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  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 264,492 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/30/2015
  • Created 12/30/2010
  • 308 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: BSD License
  • Newest File: 4.5.1
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About InspectFix

InspectFix is a tiny addon that fixes several annoying bugs that arise while using the Blizzard Inspect UI.

If you like InspectFix, please check out the Blizzard Bug Fix Addon Pack!


The Blizzard API for performing character inspection has fatal design flaws (namely, it's stateful yet client-oblivious). All UI elements that perform character inspection, from the Blizzard inspect frame to many addons that perform hidden inspects for various purposes, are forced to use this same API and frequently step all over each other while doing so. What this means for the end user is the more addons you install (especially raid/party/character related addons) the less stable the Blizzard inspect UI becomes. Common failures include the inspect window suddenly and inexplicably changing to show incorrect gear or talents, tooltips that suddenly stop working, or lua errors regarding the Blizzard_InspectUI.

InspectFix restores the stability of the Blizzard inspect UI. It does this primarily by blocking all hidden inspect requests from any addons while the user has the inspect UI open. It also provides workarounds for several common lua errors involving the inspect frame.

Some of the problems this addon corrects:

  • Inspect window suddenly and inexplicably changing to show incorrect gear or talents
  • Tooltips in the inspect window that suddenly stop working
  • Inspect window not opening when you try to inspect someone
  • Inspect window closing when you change targets
  • Lua error: AddOns\Blizzard_InspectUI\InspectPaperDollFrame.lua:23: Usage: UnitLevel("unit")
  • Lua error: AddOns\Blizzard_InspectUI\InspectGuildFrame.lua line 18: Usage: GetGuildInfo("unit")

Warlords of Draenor Update: Many of Inspect-related problems remain in WoW version 6.x, and this addon remains an effective workaround for them.

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  • #47

    Still valuable for 6.0x?   Any update forthcoming?

  • #38

    Just got it for 5.0.4, I'm not 100% sure its this addon, but randomly I'm inspecting people without actually doing it. I'd be in a bg, and randomly the inspect window comes up with a person from the BG (on my side) in it O.o!

    EDIT: Then a few mins later I got this:

    InspectFix blocked a conflicting inspect request from ...SimpleILevel\Libs\LibInspect (4 occurences)
    InspectFix blocked a conflicting inspect reply

    Last edited by ladykirstie on 8/29/2012 5:16:31 PM
  • #39

    The random popup is fixed in 4.1.

    The message about blocked inspects indicates another addon is trying to issue conflicting "stealth" inspect requests while the Inspect frame is open, and the InspectFix firewall has blocked it.

  • #42

    Would help if my chat wouldnt get spammed when this happens. Any way to disable this warning?

  • #41

    If you're still seeing the warnings about blocked inspects then you may want to let them know.

  • #40

    Thankyou~! :3

    Should I report the same error over on simple ilevel aswell? :)

  • #36

    InspectFix v3.0 fixes some intermittent issues with transmogrified gear being displayed incorrectly or without gems.

  • #35

    I <3 this addon. Thank you so much!

  • #34

    The problems with Blizzard Inspect remain in Wow v4.3 and InspectFix remains a clean solution for them.

    Please report any new inspect-related lua errors you see under Wow 4.3 and help spread the word about InspectFix!!!

  • #33
    InspectFix v2.8 fixes some interference issues with a few other inspect-related addons.
  • #30
    The problems with Blizzard Inspect remain in Wow v4.2 and InspectFix remains a clean solution for them.

    Please report any new inspect-related lua errors you see under Wow 4.2 and help spread the word about InspectFix!!!
  • #31
    I seriously can't thank you enough for this!! I've recently been inspecting people more and more as I try to help friends/family with there gear, and this has been driving me nuts! THANK YOU!!!
  • #32
    thanks so much!
  • #27
    o this is a great simple little addon it is and does what it says it does

    What I like to know is why does the game do it anyways
  • #25
    As of the newest version, I can not inspect ... anyone.
    WoW locks up for about 5 seconds when I try, and i get no gear, no level, no race, no class, no PvP info, no Guild info.
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