Improved Tooltip Anchoring in ElvUI
Yeah, This Is, Like, a Thing I Do, I Guess
I'm currently working on a long-form article titled, "The Case for Guild Wars 2: Why Your Dumbass Friends Should Play this MMORPG Instead of Other MMORPGs," but, in the meantime, I've been playing World of Warcraft because my friends have shit taste and I hate them and myself.
In any case, I'm using the popular ElvUI complete UI replacement add-on, because WoW's UI looks like a fifteen-year-old UI, and ElvUI is pretty sleek right out of the box.
Despite its head-spinningly massive number of configuration options, it doesn't allow for any granularity in tooltip anchoring. That is to say, if I want tooltips anchored to my cursor location, which I generally do when hovering over hotbar icons, then all tooltips are anchored to my cursor position, despite the fact that I don't want this when hovering over targets and party frames, because it puts ugly tooltips smack dab in the middle of the screen. I want those anchored in the normal tooltip anchor spot (lower-right corner of the screen, by default).
I have crafted a tiny modification to ElvUI that allows me to have the best of both worlds, and I will share it with you today. Really, I'm sharing it with myself, so that when I inevitably have to update ElvUI, I can quickly make this change again.