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  • Supports: 6.2.0
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  • Updated 06/26/2015
  • Created 01/14/2011
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Public Domain
  • Newest File: 1.4.4
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About BetterPowerBarAlt

The button in the Ultraxion and Madness of Deathwing encounters is not the same as the power bars in previous raids! This addon will do nothing for those. Luckily I do have another addon (BetterExtraActionButton) for moving that button :p

Makes the PlayerPowerBarAlt frame movable. This is the frame for quests and instance encounters that show a power bar specific to the event. This includes sound on Atramedes, corruption on Cho'gall, Lord Rhyolith's direction, and feathers on Alysrazor as well as the counter and timer bar used in Dark Moon Faire games.

There is no config. Right click on the 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.

4.0.6 added an option to show the status text (Interface -> Status Text -> Alternate Resource), so you can change the setting there or toggle it by holding shift and left clicking on the frame. By default the status text will show when mousing over the bar.

To adjust it outside of a raid encounter, you can type /bpba toggle and pretend you're in the Maw of Madness in Twilight Highlights and move the "Digestive Acids" bar around. (pretty much where I was the entire time I wrote this)

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

And if you find yourself accidentally clicking on it all the time, you can type /bpba lock to make it ignore clicks.

A quick note: Unit frame addons like to disable the bar (to show on your player frame), so if you're not seeing it, that's more than likely why.

r36 | nebula169 | 2015-06-26 13:28:04 +0000 (Fri, 26 Jun 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/1.4.4 (from /trunk:35)

Tagging as 1.4.4
r35 | nebula169 | 2015-06-25 04:14:44 +0000 (Thu, 25 Jun 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/BetterPowerBarAlt.lua
   M /trunk/BetterPowerBarAlt.toc

update for 6.2
r34 | nebula169 | 2015-02-25 14:53:45 +0000 (Wed, 25 Feb 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/BetterPowerBarAlt.toc

toc bump


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  • #43

    It doesn't seem to to save where I move  it. Every time it goes away It reset back to the defult spot.

  • #42

    I downloaded this today because the bar on Kilrogg is covering some raid frames I need, but the bar isn't even showing up now.  Any ideas?

    I'm using z-perl, Bartender, DBM in case that helps.

  • #44

    I use bartender 4 to (latest version),

    it seems that bartender hides and places the actual extraactionbar button Outside your screen.!

    Even if you lock the location you set it, as soon as you do something...  the button disappears and get placed outside. (with moveanything you can see were it is, it appears again when you select the option to prefend the button to go off-screen.)

    BUT...  the extraactionBar that you can configure, when you select /bt4 and unlock, than you will see that the bar is still at the position you placed it.

    Several other things change to, even when you lock them or choose dual profile.

    it's a Bratender issue.  not from this addon.

    (I found this because I decided to move on from Bartender. Hate to move, cause I have my interface completely customized with it.  lol.)

    ¡The Devil may care, but I Bloody Don't.!

  • #41

    Thanks!!! :)

  • #40

    Omg update :3

  • #38

    Hi, could you make the bar "really-lockable" - so that even my rightclick doesn't "unlock" it? I like to move my camera with left as well as rightclick, and accidentally rightclicking the bar instead of moving the camera is not so nice / not necessary as a downside of an addon. Suggestion: Just add a short command like for better extra action button "/beab toggle" so here /bpba toggle?

    Otherwise nice work!

  • #39

    i'll one up your request and finally add a "config mode" toggle to position it out of combat along with adding lock :p (/bpba toggle and /bpba lock)

    Last edited by nebula169 on 11/24/2014 12:41:41 PM
  • #37

    4.0.6 added an option to show the status text (Interface -> Status Text -> Alternate Resource), so you can change the setting there or toggle it by holding shift and left clicking on the frame. By default the status text will show when mousing over the bar.

    =) looks like I may have toggled that off hopefully that fixes the text issue i was having 

  • #36

    I can only see bar text when i Mouse over the bar . For heroic spoils for example it becomes a pain having to mouseover each time to see the energy amount . Is there a way to make text show full time on all fghts 

  • #34

    Addon is broken, every time one of guardians become active bars move to default position, so annoying to move em all the time, fix this please

  • #35

    Nothing is broken, you have another addon that's positiioning the frame, fix that, and you issue will be resolved.

  • #33

    Thanks for update.

  • #32

    why do i have to re-move this everytime i zone in somewhere


    Last edited by Surloyn on 5/24/2012 7:41:10 PM
  • #31

    Is it normal that I have to move it every time it appears on every character, or same character every time. It's really annoying having it in the middle of the screen and having to move it each time.

  • #29

    In ver r23,

    just add ")" atfer end on line 97.

    end---> end)


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