Viewer 2 Beta tips and tweaks

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LindaB Helendale
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Viewer 2 Beta tips and tweaks

Post by LindaB Helendale » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:14 am

Thread for info links and user contributed tips for the 2.0 beta viewer.

If you have tips collected on notecards, posting them here would make
them easily accessible to helpers and members. I will maintain an index to
the tips below, with short description and link to the post.

Viewer 2 help page
http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Viewer_2_Help

Tweaks for basic functionality
http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Viewer_2_Tweaks
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LindaB Helendale
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Re: Viewer 2 Beta tips and tweaks

Post by LindaB Helendale » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:21 am

Tips from Oura Scribe

Camera controls: to put them on your screen - click on the title bar and drag up - it unlocks it.

Sim Coordinates - in the information area, right click and add coordinates to get them back.

Upload Textures: Plus sign in bottom of inventory window.
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Re: Viewer 2 Beta tips and tweaks

Post by Janet Rossini » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:01 am

Super, Linda! Thanks for setting this up!
I don't work here: I volunteer here. I don't have duties: I have small gifts which I offer.

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Imnotgoing Sideways
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Re: Viewer 2 Beta tips and tweaks

Post by Imnotgoing Sideways » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:44 pm

To get rid of the IM and group chat popups. Replace this file in /skins/default/xui/en/panel_instant_message.xml with the text code below (Assuming you're using English). (^_^)y

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<!-- xml panel_instant_message.xml edited to hide im chat popup -->
<!-- Changed height to -10 origninal 152 -->
<!-- Changed left to -9000 origninal 0 -->
<!-- Changed width to -10 origninal 305 -->
<!-- added visible="false" -->
<panel
 background_visible="true"
 height="-10" 
 label="im_panel"
 layout="topleft"
 left="-9000"
 name="im_panel"
 top="0"
 visible="false"
 width="-10">
	<!-- Changed message_max_lines_count to 0 origninal 6 -->
    <string
     name="message_max_lines_count">
        0
    </string>
	<!-- added visible="false" -->
    <panel
	 visible="false"
     background_visible="true"
     bevel_style="in"
     bg_alpha_color="black"
     follows="top"
     height="24"
     label="im_header"
     layout="topleft"
     left="5"
     mouse_opaque="false"
     name="im_header"
     top="5"
     width="295">
        <avatar_icon
         follows="right"
         height="18"
         image_name="Generic_Person"
         layout="topleft"
         left="3"
         mouse_opaque="false"
         name="avatar_icon"
         top="3"
         width="18" />
        <group_icon
         follows="right"
         height="18"
         default_icon_name="Generic_Group"
         layout="topleft"
         left="3"
         mouse_opaque="false"
         name="group_icon"
         top="3"
         width="18" />
        <avatar_icon
         color="Green"
         follows="right"
         height="18"
         image_name="Generic_Person"
         layout="topleft"
         left="3"
         mouse_opaque="false"
         name="adhoc_icon"
         top="3"
         width="18" />
        <text
         follows="left|right"
         font.style="BOLD"
         height="12"
         layout="topleft"
         left_pad="5"
         name="user_name"
         text_color="white"
         top="8"
         use_ellipses="true"
         value="Erica Vader"
         width="212" />
	 <!-- TIME STAMP -->
        <text
        font="SansSerifSmall"
         follows="right"
         height="13"
         layout="topleft"
	 halign="right"
         right="-5"
         name="time_box"
         top="8"
         value="23:30"
         width="50" />
    </panel>
	<!-- added visible="false" -->
    <text
	visible="false"
        font="SansSerifSmall"
     follows="all"
     height="97"
     layout="topleft"
     left="10"
     name="message"
     text_color="white"
     top="33"
     use_ellipses="true"
     value=""
     width="285"
     word_wrap="true"
     max_length="350" />
</panel>

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Edward Starsmith
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Re: Viewer 2 Beta tips and tweaks

Post by Edward Starsmith » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:50 pm

YouTube has some tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/Secondlife#p/c/8CD27770C0EC55DF

And then there is always my favorite solution to SL 2.0 issues: http://modularsystems.sl/downloads.html :o :lol:

robertltux McCallen
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Re: Viewer 2 Beta tips and tweaks

Post by robertltux McCallen » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:10 pm

and for those that can't quite wrap their heads around the xml editing

http://www.laurencemartin.org/BadWolf/sl20tweaks.zip

is a zip file with most of the tweaks predone (unpack the file and then drop into the correct folder)

Just please remember 2 things

1 this is hosted on my personal website and has not been sanctioned approved or otherwise
verified by either Linden Labs or NCI

2 No Guarantee for fitness of purpose or anything else has been given (but a full refund of purchase price will be given on demand)

knowing this backup the skins folder and have at it

Dizzi Sternberg
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Re: Viewer 2 Beta tips and tweaks

Post by Dizzi Sternberg » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:50 pm

Well Done Robert a great idea :D

LindaB Helendale
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Viewer2Tips sims

Post by LindaB Helendale » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:02 pm

Lindens provide a set of 10 sims with intro posters for the Viewer 2.
You find them by search (ctrl-F), type Viewer2Tips and press 'Search'

Basics
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/V ... 128/124/28

Features 1
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/V ... 127/125/28

and so on...

The sites are rather primitive (teleports won't unsit, for example ;) ) but they are good pointers for people totally new to V2.
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