[QUICKTIP] The Quickest Way to Teleport Where You Can See

by Community Manager ‎05-25-2011 12:34 PM - edited ‎06-13-2012 07:20 AM

I, Torley Linden, am not currently blogging because my work focuses have shifted elsewhere... but you can get in touch with me on my profile page!

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In the Advanced mode of the Second Life Viewer, subtle-yet-powerful new Preferences get added — and overlooked — leaving them less used than they could be, which makes me sad unless I do something about it. I love to champion this stuff because I know how much enjoyment it can add to your Second Life.

One bit I'd like to call out is the ability to double-click and teleport just about anywhere you see. I'm voracious about sightseeing in Second Life, and that means not having to put up with walls when I want to get somewhere. Fast. Why put up with hassle when you can 'port in the blink of an eye?'

You can turn it on in just a few clicks:

  1. Select Me menu > Preferences.
  2. In the PREFERENCES window, click Move & View tab.
  3. Check Double-Click to and click either Teleport or Auto-pilot (which makes you walk somewhere instead of teleport).
  4. Click OK.

This video shows how it looks in action:

I've heard from many fans of this feature from Third-Party Viewers, so I'm glad it's come to the SL Viewer.

Oh, and if you prefer to use Basic mode, this combined functionality is already on: single-click auto-pilots, double-click teleports! The difference is a small dot to indicate your destination. Which makes me curious: if you prefer Advanced mode, do you want this feature on by default? (Click to discuss in the forums.)

 

Comments
by Honored Resident Cold Spitteler on ‎09-20-2011 06:20 PM

Well done Torley, this should certainly be a on by default feature. Once we get verticle IM tabs without an XML hack I will be ready to make the switch over to viewer 2 (or 3 now)

by Resident Songlord on ‎11-03-2011 09:38 PM

The only problem i have with em (I already discovered them and the cursor going right to the text box when I start to type) is that coming out of inventory, I gotta click the window to get my focus back on the window. This often sets me to wandering and poses a real problem if i'm riding da bike. Oh well, i  know where da lost and found is. Still have troubles going to mouselook without typing mmmmmmmmm in the local chat. There's gotta be a keyboard shortcut to get around that, but I'm still a noob. I'm still trying to figure out how to find a currently working radio url for my boat.

by Honored Resident Alyssa Xenobuilder on ‎11-07-2011 11:56 AM

Its a great feature now that i know about it i might use it. Some noobs are having a problem with it and inworld mini games now that I know about it I can solve their problem. I'm probably the only one in SL usin the 1st viewer from a couple a years ago.

by Honored Resident Malcom Shelman on ‎12-12-2011 02:24 AM

Nice try, but I still don't like the viewer 2 !!!

I'm still using the viewer 1, and I wouldn't change its interface still for anything else. For exploring and minigames still remains the best !!!!

And I'm using it from 3 years without problems.

by Honored Resident Bimbofun Gigamon on ‎12-13-2011 02:57 PM

Hey Torley, have you seen the new Auto Teleport in the Linden Realms game sim?  I would love to get ahold of the script for that.

by Honored Resident blackbla50 on ‎01-18-2012 10:34 AM

i'm using this viewer but i wouldn't recomande it

by Honored Resident MinxyFairchild on ‎02-29-2012 09:21 PM

Torley, Great tips and tutorials. Greatly appreciated..

by Resident scotty24360 on ‎03-01-2012 04:12 AM

this is off subject but the work they put against third party viewer tags was compleat bs and stupid. not being able to see what viewer people are on!????? alot of us needed that to assist newer users in telling them things and how things needed to be done. in ccs for example. absulutly the dumbest thing linden labs has done. wich ive seen alota dumb things they do but thats one of the worst

by Honored Resident MinxyFairchild on ‎03-05-2012 10:46 AM

Thankies Torley, i definitely could use this information...

by Recognized Resident VictoriaANKittenn on ‎03-22-2012 07:38 AM

Thanks million Torley useful information and nice :catvery-happy:

by Resident hftushar on ‎05-07-2012 10:48 AM

It's great. Some useful information  :catvery-happy:

by Resident avril012 on ‎05-08-2012 06:24 AM

oii tudo bem eu amo rock slipknot,guns n roses,avenged sevenfold

 

by Resident fernandakis on ‎06-29-2012 07:03 AM

oi pessoa sera que alguem pode me ahudar e pq eu comesei hoje e nao sei nada quero conheser pessoas e lugares me ajudem pfv

by Honored Resident MarinaaBlackCat on ‎08-13-2012 06:14 PM

Just Great and super refreshing style thanks a lot Torley :matte-motes-nerdy:

by Honored Resident GaiusValerius on ‎09-14-2012 04:54 AM

Thanks a lot Torley as a newish member of SecondLife I certainly appreciate information of this nature as it make my Second Life so much easier when I am given knowledge like this . Yes after trying  it out by following your  instructions I for one think it  should be a default .Thankyou also for the informative and useful tutorial . Regards Gaius . 

by Honored Resident Sasha Birman on ‎09-19-2012 04:12 PM

I learned that one, 2 years ago.

by Contributor Dilbert Dilweg on ‎11-22-2012 03:05 AM

Yes Sasha It would be nice to see some new fresh tips and tricks in here! :matte-motes-big-grin-wink:

by Honored Resident vieira24 on ‎12-14-2012 05:40 PM

nao sei o que passa na cabeça das pessoa que nao ajuda eu quero aprender mais com voces lind

by Resident JasonSmithXD on ‎02-11-2013 02:49 PM
That was some very useful information! Thanks
by Resident ARIELROBERTS2013 on ‎07-19-2013 11:21 AM

love can wait


Torley Linden wrote:

I, Torley Linden, am not currently blogging because my work focuses have shifted elsewhere... but you can get in touch with me on my profile page!

--

In the Advanced mode of the Second Life Viewer, subtle-yet-powerful new Preferences get added — and overlooked — leaving them less used than they could be, which makes me sad unless I do something about it. I love to champion this stuff because I know how much enjoyment it can add to your Second Life.

One bit I'd like to call out is the ability to double-click and teleport just about anywhere you see. I'm voracious about sightseeing in Second Life, and that means not having to put up with walls when I want to get somewhere. Fast. Why put up with hassle when you can 'port in the blink of an eye?'

You can turn it on in just a few clicks:

  1. Select Me menu > Preferences.
  2. In the PREFERENCES window, click Move & View tab.
  3. Check Double-Click to and click either Teleport or Auto-pilot (which makes you walk somewhere instead of teleport).
  4. Click OK.

This video shows how it looks in action:

I've heard from many fans of this feature from Third-Party Viewers, so I'm glad it's come to the SL Viewer.

Oh, and if you prefer to use Basic mode, this combined functionality is already on: single-click auto-pilots, double-click teleports! The difference is a small dot to indicate your destination. Which makes me curious: if you prefer Advanced mode, do you want this feature on by default? (Click to discuss in the forums.)

 


this  was very  useful that there is another world to  visit

 

by Member CheriColette on ‎11-01-2013 10:46 PM

I read this and thought Id give it a go. I am always getting lost because I cant keep up whenwalking with other avis.

The preferences are different two years later but I was able to figure out how/where to make the change.

Under preferences find move & view...movement...see  (double click on land)...and change in box ...to....teleport to clicked point.

It works a treat.

 

by Honored Resident Sparrow777 on ‎11-04-2013 12:36 PM

Really helpful. Thanks!