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