Inventory Icon

The Firestorm inventory window is accessed by clicking the inventory icon on the bottom button bar.

This will open the inventory window, which is initially docked, but as with all other such windows, may be undocked. A typical inventory window looks like the one below.

Inventory Window

#Firestorm System Folders

These are special Firestorm Viewer folders which are “protected” by default to prevent inadvertent mishaps.


For more information, see Animation Overrider

#LSL Bridge:

For more information, see Firestorm LSL Bridge


Restrained Love. For basic setup, see RLVa Quick Setup

#Wearable Favorites:

The Wearable Favorites window allows you to list frequently used items, HUDs as an example, in an easily accessible location so that you can quickly attach and detach them as needed. See Wearable Favorites

The Inventory Window

Top Icons

  • Help: Click the question mark to get help - this page.
  • Minimize: The horizontal line will minimize the window on your screen.
  • Close: To the right of the redock arrow is an X; clicking this will close the inventory window. To reopen, click the inventory button again, as described above.
  • Filter: If you wish to search for items with specific names, type part of the name here. Partial matches work; for example, if you type in hair it will match chair as well as hair. The inventory folders will open and all matching items will be shown, but not others. To remove the filter, click the X that appears at the end of that edit box.
  • Collapse: Clicking this will close all open inventory folders.
  • Expand: To open all inventory folders, click this button.
  • Filter Types Dropdown: You can narrow your inventory search by a single type of content with the dropdown menu. For more detailed filtering, click Custom at the bottom of this menu.

Inventory Views

There are three views available in the inventory window; you can toggle between them by clicking the tabs described below:

  • INVENTORY: This tab displays your entire inventory in the window.
  • RECENT: Clicking this tab will reduce the inventory to showing only recent items. By default, this means all items acquired since last login. This default can be changed - see below.
  • WORN: This tab shows only those items in your inventory which are currently worn.

Below these three tabs is your inventory proper. Inventory is organized into a hierarchical tree. By default, the main inventory consists of two folders, which you cannot rename: Inventory and Library. Within Inventory are more folders. Some of these are system folders, meaning they have default and standard uses and cannot be removed or renamed or moved; all other folders here can be manipulated at will. For the most part, this main folder will contain items you accumulate in SL, things you purchase, or make.

The Library folder, on the other hand, is supplied by SL. It contains all manner of things which might be of use. You are free to use items in this folder as you wish, but you may not delete or otherwise manipulate the contents.

If a folder icon has a small arrow to the left, then it contains items; click that arrow to expand the folder. Folders may contain single items or other folders, or a mix of both. Items may be objects, textures, animations, and so on.

If you click on any folder, to the left of the name you will see the number of elements in the folder, that is, actual items, and subfolders. Referencing the image above, the Objects folder shown contains 28 items, and 6 subfolders.

Note that the total displayed (6616 in the image) includes items and folders.

Inventory Functions

Below the inventory view are more icons:

