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  • 30,727 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 2,370,051 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/04/2013
  • Created 12/12/2008
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 4.3.1
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About Cooldowns

A World of Warcraft add-on that displays numeric cooldown counters on buttons and other icons with cooldowns.

*** Having Problems? ***

Before posting a problem report, please make sure you are using the most recent release and try resetting all Cooldowns settings using the Defaults button in the Interface Configuration window. If your settings got messed up somehow during the recent updates, setting them to defaults may solve the problem. If that doesn't help, and you still don't see cooldown text, try adjusting the pixel width setting to a smaller number (default should be 27). If that doesn't help, post a problem report and make sure to include which other addons you run and any special configuration changes you make so I can try to replicate the problem. Also, if you run an older version because newer ones are not working for you, let me know. Otherwise, until scientists invent the teleporter and I can port to your computer, there isn't much else I can do for you.


Users can set the minimum pixel width for cooldown text display. Cooldown counters will not appear on buttons or other cooldown icons that have a width smaller than the number chosen (except for the quest watch buttons which always show cooldown text). The default is 27 which is between the size of the standard player buff icon and the standard unit frame debuff icon. The standard action button width is 36 pixels. Scaling a cooldown icon using another addon until it is smaller than the selected minimum width will cause the cooldown text to stop displaying on that icon.


Too many cooldown texts all over the place? I made Cooldowns work with any visible cooldown in any addon (bigger than the default width of 27 pixels). To control where cooldown text appears in your UI, check out the Filtering tab in the Cooldowns configuration panel. You will see a list of all the UI frames (frames hold sets of cooldowns) that Cooldowns is aware of and you can uncheck the ones that you don’t want to see cooldown text on. Don’t want to see cooldown text on Bartender4 bar 6? Uncheck BT4Bar6. Don’t want to see text on WeakAuras icons? Uncheck WeakAurasFrame.

Deleting entries from the filter list will NOT block cooldowns on those frames. That will make Cooldowns forget about that frame, but the next time a cooldown is activated on that frame, it will be added to the list again enabling cooldown text on that frame. Delete filter entries when you will not be using those frames anymore such as when abandoning or changing addons. (Leaving filter entries in the list for addons no longer in use isn't really a problem. Doing so will only reduce efficiency very, very slightly.)

Configure colors, fonts, and other options through the Cooldowns interface options panel.

Please see the readme.txt file for a tutorial on how to configure fonts in Cooldowns.

* 4.3.1
- Updated toc to 50400


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  • #579

    Sorry but i think the problem is still there... :( Example my elemental shaman's flame shock target's debuff is still using Cooldowns's countdown.. 

    Last edited by Elillenna on 3/9/2013 4:31:56 AM
  • #574

    I'll take a look at it.

  • #575

    Thanks! :D, i really love this addon i hope i can countinue using without interfering my current unit frame.


  • #572

    New version here, everyone. A bit of a rewrite, so please report any problems you have, include other addons you are running, and if you have too many problems, go back to the previous version (3.0.2) which works with 5.2. I will try to get any reported bugs fixed as quickly as I can and release a final 4.0.

  • #570

    When activated , my Mount And Pets meny freezes and crash my wow. 

  • #569

    Message: Cooldowns\Cooldowns.lua:56: bad argument #1 to "strsub" (string expected, got nil)
    Time: 03/08/13 10:59:24
    Count: 12
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\Cooldowns\Cooldowns.lua:56: in function <Interface\AddOns\Cooldowns\Cooldowns.lua:52>
    [C]: in function `CooldownFrame_SetTimer'
    ...e\AddOns\Blizzard_PetJournal\Blizzard_PetJournal.lua:821: in function `PetJournal_UpdatePetList'
    ...e\AddOns\Blizzard_PetJournal\Blizzard_PetJournal.lua:191: in function <...e\AddOns\Blizzard_PetJournal\Blizzard_PetJournal.lua:174>

    Locals: self = <unnamed> {
     0 = <userdata>
    start = 0
    duration = 0
    enable = 1
    name = nil

  • #571

    See if the new version (4.0) helps.

    Last edited by Yarko on 3/8/2013 2:21:17 PM
  • #564
    Cooldowns LUA errors (and fix)

    I had a problem with Cooldowns and an addon called QBar.  When they are both loaded, Cooldowns generates a lot of errors.

    1653x Cooldowns\Cooldowns.lua:56: bad argument #1 to "strsub" (string expected, got nil)

    I solved it by changing line 56 with:

    if name ~= nil then
    if (strsub(name, 1, 12) ~= "ActionButton" and strsub(name, 1, 8) ~= "MultiBar") then
    YarkoCooldowns.StartCooldown(self, start, duration, enable);

    It just makes sure that it won't use strsub when name is nil

  • #567

    The soon-to-be-released version of Cooldowns will work with QBar and should work with just about all other addons with cooldowns.

  • #565

    Oo, interesting. So many potential problems when I make assumptions. Smile

  • #561

    is there a blacklist filter i can use. i have hidden bars with hearthstone i dont want to see the CD floating when my bar is hidden

  • #607

    I have added a filtering system to keep cooldown text from showing up on frames that you can choose. Check out the Filtering tab in the configuration options.

  • #562

    There is no blacklist system. Which addon are you using to hide your buttons? Perhaps I can get this addon to work with it without having to add a blacklist?

  • #560

    Can anyone who has the 4.3.4 version of this send it to me pls?


  • #557

    where can i find the download for wow cata 4.0.6

    Last edited by Spaladium on 1/12/2013 9:23:25 AM
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