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Radar

The standalone radar window can be opened either via its toolbar button, or top menu, World → Radar.

Radar Window

Radar is presently sortable by name, age, seen and range. Just click on the appropriate button.

The untitled column to the right of Name will display a green dot if the person is in the same region as you. The next column will show a $ sign if the person has payment info on file, and a $$ for payment info used. Age indicates the avatar's age in days. Seen is the length of time the person has been within radar range. And range shows their current distance, in meters. Use of bolding and color distinguishes chat range, shout range, and beyond.

When you right click on a person's name you get the following options:

  • View Profile: Opens a window showing the person's profile.
  • Add Friend: This option is only shown if the person is not already on your friends list. It will send a friendship request.
  • Remove Friend: This option is only shown if the person is on your friends list. Clicking it will dissolve the friendship. Currently, the other person is not informed, but one copy of your calling card will be removed from the person's Calling Cards folder (a second copy will remain there until/unless they choose to delete it; if the person is logged in at the time, the removed copy will appear in their Trash).
  • IM: Opens an IM to the person.
  • Call: Initiates a private voice conversation with the other person. Naturally, both need to have voice enabled and functioning.
  • Map: If your friend gave you map rights, this item will be enabled. If clicked, it will open the world map and show the person's current location.
  • Track: shows a beacon allowing to you locate the person and track their movement. (Versions after 3.2.2 only.)
  • Share: If you click this entry, an IM window opens; you can then drag and drop inventory items into it, to give them to the other person.
  • Pay: Opens a window, which you can use to pay the other person L$. Some default values are shown, or you can type the number in manually.
  • Offer Teleport: Click this if you wish to offer to teleport the person to your present location.
  • Teleport To: Teleports you to the other person's location.
  • Zoom In: If enabled, moves your camera to view the other person.
  • Block/Unblock: aka Mute/Unmute. This mutes the other person, completely blocking them from contacting you. You will not see anything they type in local chat or receive any IMs they might send, and all inventory offers made will be automatically declined. Use with caution; muting a person can also mute their objects, which means that if you make a purchase from them, you are likely to not receive what you paid for.
  • Report: Allows you to file an abuse report against the selected avatar. This should not be done lightly and never be misused. Click here for more information on what an abuse report is.
  • Freeze: Estate managers/owners can use this to freeze an avatar's movements. This is a tool to be used in cases of griefing and not to be used frivolously.
  • Parcel Eject/Ban: If selected, this will eject and ban the avatar from the parcel you are in. You must have the appropriate rights in that parcel or this will not work.
  • Estate Kick/Ban: Similar to the above, but operates at the estate level. Therefore, this is only available to estate managers or owners.
  • Estate Teleport Home: Selecting this will teleport the avatar to his/her home location. This does not ban them, however, and may fail if they have no home location set or if that location is not accessible (eg, the region is down).

The Sprocket/Gear icon at the bottom of the Nearby tab has these functions:

  • Show Minimap above Radar: If enabled, the panel expands upward to show a minimap of the current area.
  • Limit Results to Specific Radius: If selected, a slider will appear at the bottom of the window, to the right of the sprocket/gear. Here you may change the range at which the radar is active. This allows you to monitor smaller areas than the radar normally can report. Useful if you only are interested in a parcel rather than an entire region and those adjoining. If you wish to have radar report at max range all the time, it is more efficient to just disable this option.
  • Radar Name Format: Allows you to select how you want names to be displayed in the radar. Available options depend on how you have preferences set for display names and user names.
  • Report Crossing Draw Range: If enabled, this will report to chat when someone enters or leaves your draw distance range.
  • Report Crossing Chat Range: If enabled, this reports to chat whenever someone enters or leaves chat range (20m).
  • Report Crossing your Region: Enable this to have the radar report people entering or leaving the region you are currently in.
  • Report Enter Alerts to Scripts: If enabled, the radar will send an avatar UUID to scripts. For more information, please refer to this page.
  • Report Exit Alerts to Scripts: If this is enabled, the radar will send an avatar UUID to scripts. For more information, please refer to this page.
  • Show Blocked Residents & Objects: This displays the list of people and objects you have blocked (muted).

The List icon, to the right of the gear, has the following radar functions:

  • Show Minimap above Radar: If enabled, the panel expands upward to show a minimap of the current area.
  • Limit Results to Specific Radius: If selected, a slider will appear at the bottom of the window, to the right of the sprocket/gear. Here you may change the range at which the radar is active. This allows you to monitor smaller areas than the radar normally can report. Useful if you only are interested in a parcel rather than an entire region and those adjoining. If you wish to have radar report at max range all the time, it is more efficient to just disable this option.
  • Show muted and blacklisted Avatars: If enabled, radar will list people you have muted and/or derendered.
  • Radar Name Format: Allows you to select how you want names to be displayed in the radar. Available options depend on how you have preferences set for display names and user names.
  • Displayed Columns: You can enable or disable specific columns in the list. Handy if you want to reduce the overall width.
  • Color names based on distance: same as the option in PreferencesColors -> Name tags.
  • Report To: allows you to select whether to show radar notifications to chat or as notification toasts.
  • Local chat distance ring in Minimap: Show chat raneg on the minimap. Same as the option in Preferences → Colors -> Minimap.
  • Report Entering Draw Range: If enabled, this will report to chat when someone enters your draw distance range.
  • Report Leaving Draw Range: If enabled, this will report to chat when someone leaves your draw distance range.
  • Report Entering Chat Range: If enabled, this reports to chat whenever someone enters chat range (20m).
  • Report Leaving Chat Range: If enabled, this reports to chat whenever someone leaves chat range (20m).
  • Report Entering your Region: Enable this to have the radar report people entering the region you are currently in.
  • Report Leaving your Region: Enable this to have the radar report people leaving the region you are currently in.
  • Report Enter Alerts to Scripts: If enabled, the radar will send an avatar UUID to scripts. For more information, please refer to this page.
  • Report Exit Alerts to Scripts: If this is enabled, the radar will send an avatar UUID to scripts. For more information, please refer to this page.
  • Enhance Radar with LSL Bridge: ENhance radar functionality via the Bridge. Used to improve distance calculations.
  • Open Blocked Residents & Objects: This displays the list of people and objects you have blocked (muted).

The '+' icon, to the right to the sprocket/gear, when clicked, will give the following message: “Friends can give permissions to track each other on the map and receive online status updates.” And it will ask you if you want to offer friendship to an Avatar that you highlighted. If they are already on your friends list, the '+' sign will be greyed out.

On the bottom row are the following buttons, providing quick access to functions that are available when right clicking a person's name:

  • Profile
  • IM
  • Call
  • Share
fs_radar.txt · Last modified: 2015/05/14 06:36 by rsiamendes