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    posted a message on UI Screenshots - Show us what you use!
    Foldager, I couldn't find the posts I had in mind from WowAce, but in the following post, Kamdis links the file I was looking for:

    http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html;jsessionid=2B772A4F9B87EB5E98438C78D57E6EA2?topicId=2766098713&postId=27657007134&sid=1


    Obviously, if you personally don't feel secure downloading that file, don't. However, if you do download it and put the folder into the Interface (not AddOns) folder, your minimap icons should have a square border.

    Also, I hope savebin, or one of the other addons I linked, does what you want. :) I've tried NotesUNeed years ago, and NefPad recently, but not savebin. Personally, I haven't settled on one since I don't find myself writing notes too often.
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    posted a message on UI Screenshots - Show us what you use!
    I do not know of an addon that will make minimap buttons square. I do know that you can either download it, or make your own square border and use that. I know there's been at least a few posts regarding this on WowAce; may need a bit of searching to find out. In essence, you're replacing the default circular border with one of your own choice.

    As for notes, there are a few addons that have "notepad" like qualities; here's a couple:

    http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info9121-SaveBin.html

    http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info8292-Nefpad.html

    http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info4303-NotesUNeed.html
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    posted a message on Remembered Window/Frame Location
    http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info7080-FluidFrames.html

    I think this is a possibility. I cannot think of any other working alternatives, though I'm curious to know if any are out there. I've not run across anything else.
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    posted a message on Desktop Screenshots - Show us your non-WoW!
    Boot issue? Regardless - yay for alternatives! XD

    Objectdesktop, I believe, is made by StarDock. They do a bunch of programs, which you can (I think) get as a bundle, or on its own. Objectdesktop isn't free - I believe none of them are.
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    posted a message on Desktop Screenshots - Show us your non-WoW!
    Quote from Blizz »

    However, I've just used Wubi to install Ubuntu on my machine so I have been playing around with that. If I can get my stupid internet connection to work for Ubuntu, I may never go back to Windows. So much more to learn as i have never used linux, but I already like it better.


    Huh, interesting - I had no idea Wubi existed until you mentioned it. I just burned a CD to install Ubuntu. The only thing that is somewhat keeping me to stick with Windows is that WoW seems to run a bit better under XP. I do think my hardware is involved in the equation though, not just how Wine handles WoW as an emulator.

    My desktop hasn't changed since last screenshot... I don't switch wallpapers too often, or else I'd post a new one.

    A neat alternative to programs like Objectdock (for Linux) would be AWN.
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    posted a message on Desktop Screenshots - Show us your non-WoW!
    It would definitely be a nice default feature in FF; as it is now, you have to manually add sites to a list, else they'll display normally. I'd also love to resize the address bar, but that doesn't seem possible.
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    posted a message on Desktop Screenshots - Show us your non-WoW!
    Quote from Moon Witch »

    Oh yes, wtb that background.


    Seems the original author is no longer on deviantART, but here's one already uploaded:

    http://people.freebsd.org/~ssouhlal/stuff/Nature_Captured.jpg
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    posted a message on Desktop Screenshots - Show us your non-WoW!
    Thumbnails cannot be trusted.

    No custom icons or theme installed just yet.




    Nifty FF addon: FaviconizeTab. "The width of specified tab becomes small up to size of icon."
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    posted a message on Quest Helper That Helps
    Another alternative that I just found and tried out is Cartographer_QuestInfo.

    Okay, okay, you obviously have to be a Cartographer user to take advantage of this addon. I was using Mapster before trying this addon out, in conjunction with QuestHelper. I think it would be very interesting if QuestInfo could work with Mapster, too.

    Suffice to say, Cartographer + Cartographer_QuestInfo is an interesting combination. I've only run it for a few days, but so far, so good.
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    posted a message on UI Screenshots - Show us what you use!
    Quote from st0nedpenguin »

    If you're just wanting image conversion grab a copy of IrfanView, the batch mode is great for unleashing on the WoW screenshots folder.


