The current defaults (for druids) are chosen so that I can reset the SV any time and keep raiding without having to change a thing. While that is ok for my giant apple monitor at 2560x1600 resolution it is not ideal for other resolutions / monitor sizes. I am in the midst of rewriting the preferences to handle specific specs as well as sharing settings on an account and class level on top of that. This will eventually lead to simple choices to reduce the scale used.
...HoT tracking is great, but the numbers are too much detail... I loved showing HoTs just as a little box that changes color from Green to Yellow at 5 secs and to Red at 2 secs. Is there a way to have my HoTs just be a little box rather than a number? I tried turning off 'Show Duration' but that seems to make the it disappear completely...
Out of the box (I am assuming you are talking about druid here), text indicators are used for all 3 hots. I thought it was too much first time I got it working but became used to it within a day so I never reverted any of it. It seems to let me refresh lifebloom with about .3 - .4 second accuracy. With the color square scheme its less since you just do not know as much about the expiry.
To switch to a square you need to create a square indicator to replace the text indicator. The ui is incomplete atm, in the future you will be able to just change an indicators type from text to square or icon etc. Squares have a threshold setting that lets you set a blinking state for when they need refreshing. Multiple color schemes are not yet available.
Take a look at the abolish poison indicator (corner-bottom-right), it use a blinking square for expiry.