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About ButtonTimers

ButtonTimers is action buttons with timers attached. The timers can be configured to show a buff/debuff or the cooldown of a spell. The timers are highly configurable, with lots of options to play with.

Important note:

There are a limited number of action slots (1-120). These correspond to 10 bars of 12 buttons each. These are the same 120 slots that every action bar mod has to use (Bartender, PitBull, Blizzard's standard UI, etc.)

Chances are you aren't using all 12 slots on all 10 bars. You can configure ButtonTimers to use any of the 120 action slots you want. Do this with the "First button on bar is.." slider in the bar configuration.

If you don't change the "First button on bar is..", the bars will default to bars 10, 9, 8, 7. Note that bars 7-9 are by default the stance bars, so if your class uses stances you may wish to change it.

Getting Started:

When you first start the mod, you will see 4 bars of 12 buttons each. Open up the options (in the interface->addons panel), and disable the bars you won't be using. Next change the number of buttons from 12 to however many buttons you would like to see.

Now change the action slots the bar is showing you. Just take the action offset slider and slide it until you see some unused action buttons. Then drag the spells/abilities of your choice onto the bar.

The default is to track dots/debuffs/buffs. If that's what you want the timer to reflect, you are done. If you want to see a cooldown instead, select the configuration for the button and change the selector from "Aura" to "Cooldown".

There are lots of configuration options, go ahead and play with them. But that should be enough to get you started.

Bar configuration options are:

  • '''Bar Enabled:''' enable / disable the bar.
  • '''Hide out of combat:''' don't show the bar out of combat.
  • '''Bar Locked:''' lock the bar in position so that it cannot be dragged.
  • '''Orientation:''' horizontal or vertical layout for the buttons on the bar. You can also put the timers on the buttons themselves.
  • '''Timer Location:''' you can select whether you want the bar be on the left or right of the button (in vertical orientation) or above/below the button (in horizontal orientation)
  • '''Button Spacing:''' the space between the buttons on the bar.
  • '''Bar Scale:''' size the whole bar larger or smaller
  • '''Bar Length:''' length of the timer bar
  • '''Button Count:''' number of buttons on the bar (1-12)
  • '''First button on bar is..''' action slot number of the first button on the bar. Blizzard gives 120 action slots, which are traditionally allocated into 10 bars, but this mod gives a finer control over which slots you wish to use. Just slide this control until you find some unused slots.

Button options are:

  • '''Type:''' Set whether you wish to monitor a cooldown or an aura on the default bar target. You can also monitor both aura and cooldown. The cooldown will show up on the button and the aura timer on the bar if you select both.
  • '''Timer Type:''' The timer can either be shown as a percentage of the aura/cooldown duration or in fixed time. For example, if you choose a fixed time with a time of 10s, a full bar will always represent 10 or more seconds. This makes it easier to see which aura/cooldown will complete first, regardless of the spell's length.
    • '''Bar Time:''' This sets the max time displayed on a fixed time timer bar. Any timer durations longer than Bar Time will show as a full bar.
  • '''Show others' spells:''' By default, the timer will only monitor auras on the target if you were the caster of the spell. Click this button if you wish to see other's spells as well. The timer will always show your own spell if you have one on the target. Note: Pet spells do not count as being cast by you, so if you wish to monitor a pet spell then click this button.
  • '''Other Auras:''' By default, an aura timer will monitor the bar's default target for an aura matching the name of the spell on the action button. In this field you can enter additional auras (in a comma separated list) to look for.
    • "Show Aura Icon:" When checked, the icon on the button will update to match the aura we are showing the timer for.
    • "Ignore Button Aura:" When checked, timers will only be created for the auras specified in the Other Auras field. If Show Aura Icon is also checked, then the icon on the button when no timer is present will be the first aura listed in the Other Auras field.
  • '''Cooldown spell:''' By default, a cooldown timer will monitor the cooldown on the action on the bar. But you can also enter a spell name to monitor instead.
  • '''Bar Color:''' The color of the timer bar.
  • '''Target:''' This will select the default target (to target, focus target, self, party, pet) for all actions on the bar. It also controls what target to monitor for auras.
  • '''Use as spell target:''' If set, target will be the spell target as well as the target to monitor for the selected aura.
  • '''Warn less than cast time:''' Change the bar color when timer less than cast time. Also tints the action button.
  • '''Warning Bar Color:''' Bar color for timers when remaining time less than cast time.
    • "Adjust Cast Time:" Additional number of seconds to add, or subtract, from the cast time. Set this value to the effect's duration * 0.3 for the warn color to show when its safe to refresh an effect without wastage.
  • '''Adjust Timer:''' Number of seconds to add to timer (can be negative).

