90 - Hide blizzard party frames.

I currently made some changes to my UI, removing Pitbull and switching to IceHUD. Relying on HUD for player, pet, target, focus, and Grid for party and raid frames. However once I stopped using Pitbull, I stopped using Pitbull_Hideblizzard, and realized that Grid didn't have this feature. So basically things work perfect if I'm solo or in a raid, however if I am in a heroic or arena I have two sets of party frames. I searched the grid forum thread to see if this was an issue with anyone, and if possible been requested before. However I only see mention of a macro during the year 2007 when someone I guess had something similiar and was offered a temp solution using a macro. So I hope I'm not re-asking for something and pestering you about it.

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Phanx May 28, 2009 at 01:33 UTC Changed status from New to Declined
Gohei27 Mar 25, 2009 at 01:25 UTC Create

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  • Avatar of Phanx Phanx Oct 28, 2010 at 20:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @elliottcable: There's noting to re-add; Grid has never included this feature.

    @ZombiePope: There are plenty of addons that hide frames that aren't HideBlizzard. Plus, HideBlizzard is only "huge" because it includes a number of Ace3 libraries for configuration. The same libraries make up about half the download size of Grid itself, so you're not adding any overhead by installing HideBlizzard too.

  • Avatar of chop360 chop360 Oct 28, 2010 at 18:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Well i personally think every player should have the "MoveAnything" addon installed. You can reposition, resize, un/hide, adjust strata, adjust alpha of any on-screen UI element.

  • Avatar of elliottcable elliottcable Sep 22, 2010 at 00:03 UTC - 0 likes

    I, too, would like to see this re-added. The code necessary is quite simple; I can fit most of it into a non-extended macro.

    For those of you waiting for this, there is a solution in the interim: you can utilize the following macro that I just wrote to toggle the Blizzard party-frame. (This is far more robust than the solution utilized by earlier commenters; once toggled, this will *stay* toggled off until you re-enable it.)

    /script local n,o="PartyMemberFrame","OnEvent";for i=1,4 do local f=_G[n..i];f:Hide();f:SetScript(o,nil);end

    Very simple; to un-hide the frame, it’s easiest to simply submit a /reloadui.

    I’d really prefer a setting in Grid, though, because I have to keep this macro on my bar for every time I login… /-:

  • Avatar of ZombiePope ZombiePope Mar 11, 2010 at 16:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Sending people to other addons to do this is extreme, and I ask that it be reconsidered. Of course the Ace style is to have large numbers of small addons, but there's common sense and overhead to be considered too. HideBlizzard is [i]huge[/i], and having people install some huge, huge addon rather than add 10 lines to Grid is strange. Grid is the only party frame addon in WoW without this feature. A decision not to hide anything from the default UI makes sense for raid frames, but not party frames.

  • Avatar of Ithacusjim Ithacusjim Jan 14, 2010 at 16:12 UTC - 0 likes

    I use a mixture of X-perl, Grid for my frames with Quartz for my timers and bartender 4 for bars.

    I find this is very configureable and can be as easy or as complicated as you make it.

  • Avatar of Ridicufail Ridicufail Jul 17, 2009 at 15:42 UTC - 0 likes

    There's an addon called HideBlizzard that allows you to hide party frames as well as many other addons. Once you get into game you either type /hb config or /hideblizzard config to bring up the options menu where, with a bit of searching, party frames are disable-able. I hope this helps.

  • Avatar of tlon tlon Jun 03, 2009 at 00:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you please indicate which addon might exclusively allow for hiding party frames? The only one i've found that does it is pitbull, which is overkill when one simply wants to hide party frames

  • Avatar of Phanx Phanx May 28, 2009 at 01:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Many people use Grid in conjunction with the default unit frames. As Grid was never designed to be a replacement for all unit frames in the UI, Grid does not hide any default or other unit frames.

    There are several addons that exist solely to hide parts of the default UI, and there is nothing wrong with using more than one addon to create your desired UI. In fact, using many small addons that each do one thing, is better than using one huge addon that does many things, as it gives you and other users the flexibility to only run code to support features you actually want to use.

  • Avatar of Gohei27 Gohei27 Apr 29, 2009 at 08:32 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm re-commenting to those who posted early.

    In response to nurdc0re, I am currently using such an addon, the macro solution is very temporary and annoying to deal with. However like you said, I would of liked my unit frame addon to handle it.

    In response to Felixlieb, Icehud can hide the frames it replaces, so player, pet, target, and focus frames can all be hidden through Icehud. However since Icehud doesn't replace the party UI, it's the party frames that I was having issues with.

    Grid seems to rely on the interface option to hide party while in raid to cover that end, however those of us who also use it for our party frames while doing dungeons or arena still need another addon to hide the party frame UI.

  • Avatar of felixlieb felixlieb Apr 22, 2009 at 17:01 UTC - 0 likes

    I support this request. I also do use IceHUD and Grid for Unitframes. Don't need to know the info-overflow of X-Perl & Co. Currently I use the macrosolution wich is pretty annoying because the frames are displayed again, when anything in the group changes (I think even buffs). So:

    Please implement an option to hide the Blizzard-player/unit/party-frames.


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Mar 25, 2009
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