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How to hide name plates in wow

Updated February 21, 2017

The online fantasy roleplaying game "World of Warcraft" has an extremely customisable interface, which includes the ability to change name plates. These coloured health bars appear over the heads of character units. While these name plates can be useful, it can be frustrating to turn them on accidentally and not know how to disable them. If you currently have name plates visible and would like to hide them, change the setting in the Interface options.

Press the "Esc" key to open the Options menu and click on the "Interface" button.

Click on the "Names" option in the list on the left of the window.

Remove the ticks from the check boxes labelled "Friendly Units" and "Enemy Units," both found under the "Unit Nameplates" heading. Click "OK."

Tip

Remove key bindings for name plates to avoid accidentally turning them on again. Press the "Escape" key then click the "Key Bindings" button. Scroll down until you find the key bindings labelled "Show Enemy Name Plates," "Show Friendly Name Plates" and "Show All Name Plates," under the "Targeting Functions" heading. Click on the button for each key binding and then click on "Unbind Key" at the bottom of the window. Click "OK" when you are finished.

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About the Author

Laurel Storm has been writing since 2001, and helping people with technology for far longer than that. Some of her articles have been published in "Messaggero dei Ragazzi", an Italian magazine for teenagers. She holds a Master of Arts in writing for television and new media from the University of Turin.