TipTac + TipTacTalents

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TipTac - An Advanced Tooltip Addon

TipTac is a tooltip enchancement addon, it allows you to configure various aspects of the tooltip, such as moving where it's shown, the font, the scale of tips, plus a lot more.

To open the option dialog, just use "/tip" without any parameters. Use "/tip anchor" to show the anchor frame and position it as you want.

You can always get the latest release of this addon on WoWInterface.com. Please post your comments, questions and suggestions for this addon there.

Current Features

  • Shows the buffs and debuffs of the target with cooldown models. Has options to make it only show the ones you cast.
  • When in a raid or party, there is an option to show who from the group is targeting the unit.
  • Vast anchoring options allows you to change between Normal, Mouse and Parent anchor, this is configurable for both unit and non-unit tips on a frame or non-frames.
  • Anchoring frame lets you decide exactly where you want tips with the normal anchoring option.
  • Able to change the font face and size for all tips in the User Interface. Uses "LibSharedMedia" if installed.
  • Can show a Health, Mana, Energy, Rage, Runic Power or Focus bar inside the tip, which can be enabled or disabled as you prefer.
  • Tips are getting updated at a customizable interval to display changes.
  • Configurable fading options, both a prefade and fadeout time can be set. They can also be set to zero if you prefer the tips to just hide instantly.
  • Allows for you to change the background and border color of the TipTacTip and any of the modified tip.

Layout Templates

Currently TipTac comes with a few presets, these are a collection of preset settings. You can find the presets in the options. I am looking for more layout presets to include in future releases of TipTac. So feel free to post your saved settings.

Special Tip Modification

TipTac does not only configure the tip for units, you can also use TipTac to modify other tips in the WoW Interface. The way they are getting modified are both in scale and appearance. The border and background of the modified tips can be changed to colors of your desire. You can disable this appearance change by disabling the option "Hook Special Tips" under the General tab of the options dialog. Currently these tips are getting modified, but you can add more if you wish by editing the "TipTac\core.lua" file. GameTooltip, ShoppingTooltip1, ShoppingTooltip2, ShoppingTooltip3, ItemRefTooltip, WorldMapTooltip, AtlasLootTooltip and QuestHelperTooltip.

Other TipTac Addons

There are two other addons, included in the TipTac package, which improves tip functionality in WoW. First one is "TipTacTalents", which will show player talents in the tip. The second addon is "TipTacItemRef", which improves the look of the ItemRefTooltip, which is the one shown when clicking on an item, spell or achievement link in the chat. Please refer to each addon's readme.txt file for more information regarding their functionality.

Saving Settings Per Character

If you prefer to have TipTac configured differently on each of your characters, you will have to manually edit the "TipTac.toc" file. In this file, you will have to locate "SavedVariables", and change it into "SavedVariablesPerCharacter". You must restart WoW for it to take effect, and it will reset your current settings.

Lacking Features, Ideas & Problems

  • ItemRefTooltip does not position well if scaled below 1.
  • Add more slash command to change settings, this will allow people to reconfigure TipTac on the fly, without opening the config window. Great for multiple specs etc.
  • Currently doesn't work well with the Russian client, because it is unable to find the level line using the "TT_LevelMatch" pattern. There is a fix here: http://wow.curseforge.com/addons/tip-tac/tickets/3-overachiever-ru-ru-compatibility/
  • Sometimes tips may not fade for a mage's mirror images. This happens because GTT:GetUnit() does not return a unit token when you mouse over them.
  • Even with the option "Instantly Hide World Frame Tips", some tips still fades out, this is because TipTac uses a "mouse cursor change" event to find out when to instantly hide world tips. But since not all world objects change the mouse cursor, you wont see tips fading out instantly for them.
  • Add a font size offset slider in the options, that determines the size delta of the tooltip header text.
  • Change the font of the "GameTooltipMoneyFrame" texts.
  • Adding a castbar in addition to the already existing health and power bar.

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  • Avatar of Pewpewblast Pewpewblast Aug 18, 2016 at 21:40 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it just me or is TipTac horribly bugged for scaled iLvl items? e.g., the Legion pre-expansion Invasion chest items all say 700 even if you're not Level 100 (even if Warforged they still say 700), the weapons that Fury Warriors and Survival Hunters were given all say 610 even if not Level 100, etc etc.

    Just hoping this will all be fixed for Legion.. TipTac is my favorite tooltip addon and I definitely want to continue using it!

    Update/Edit: For the time being, I have the ItemRef portion turned off, which allows me to see the original Blizzard iLvls as intended. Perhaps TipTac could be updated to just use the standard iLvl instead of whatever is triggering it to be incorrect?

    Last edited Aug 20, 2016 by Pewpewblast
  • Avatar of Derpo Derpo Jul 22, 2016 at 02:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Awesome! Thanks for the update!

    Smile! You are on the internet!

  • Avatar of Socks4BOG Socks4BOG Jul 20, 2016 at 20:02 UTC - 1 like

    any word on updating to 7.03?

  • Avatar of Aramanis Aramanis Jun 29, 2015 at 13:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Are you going to update for the current 6.2? Love this addon would hate to see it no longer available.

  • Avatar of Prissta Prissta Jun 03, 2015 at 13:17 UTC - 0 likes


    Love this addon. I cannot seem to find the two other that are mentioned above, the TipTacTalents and the TipTacItemRef. Are they still available?


  • Avatar of Valdesca Valdesca Apr 02, 2015 at 21:40 UTC - 0 likes

    on Spanish client Item reference only show is a profession item, dont say wich ones ... is a bug or the normal function?

    Colinas Pardas-EU Guild: Sirenas y Piratas; Characters: Mardesirenas, Damevaldesca, Valdescamaga, Runevaldesca....

  • Avatar of cyberyahoo cyberyahoo Jan 29, 2015 at 23:46 UTC - 0 likes


    안녕하세요. TipTac을 이용하는 한국섭 유저입니다. 위 스샷처럼 2개 타이틀을 가지고 있으면 툴팁에 하나만 표시되는것을

    548번째 줄의 lineInfoIndex = (lineInfoIndex + 1); 이것을

    for i = 2, gtt:NumLines() do lineInfoIndex = (lineInfoIndex + 1); end

    이렇게 바꿔보니 타이틀 2개가 정상적으로 나옵니다

  • Avatar of DogmatX DogmatX Nov 19, 2014 at 17:30 UTC - 0 likes

    add support for other languages. when trying to translate into Russian, all symbols disappear. Unsupported addon Cyrillic letters? "Translation Google"

  • Avatar of Nordill Nordill Nov 10, 2014 at 18:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Still have problems overmousing pets:

    Date: 2014-11-10 19:37:46
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\TipTac\core.lua line 526:
       invalid capture index
       [C]: find()
       TipTac\core.lua:1354 ApplyGeneralAppearance()
       [C]: ?
    (*temporary) = "Mascota de tipo Dragonante de nivel 1"
    (*temporary) = "^Mascota de tipo %2$s de nivel %1$s"

    Last edited Nov 10, 2014 by Nordill
  • Avatar of cyberyahoo cyberyahoo Jun 14, 2013 at 16:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Avg Item level 기능도 추가 가능할까요?


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