[QUICKTIP] Annoyed with incoming chat popups? Disable 'em! in Tips and Tricks A group blog by Secondlife in General Posted October 21, 2016 Meanwhile, 5 years after this post was started, and I wish we had the option to completely remove local chat - for those of us who find it a major source of aggravation. Tired of the irritating flashing orange tab when I'm really not interested in dozens people talking gibberish at each other - especially not when trying to focus on other things in-world. Also makes it hard to chat with friends and acquaintances in private group chat because when local chat starts up, you have to keep track of which tab you're in. Not a great system. Considering we can 'x' out (remove) other conversations entirely, why not local chat? Why is that forced on us?