Command line options:

'''/buttontimers reset''' - reset bar positions to default

'''/buttontimers config''' - open the configuration dialog (can also be accessed on Blizzards interface -> addons panel)

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  • #453
    I've got a really weird problem. I've been using buttontimers for ages (since it was timerbuttons), but lately i've noticed that it's nearly impossible to configure. Whenever I open the config window for buttontimers, my framerate drops down to about 2 fps, and the system stops responding to clicks inside the config pane. I can click and select another addon to configure, and as soon as I'm in a different addon's config, I speed back up to normal FPS, but when I'm on the BT config pane, I get terrible FPS and I can't change any settings.
  • #471
    I have the same problem. Just got a new computer and whenever I try to configure the bars it freezes up WoW. Is there any way to fix this?
  • #454
    Hmm, and then just as easy as that doing a /rl made it all better. Dunno what was going on but it is working again. Weird.
  • #451
    Is it possible to get keybinds to show on buttons? Makes it easier to see what to push..
  • #452
    They should be there. Are sure you are using the ButtonTimers keybinds and not the keybinds on some other bar that mirrors the same action slots? Or perhaps you have another mod that changes action button appearance.
  • #449
    Hi. Not sure I understand the "Adjust Timer" option or if it's working correctly. I'm trying to create a cooldown timer for my Eclipse proc, which should last 15 seconds after the end of the Eclipse proc. I base the timer of the Eclipse aura, and put "15" in the Adjust Timer box. It indeed adds 15 secs as the aura counts down, but as soon as the aura disappears the counter/bar disappears--it doesn't last for the additional 15 seconds that I expect it to last. Am I using it correctly? Hope this make sense.
  • #450
    Unfortunately, I didn't think that feature through very well. It works fine for shortening the duration, but when you extend the timer, you get the behavior you saw. Once the mod sees that an aura is no longer present the timer gets nuked automatically regardless how much time was left.

    I can put in an exception to that rule when the adjust timer option is used to extend the timer. I'll think about adding that to the next version.
  • #442
    yeah.. i think something is wrong, my timers do not work correctly and i followed start up guide to a T.. also when i switch my button from 12 to 8, it does not scale down properly..
  • #443
    Could you elaborate?
  • #444
    thats pretty cut and dry.. i try to use spells, the cooldowns do not show up on some of them. the only one that works properly is haunt and drain soul (when i use it) the settings are the same on all the other spells, but they just do not work.

    as for the buttons, it randomly started working about an hour later..
  • #445
    And the names of the spells that are not working?
  • #446
    I seem to be having the same issue as asauve19. I have Haunt, Unstable Affliction, Corruption, Curse of Agony and Life Tap on my bar. Haunt is the only that works. All the rest display no bar or count down timer when I cast the spell. I originally had them set up using macros, so I tried them without, but that did not fix the issue.

    I saw your post below about DK spells and effects not having the same names, so I check the 'lock ones, but the names match.

    I've reloaded the UI, left the game, rebooted my computer. None of those have fixed the issue. I'll try reinstalling the add-on next.
  • #447
    Reinstalling didn't work. But, I found if I use the actual spells and not the macros, I can get the functionality I need.

    Thanks for the add-on, it has been very helpful!
  • #448
    If you are using a macro the mod has no idea what spell it is casting. You can get around this by entering the name of the aura you want to track in the "Other spells" box.
  • #440
    Thanks mate, now works like a treat.
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