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While we wait for someone smarter to reply or in the meantime for me to login and remember how to turn it off permanaently... you don't have to open the map to get rid of it... just click on the red arrow and it'll disappear.

EDIT: to disable it rightclick the mini-map as follows:

Actions

Things you can do with the Mini-Map:
  • Drag the Mini-Map to change its position.
  • Drag the Mini-Map's edges to resize it.
  • Double-click the Mini-Map to open the big World Map, which shows more details about where you are
  • Hover over a green or yellow dot to view that Resident's name. You can right-click their dot to view their profile.
  • Right-click the Mini-Map to open a menu:
    • Zoom Close/Medium/Far - Changes the zoom level of the Mini-Map. You can also hover your cursor over the Mini-Map and move your scroll wheel.
    • Stop Tracking - If a red locator beacon and arrow pointing to a destination is currently active, this makes them disappear.

Video Tutorial

This tutorial was made before the feature showing friends on the map as yellow dots was added.

Summary

  • How to open the Mini-Map
  • How to identify yourself on the Mini-Map
  • How to disable the Mini-Map's rotation
  • Resizing the Mini-Map
  • What the green dots on the Mini-Map represent (how to locate other avatars)
  • How to zoom the Mini-Map
  • How to resize the Mini-Map
  • How to open the World Map from the Mini-Map
  • How to make beacons disappear from the Mini-Map
  • What the cyan areas on the Mini-Map represent (how to identify objects you own)
  • What the fuchsia areas on the Mini-Map represent (how to identify objects owned by a group you belong to)

 

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While we wait for someone smarter to reply or in the meantime for me to login and remember how to turn it off permanaently... you don't have to open the map to get rid of it... just click on the red arrow and it'll disappear.

EDIT: to disable it rightclick the mini-map as follows:

Actions

Things you can do with the Mini-Map:
  • Drag the Mini-Map to change its position.
  • Drag the Mini-Map's edges to resize it.
  • Double-click the Mini-Map to open the big World Map, which shows more details about where you are
  • Hover over a green or yellow dot to view that Resident's name. You can right-click their dot to view their profile.
  • Right-click the Mini-Map to open a menu:
    • Zoom Close/Medium/Far - Changes the zoom level of the Mini-Map. You can also hover your cursor over the Mini-Map and move your scroll wheel.
    • Stop Tracking - If a red locator beacon and arrow pointing to a destination is currently active, this makes them disappear.

Video Tutorial

This tutorial was made before the feature showing friends on the map as yellow dots was added.

Summary

  • How to open the Mini-Map
  • How to identify yourself on the Mini-Map
  • How to disable the Mini-Map's rotation
  • Resizing the Mini-Map
  • What the green dots on the Mini-Map represent (how to locate other avatars)
  • How to zoom the Mini-Map
  • How to resize the Mini-Map
  • How to open the World Map from the Mini-Map
  • How to make beacons disappear from the Mini-Map
  • What the cyan areas on the Mini-Map represent (how to identify objects you own)
  • What the fuchsia areas on the Mini-Map represent (how to identify objects owned by a group you belong to)

 

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Thank you, clever people, I did not know about clicking on the arrow. I do rather wish it could be disabled completely, as I don't have any use for this feature. I also wonder why some destinations do not show this arrow at all upon arrival.

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That's because the arrow only appears when you land somewhere you didn't ask to land  (geez that came out bad)

In other words, if you teleport based on an old landmark but the land settings force you to a different landing point, the arrow shows you where you "asked" to be teleported to.  If in fact you land exactly where you "asked" to teleported to, then the red beacon does not appear.

--Cinn

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The red arrow will show up when you land at co-ordinates that differ from the co-ordinates on the landmark. For example, on my sim, i have routed all tp's to the landing point. If someone TPs in using a LM that used to drop them in another part of my land, they will see the red arrow. If they have a LM that points directly to the landing point, then they won't see a red arrow. The arrows are very helpful when you land in a mall, for example, and the arrow points to the store you are looking for. Simply follow the arrow. :-) I used to find them annoying, too. But they're too helpful for me to want them gone permanently.

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So I guess there is no way to disable them. I don'y want to get rid of them altogether, but with all the odd options available in the viewers, I would think that a toggle for them would be there somewhere. Thanks for everyones input:)

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I think there is no way to disable permanently that red beacon/arrow.

It is curious that we can do otherwise: enhance it! changes the default tracking beacon to an animated "pulsing" beacon.

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