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  • World of Warcraft
  • 155 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 18,171 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/07/2014
  • Created 02/05/2010
  • 63 Favorites
  • Project Site
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: r23

About ToolTipTabs

ToolTipTabs allows you to open many different chat links at any one time. Each time you open a new link it is added to the tooltip and receives it's own tab on the left hand side. You can switch between these with left mouse button. Not only does it allow multiple tabs to be open, but also multiple tooltips. So, you can have 2 tooltips open, maybe one with 3 tabs and the other with 6.


  • Up to 20 tabs per tooltip
  • A maximum of 5 seperate tooltips (that's a total of 100 chat links open at once!)
  • Both tab and tooltip limits are configurable
  • Vertical and Horizontal offsets, so you can move the tabs away from the tooltip if desired
  • Vertical and Horizontal spacing between tabs
  • Configurable tab scale
  • A button to close the current tab (right) and another to close all tabs across all tooltips (left)
  • Use the original tooltip button to hide it, when you reopen the tooltip the tabs will still be there

For users with ButtonFacade

  • Support for ButtonFacade skins
  • Highly configurable coloured tab borders, choosing between
  • A global colour for all tabs (set within ButtonFacade itself)
  • A link type specific colour
  • And for some link types, a specific preset (item qualities, quest difficulties, achievement completion)

Slash command: /ttt show to reopen all tooltips

r23 | ali1331 | 2014-11-08 02:43:37 +0000 (Sat, 08 Nov 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ToolTipTabs.lua
   M /trunk/ToolTipTabs.toc

r23 (08/11/14)
  Updated TOC, removed call to Masque method that doesn't exist any more
r22 | ali1331 | 2014-07-16 20:21:51 +0000 (Wed, 16 Jul 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ToolTipTabs.toc

r25 (16/7/14)
  Pushing revision/version number to match across addon sites


  • #17

    Receive a message to disable the addon because it is blocking UI functionality when I try to place world raid markers.

  • #14

    Got the following error with the latest version

    Message: Interface\AddOns\ToolTipTabs\ToolTipTabs.lua:241: attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
    Time: 03/10/13 11:38:41
    Count: 1
    Stack: [C]: ?
    Interface\AddOns\ToolTipTabs\ToolTipTabs.lua:241: in function <Interface\AddOns\ToolTipTabs\ToolTipTabs.lua:237>
    Interface\AddOns\ToolTipTabs\ToolTipTabs.lua:263: in function <Interface\AddOns\ToolTipTabs\ToolTipTabs.lua:262>


  • #15

    Hmm, I can't seem to reproduce it. It's an error in the tab close code. Can I ask what was happening at the time?

  • #16

    I was clicking a few links for caged pets someone was trying to sell in trade.

    It only seems to pop up on caged pet links. Not had it appear on anything else yet.

    Cant really tell you anymore im afraid. If / when it happens again i'll try & post more.

  • #13
    Update please. I would definitely get this if it was up to date. Looks like a very clean project. :)
  • #11
    Get this error when trying to remove peoples instance lock tooltips.

    Message: Interface\AddOns\ToolTipTabs\ToolTipTabs.lua:227: attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
    Time: 10/26/10 20:35:27
    Count: 8
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\ToolTipTabs\ToolTipTabs.lua:227: in function
    Interface\AddOns\ToolTipTabs\ToolTipTabs.lua:249: in function

    Locals: tooltip = 1
    tab = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)"
    registryTooltip = {
    1 = {
    switchToTab = defined @Interface\AddOns\ToolTipTabs\ToolTipTabs.lua:178
    findNextTab = defined @Interface\AddOns\ToolTipTabs\ToolTipTabs.lua:169
    registryTab = {
    1 = {
    2 = {
    questTabs = {
    tremovebyval = defined @Interface\AddOns\ToolTipTabs\ToolTipTabs.lua:18
    redrawTabs = defined @Interface\AddOns\ToolTipTabs\ToolTipTabs.lua:129
  • #12
    I've put a fix for it in r16, but haven't been able to test it. Let me know if it works, or if it doesn't.
  • #10
    somehow i can no make multiple(seperate) tabs, i just make one with multiple sub-tabs
  • #9
    every time i login
    this addon memory up to 1MB
    may to fix this problem??
  • #8

    I just saw this and it looks very nice and neat. I was wondering is there a limit to the number of tooltips you can have open at once; a "tab" limit"? And how well would this work with Linkwrangler?
  • #7
    Honestly, I've found this super functional for keeping track of links I've clicked. ATM I don't have any ideas for options (though I'm considering adding a kgpanels background just for giggles). Very useful addon. Thanks a million!
  • #6
    I'm not sure I understand what you want, but isn't comparing a new item with your equipped ones what Shift+Hover does?
  • #5
    I have some ideas for the options:

    Like if a character has, say rings on them, and the char finds a new ring;

    Can you have a tab move to the top to compare all 3 rings together? Or at least being able to just view the rings alone - using ring to compare to the found ring, then moving on the ring 2 and compare with the found one.

    Same can go with other equipment, but the above is getting rid of any other tabs, besides ring tabs in that case.
  • #3
    I haven't made any options as of yet, but if you've some ideas I'd be more than willing to take a look at the possibility.
  • #2
    have you make any options?
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