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[ElvUI] Classic - FAQ and Quick Guides [Updated for 1.17][08/12/2019]

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This thread contains quick guides for most of the questions about ElvUI Classic

You can use CTRL + F to search for keywords (Nameplate, issues, healcomm, ...)



GENERAL QUESTIONS

Q: Current version of ElvUI Classic?
The current version is 1.17. Download link & Changelog: https://www.tukui.org/classic-addons.php?id=2
Please check your version number on top of /ec or /estatus against the most recent version!

My ElvUI doesn't load / I can't open my ElvUI options / ElvUI broken after update
Don't install AddOns while WoW is running. WoW doesn't register addon changes until you exit the game and restart it.
Check the capitalization of your ElvUI folders, case matters: 1) ElvUI 2) ElvUI_OptionsUI

Q: Can I use my retail profile in Classic?
Yes you can! Just export your retail profile ( /ec • Profiles • Export Profile • Export Now) and import it
in ElvUI Classic ( /ec • Profiles • Import Profile • Import Now ) and you are good to go.

Q: Do you have an ETA on things not yet implemented for Classic?
There is no ETA on anything, these things take time!



NAMEPLATE QUESTIONS

Q: How can I increase my nameplate distance in Classic?
You can't increase it in Classic. Blizzard locked them to 20 yards max.

Q: I have only default Blizzard nameplates for friendly units in instances, any fix for this?
Blizzard controls friendly nameplates in dungeons and raids. Addons can't touch them.

Q: My non-target nameplates are faded or don't show at all, where can I edit that?
NamePlates • General Options • Reset CVars
NamePlates • Style Filter • Select Filter • (1) ElvUI_NonTarget • Actions • Alpha • Set to -1



STYLE FILTER SETUP

How to make Tanking Plates with Style Filters:
- ElvUI • NamePlates • Style Filter • Select Filter
- Enable "ElvUI_TankNonTarget" and "ElvUI_TankTarget"
If you already modified them, and they are not working, reset them to default.

How to make a Style Filter for civilian NPCs:
- Create a new Style Filter at NamePlates • Style Filter • Name it Civilian
- Triggers • Unit Conditions • Enable Unit is Civilian
- Actions • Health • Enable Color Health and set a color for civilian NamePlates




UNITFRAME QUESTIONS

Q: What are those little colored boxes on my UnitFrames?
BuffIndicators for your class buffs, hots and shields. You can edit them here:
Filters • Select Filter • BuffIndicator • Select Spell

Q: I can't see most debuffs / buffs on my frames, how to show them again?
There are two things to check. Filter priority and minimum/maximum duration.
UnitFrames • Frame Name • Buffs/Debuffs • Scroll down • Filter Priority
Check the box below "Filter Priority" and see whats getting filtered out.
Here is a full guide, on how to set up filters correctly: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2
UnitFrames • Frame Name • Buffs/Debuffs • Scroll down • Filters • Minimum Duration | Maximum Duration
Set both minimum and maximum to 0 and you will see all Buffs/Debuffs, no matter how long they last.



MINIMAP QUESTIONS

Q: My minimap buttons are broken, any fix?
If your minimap addon buttons are in the middle of your minimap, or reset after every restart, you are probably out of date.
Update to the latest version.

Q: Is there an option to make minimap buttons look better?
You can try out the plugin ProjectAzilroka: https://www.tukui.org/classic-addons.php?id=8
Enable "Square Minimap Buttons" • Go to "Square Minimap Buttons" settings in the main menu • Enable Bar • reload your UI
You can edit the bar in the same menu (size, spacing, buttons per row, grow direction) and move the bar with /moveui



HAPPINESS AND REAL MOB HEALTH

Q: How can I see the happiness of my pet on my hunter?
Use either [happiness:full] or [happiness:icon] or [happiness:discord] as a custom tag
Set it up here: /ec • UnitFrames • Pet • Custom Texts • Create Custom Text • Type "Happiness Pet" • Add one of the tags in the "Text Format" field.

Q: How do I display numbers other than percentages on mobs?
Install the RealMobHealth addon first: https://www.curseforge.com/wow/addons/real-mob-health
Then go to UnitFrames • Target • Health and replace your "Text Format" with [health:current]
You can do the same for enemy NPC nameplates: NamePlates • Enemy NPC • Health • "Text Format": [health:current]



CHAT QUESTIONS

Q: How can I add more chat windows?
Rightclick your "General" tab • Create New Window • Set Name • Accept

Q: Can I get more chat windows attached to the right panel?
No, you can only have one dock. Blizzard doesn't support 2 docks.
You can only use 1 window on the 2nd dock.



GOOD TO KNOW

The mind control / possess action bar is the pet bar.
ElvUI • ActionBars • Pet Bar • Enable ( You can move it around with /moveui )

Quest tracking in Classic:
Not all quests gets tracked automatically in WoW Classic, even with enabled "Automatic Quest Tracking"(Interface • Display)



DEVELOPMENT CHANGES AND KNOWN ISSUES

NOT YET IMPLEMENTED | WORK IN PROGRESS
•Druid Mana

KNOWN ISSUES
•ThreatIndicator issues

NOT AVAILABLE IN CLASSIC
•Bag assignment for item types
•Role Icon for UnitFrames
•Focus target frame

IN DEVELOPMENT FOR VERSION 1.18
Bags • Tooltip fixes, Color fixes, tweaks
Chat • Added /luaerror off
Cooldown Text • Tweaks and fixes
Libraries • LibHealComm-4.0 tweaks
Locales • Added back italian translation
Map • Tweaks
Tags • Removed name:pvp:rank, name:pvp:icon, name:pvp:title
Tags • Added pvp:rank, pvp:icon, pvp:title
UnitFrames • Added "Spacing" option for Buffs/Debuffs
UnitFrames • Added threat indicator for TargetTarget and TargetTargetTarget
UnitFrames • Default Max Duration for Filters set to 0

NO ETA ON RELEASE!!
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