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Addon & Mod Feature Settings

Last Updated: May 03, 2017 01:33PM PDT
This guide shows how to setup some of the more commonly used feature settings for Addons and Mods in the Twitch App.

Addon & Mod Feature Settings

Shows how to setup some of the more commonly used feature settings for Addons and Mods in the Twitch App.

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With the Twitch App you can customize how you would like the Twitch App to handle your addon and mod experience. This is a collection of some of the most common settings and customization options.

Getting to Settings

For many of these you will need to go into your Settings. This is fairly easy to do.

Open the Twitch App, click on the game icon on the left bar (i.e., Rift, WoW, Wildstar, TESO, TSW, WoT, etc.). This will be under the Discovery icon, and if you have Minecraft, directly under that.

Then, click on on the cogwheel in the upper right corner of your addons page.

From the drop down menu click on Settings.

Show Addons at Launch

Some gamers want to bypass the social landing page in the Twitch App, and go straight to their addons. Well, the Twitch App has the option to do just that!

In your Settings you will want to be in the General tab.

Scroll to SHOW MY ADDONS AT LAUNCH. Make sure this is toggled so it is green if you want it to launch directly to your addons and red if you want it to launch to the original landing page.

Click DONE, and the next time you launch the Twitch App it will take you directly to your addons!

Auto Addon Updater

If you want to make sure you have your addons up to date when you go to log into World of Warcraft, but you do not want to check to see if there are any addons to be updated, you can use our auto-update feature.

In your Settings you will want to be in the GAME SPECIFIC tab.

HELPFUL HINT

You will need to set up your Addon Settings separately for each Game Profile.

Make sure you are in the correct Game profile in the YOUR GAMES section.

Scroll down to the Addon Settings section and find the AUTO INSTALL UPDATES option.

If you want the Twitch App to auto update your addons, make sure this is toggled to purple. If you do not want the Twitch App to auto update your addons, then make sure it is toggled to faded.

HELPFUL HINT

For the Twitch App to be able to auto-update your addons, you do need to have the Twitch App running. It can be in a minimized state, but it has to be running.

 

Toggle Compact View

Some people prefer to use their visual real estate to the fullest possible extent. Because of this the Twitch App allows for you to use a compact mode that will hide the installed version from under the addons name.

HELPFUL HINT

For those of you worried about hiding this information, there is a column that contains this information to the right of the addon's name.

Full Mode

Compact Mode

In your Settings you will want to be in the General tab.

Scroll to COMPACT ADDON MODE. Make sure this is toggled so it is purple if you want it to use compact mode, and toggled to faded if you do not.

Click on DONE and there you go!

You may need to restart the Twitch App for the changes to display.

Page Themes [WoW only]

This is a World of Warcraft only feature.

Show your support for your faction by selecting one of two themes for your World of Warcraft addons' page!

For the Alliance For the Horde!

Go about as if you were going into your Settings, but instead of click on Settings, from the drop down menu, click on "For the Horde!" or "For the Alliance!" depending on which theme you want to use.

For the Alliance For the Horde!

Check for Updates

The Twitch App checks for addon updates every hour by default. If you would like it to check more or less often you can set it to do so.

In your Settings you will want to be in the General tab.

Scroll to UPDATES. Then choose how often you would like the Twitch App to check for updates from the drop-down.

Click on DONE and there you go!

Addon Menu (More Options)

There are more options for each individual addon that you may use.

Open the Twitch App, click on the game icon on the left bar (i.e., Rift, WoW, Wildstar, TESO, TSW, WoT, etc.). This will be under the Discovery icon, and if you have Minecraft, directly under that.

Locate the addon/mod you want to check the options of, and right click on it to bring up the menu.

Useful Menu Options

Many of these options allow you to troubleshoot possible issues with a specific addon:

  • Reinstall - Will reinstall the addon. Good to try if you have a corrupted addon.
  • Delete Settings - Will delete the settings for the addon. Good to try if you have a corrupted setting.
  • Report a Bug - Opens up to where you can report a bug with the addon/mod to the author of the addon/mod.

Some settings are good for setting up your addons the way you would like:

  • Release Type - Will install the version you specify (released, beta or alpha)
  • Auto Install Updates - Will automatically install any update released for the mod/addon (Twitch App must be open for this to work).

Customize Addon Columns

The Twitch app has some information about your addon/mod showing. Did you know there are more options, in which you can customize the information displayed about the addons/mods you have installed?

Open the Twitch App, click on the game icon on the left bar (i.e., Rift, WoW, Wildstar, TESO, TSW, WoT, etc.). This will be under the Discovery icon, and if you have Minecraft, directly under that.

Right click on the columns' titles (ADDON, STATUS, LATEST VERSION, etc.). This will bring up a menu of other columns you can add or remove.

You can use these columns to sort your addons/mods as well. For example, you want them sorted alphabetically click on the ADDON title until you see an arrow. You can toggle ascending or descending based on the direction the arrow is pointing.

▲ - Ascending (A - Z)
▼ - Descending (Z - A)