General about hiding frames
To hide a frame, you have to enter the frame name, followed by the command :Hide()
Hides a frame called "MyFrame".
NOTE: Most frames have event handlers so even if you hide it, it can pop back up as a result of an event handler calling it's Show function. To avoid this you need to prevent the frame from getting these events or from executing the code that makes the frame show. Most Blizzard's frames (if not all) use the a single fuction to handle all events, which makes it easier for us. When hidding the frame you can make the OnEvent fucntion point to nill so no function gets called:
PlayerFrame:SetScript("OnEvent", nil); PlayerFrame:Hide();
And then restore the original function when you want to show the frame again:
PlayerFrame:SetScript("OnEvent", PlayerFrame_OnEvent); PlayerFrame:Show();
You will have to go through the code for each frame to get the exact functions, and with some (like target or pet) do some checks before actually showing it, i.e. Make sure the unit exists.
In the following there are listed some frames you might want to hide:
The Player window in the upper left that is always shown for yourself is PlayerFrame.
The windows that are shown for group members are PartyMemberFrameX, where X = 1..4. All these can be hidden at once by the function HidePartyFrame(), provided by the default party frame lua code.
HidePartyFrame() -- hides all party members PartyMemberFrameX:Hide() -- hides a specified party member (X=1/2/3/4)
To hide the minimap completely, enter:
The little button at the topleft of the minimap that toggles the worldmap
MinimapZoomIn:Hide() -- hides the zoom-in-button (+) MinimapZoomOut:Hide() -- hides the zoom-out-button (-)
Main Action Bar
Main bar which has a row of shortcuts (at the bottomleft)
Main Menu Bar
Menu bar which has various WoW Options, Character Info, Social etc.
Main Menu Bar Endcaps
The gryphons that are at the sides of the bottom bar.
MainMenuBarLeftEndCap:Hide() -- to hide the left one MainMenuBarRightEndCap:Hide() -- to hide the right one
Shapeshift (Stance/Form/Stealth) Bar
Additional Action Bars
Bottom left action bar (Above the Main Action Bar, left side)
Bottom right action bar (Above the Main Action Bar, right side)
First action bar below minimap
Second action bar below minimap
Hides the UI Parent same as if you press ALT+Z
The default chat frame.
This is the long purple (or blue, if rested) bar on the default UI that shows your experience