General tab

Summary

The general tab is where addon specific settings exist and addon commands can be run.

Options

Top section - Left side

  • Hide options button - Hides the the options link at the bottom of the main frame
  • Show minimap button - Shows the healbot button on the mini map
  • Enable HealBot fastHealth - Check combat events and for relevant events make an API call to quickly update the current health
  • Ignore aura events when resting - Turn off buff and debuff monitoring whenever the character is resting, for example in a city or inn
  • Adjust unit max health - Can be used during boss fights when the boss cast the debuff Aura of Contempt

Top section - Right side

  • Right click opens options - Allow clicking on the edge of a frame with the right mouse button to open options - tricky to use and not recommended
  • Query talent data - Show characters talents in the tooltip
  • Enable HealBot autoCombat - Switch HealBot into enabled mode when any member of the party/raid enters combat
  • Disable HealBot - Puts HealBot into an extremely low usage state, HealBot can take up to a second to wake up when re-enabled
    • only when solo - Disabled when solo, enabled when entering a group or raid
  • Internal Timers and Updates - This affects a number of different things including range check frequency, buff/debuff updates, aggro bar threat % updates, aggro bar flash frequency, fluid bars update speed, enemy bars update frequency and other checks and updates. Generally increasing CPU usage will improve responsiveness of the addon.

Middle section

  • Language - The language can be set outside of the wow client settings, a great deal of work has been done by translators and always interested in hearing from more
  • HealBot Commands - Common commands originally used on the command line, now available here. See below for a list of commands
  • Profile for Spells/Buffs/Cures - Healers can set spells, buffs and cures per character or have global settings per class

Bottom section

  • Configure classes for - These settings really show HealBot's age, when in 40 man raids healers might be assigned specific classes to heal, this allowed for debuffs and other monitoring on a variety of combinations

HealBot Commands

The following is a list of common commands
There are less common commands that can be run from the command line

  • Clear Blacklist - Blacklisted to many annoying players screaming for heals, use this command to clean the blacklist
  • Copy current spells to all specs - Copy current spells to all specs for the current class
  • Reset Icons - Reset frame icon settings in standard skins and reset class options (monitored HoT's and buffs)
  • Reset bar positions - Resets the bar positions to defaults, works on all skins that come bundled with HealBot
  • Reset buffs - Resets the buffs to defaults for the class
  • Reset cures - Resets the general cures to defaults for the class
  • Reset custom debuffs - Resets the custom debuffs to defaults
  • Reset skins - Resets all skins options to defaults
  • Reset spells - Resets the spells to defaults for the class
  • Toggle accept Skins from others - Allows turning off listening for skins shared with the healer, can avoid malicious activity that might change your skin at an unfortunate time
  • Toggle Dislike mount - When using the mouse wheel command Random Mount, dislike the mount called will seriously limit the number of times it comes up
  • Toggle Exclude mount - When using the mouse wheel command Random Mount, excludes the mount from ever being called again
  • Toggle suppress errors when using auto trinkets - Auto trinkets are set on the spells tab. When casting a spell, if the trinket is not ready an error will be displayed if not suppressed
  • Toggle suppress sound when using auto trinkets - Auto trinkets are set on the spells tab. When casting a spell, if the trinket is not ready an error sound will be played if not suppressed
  • Toggle custom cures - Default cast by - change the default cast by for custom debuffs