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Welcome to the User Interface FAQ for Blizzard's World of Warcraft!


The UI FAQ is posted here on WoWWiki as well as on Blizzard's UI & Macros Forum and at

Some of the texts will direct you to "post follow-ups" and the like, which are referring one of those two forums.

Top 5 Way-Too-Frequently Asked Questions[]

Questionmark.png How do I use a trinket in a macro?

/use <your trinket>

Questionmark.png What UI is this? [link of a 500mb video of someone else playing WoW]

- Take a screenshot to post and ask again.
- Try asking in the realm specific forum of the particular user who has a UI you are interested in.
- Create a character on the specific realm of the particular user who has a UI you are interested in. Then send an in-game mail to that user kindly inquiring about their UI. There is a very high likelihood the user will be more than willing to help you out.

Questionmark.png How do I change the look of things? Like my armor, weapons, mount, or myself?

- Since patch 1.1 it has become much harder to do so. It is also against the EULA.

Questionmark.png How do I wait in a macro to cast a spell later?

- You can't. For one, spells can only be initiated by user actions, such as clicks; UI cannot start spellcasting itself. For two, AddOns and scripts embed into macros (via /script) can no longer initiate spell casts as of version 2.0.1.

Questionmark.png How do I switch main hand to offhand weapon?

/script PickupInventoryItem(16) PickupInventoryItem(17)
NB: this no longer functions in combat; swapping main- and off-hand weapons in combat can only be done manually.

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