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  • World of Warcraft
  • 228 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 4.1
  • 40,842 Total Downloads
  • Updated 05/06/2011
  • Created 08/25/2008
  • 256 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU Lesser General Public License version 3 (LGPLv3)
  • Newest File: Learning Aid 1.11.2
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About Learning Aid


Hi guys, I'm working on getting a 1.12 maintenance release out. After that I want to do a refactor and redesign, which will lead to Learning Aid 2.0. This is what I'd like to put in the new versions.

1.12: Make sure everything that's still in works correctly

  • Learning new spells when leveling up.
  • Suppressing chat spam when swapping specs.
  • Searching for missing spells.
  • Putting unlearned and then relearned talent-based spells back where they were.
  • Putting lost and regained guild perk spells back where they were. This is currently disabled because it was causing problems.
  • Newly learned pet and mount detection, which was always kind of broken, got completely broken when the Pet Journal replaced the old moldy Pet and Mount UI. I have removed it.

2.0 and beyond: New, shiny features

  • LDB plugin.
  • Integration with the base UI's level-up display.
  • Filtering of level-up messages.
  • Finer-grained control of automatic placement of newly learned spells on action bars, from turning it off to controlling when and where it happens.
  • Highlighting options for the spellbook, such as making missing spells stand out in some way.


Learning Aid is for all those times when you've just leveled up, retalented, or learned a new trade skill and you've had to page through your spellbook looking for all those new icons. When you learn a new ability or tradeskill, Learning Aid pops up a window with the new ability icon in it, ready to be dragged to your Action Bar.


  1. Learn a new ability!
  2. Drag it to your action bar!
  3. Click the close box to dismiss the window!

You can also shift-click an ability button to create a chat link, just like from the spellbook.

Learning Aid also filters the annoying yellow chat spam you get when swapping talent specs, resetting your talents or learning several talents at once.


Right-click on the window's title to lock the window so it does not move. Learning Aid has a configuration panel in the Interface Options window.


Learning Aid 1.12 Alpha 5 is compatible with WoW 5.4.8.

Latest Changes

All new and improved alpha build for Mists of Pandaria! Better late than never? >_>

Fixed the stack overflow bug.

Compatible with WoW 4.1.0, improvements to the ignore list, fixed the guild perk issue.

v1.11.2 Fixed the stack overflow bug.

v1.11.1 Compatible with WoW 4.1.0, improvements to the ignore list, fixed the guild perk issue.

1.11.1 Alpha 1: Hopefully fixed learning a companion when no companions are known on the current character. Hopefully fixed guild spell spam. Ignore list changes in progress; ignore list is broken for now.

1.11: Updated TOC to version 40000 for WoW 4.0.1.  Added "Learn All" button to class and tradeskill vendors.

1.10.1: Added Chinese localizations (zhCN and zhTW), kindly provided by wowuicn.

1.10: No changes from 1.10 Beta 2.

1.10 Beta 2: Fixed an error encountered when leveling, added Korean localization.

1.10 Beta 1a: Fixed a simple syntax error.

1.10 Beta 1: Columns!  The Learning Aid main window now resizes itself to fit your UI scale, adding columns as necessary.

1.09 Release: No changes from Beta 1.

1.09 Beta 1: Don't print the names abilities that are unlearned and immediately relearned when the user swaps talent specs.

v1.09 Alpha 2: Fixed a Lua error caused by reordering certain functions in 1.09 Alpha 1.  Freydis88 updated German translation.

v1.09 Alpha: Users can now ignore certain spells so that they don't show up when searching for missing abilities.  Updated TOC to 30300.

v1.08 Shaman totem option in missing ability search.  Fixed "wrong companion shown" bug (again).  Updated TOC to 30200.

Added German translation kindly provided by Freydis88.

Fixed a long-standing bug that caused the wrong companion to appear in the Learning Aid window when learning a companion during a period of greater than usual server lag.

v1.07 Release:
Fixed two bugs with the spam filter, updated readme.txt

v1.07 Release Candidate 1:
Filter "You have learned" and "You have unlearned" spam from the chat log, and summarize it.

v1.07 BETA 1: Save the contents of action bars when erasing talents and when logging out, then restore saved action bar buttons when talented abilities are relearned. Macaroon support added to macro scanner.

Fixed an issue with searching macros for spells with ':' in the name.

v1.06 Release:
Synchronize documentation and configuration options.

v1.06 BETA 5:
Added Ace libraries for slash command parsing, event handling and a brand-new GUI config panel. /la missing now supports options to include or exclude shapeshift forms, auras, etc., tracking abilities, and abilities that are used in macros.

v1.06 BETA 4:
Added a slash command (/la missing) to search for spells which are missing from your action bars.

v1.06 BETA 3:
Added a "close" button.

v1.06 BETA 2:
Various bug fixes.

v1.06 BETA 1:
Fixed a bug where Learning Aid would incorrectly appear after zoning.
Added check for Dual Spec swapping so Learning Aid does not appear every time the user swaps specs.
Updated TOC version to 31000 for patch 3.1.0.


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  • #54


    Unfortunately I've been really busy at work and also with my 3DS which is not a good excuse I know >.>

    I haven't abandoned Learning Aid, I've just been having trouble making time to work on it.

  • #50

    Currently, whenever I learn a new pet or mount, it pops up with a huge window of all the pets/mounts I have. Is there a way I can have it not do this?


    (Actually, if I could disable the autopopup in general, it'd be rather nice; I have this addon mostly for the ability to summarize spec changes)

  • #51

    There are some timing issues with companions and mounts, which means that if the game's WDB cache gets cleared, which happens every patch, Learning Aid thinks all companions or mounts are new. I'm working on a fix, but I could definitely include an option to not show new pets and mounts.

  • #52

    Cool, that would be awesome.

    Thanks for all the work you do!

  • #49

    I just uploaded a new alpha (r12) that might fix the guild perks appearing at random issue.

    Guild perks disappearing at random is (as far as I know) a Blizzard UI issue and happens to some people whether or not Learning Aid is installed.

    Last edited by Jamash on 3/21/2012 12:09:39 PM
  • #48

    r8 keeps removing my guild perks from my hotbars and popping up with the LA window filled with guild perks everytime I log in or change continents. Is this addon dead - if so, does anyone know of any alternatives?

    Die by the Arrow

  • #47
    FrostFire Orb is showing when I run "/la search" even though I have it on a standard blizzard toolbar
  • #46
    Learning Slam on my warrior shown Raging Blow tooltip in the learning aid window and dragging the Slam icon to a toolbar adds Raging blow there.
  • #45

  • #42
    begging now...
  • #41
    I used to really like this addon, but with the recent problems of guild perks being removed, constantly being told the guild perks are not on a bar, inability to ignore spells using ctrl-click, I've had to stop using it.

    This is one of my main addons. Please update.
  • #38
    It appears that learning aid is removing guild perks, Have Group will travel and Mobil Bank from my action bars.
    I disabled all of my addons, put those 2 guild perks on my action bar, logged off/on, off/on, did a /console reloadui. They stayed on the bars.
    I enabled learning aid, logged off/on. Both items were removed from my action bars.

    I'll do some more testing to make sure blizzard is not removing them which would be the only other possibility since I have disabled all other addons.
  • #39
    I turned off "restore actions" in the addon that appears to have fixed it.
  • #40
    That's very odd, thanks for the report, I'll look into it!
  • #36
    I just tried the latest version.
    Ctrl-clicking on an item in the learning aid window (first aid, tailoring, etc) does not change the item to red and does not remove it from the next /la search.
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