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I've heard that reducing one's inventory reduces lag and the time it takes to rez in.   Is that true?  Would it help in rezzing in others and sims as well?

Does the same hold true for eliminating outfits?

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"Lag" is a very vague term.

The size of your inventory (if significantly large) can make logging in slower or even harder if your internet connection is poor.

Having a large inventory can also cause the viewer to freeze for a moment when you open the inventory window (or a second one).

Having a large inventory shouldn't have any effect on your FPS or the speed at which objects or avatars rez on your screen.

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According to Patch Linden, inventory is NOT an issue, but LARGE GROUPS can cause a significant difference.  Also a LARGE FRIENDS LIST.  He stated this recently and I immediately got rid of some large groups that I didn't need anyway. My friends list is at 20 so not an issue.  So look at those and see if you have any wiggle room :D. 

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1 hour ago, DejahLove1 said:

I've heard that reducing one's inventory reduces lag and the time it takes to rez in.   Is that true?  Would it help in rezzing in others and sims as well?

Does the same hold true for eliminating outfits?

I have over 350K items log in is slower compared to any other account. My inventory loads instantly, I move around with high fps with all graphics at max, even had shadow rendering at over 3 the other day logged in on two accounts and went shopping. A large inventory that is not broken down into enough smaller subfolders will cause more issues. I could not log into beta viewers at all unless i made smaller folders, I was stupidly deleting items thinking it was the cause until @Whirly Fizzle set me right. I can open up to three inventory windows, but deleting trash can freeze me up, and opening the second and third does freeze for a few seconds.

 

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4 hours ago, DejahLove1 said:

I've heard that reducing one's inventory reduces lag and the time it takes to rez in.   Is that true?  Would it help in rezzing in others and sims as well?

Does the same hold true for eliminating outfits?

No.

There are issues if you have thousands of items in a single folder.

Your inventory as seen in the viewer is just a locally stored list of the stuff you have, it's not your actual inventory items just like your bank statement is not your actual money.

A huge inventory will obviously take longer to completely sync with the viewer than a small one. But we're really not talking much data over all, and unless you're actively using something, there is no requirement for your viewer to know about it, it's still there on the servers where it lives, just fine.

People do worry that their inventory isn't fully downloading and that stuff might be lost, it's not.

If your inventory is being stubborn syncing up fast enough, sometimes searching for the item you want will work, and as long as you can access the one thing you want right now, who cares if your viewer knows about all the tat you bought last week that you don't want or care about.

I personally like a small inventory .. because it's easier to find things. I have friends who have been in SL over a decade and never deleted anything .. hundreds and hundreds of thousands of things. The time stuff takes to rez is virtually identical.

If you want stuff to rez in faster, reduce your drag distance (less stuff to rez), disable shadows (more cpu time for downloading and decoding), don't tab out while you wait (the viewer slows down when you're not looking at it) ..

and most importantly

Add your Second Life clients cache folder as an exception to your antivirus, there is no point scanning textures files, all that happens if you do is they are loaded and saved much much slower.

Here is how you do that in Windows 10

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028485/windows-10-add-an-exclusion-to-windows-security

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16 hours ago, CoffeeDujour said:

There are issues if you have thousands of items in a single folder.

Lots of good advice there. I have 2 accounts with 150k plus inventory items that take a lot longer to log in than my other accounts. Guess I will be checking folder sizes, my inventory organisation is best classed as a work in progress.

I did have genuine inventory loss on one of those accounts, after not logging in for perhaps 4 years quite a number of items were gone (including Fallingwater Cellardoor's flowers, sadly).

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On 5/5/2019 at 5:31 AM, Sasy Scarborough said:

I have over 350K items log in is slower compared to any other account.

 

I'd be careful if I were you, I know someone with over 400K items on the inventory and her avatar is basically unusable, she can't even delete or empty her trash folder anymore without disconnecting. Official LL support says the only way is to blank her inventory.
So if you can still delete items, I'd suggest you start to before your account starts getting locked up and unusable.

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7 hours ago, Dean Haystack said:

I'd be careful if I were you, I know someone with over 400K items on the inventory and her avatar is basically unusable, she can't even delete or empty her trash folder anymore without disconnecting. Official LL support says the only way is to blank her inventory.
So if you can still delete items, I'd suggest you start to before your account starts getting locked up and unusable.

I am not sure why they would be told that, my bestie has 500K now and she is doing fine. Is she using the SL viewer or another ? 

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1 hour ago, Sasy Scarborough said:

I am not sure why they would be told that, my bestie has 500K now and she is doing fine. Is she using the SL viewer or another ? 

Crappy connection should be the culprit.

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