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  • World of Warcraft
  • 1,256 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 42,009 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2014
  • 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 1.12 Beta 1
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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 Beta 1 is compatible with World of Warcraft 6.0.2.

Latest Changes

TOC update for 6.0.2. No significant 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.

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1.12 Beta 1
TOC update for Warlords of Draenor pre-patch
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Learning Aid 1.12 Alpha 5
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Learning Aid 1.12 ALPHA 4
r16 | jamash | 2014-08-08 04:07:08 +0000 (Fri, 08 Aug 2014) | 1 line
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Learning Aid 1.12 Alpha 3


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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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