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  • Supports: 5.0.5
  • 477,664 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/20/2012
  • Created 06/26/2006
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v2.10

About TinyTip

Please delete your all your TinyTip folders before upgrading to the latest version

What is TinyTip? Well, it started out as just a simple upgrade over AF_Tooltip_Mini and exploded from there. Now it shares no code with what it used to be, becoming something more, while still staying true to its name. The core of TinyTip is basically just an upgrade over AF_Tooltip_Mini, a small file around 24KB. The more modules you allow to load, the more this value increases. The goal of TinyTip is to allow you to mix and match your modules while keeping the smallest memory footprint possible. All files except TinyTip.lua and its locale files are optional. You can take a look below, I've listed the optional files as "not required". If you don't use a file's features, you can safely remove it from the TOC.

Anyway, as you can guess, TinyTip changes the look of your GameTooltip. Here are the features found in core:

TinyTip (core)

In TinyTip.lua (required)
- Name, backdrop, and border (optional) colouring by reaction (Hostile, Friendly, etc.)
- Class coloured with raid colours.
- Level coloured by difficulty.
- Creature Type (Imp, Cat) given for Pets.
- UnitClassification (Humanoid, Undead, etc.) given for NPCs.
- Elite Status (Elite, Rare, WorldBoss, Rare Elite) added when applicable.
- (Tapped) for Tapped, (Corpse) for Corpse

- Optional Guild Names displayed. (on by default)
- Optional backdrop coloring for friends and guildies. (on by default)
- Optional Honor Rank Name or Number. (on by default)
- Optional "Hostile", "Friendly", etc. reaction text for the colour-blind. (off by default)
- Optional Compact Tooltip mode.
- English, German, French, and Chinese localization, and partial support for other clients.

In Embedded TinyTipAnchor.lua (not required)
- Positioning Options (Anchoring, Offsets)

In TinyTipTargets
- TargetOfTarget information - what is this tooltip's unit targeting?
- Search through Party members targeting this unit, or...
- Search through Raid members targeting this unit.

In TinyTipIcons.lua (TinyTipExtras, not required)
- PvP Rank Icon
- Buffs and Debuffs
- Raid Target Icon

In LoadOnDemand Addon TinyTipOptions

GUI Options, use /tinytip or /ttip to bring up the menu.
Only loaded if you use that slash command.


Q: TinyTip is preventing another tooltip addon from working.
A: Go into that other addon's TOC file and add/change this line to include TinyTip.

## OptionalDeps:

Q: I'm getting an error from TinyTip, or an option isn't working right.
A: 1) Check my WoWI portal to see if it's a known issue, and for updates.
2) Maybe your files are corrupt. Delete TinyTip, TinyTipExtras, and TinyTipOptions, then re-download them and install from stratch.
3) Your Saved Variable database may have gotten corrupt somehow. Try using /tinytip default and then /tinytip confirm to reset it.
4) If resetting your options doesn't work, exit WoW, delete all your Saved Variable files for TinyTip (global and per character), then restart WoW.
5) Leave a bug report on my WoWI portal.

Q: Where's the secret cow option?
A: There is no secret cow option.

r273 | twobits | 2012-09-20 14:17:29 +0000 (Thu, 20 Sep 2012) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v2.10 (from /trunk:272)

Tagging as v2.10
r272 | twobits | 2012-09-20 13:59:31 +0000 (Thu, 20 Sep 2012) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/TinyTip.toc

5.0.4 changes


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  • #256

    Alright I saw the same problem, and here's a temporary workaround that should get people up and running:

    Open up <WoW Directory>\Interface\AddOns\TinyTip\modules\TinyTipBasic\TinyTipBasic.lua

    Find line 95, which should look like this:

    _, rankNumber = GetPVPRankInfo(UnitPVPRank(unit), unit)

    Replace this line with this one:

    rankNumber = 0

    Since this is not my add-on, I don't really understand what this bit of the code does (but I'm guessing it allows TinyTip to put a person's PvP rank with the character's name). However, this should eliminate errors until (hopefully) the author gets a chance to update this.

    Good luck!

    Last edited by peacemaster17 on 9/10/2013 6:35:10 PM
  • #260

    Worked! Thx a lot! :)

  • #259


    It works =)

    Nice work.

  • #258

    A 1000 thanks!

  • #257

    That seemed to get rid of the lag-fest that I was getting while mousing over people.  Thanks :)

  • #255

    Additional "broken in 5.4" feedback.

    "...AddOns\\TinyTip\\modules\\TinyTipBasic\\TinyTipBasic.lua:95: attempt to call upvalue 'UnitPVPRank' (a nil value)"

    "[C]: ?\n...AddOns\\TinyTip\\modules\\TinyTipBasic\\TinyTipBasic.lua:95: in function `?'\nInterface\\AddOns\\TinyTip\\TinyTip.lua:118: in function
    <Interface\\AddOns\\TinyTip\\TinyTip.lua:106>\nInterface\\AddOns\\TinyTip\\TinyTip.lua:165: in function
    <Interface\\AddOns\\TinyTip\\TinyTip.lua:165>\n...ce\\AddOns\\Informant\\Libs\\LibExtraTip\\LibExtraTip.lua:335: in function

  • #254

    Completely broken in 5.4

  • #252

    Is this being updated or maintained? I found Jordan's Fan Fix for 5.0.4 but nothing since :(


  • #253

    This may be old but I don't think so (

  • #249

    Anyone know how I can remove Alliance/Horde faction line from the tooltip? Also guild rank. I haven't played WoW in a while but I remember being able to turn these off, but the options aren't there anymore? It's just useless information that adds clutter. Thanks in advance, and thank you for the hard work Thrae.

    Last edited by LLAMAPOWER on 9/20/2012 7:34:32 PM
  • #251
    Quote from LLAMAPOWER »

    Anyone know how I can remove Alliance/Horde faction line from the tooltip? Also guild rank. I haven't played WoW in a while but I remember being able to turn these off, but the options aren't there anymore? It's just useless information that adds clutter. Thanks in advance, and thank you for the hard work Thrae.

    Any word on this? The guild rank is quite distracting after using Tiptac for so long. I would prefer to use this addon, but needs the ability to remove the guild rank.

  • #248

    It will not allow me to move the tooltip to where I want it.  I used to use Tooltip Wrangler but it is no longer supported so I switched to this addon today.  

    I tried to move the tooltips to bottom left, top left, smart, nothing works, stays to the bottom right.  I like my tooltips offset in the center....

  • #250

    I just tried it. I changed the anchor to CENTER using TinyTipOptions, and it was then in the center?  What issue are you seeing?  You do either have TinyTipOptions installed as well or are hand editing the files?


  • #247

    I don't look colour name target pg and rank target pg.

  • #244

    Here is a temporary update until the author gets around to fixing it for MoP:

    For those that wish to modify themselves change the following in TinyTipTargets.lua:

    Line 22:

    local UnitIsUnit, UnitExists, UnitName, UnitInRaid, UnitInParty, GetNumGroupMembers = UnitIsUnit, UnitExists, UnitName, UnitInRaid, UnitInParty, GetNumGroupMembers

    Line 104:

    local num = GetNumGroupMembers() or 0

    Line 133:

    num = GetNumGroupMembers() or 0


    Last edited by Jordons on 8/30/2012 5:36:49 PM
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