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Tutorial: People Panel / Radar

Tutorial video on the People / Radar panel.


0:08 Oh hi, Jessica Lyon here with another Tool Tip Tuesday.
(In) today's video we're going to cover the People, Radar and
Minimap panels. The People panel can be accessed with a shortcut
of Ctrl+Shift+A, or Cmd+(Shift+A) on a Mac, whereas the Radar
panel has to be accessed through the Toolbar buttons (yellow
arrow points). We'll just go in here, the button is right here,
Radar, so I'll just drag it here for now. This is what the Radar
panel looks like, and as you can see they look very similar.
0:30 The difference is that the People panel has more
functionality, and for the purpose of this tutorial we're going
to cover the People panel, but know that the options are all the
same. If you're using the Vintage Skin, however, you'll notice
that we don't have the same buttons here (mouse indicates the
buttons' location at the top of the screen), but that's ok
because most of the same options can be found under this tab
here (mouse opens menu), with what we're going to cover, but for
this tutorial I'm going to cover things on the default skin.
(Screen flips) So here we find ourselves in the ever-popular
region of London City. What better place to demonstrate radar
1:00 Lots to cover, so let's get started. Let's quickly go over
columns. (Yellow arrow appears and begins pointing at the
indicated columns.) (The) first column is the avatar Name,
pretty obvious. Next is Voice. If there's a microphone they have
voice enabled. If there's a microphone and an animation they're
actually speaking. (The) one after that is if they're in your
region. (A) green dot means they're in your region, no dot means
they're in a neighboring region. After that is whether they're
typing, (the) next one is if they're sitting, the one after that
is (whether) they have payment info on file with Linden Lab.
Finally there's the “avatar has notes” (column). If you didn't
know, you can actually create notes that only you can see on
people's avatars (profiles), that's useful for keeping track of
1:33 Then there's avatar age; and then Seen, which indicates how
long ago they fell into your draw distance; and finally, avatar
range. This is the distance from your avatar. If it's green it
indicates they're within chat range, 20 meters. (Screen flips)
A lot of people don't know this but there's a whole world of
options out of this button right here (yellow arrow indicates
the ≣ button), including enabling or disabling some of these
columns. Here are the names of the columns and so, for example,
I don't leave notes for people (Editor: make notes on people's
profiles), so I can remove that column.
2:00 I'll go to another one that I don't use. I don't use Seen
very often, so I'll take that out, and I can just keep on going
here, so “same region” (removed). And you'll see that it
actually starts to clear out more space for you here. (Screen
flips) (Let's) cover some of the other options in this menu. So
the first one is “Show Minimap above Radar” – self-explanatory.
The next one is “Limit Results to specific Radius.” This is
useful if you want to reduce the amount of listings that you
have showing up here.
2:28 After that is “Show muted and blacklisted avatars.” This
lets you visually see the avatars you've muted, but you still
won't be able to hear them. For “Radar Name Format” if you have
Display Names enabled here in Preferences (Yellow arrow
indicates setting in Preferences > General), then this gives you
options on how you, how they will be displayed. The next one is
“Displayed Columns” (and) we've already covered it. This lets
you add and remove columns from the panel. “Color names based on
distance” – this colors their names green when they're within
your chat range. (Screen flips)
2:55 Next are the reporting options that, when enabled, notify
you of specific events based on your preferences. You can have
these report to Nearby Chat via text, through chat toast
dialogs, and/or with sounds by going to Preferences > Chat >
Radar. (Yellow arrow indicates each step.) You can also change
the default sounds to any sound you have in your inventory, but
I'll cover that in another video. “Report Enter (and) Exit
Alerts to Scripts” is used for certain radar HUDs and reduces
region lag, but if you don't have one of those HUDs you don't
need to enable it. It won't make a difference. “Enhance radar
with LSL-Client Bridge” improves the radar's accuracy and
provides better functionality in some cases.
3:30 I'll cover Bridge in another tutorial. Finally there is the
Age Alert Threshold. You can adjust this here. (Screen flips)
Now let's look at the right-click options, specifically Track
and Mark. Let's start with Track. Track and Mark both tie into
the minimap, so let's open the minimap with Ctrl+Shift+M. The
yellow ring here is your 10-meter chat range (Editor: 20 meters)
and the red ring is your 100-meter shout range. Track and Mark
can be enabled and disabled from both radar and and minimap
right-click menus.
4:00 Track draws a big vertical red and blue line around the
avatar in question. This gives you a really quick way to get a
broad idea of where in the region that avatar is. On the minimap
if they're the same altitude as you they'll have a circle around
them. If they're above you they'll have an up arrow, and if
they're below you they'll have a down arrow. You clear the Track
from the minimap by right-clicking anywhere and choosing “Stop
Tracking.” Mark options let you color the avatar dots on the
minimap differently from the default, and can be done from both
Radar and Minimap right-click menus.
4:33 This can be very useful when you want to be able to quickly
differentiate the people around you on the minimap in a visual
way. You can then clear the marks through the “Clear Mark” menu
or “Clear All Marks” menu. (Screen flips) Finally, two more
really handy gems you might not have known about. Did you know
you can invite people to groups through the Nearby and Friends
tabs by right-clicking on their name, choosing “Invite To Group”
then choose the group you want them to be in and click Ok.
5:03 You'll then be presented with a new panel letting you
choose the role you want them to be in before you click “Send
Invitations.” (Screen flips) Lastly, did you ever wonder what
the Recent tab is all about? This tab lists all the (Editor:
names of the participants in) chat that has gone on during your
current logged-in session, from local chats and instant message
conversations. This gives you quick access to the profiles of
those people, and is also great when you accidentally close an
IM with someone, but you don't remember what their name is, to
get them back. It also shows you how long ago you last spoke
with that person, and conversations with people who are on your
friends list are shown in bright color. (Screen flips)
5:36 Well I hope you enjoyed this video, and especially that it
helped you in some way. There is still so much I didn't cover,
though, so if you'd like to learn more about it please visit our
wiki page about the People panel, listed below. Be sure to tune
in next week as I cover what I consider to be one of the best
features in Firestorm, evAr, Contact Sets. See you next week!

video_radar.txt · Last modified: 2015/02/17 20:33 by veryvicki