Feb 10

Second Life Viewer 2.0 Beta – Quick Primer Pt 2 (Tips n Tricks)

Chilbo folks testing out the new Shareable Media option in SL Viewer 2.0

[If you didn’t see Second Life Viewer 2.0 Beta – Quick Primer Pt 1 – you may want to check it out.  It has a collection of videos, slides, links, and other information about downloading and using the new viewer for the first time.]

[Update 3/10/09]

Gwyn’s awesome Graphics hacks for improving performance:

LSL Hacks:

UI Hacks:

Hi folks, still jotting down some notes for myself to go back and review when the SLPro! conference is over.  The last couple of days have been very exciting and a little overwhelming – not only has the conference had some really great sessions, but the conference itself combined with experiencing the world in a whole new interface has been fun, challenging, and a bit exhausting.  😉

So here are my notes to go back and pore over when I get a minute to catch my breath:

A Few Bits I’ve Discovered (or more likely someone taught me)

  • – V2 IM popups annoying? open panel_instand_message.xml (skins\default\xui\en) & replace text with this one http://pastebin.com/7eZhHR82
  • – Av not rezzing in V2? Re-wear your outfit in the “My Appearance” sidebar tab.

From the Lindens, Changes Coming Soon

  • –  Changes coming to search in the next few weeks, google standard HTML searches not internal SL searches, be patient.
  • –  Object Inspect will be coming back to right click on objects menu, just didn’t make it into this beta release.
  • – Shareable media fix coming soon – volume control on embedded media, so like controlling volume on a youtube vid on a prim.
  • – According to Q, search fixes are imminent (next couple weeks) and that includes events and classifieds.

About the Interface

Zha Ewry’s Suggestions for Uncluttering Things (++)
SL 2.0 Beta Viewer some quick tricks and a few impressions

Grace McDunnough On The Bad Events Listing Interface
Finding Your Way With Second Life Viewer 2.0

Analysis & First Impressions

Hamlet Au at New World Notes
Second Life 2.0 Analysis: Epic Win for Userbase, Competition Killer… But Not Mass Market Game Changer (Yet)

Rik Riel’s Take for Public Sector
Five Reasons Why the New Second Life Viewer is Good for Education, Nonprofits & Governments

Prokofy’s Concerns for Rental Businesses
Crumpled Up in Sheer Despair at SL 2.0 Viewer

Gwynneth Llewelyn’s Take

Daniel Voyagers Pros & Cons List
Latest Viewer 2.0 Public Beta Posts

More to come soon…