Inventory Window with Gear Menu

  • Gear: Clicking this icon pops open a menu, shown to the right. The entries in the menu are as follows:
    • New Inventory Window: Open a new inventory window. Note that if you have a lot of items this may take a moment to open.
    • Sort by Name/Most Recent: Sets how you wish folders and items to be sorted in the inventory display.
    • Sort Folders Always by Name: This forces folders to sort alphabetically, regardless of the setting above.
    • Sort System Folders to Top: This places the system folders at the top of the list of folders, with all the others below. System folders include: Animations, Body Parts, Calling Cards, and so on, down to Trash.
    • Search By: Allows you to search inventory according to different fields:
      • Name
      • Creator
      • Description
      • UUID
      • All
    • Add objects on double click: If enabled, double click on an attachment will cause it to be added to its attachment spot; if disabled, it will be worn (meaning any currently worn attachments on that sport will be removed).
    • Add clothes on double click: As above, but for layered clothing, as opposed to attachments.
    • Show Filters: Opens the Inventory Finder, which enables you to limit which items are visible in your inventory, according to item type.
    • Reset Filters: Clears all filters set with Show Filters.
    • Close All Folders: Same as the Collapse button.
    • Empty Lost and Found: Deletes the contents of the Lost and Found folder without moving them to the trash. Use with caution!
    • Save Textures As: Disabled unless a texture is selected in the inventory list. Then it will allow a texture to be saved to your hard drive.
    • Share: Click this to give the selected inventory item(s) or folder(s) to another avatar. A window will open, from which you may select who to give it to. This method is an alternative to dragging the item(s) onto an avatar's profile.
    • Find Original: Disabled unless the currently selected item in your inventory is an inventory link. 1)
    • Find All Links: If clicked when an item is selected, this will show all links to it - if any exist.
    • Replace Links: Used to repair broken inventory links. Refer to this page for more information.
    • Show Links: When enabled, this will display links in inventory.
    • Show Only Links: Filters the list to show links only, hiding all other items.
    • Hide Links: Prevents links from being shown.
    • Empty Trash: Removes the contents of the Trash folder. Use with caution - this cannot be undone! (Same as right clicking the trash folder and selecting Empty trash.)
  • +: Creates a new item in the currently active folder. The same options are available by right clicking a folder name.
  • Suitcase Icon: This opens a new inventory window, and is thus the same as selecting “New Inventory Window” from the gear menu.
  • Total: This shows the total count of elements (items and folders) in your inventory.

The bottom of the inventory window has 3 buttons:

  • Profile: This will be disabled unless an item is selected - then, when clicked, it will display the item's properties.
  • Share: Allows you to give the selected item(s) to another avatar. Same as dragging the item onto the avatar's profile.
  • Marketplace/Wear/Teleport/Play: The third button will change depending on what you currently have highlighted in inventory:
    • Marketplace: If you have a folder, texture or a script highlighted, then it will read Marketplace; clicking it will open the SL Marketplace in your web browser.
    • Wear: The button will show Wear if you have an wearable item, or any object, highlighted.
    • Teleport: Shown if you have a landmark highlighted.
    • Play: This shows on highlighting a gesture or animation.


Inventory can be searched by typing into the white space at the top. As you type, inventory is filtered to show only items that match what has been typed. As described above, you can search by name, creator, description or UUID.

If you want to search on multiple words, separate them with a '+', but without spaces. For example, if you are looking for a landmark that you think contains Firestorm Marina, type in: Firestorm+Marina. This will match (assuming you actually have such a landmark, of course), Firestorm Gateway Marina.

To clear the search field, click the 'x' at the end of the search bar.

Normally, search operates across all tabs in the Inventory window. If you want to use separate searchs on Inventory tabs, then go to Preferences → User Interface → Interface Windows → Allow separate search terms on each tab in inventory.

Context Menu

If you right click any inventory item or folder, you get a menu. This menu will vary depending on context; for example, right clicking a menu will give a different menu that right clicking an item.

Right Click on Item

  • Share: Selecting this allows you to give the selected item to someone else. The avatar selector window opens, allowing you to select the person you want to give it to.
  • Open: Certain types of items may be opened or previewed: scripts, notecards, textures, sounds, gestures.
  • Properties: This opens the item properties window, where you may view and change select item properties.
  • Rename: Allows you to rename the object; only available if the object is modifyable for you. (You can also press F2 to edit an item's name.)
  • Copy Asset UUID: Copies the UUID of the object to the clipboard, for some types of item.
  • Restore to Last Position: if the item is an object, this will cause it to be rezzed out to its last position in the region. Use with caution! The function doesn't take into account the region name, only coordinates within a region. So do not use it if the object was never rezzed out in the region you are in, unless you are prepared to go hunting for it.
  • Copy: Select this to make a copy of an object. You can then use one or both of the following two to paste copies.
  • Paste: Paste a previously copied item into the folder which is currently selected. (You cannot make a copy if the item is no copy for you.)
  • Paste as Link: Pastes a link to a previously copied item, into the folder which is currently selected.
  • Replace Links: Used to repair broken inventory links. Refer to this page for more information.
  • Delete: As the name suggests, this deletes the selected item, moving it to your Trash folder.
  • Wear: Wears the item on your avatar, replacing any other items which might be already worn in the same spot.
  • Add: Wears the item on your avatar, adding it to any other items which might already be worn in the same spot.
  • Attach To: Allows you to select a body part on which to wear an object.
  • Attach to HUD: Allows you to select an HUD point on which to attach the object.

