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How do you make it so that advanced viewer pops up automatically when you download second life 2.0?

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I don`t think advanced can be set as default but you should only need to change it once. It should automatically be set to the mode that it was last used on.

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The logical place to look would be at the command line parameters that you can use to customize your own client viewer exe file.  There are a number of standard ones already available for options like specifying multiple logins, or forced login to a preset destination.  You can also map your own command line parameters by just starting with any of the debug settings on the Advanced (CTRL + Alt + D) menu.  Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a debug setting for AdvancedMode yet, or if there is one it hasn't been published.

(This is a VERY good suggestion for someone to carry to a Linden at one of the next OH times ---- PeeWee? >>> Lexie??)

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Apparently the only way to achieve this is by manually changing the order of the elements in the combobox for the viewer in the skin definition file. The file that needs to be changed is skins/default/xui/en/panel_login.xml

Revert the order of the following items so that advanced is first.

 

<combo_box.item  label="Basic"  name="Basic"  value="settings_minimal.xml" /><combo_box.item  label="Advanced"  name="Advanced"  value="" />

This should set advanced mode as initially selected mode if the current user hasn't run SL on a specific computer. But since you talk about lots of PCs and lots of updates, I'm not quite sure if this method will be acceptable for you.

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Hi, this is has a little cosmetic yuck in it, but it works.

First, see this wiki page to learn how to change viewer command line options, it works a little different on each operating system.

There is a new command line switch to choose the session settings file.

To force Basic mode, add --sessionsettings settings_minimal.xml to the command line.

To force Advanced mode, use the name of any file that does not exist in app_settings. For example --
--sessionsettings none

The cosmetic yuck is on the login page, the little menu will always say "Basic" if you have --sessionsettings on the command line. Don't worry about that, you will get the mode you asked for on the command line.

Adding -- there is a minor bug in this, once you force Advanced this way, you will only get back to Basic mode with  --sessionsettings settings_minimal.xml. Once you are in the real basic mode, you can remove the switch from the shortcut to restore the original switchable menu.

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