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02-18-10, 08:22 PM   #1
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Turn off chat fade?

Hi, I'm working on my interface, and I'm just wondering if there's an AddOn out there that people know about that turns off how chat/combat logs fade out after time. I'd prefer it to be here on WoWI but if there's nothing here than something from Curse is fine, too.

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02-18-10, 09:51 PM   #2
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Prat has a module for this.
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02-19-10, 11:35 AM   #3
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As does Chatter. I'm too lazy to provide a link, tho'.
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02-19-10, 12:02 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Torhal View Post
Prat has a module for this.
Oh cool, I use Prat, guess I never noticed that module.

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EDIT: By the way, Torhal, I used to think my hair was long and kickass... I concede to you. That's some sick hair.

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02-22-10, 04:04 PM   #5
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Ok, so I looked around in Prat, and you're right, it does have a Fade module, but my main problem is that it only affects the General frame for me, I have that on the left and my Combat Log separated and on the other side of the screen, and it still fades out while the chat frame doesn't. I actually never really noticed the chat frame fading before anyways, since I'm nearly always talking to people, but I go through long periods where nothing is being logged in the combat frame so it fades out, it doesn't look right against my UI when it's faded.
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02-22-10, 04:38 PM   #6
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Chatter's implementation works on all the chatframes, as far as I've been able to test.
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02-22-10, 06:19 PM   #7
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Prat's settings work on all chatframes. There should be a checkbox for each one.
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02-23-10, 10:19 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Taryble View Post
Chatter's implementation works on all the chatframes, as far as I've been able to test.
Originally Posted by harrellj View Post
Prat's settings work on all chatframes. There should be a checkbox for each one.
When I open the Fading module, it only shows a checkbox for General. Right now I'm just using the standard Combat Log, only I separated the frame. Only chat mod being used at the moment is Prat, also.
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02-23-10, 10:49 AM   #9
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I myself don't use Chatter's or Prat's fading module. I simply add one line to an addon:
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DEFAULT_CHATFRAME_ALPHA = 0
This should make all chatframe backgrounds invisible all the time (which I personally like). Of course you can edit the number, provided it's between 0 and 1, to choose how transparent or opaque you'd like your background to be; 0 being invisible and 1 being completely opaque.

It won't hide the borders however. I suggest you look at this if you want to hide them.
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02-23-10, 11:02 AM   #10
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He's talking about how the text fades out over time, not the background of the chatframe.
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02-23-10, 11:05 AM   #11
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Whoops! That will teach me for not reading the whole thread first.
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02-23-10, 11:24 AM   #12
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Paste this snippet in any addon you want and you should be done:
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for i=1,7 do _G["ChatFrame"..i]:SetFading(0) end
No need for 500kB Prat or Chatter
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02-23-10, 01:29 PM   #13
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*ahem* they already use Prat for its other features.
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02-24-10, 11:52 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by nightcracker View Post
Paste this snippet in any addon you want and you should be done:
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for i=1,7 do _G["ChatFrame"..i]:SetFading(0) end
No need for 500kB Prat or Chatter

Originally Posted by Seerah View Post
*ahem* they already use Prat for its other features.
Lol yeah, I just like Prat, and I've tried Chatter before and like it also.

And I doubt I'd even notice 500kb, I don't exactly run a light UI, I've got over 100mb memory usage somtimes =/

So I can just open up any AddOn I have (probably Prat since I'll remember that easily) paste that in, and it will stop my chat frames from fading?
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