For the Recent tab only:

  • Show in Main View: Highlights the item in the Inventory tab.

Right Click on Folder

  • Share: Selecting this will allow you to give the folder (and its contents) to someone else. The avatar selector window opens, allowing you to select the person you want to give it to.
  • New Folder: Creates a new folder inside the currently selected one. The name will default to New Folder, and will start off in edit mode so you can rename it.
  • New Script: Creates a new, default script in the current folder.
  • New Notecard: Creates a new blank notecard in the current folder.
  • New Gesture: Creates a new gesture in the current folder.
  • New Clothes: Creates a new clothing item in the current folder. Select the type from the sub-menu.
  • New Body Parts: Creates a new body part in the current folder. Select the type from the sub-menu.
  • Use as default for: Allows you to set the folder as the default folder for uploads of images, sounds, animations or (mesh) models. To view the current default folder settings, look in PreferencesFirestorm -> Uploads.
  • Replace Current Outfit: Removes all attachments and replaces them with the contents of the current folder. If the folder contains body parts *system hair, skin, shape, eyes), any worn ones will also be replaced; if any of the four required body parts are not present in the folder, the currently worn one will remain worn.
  • Add to Current Outfit: Adds the items in the current folder to your avatar. Any worn attachments will not be removed. If the folder contains any system body parts, then the worn parts will be replaced (as you cannot wear more than one of each part).
  • Wear items: Similar to Replace (described above), except that attachments are not removed if the folder contains no replacement. For example, if you are wearing something attached to the Chest point, and the folder has no object that would attach there, the existing attachment will not be removed.
  • Remove from Current Outfit: If you are wearing any of the items in the current folder, they will be removed.
  • Rename: Allows you to rename the currently folder. This can also be accomplished by pressing F2, rather than right-clicking it.
  • Copy: Select this to make a copy of a folder. You can then use one or both of the following two to paste copies. (Naturally, this will not be available if the item is no copy for you.)
  • Paste: Paste a previously copied folder into the folder which is currently selected.
  • Paste as Link: Pastes a link to a previously copied folder, into the folder which is currently selected. As with items, this is just a reference.
  • Delete: Allows you to delete the selected folder, and everything inside it. The folder is moved to your trash.

Right Click on the #AO Folder

Aside from the usual Share option, there is a Cleanup Broken Links option. This will remove any broken links from the folder, without you having to unprotect it, and then manually go through and delete broken links.

Direct Delivery

Firestorm - Received Items

With the advent of Direct Delivery, there can now be a new Received items folder or sub-panel in the inventory window. This will appear the very first time you make a purchase from the SL Marketplace, that is sent by Direct Delivery - as opposed to the previous “Magic Box” system.

If you prefer to have this sub-panel displayed as a normal inventory folder, open PreferencesUser Interface -> Interface Windows, and enable Show the Received Items folder in normal inventory.

For more information on Direct Delivery, please see the Direct Delivery FAQ.

See this page for documentation on Firestorm 5.0.11 (53634) and earlier.

“Inventory Links” are references to an item. If you delete the referenced item, the links will “break”. It is possible to create links to no-copy items; this is the primary advantage of using inventory links. Also, if you modify the original item, all links are also changed, since they are just references to the original.
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  • Last modified: 2018/07/24 17:32
  • by anastasia.horngold