    Thanks for mentioning this program, hopefully it'll install and work nicely through Wine. Cheers! XD
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    posted a message on Examiner, TipTac, AzCastBar and other
    Quote from Phanx »

    AzCastBar doesn't have a tradeskill plugin, because no plugin is needed to show individual crafting casts; they're treated just like regular spell casts. But if I queue up 60 Blackened Sporefish, for example, I like to know the total time it will take to make all of them so I can afk and grab a snack, or alt-tab and browse forums. :P


    Ehe, gotcha - you're right. It is not a plugin. I was thinking along the lines of AzCastBar's plugins package - I thought tradeskill was included alongside Flight and the other timers.

    As far as the width and height modification goes, you have to first select what bar you want to modify (player, focus etc) and then click on the feature you want to modify for that bar (font, position etc.)

    Regardless, I'm glad that there is an alternative to Quartz - choice is nice.
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    posted a message on Examiner, TipTac, AzCastBar and other
    Quote from erica647 »

    I don't think it has the tradeskill plugin though... it is a really nice feature of quartz imo.


    AzCastBar does have a tradeskill plugin, however it is different from how Quartz's tradeskill plugin operates. If I recall correctly, Quartz can show the total time it'll take to make a queue of items, while AzCastBar only shows the time required for each individual item. I think that this total time display would be a worthy addition to AzCastBar, were someone to pick up and maintain the addon.

    Phanx, that is odd - I do recall being able to set size of target and player castbars independently. Also, I was pretty sure that LibSharedMedia had been supported, but that may've been for the 2.0 version.
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    posted a message on A New RP addon?
    I was playing my druid a few days ago briefly and got to thinking about this addon thread. I started to think on how MRP has profiles, but I could not recall if they could be switched automatically based on situation. For example, it would not make sense to be reading a description of a druid's elven/tauren appearance when they currently are in bear form. An additional feature to profiling may be convenient - the profile switches based on stance.

    Warriors - roleplayers sometimes describe their armor/weapons.
    Druids - markings, size and adornments can be described.
    Priests - perhaps Shadowform alters the priest's physical appearance more than just transluscent black.
    Rogues - personally, I'd write "You see... nothing!"
    Shaman - See Druids.

    This switcher could be LOD; if the class doesn't have stances, it's not needed.

    To go further (crazier?), what if a character is wearing their civilian outfit of a Red Swashbuckler's Shirt and Tuxedo Pants. What if the player has set up a profile that describes this outfit and when the shirt and pants are equipped, the switcher sees that equipment change and loads the appropriate profile. The switcher would have to recognize both shirt and pants, because that same shirt could be used with a Colorful Kilt which could provide an inaccurate match up.

    Frankly, I think that the stance switcher is more practical, while the clothing-determined switcher may not be very practical - outfits can be so varied and it may be complicated for the addon to pick the right description after checking that even 3 or more articles of equipment match the predefined profile.

    Aside, I wonder how things are going - I hope the gears are still turning.
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    posted a message on Manikin - A roleplayer's automatic interaction system
    Quote from Ydrisselle »

    Are there any premade says/emotes or I have to make them for every situation?


    Quote from jjsheets »

    Manikin does not have any defaults at all. All interactions must be entered in game by the user.


    Hopefully that quote is a sufficient reply. :)

    I can't wait to try Manikin out - shame I won't get a chance until late Monday or Tuesday.

    /em sighs and twiddles her fingers, trying to remain patient.
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    posted a message on A New RP addon?
    A quick note on ImmersionRP's RP Mode - FlagRSP2 also has such a feature, activated by clicking the FuBar & Minimap button with a key combination of Shift+Left Click (feature is called "Clear View"). Feature can be turned off by clicking the X that appears in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

    I'm rather happy to see someone want to make something new - something hopefully more efficient and more customizable.

