WoW addon adding mouseover tooltips to most chat-text hyperlinks
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Fizzwidget HoverTips
by Gazmik Fizzwidget

So, you've heard of Gnomish X-Ray Specs? Like most Gnomish technology, they're good for giggles but of little practical value.

These lenses, on the other hand (er, eye?) let you really "look into" things. Anything you merely glance at -- an item, units of some currency, a record of someone's great achievement, the name of a spell, and all sorts of things normally requiring close inspection -- is fully described for your perusal. And they even work with whatever headgear you already have!


INSTALLATION: Put this folder into your World Of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns folder and launch WoW.

	- Causes the tooltips normally viewed when clicking a link in the chat window to appear automatically when just mousing over the link, for these link types:
		- item, enchant, spell, quest, unit, talent, achievement, glyph, instance lock, currency
	- Adds tooltips with useful information to other link types:
		- player (for WoW friends, friends, and guild members only)
		- dungeon journal
	- If you're also using my DiggerAid addon for archaeology, this addon enables mouseover tips for its custom hyperlink types (one which describes an artifact in progress, and the "click to solve" link).

	- Originally based on a secondary feature of Tekkub's tekKompare addon (, which I still recommend. (It shows item comparison tooltips in all cases, not just at the times where the default UI thinks it's useful.)

v. 8.0 - 2018/08/04
- Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 8.0 and Battle for Azeroth.
- Fixed errors with links.
- Added support for battle *pet* links. (Thanks ceylina!)
- Added support for Mythic+ dungeon keystone links. (Thanks again ceylina!)

v. 7.0 - 2016/08/18
- Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 7.0.
- Handles icons for friends in newer games.

v. 6.0 - 2014/10/14
- Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 6.0.

v. 5.2 - 2013/03/05
- Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 5.2.

v. 5.1 - 2012/12/19
- Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 5.1.
- Fixed an error when mousing over friend links.
- Fixed an error when mousing over Dungeon Journal "tier" links (such as appear when gaining a level, e.g. "You're now eligible for [Cataclysm] Heroics").

v. 5.0 - 2012/08/28
- Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 5.0.

v. 4.3.2 - 2012/06/17
- Fixed some issues with tooltips for player links (for WoW friends and guild members).

v. 4.3.1 - 2012/06/05
- Added hover tooltips for friend links (seen when such friends go online/offline or chat), providing all the info normally found in the Friends panel.

v. 4.3 - 2011/12/30
- Initial release.

See for older release notes.