Prokofy Neva Posted February 9, 2020 Share Posted February 9, 2020 There are so many annoyances you have to bat away in Second Life. There's that homing beacon that won't go away after you land -- it's supposed to guide you to the place you clicked on the map, although most of the time you don't need it. Yes, there is a trick to get rid of it -- open up the mini-map and click on it -- but that's not enough. You have to then right click, look for the menu on the right, and select "Stop Tracking". There's the edit menu that opens up over the very object you are trying to edit -- yes, it does that. Yes, you can push it to the left or right -- it's a tear sheet. But it keeps coming back. There's no way to get rid of it permanently. I know some don't believe this, but it's real, and documented. There's the glaring object highlight that illuminates all the vertices in a mesh object, to the point that you finally have to turn it off. Yes, then you risk picking up an entire house tthen, when you merely when to pick up a flower off the floor. But at least you're preserving your eyesight. Leave aside grey squares -- if you wait, they go away. But be sure not to tab out of the window and do something else while you wait -- it won't go away then. Oh, and the fact that since the new installation, pictures won't save to the drive path that in fact does exist, saying it doesn't exist. Oh, well. There's always "print screen". But now there are two new annoyances. One seems to be gone in the latest patch; another is back. When you hover over an object, you get its name (all discussions here reference the regular SL viewer, which should be made to work; I don't use Firestorm and will never use it). Great, you need that object's name! But that's when you *right* click. Lately when you *left* click, you get the hover, too, which blocks the edit tab. You can't go into edit until you re-try several times to get past the stupid hover. This happens regardless of whether you first right-clicked to seek the object name; if you're editing it, chances are you know its name or don't care, because you're editing it. You have to bat it away multiple times. This seems gone now, but boy, what a pain. Now, there's the "intrusive parcel border line" back again. This is NOT the line you get if you check "show parcel borders". On group land, that would be aqua. On individually-owned land, that would be bright green. THIS IS DIFFERENT, and obtains even when you have NOT checked "show parcel borders". When you go to edit an object, the parcel border intrudes with a yellow-hued line, as you can see below. Now why would any Linden think that is useful? Obviously, if I'm in a house I've already placed between my borders, and I'm hanging a picture, I don't need to know the parcel borders. I have a rough sense of them anyway, even if I am just randomly putting around flowers or lawn furniture. I can't think of a time when I would need the parcel borders to glow up in my face to "help" me place an object -- especially when they render in a foreshortened way. I can't see any way to get rid of this. It's quite possible in fact this isn't a "boon" a Linden has conceived (although they do that and annoy the heck out of users) but simply a glitch -- but then it doesn't annoy Lindens enough to get them to remove it as it keeps coming back (or maybe never went away). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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