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  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 25,393 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/02/2016
  • Created 12/02/2011
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Public Domain
  • Newest File: 1.3.2

About BetterExtraActionButton

The button in the Draenor zones to use your outpost ability is not the same button as this! You can drag it onto your bar to hide the floating button frame :P

Makes the ExtraActionButton used in instances and quests movable.

For all the various boss fights and quests with an extra power bar that pops up check out BetterPowerBarAlt!

There is no config. Right click on frame to make it movable, then drag it to where you want and right click again to lock it in place. While it is unlocked, you can also use your mouse wheel over the frame to adjust it's scale and reset it back to its default scale by pressing the middle mouse button.

The clickable area to lock/unlock the button is the area immediately surrounding the actual button. While unlocked, the artwork is shown and you can use it to drag the button around.

You can skin the button with Masque and you also have the option to turn off the background artwork with /beab togglebg.

/beab toggle to show/hide the frame for placement outside of an encounter that uses it.

If you find the frame some place it shouldn't be, you can type /beab reset to move it to the center of screen.

Also, if you're having issues with the button moving around or ignoring changes, look at some of your other addons to see if they have a setting for positioning it.

r31 | nebula169 | 2016-02-02 22:42:20 +0000 (Tue, 02 Feb 2016) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/BetterExtraActionButton.toc

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r30 | nebula169 | 2015-02-25 14:53:18 +0000 (Wed, 25 Feb 2015) | 1 line
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  • #29

    I know I'm a bit late, but why is everyone having issues with this addon? I've been using it for a long time and it's still working fine. For anyone viewing this as of 9/23/13;


     Use /beab toggle

    Right-click on the area immediately outside of the button itself. This will change the "PH" tags from red to grey. You can now left-click on the area immediately outside of the button itself, allowing you to freely move it to where you want it. Right-clicking will then lock it into position.

  • #27

    well, I was thinking this was exactly what I was looking for but upon further tinkering, it isnt.

    it hides the artwork pretty well but looks like everyone and their brother are having problems moving the thing, or keeping the thing where they set it. I was no exception. it was an exciting addon for all of the 20 minutes I tried to find a way to move it.

  • #25

    It's not moving anymore. I tried toggling it, reset it. But what happened then was it got stuck in the middle of the screen and its still unmoveable. This needs to be fixed soon.

  • #26

    It still works.  Once you toggle it if you click slighly outside any of the corners you should be able to move it.  In order to lock it I just reloaded ui.

  • #24

    Im struggling to move the button. I've managed to hide background, but in no way in the world I can move the button itself. I toggle lock by right clicking, just like described by author, but it wont move. I read comments and tried dragging it by the upper right corner, then left one, then the bottom ones, literally all parts of the frame, but IT JUST WONT MOVE. Honestly, I'm not even sure if it's already unlocked, maybe it fails to unlock in the first place, hence moving not working? PErhaps it could be handy to make it show in the general frame like "BEAB unlocked. You can move it by dragging it with your mouse." or something.


    Last edited by solshine2510 on 3/17/2013 7:44:43 AM
  • #21

    Love this addon.  Just wish there was a way to keep the button always visable. You have to re-toggle it whenever you zone and I aways forget to toggle it untill after the fight (that I need the button in) starts and at that point, the client won't let me toggle it (I assume for Taint reasons).

    NOTE: I use a Action Bar replacment (Ion) that seems to hide all (and replaces most) of blizz's action bars and buttons... except it doesn't replace the Extra Action button. So this addon is the only way I can make the Extra Action button to be visable.


    Thanks again for the addon,


    Last edited by ChaGrin on 3/2/2013 7:58:33 AM
  • #20

    Isn't moving. At all.

    Toggled it, trying to drag it, doesn't move. Disabled all my other addons, refuses to budge.

  • #22

    When you Toggle it (and unlock it, see how to unlock it in the description section above) ther is a small area you have to click in to get it to move. Upper right of the button, if I remeber correctly.  Took me a bunch of trys till I got it in just the right spot.

  • #23

    man that is one tiny clickable area, could use a command line option to lock/unlock

  • #19

    Exactly what I was looking for, thank you very much for this addon.

  • #16

    During combat I keep getting lua errors saying it's trying to call the protected function :SetPoint() on a few different frames (stance, etc)

  • #15

    erm what? what needs to be updated? It works fine with the new raids. If the taint log worried you, it didn't really affect anything, except maybe reloading/relogging in the middle of an encounter under some conditions.

    Last edited by nebula169 on 11/15/2012 7:47:39 PM
  • #17

    If you run this with BugSack, you get the annoying "fatality" noise during fights every fifteen seconds or so.  Presumably you get periodic popups if you have lua error reporting turned on in the default UI.


  • #18

    Your presumption is incorrect as ADDON_BLOCKED messages are not lua errors.

  • #14

    Love this mod, is it going to be updated or taken over by someone who can if the original creator can't? *hoping*

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