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  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 3,762,955 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/24/2015
  • Created 08/07/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v1.3.3
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About HandyNotes

Handy Notes for your maps. This addon is intended to be a small and simple replacement for Cartographer_Notes and functions in a similar manner.

Use /handynotes to access options.

You can add notes to the maps in 3 ways:

  • Alt-RightClick on the world map to add a note.
  • Use "/hnnew" without the quotes to add a note at your current location.
  • Use "/hnnew x,y" without the quotes to add a note at location x,y on your current zone's map.

HandyNotes supports plugins that other authors can write to display their own set of notes on the map. See this link for a list of such addons:

Changes from v1.1.6 to v1.2.0

  • Fix HandyNotes to use Astrolabe-1.0 instead of Astrolabe-0.4.
  • Place the New Handy Note dialog box above the World Map by parenting to it if the World Map is open.
  • Add a 6th optional return value "dungeonLevel" to the pluginHandler:GetNodes() API. This value is used if it is different from the input dungeonLevel, similar to the 2nd return's "mapFile".
  • HandyNotes plugin authors will need to be update their plugins to use Astrolabe-1.0 and its new API that has changed from using (C, Z) pairs to (mapID, level) pairs. HandyNotes has provided some additional functions to help with this (these functions will not work for instance and BG maps):
    • HandyNotes:GetMapFiletoMapID(mapFile)
    • HandyNotes:GetMapIDtoMapFile(mapID)
    • HandyNotes:GetZoneToMapID(zone)

Changes from v1.1.5 to v1.1.6

  • Update TOC Interface to 40000.
  • Add optional AddonLoader delayed load support.
  • Use latest version of Ace3 and Astrolabe libraries.

Changes from v1.1.4 to v1.1.5

  • Use latest version of Astrolabe library which has Hrothgar's Landing data.
  • Play nice with Carbonite which is trying to fake as being Cartographer.
  • Add HandyNotes to the Blizzard Interface Addon Options too.
  • When quest objectives are enabled, the HandyNotes icons on the world map will now show their tooltips again on mouseover.
  • When creating or editing a note on a map with dungeon levels, you may now choose which dungeon level the note appears in or choose to have it appear on ALL dungeon levels.
  • HandyNotes will now pass as 3rd parameter the dungeon map level when it calls pluginHandler:GetNodes(mapFile, minimap, dungeonLevel). Existing user notes in HandyNotes will still display on all dungeon map levels, but new notes will be level specific.
  • Remove compatibility code with all WoW versions earlier than patch 3.1.
  • Convert to use wowace localization system at
  • Notes without a title will now show "(No Title)" as the tooltip title rather than have no tooltip on mouseover.
  • Add the ability to create/change/copy/delete profiles in HandyNotes. HandyNotes was already using Ace3 profiles, just that this wasn't exposed.
  • Add ability to enable and disable plugins from showing on the map in the HandyNotes options.
  • Add a wider range of icons to select from.

r249 | nevcairiel | 2015-02-24 14:35:16 +0000 (Tue, 24 Feb 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v1.3.3 (from /trunk:248)

Tagging as v1.3.3
r248 | nevcairiel | 2015-02-24 14:34:41 +0000 (Tue, 24 Feb 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/HandyNotes.toc

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  • #308

    I continue to wish for a hotkey to quickly turn off handy notes so I can see an uncluttered map without having to go through 3 menu selections to disable it.

    This seems like something that should be pretty basic to an addon like this.

  • #307

    Is there a ay to make a Note that is shown on the normal map. Because everytime when i make a note, it is only shown on the zoomed out World Map.

  • #305

    Plz Update it.

  • #304

    Is there a hotkey or macro to toggle on/ off handy notes?  when I'm questing, it's hard to find the next quest POI.

  • #303

    Can this please get updated to work with 6.2 the draenor version is updated but requires this and this cannot be properly used without being updated.

  • #302

    Would nice if you could change your Version-number to a better format in front wow version, after that your version. example: 6.2.0.x

    NPCscan, Archy, LibSharedMedia, Ackis Recipe List and more authors doing it.


  • #300
    Re: HandyNotes Class Filter

    i miss a class filter, that only show loot for the actual or a specific class, i think this can be very useful to equip twinks

  • #298

    Look like you do listen to requests and added several recent features.

    Perhaps you could collaborate with Sexymap and make this work with their HUD? It would be so nice to see it on the HUD instead of watching Minimap and/or map.


    Last edited by Sokyoku83 on 6/2/2015 7:56:30 PM
  • #296

    Need to add the jukebox scroll disc to this addon or to a seperate addon


  • #293

    i need a minmap button or a titan plugin for enable/disable handy notes with on klick


  • #297

    Or even on the main map it self. Inside the drop down option to show/hide digsite/fish/quest items.

  • #294

    This. I need this.

  • #292

    I dunno if this problem comes from you or the modules I added for handynotes, but the icons on my minimaps are blinking crazily and it's getting a bit annoying, I have to turn them off else I go crazy

    but then I'm left guessing around for where the exact spot is for each icon from the big map...

    I got handynotes, handynotes_draenor and handnotes_musicrolls

  • #295

    This problem happens to me whenever I go into an interior area that has a map, like a cave, or the Pandaria capitols. The addon is trying to figure out where all the pips belong in the interior map over and over and is having a seizure causing massive framerate drops unless you open up the world map.

  • #291

    this might be obvious to some players, but i thought i would post something that has helped me out while using handynotes with not being able to move them in-game anymore (with [CTRL] + [SHIFT] + left mouse drag):

    1. if you are comfortable editing . LUA files with a simple text editor, you can put that handy note just where you want it exactly to be, but this must be done of course when you are not in-game. 
    2. place your handynote approximately where you want it to be in-game, name it, and choose an icon.
    3. take note of where you would like it to actually be, by using your mouse and finding the location on the map or perhaps going to wowhead and finding out the precise location of the in-game item.
    4. open HandyNotes.lua file in your SavedVariables folder with any text editor.
    5. look for the map name where you placed the note (within the text of the .LUA file), for example if it is in orgrimmar:

    ["Orgrimmar"] = {
    [57174717] = {
    ["title"] = "test",
    ["cont"] = false,
    ["level"] = 1,
    ["icon"] = 4,
    ["desc"] = "test description",

    the value [57174717] refers to the coordinates on that particular map in hundredths
    (2 decimal places).

    57174717 translates to x=57.17, y=47.17

    • lastly, input (replace the numbers) of that exact locaton you want to move the handynote to, so for example if you wanted it to be at (25,35) in orgrimmar, you would replace:

    57174717 with 25003500

    Last edited by menace97 on 4/5/2015 2:07:01 AM
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