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  • World of Warcraft
  • 126,422 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 978,814 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/26/2014
  • Created 05/07/2010
  • 863 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v1.7.9
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About AdiBags

AdiBags displays the content of your bags in one view, distributed into several sections using smart filters.

It is heavily inspired by Nargiddley’s Baggins.

Configuration is available through Blizzard addon panel, /adibags chat command or right-clicking on the LDB plugin.

Important note about localized filters: some filters rely on translations from LibBabble-Inventory-3.0 so if some of them behave strangely in your locale, please take a look at the library translation status.

About patch 6.0.2

Blizzard has introduced a lot of new inventory features with the patch 6.0.2. I (Adirelle, AdiBags’ author) have absolutely no control over the way these built-in features work. It is all or nothing: either AdiBags uses a feature as is, either I have to code it myself. I had some of these features built into AdiBags in the past, but this was clumsy, using the API in a way that it was not meant to, and ultimately buggy for some users. So I decided to remove my code in favor of the built-in ones, even if it meant a minor degration of the original feature. If Blizzard improves some of these features in the future, AdiBags will automatically benefit from these improvements.

So, in short:

  • AdiBags now uses the built-in “new itemAPI, though it only detects looted/crafted/reward items. I added another module to highlight you what moves in bags to compensate for the loss of full item detection.
  • AdiBags now uses the built-in “sort bags“ feature. It may cause a spike of lag but works very quickly and does the job right.
  • AdiBags fully supports the reagent bank, including the built-in “deposit all reagents” feature. I know it moves enchanters’ velum to the reagent tab, but hopefully Blizzard will fix this.


Important notice: since v1.6.12-beta-1, AdiBags embeds BugGrabber, an error catching addon. Please check the error is really about AdiBags before reporting them here. I suggest installing BugSack to catch the errors.

Please report any bug or error using the wowace bug tracker (your Curse account works there). The comments section below is not meant to report and track bugs. I won’t reply to bug reports in the comment section anymore.

Some words about submitting bug reports:

  • I do not care about “it doesn’t work, fix it!” messages. I need to know how it failed and a way to reproduce the bug so I can test it and make sure I fix it.
  • Bug reports are not in the “fire and forget” kind of things. I may have to ask you some details.
  • Please check all existing tickets and the “known issues” section below before submitting new ones. Duplicate reports will be rejected on sight.

Bug tracker
WoWace forum thread


Most of these features may be configured. Check out the configuration panel ! (using the /adibags chat command or clicking on the bag icon, you have any LDB display)

  • Smart filters are used to distribute items into several sections, including:
    • Item sets of the Blizzard’s gear manager (one section per set),
    • Junk items (whitelist and blacklist available),
    • Quest items,
    • Equipment (items your character can wear),
    • Sections based on item category: trade goods, consumables, recipes, ...
    • Manual filtering (drag and drop items on section header, or add new section from the configuration panel),
    • Free space.
  • Smart item sorting inside each section.
  • Smart section layout; change the setting “Automatic layout update” to control the frequency of updates.
  • Track new items; use the [N] button resets the “new” flag.
  • Display slot type.
  • Bag sorting: left-click on the [S] button; right-click toggles auto-sorting, which sorts the bag on close.
  • Hide some sections, using the [V] button.
  • Name-based search.
  • Equipped bags (click on the bag icon in the top left corner),
  • Display character money in the backpack.
  • Display character tokens in the backpack.
  • LDB data source, displaying free space.
  • Two bag placement modes (choose one in the configuration panel):
    • Anchored: the bags expand from an anchor towards the center of the screen. The anchor can be unlocked and moved.
    • Manual: move the bags by dragging their title.

Separate modules

I have written two separate modules for AdiBags:

Tips & tricks

  • you can create your own sections using the “manual filter” in filter configuration. You can then drag and drop items on section titles to reassign them ; this works for any section.
  • if you want to highlight new items without putting them into a specific section, edit the “new items” filter priority to put it at the end of the filter list.

Known issues

  • New items detection does not work like it did before 1.8: Ihis is normal. I switched to the NewItems API that Blizzard has added in patch 6.0. This API does not work for bank nor items coming from the bank or the mailbox, but it does not having the timing issue my code had.
  • Opening the bank or closing my bag cause lag spike: this is an know issue with Blizzard bag sorting. For now, it is called every time you close your bag with auto-sorting enabled. I am working on a solution to sort bags only if their content actually changed.
  • Protected action/addon blocked error: they sometimes happen with AdiBags. Even though my effort, I can not reproduce these. Blizzard taint reports are very buggy, often blaming the wrong addon. As such they are pretty much useless.
  • Please note that prospecting, disenchanting or milling can create new items (e.g. that were not in your inventory yet). This can cause the whole bag to be updated. In this case, the items that were under your mouse cursor may move around. There is no easy solution for this so be cautious.

Things that likely will not be implemented

Anything else than the existing “all-in-one” views

AdiBags has been built around, and optimized for, the idea of the “all-in-one” view. Doing anything would require to redesign big parts of the addons, especially the layout code that is quite complex at the first place.

Anything that requires to scan item tooltips

Tooltip scanning is quite CPU-consuming and above all requires asynchronous programming, since item tooltips would not always be available at the time AdiBags should use them. This would raise the complexity of bag filtering be an order of magnitude and turn AdiBags into a CPU hog.

