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Landmarks, teleporting, and SLurls


Jeremy Linden

Landmarks and teleporting

Note: Your intended destination is marked with a red arrow. If you get a message that you can teleport no closer, simply put the landmark on your Map and fly the rest of the way.

You can also use the Teleport buttons in Search listings to access locations. See Search FAQ for more information.

If you don't arrive at your intended destination

If you attempt to teleport somewhere, but don't arrive there, the estate owner may have set up a telehub (teleport hub) to control where visitors initially land.  The telehub will be in the same region as your destination, but will generally provide new arrivals with orientation and other welcome information.

Infohubs (also known as a Welcome Area) are mainland telehubs owned by Linden Lab and are shown on the world map.  See World map and mini-map for more information.

Troubleshooting teleporting

Check maturity settings

If the land you are trying to access has a maturity rating above that set in your own preferences, then you won't be able to go there. See Accessing Adult land and content for more information.

To find the maturity rating of the land you are trying to access:

  1. Choose World > World map to view the World Map.
  2. Type the name of the region, then click Find.
    The World Map will show the region. 
  3. Hover your cursor over the region on the map to see the maturity rating.

Take off attachments

An attachment you're wearing might be preventing you from teleporting successfully.

  1. Right-click your avatar.
  2. Select Take Off.
  3. Select Detach All.
  4. Try to teleport to your destination.

Teleport to mainland

Sometimes, it can help to try teleporting to your intended spot from a different destination.

  1. Click Map.
  2. Type in "Pooley".
  3. Click Search.
  4. Select Pooley from the list.
  5. Click Teleport.
  6. After you arrive at Pooley, try to teleport to your destination.

Fly up, then teleport

Your current location may be preventing you from teleporting successfully.

  1. Fly to an altitude of 200 meters.
  2. Try to teleport to your destination.

Adjust firewall configuration

If your firewall is blocking outbound TCP port 12043, then teleporting, viewing the World Map, crossing regions, and related activities won't work. See Using Second Life with a firewall for more information.

Reduce maximum bandwidth

Bandwidth settings might be responsible for an unsuccessful teleport.

  1. Select Me > Preferences.
  2. Click the Setup tab.
  3. Reduce the Maximum bandwidth setting to the minimum, "500" kbps.

Now, try to teleport to your destination again.

Exit Second Life and log in at your destination

You can set your preferences so that you can choose your login location, and then enter your destination so you appear there when you log in again.

To set your login location:

  1. Choose Me > Preferences.
  2. Click the General tab.
  3. Under Start location, choose Show on login.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Choose Me > Exit Second Life to log out.

Then, start the Second Life Viewer again, and:

  1. In the login screen, under Start at, choose <Type region name>.
  2. Enter the name of the region where you want to go; for example, Pooley
  3. Click Log In.

Now you will log in at the region you entered.

Check for Network Lag

If you are still having problems teleporting, your connection may be too slow. For more information, see How to improve Viewer performance - Troubleshooting tips.

SLurls

SLurls and landmarks serve the same purpose. The main difference is that a SLurl is simply a text link, while a landmark is an inventory item type which can only be used inside of SL.

How to use and make SLurls

To use an existing SLurl:

  1. Click this example SLurl.
  2. On the page it takes you to, click Visit this location to open it in Second Life.

To make a new SLurl:

  1. Move your avatar to where you want to create the SLurl.
  2. Click the place name in the location bar (near the top of the Viewer window) to convert it to a SLurl. It'll look like http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Here/128/128/44.
  3. Right-click and Copy the SLurl while it's selected, or use Ctrl+V.
  4. Paste the SLurl where you want it.

Alternatively, you can also use the World Map to get SLurls:

  1. Select World menu > World Map.
  2. Click Copy SLurl.
  3. You can also enter another place on the map, then click Copy SLurl to get a remote SLurl.

Converting a landmark to a SLurl (and vice-versa)

To convert a landmark to a SLurl:

  1. Select Me > Places.
  2. Right-click a landmark and select Copy SLurl.
  3. Paste the Slurl where you want it.

To convert a SLurl to a landmark:

  1. Click or otherwise use the SLurl to get to its location.
  2. Select World > Landmark This Place. The landmark is saved to your inventory.

Setting your home and login locations

Home location

There are three types of land you can set as your home location:

To set your home:

  1. Move your avatar to the chosen location.
  2. Use World > Set Home To Here. A message appears confirming if your home is set successfully.

You can always teleport straight to your home location by using World > Teleport home.

Login location

By default, you will always login at your last location inworld.  You can also set your login location to be your home and whether to display the option in the login screen. See Change your login location.




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See this paragraph:

There are three types of land you can set as your home location:

  • Land you own
  • Land owned by a group you belong to
  • Infohubs

The link of Infohubs goes to an "Unexpexted Error" page.

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1) Remains the problem of my previous comment.

2) And more. About we can set or Home on "Land OWNED by a group" perhaps is a little vague. Anyone in a group with the proper ability in the rol can set the Home in land SET (not owned, not deeded) to group.

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In the "Home location" paragraph, the link of "Infohubs" goes to the wiki. Maybe the link should go to the Glossary of this Knowledge Base ( http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Second-Life-Glossary/ta-p/1213865 ).

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The entire first block of information on this page, with basic information on landmarks and teleporting, has been empty for years now. Rand seems to have removed it in 2012, but never come back to add a replacement.

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