When I started my Second Life, I was helped by some intensely nice people who encouraged me to share what I’d learned from them. I’m keeping my promise and passing on these tidbits like the yummy info-cookies they are!
Today, thanx to your continuing support, 16 video quick tips — each is 2 min. or less — await you! All have been done in response to your requests:
- Did you know you can download the viewer with a single link?
- How about turning off the IM “ding-ding!” sound but leaving others intact?
- What is ARC and why does it matter?
- Ways to transfer inventory to other Residents?
… BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
All of these were filmed in the Release Candidate viewer and most functionality depicted is the same as the main viewer. But, just so you know. 😉
I’m sure you can improve upon some of these basic recipes with your own knowhow — like what Vidal Tripsa said. Go for it, and share the goodness in the comments. I’m your illuminator, and this is your Second Life to light up.
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE!
DOWNLOAD HIGH-QUALITY VERSIONS
(These look and sound much better than the YouTube clips!)
3 ways to get to About Land
Did you know viewing parcel info can be done via no less than a trio of paths?
Avatar Rendering Cost
ARC is a useful tool which shows you how much viewer-side lag other avatars incur. For full details, see this.
Find Friends & Groups faster
Type in the first few letters of a friend or group to select them in the list.
Give stuff to someone nearby
Here’s how to transfer inventory to another Resident whose avatar is close to yours.
Give stuff to someone remote
Here’s how to transfer inventory to another Resident who’s far away (you can’t see them in-avatar).
Instant viewer download link
get.secondlife.com will instantly download the newest main viewer for the current operating system you’re on.
Learn the Lag Meter
Saying “lag” by itself is like saying “I hurt” to a doctor. But where, and what kind of pain? Have a look at the lag meter!
Make a 1-way tinted window
This simple exercise can be applied whenever you want to texture faces of a prim independently and differently.
Open the Advanced menu
Within this hidden menu are many powerful features which I’ve covered in other tutorials. Since they’re unsupported, use them at your own risk… be aware!
Scroll through tabs faster
Just click and drag the mouse button to blaze through!
Stop falling through floors
Have adjacent parcels of land which span more than one region? You’ll want to check out this workaround.
Troubleshoot sound not playing
A quick run-through of reasons why you might not be hearing sound. Be sure your speakers are on, too.
Turn off annoying UI sounds
Want to silence the IM “ding-ding!” or any other user interface sound selectively? We have an Advanced menu option for that.
Unwear attachments to give them
Unintuitive but it works: you can give body parts/clothes while wearing, yet attachments (objects) need to be taken off first.
Use the pie menu quicker
By holding down the right mouse button and releasing it on a pie menu “slice”, you can use options with less effort.
What do parcel status icons mean?
Hover over to get a tooltip, or click to get an extended description.
… AND THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE! Next up: how to let friends & groups edit your objects…