WoW ChatTabBind addon Shadowlands/classic 2021
wow addon ChatTabBind


Game Version: 9.0.2
Total Downloads: 6,376
Updated: Nov 19, 2020
Created: Nov 19, 2017
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v024 release 7.58 KB Nov 19, 2020 9.0.2 0 download ChatTabBind v024 releaseDownload
v023 release 7.55 KB Oct 15, 2020 9.0.1 76 download ChatTabBind v023 releaseDownload
v022 release 7.54 KB Jan 16, 2020 8.3.0 201 download ChatTabBind v022 releaseDownload
v021 release 7.54 KB Oct 8, 2019 8.2.5 144 download ChatTabBind v021 releaseDownload
v020 release 7.53 KB Aug 25, 2019 8.2.0 143 download ChatTabBind v020 releaseDownload
c001 release 7.84 KB Aug 10, 2019 1.13.2 476 download ChatTabBind c001 releaseDownload
v019 release 7.36 KB Jun 27, 2019 8.2.0 179 download ChatTabBind v019 releaseDownload
v018 release 7.30 KB Jun 27, 2019 8.2.0 26 download ChatTabBind v018 releaseDownload
v017 release 7.24 KB Dec 14, 2018 8.1.0 1,250 download ChatTabBind v017 releaseDownload
v016 release 7.24 KB Jul 19, 2018 8.0.1 1,099 download ChatTabBind v016 releaseDownload
v015 release 7.24 KB Mar 28, 2018 7.3.5 856 download ChatTabBind v015 releaseDownload
v014 release 7.21 KB Feb 10, 2018 7.3.5 496 download ChatTabBind v014 releaseDownload
v013 release 7.13 KB Feb 2, 2018 7.3.5 132 download ChatTabBind v013 releaseDownload
v012 release 7.08 KB Jan 10, 2018 7.3.0 306 download ChatTabBind v012 releaseDownload
v011 release 6.75 KB Jan 10, 2018 7.3.0 17 download ChatTabBind v011 releaseDownload
v010 release 6.72 KB Jan 2, 2018 7.3.0 152 download ChatTabBind v010 releaseDownload
v009 release 6.62 KB Dec 16, 2017 7.3.0 233 download ChatTabBind v009 releaseDownload
v008 release 6.55 KB Dec 14, 2017 7.3.0 76 download ChatTabBind v008 releaseDownload
v007 release 6.48 KB Dec 13, 2017 7.3.0 84 download ChatTabBind v007 releaseDownload
v006 release 6.32 KB Dec 1, 2017 7.3.0 124 download ChatTabBind v006 releaseDownload
v005 release 6.21 KB Nov 29, 2017 7.3.0 65 download ChatTabBind v005 releaseDownload
v004 release 5.92 KB Nov 28, 2017 7.3.0 49 download ChatTabBind v004 releaseDownload
v003 release 5.48 KB Nov 22, 2017 7.3.0 70 download ChatTabBind v003 releaseDownload
v002 release 3.49 KB Nov 20, 2017 7.3.0 80 download ChatTabBind v002 releaseDownload
v001 release 3.34 KB Nov 19, 2017 7.3.0 42 download ChatTabBind v001 releaseDownload



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This project is used to hide some windows like the Skada, Minimap and other frames to the chat frame with a label. It's a tiny project, so I only provide slash commands as the start point.


Use "/chatbind label" or "/ctb label"(the label is what to display on the chat tab) to start a binding process.


/chatbind Skada


then move mouse to the target frame, if it turn green, that means it can be bound.


Click Skada


The frame's name'll be displayed at the bottom-right, you can right-click the frame to cancel the process, or left-click the frame to bind it to a new chat frame.


Bound Skada


You can also use mouse wheel to toggle the frame's parent(wheel up) or frame itself(wheel down).


Bind Map


Wrong frame


In the example, we need the BattlefieldMinimap's parent, so we can mouse wheel up to change it :


Choose parent


Now we can click it to bind it to a new chat frame.


Bound Map


 From v003, there are two more options to modify the binding effect:


/chatbind label   – The default command, will make the binding frame auto fit to the chat frame.

/chatbind label autoscale  — keep the binding frame's width/height ratio.

/chatbind label keepsize  — show the binding frame in a scroll form, Like :


With Scroll


From v005, you also can use mouse wheel to toggle those chat tabs.

From v012, you can toggle the chat tab just by pressing the first char of the tab's label, like press "M" for "Map", also can only use "M" to toggle between "Map" or "Message". It can be turn off by '/chatbindopt keyswitch on/off'  command.




1. You need download the  ploop and Scorpio lib for working.

2. Or you can use the Twitch.App to download it automatically.


Q: How do I release the frame?

A: Just close the chat tab.


Q: Why the frame don't display well in the chat frame?

A: I can't make sure which operation the frame will do to toggle it's position or size, but you can toggle the chat tabs to see if it can be solved.


Q: Can it be used on all frames?

A: No, you can't used it for all secure frames like raid panel, unit frames, action buttons. Also you can't used it on frame without a global name.


Q: Why my frames don't display well after toggling the chat tabs?

A: That' means the frames need special fix, you may check the SpecialFrameFix.lua, take the Skada or EnhanceBattleFieldMinimap as example, write down your own fix in the file. I will be very grateful if you can share your fix code.


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