    If you don't mind, I'm going to write up things I've considered in the "if I could code it, this is how..." mindset. I'll be referencing MRP and FlagRSP2 as these are the addons I've used.

    TOOLTIP:

    In MRP and FlagRSP2, information regarding a roleplayer's name (prefix, first name, surname and title) can appear in a tooltip. With both addons, the user has a choice to disable the addon's ability to take hold and modify the tooltip. For example, when I used MRP and CowTip (TipTac and TinyTip too!) MRP would present its information but negate any custom formatting. With FlagRSP2, this occurs, too. I now use LitheTooltipDoctor for the base ability to change the tooltip's location. Addon author Thrae had mentioned this tooltip paradox. If your RP addon is going to display information via tooltip, consider contacting Thrae to see if/what he has been working on.

    Tooltip customization could include: choosing what information you'd like displayed, for example, showing Prefix and Surname and hiding all else.

    DESCRIPTIONS:

    MRP and FlagRSP2 both allow a user to create a writeup of their character's physical appearance. With MRP, there are fields for specific traits (eye color, height, etc) as well as a general write-up. If a user leaves the specific trait fields blank, they still appear on the window. The specific trait fields can provide redundancy as users may state eye color in the trait field as well as general. FlagRSP2 only provides a general write-up, which appears in a slimmer fashion. Some users will format their FlagRSP2 write-up to include information such as height and weight, so there's the same information available, just in a smaller field.

    If you are going to provide a window/field for physical appearance, please consider a short/full view toggle. Short view could include just the physical appearance, while full could include character history and other bits like mood and "vitals" (eye color, weight, age). If fields are left blank, please do not display title fields - this may help to minimize space and free up the coveted screen "real estate."

    FLAGS:

    Flags, simply put, are status indicators. I'm pretty sure FlagRSP2 and MRP share similar flags (this would make sense.) FlagRSP2 has an additional flag that is to signify the character is a Mature Roleplayer. Mature, as in movie-rating, not "all grown up." With FlagRSP2, this flag cannot be seen by other FlagRSP2 users unless they also have their flag set to Mature Roleplayer if I remember correctly.

    UPDATING:

    On the US Moon Guard (RP) server forum, there was a point mentioned in one rp-addon thread regarding updates. The poster stated they preferred MRP over FlagRSP2 because MRP updates descriptions frequently, while FlagRSP2 does not. I've not looked into the different methods each addon uses, but please pay consideration as to how often updates fire.

    AESTHETICS:

    Aesthetics is an important factor with any addon. Please consider a font size slider as some people need larger fonts to see better. Please consider padding space; MRP for example could be a bit less bulky if all of that negative space/padding was trimmed away. Believe it or not, some roleplayers play with a customized UI!

    I'll mention addon buttons here too. If a MRP user clicks on a player's unitframe, a circular MRP button appears on screen. This button, unfortunately, is defaultly positioned where Blizzard's unitframes would be. The button is clickable and brings up the targer's MRP description window. The button must manually be repositioned in case a player is *gasp* not using Blizzard unitframes, as the button could be overlapping other information! If you'd like to have a similar button feature, please consider an option to clamp to X frame (if not too complicated), be hidden, or docked to Minimap. FuBar and Titan Panel support would be nice too - FlagRSP2 has it, while MRP requires a user to view their Character frame, which of course means more screen is taken up.

    LOD/Efficiency:

    I don't know much about that whole efficiency topic - the one that graces WoWAce's forums from time to time. All I can say is, please consider what elements can be Load on Demand, and make them operate as such. Perhaps features like the character viewer and friendslist (features in FlagRSP and FlagRSP2) as mentioned by Imaran.

    Hopefully this wall-o-text has been a bit insightful. I've got my fingers crossed for good things to happen with your desire for a new project. If you don't already play on a RP server, please give one a shot. I'm on Moon Guard (US) - if you decide to roll a character to see how FlagRSP and similar addons work, I am Horde-side, under the name Avanina. Please send me a whisper.
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