Some examples what requires to scan the item tooltips:

  • detecting the kind and state of binding: unbound, soulbound, bind-on-pickup, bind-on-equip…
  • detecting already known spells/pets/recipes or faction/race/level/skill/class restrictions ; basically any “red text” in the tooltip.

Guild bank

AdiBags presents you a nice view of your bags but actually they are in a complete mess. With AdiBags, there is no need and no way to tidy up the items in the actual bags. Guilds usually try to keep their bank tidy. What would happen if some people in a guild used AdiBags for the guild bank ? Well, they would mess up the guild bank content and people NOT using AdiBags would have to deal with that mess. I can hear the screams from there. So that is why I will not implement guild bank.

Alt bags and bank

AdiBags is not an alt bags/bank viewer. If you want to keep track of what your alt owns, I suggest using an addon like BagSync.

Full bag skinning

Basic skinning is available using LibSharedMedia-1.0: you can choose the bag font, background and border, as well as the color.

Comprehensive in-game filter/section editor

According to my experience with Baggins, comprehensive editor is awful to write as an author and awful to use as an user. Hence I focus on creating filters that have a smart built-in behavior and only a few options. I try to avoid the 20% of features that would require 80% of development effort.

tag v1.7.9
Adirelle <>
2014-10-26 23:16:17 +0100

Fixes reagent tooltips and SyLevel support.


    - Fixed SyLevel integration, thanks to its author, suicidalkatt.
    - Fixes #213.


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  • #187

    When I dis-enchant, mill, prospect or use up an item, adibags rearranges all the rows/colums.  Is there a way to turn this off?

    solshine2510 reported the same issue.

    I have almost dis-enchanted something I did not want to.

    Last edited by s-conley on 1/15/2012 8:19:06 AM
  • #189

    You might want to use Panda for disenchanting, just as I do. Ofc, this is a work-around only, and the "unstable slots" issue is still there. A bug that more people report here and I do hope the project manager will address it eventually:)

  • #183

    Hi again Adirelle!! I talked to u some time ago to get adibags to our PTBR client, did some work on translation along with other ppl, and it worked fine. Now, after the last atualization, a problem appeared. The profession bags now appear on my in-game window with full name (BOLSAS_MINEIRAÇÃO)instead of the "Mi" that used to be... This causes big mess in the bags, especially if u have lots of prof specific bags on one char... My gess is that some1 translated what shouldnt be translated, and i've tryied to find where to change back, but with no luck... Can u plz show me where to change "BOLSAS_MINEIRAÇÃO" back to just "Mi"??? It would make a great difference!!!!

    Thank in advance!!!

  • #186

    Indeed, someone changed the bag short tags to full names. Please fix them there and tell me when you are done :

  • #188


    Alright, it is done!!!


    Thx again 4 the quick response and support u give to ur addons!!!

  • #178

    Am I the only one, or does everyone have the issue of when my bags are open and I hit Esc to close them. Not only does it close them but it brings up the Menu as well as if I hit Esc a 2nd time...

  • #201

    That happens to me as well. I speculate that it's because Adibags doesn't actually catch the Esc key, but passes it on to the native UI, which opens the menu, which automatically closes all other windows. That's an uneducated guess.

  • #182

    That never happened to me. Perhaps you smash the Esc button too heavily :)


  • #177

    Whenever I use a vendor, Adibags opens, but so do all of the original bags.  I don't see an option to hide the bags when using a vendor.  When I use my open all bags key, only the AdiBags frame opens.  Could you add an option to also hide the default bags when using a vendor?

  • #181

    That never happened to me. By default, when opening bags either at bank or vendor, original bags were always hidden. Perhaps resetting profile to default would help?

  • #176

    Oh.  My.  God.  This is what inventories should be.  I've been struggling with baggins for years, wishing I could reliably make outfitter or equipment manager sets separate themselves from other sets, now it's done with the check of a button.  Everything's categorized, sorted, and gloriously OCD.  Thank you thank you thank you thank you.

  • #184


    Same here Buddy!!!! I've found this by accident and thanked the heavens for it!!! Then u got used to it and forget about it a bit... When we got a language specific client, adibags stoped working and i've gone nuts!!! Tried others, but after adibags none were good enough!!! Now i thank again cause its working fine!!! Woooohooo!!!!!!!! \o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/

  • #174

    Hello, I want to thank you for the addon, it has been a great addition to default ui and helps managing the inventory alot.

    I have one question about something that bothers me alot and is very annoying - how can I disable automatic repositioning of the bag slots and rows/columns? When I right click items with bank bags open or when putting items to mailbox or selling to vendor, the items/slots keep repositioning and i often accidentally right click something that is not supposed to be vendored or put in bank or mailed just because the slot with this item moved and replaced something that I was about to click earlier..I have to double check vendored items not to accidentally sell something valuable. Also, very often the bags get very wide because rows reposition themselves more horizontally and for example there is twice as much columns as normally (and less rows). Only reopening bags/bank helps sometimes to get all rows and columns normally.

    Added 21 Dec - since there's no reply from author - is anyone experiencing similar repositioning issues?

    Last edited by solshine2510 on 12/21/2011 7:07:33 AM
  • #179

    I do as well, but have not found a way to disable this.

  • #173

    I have a Problem, Everytime i log into a character my bags show all my items as if they were new. How do i fix this. 

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