Extras Tab

  • Allow Remote Scripted Viewer Controls (aka RLVa or RestrainedLove API): Enables RLVa (Requires restart).
    Documentation on RLV is available here and here.
  • Always rez objects under the land group if possible: Many regions are set to only let objects be rezzed by group. When creating an object, the viewer will attempt to set the group of the object if the avatar is in the same group as set for the land. Note: This is not always possible due to circumstances beyond the viewer's control.
  • Create particle effects when scripts communicate: If this is enabled, when a script “chats”, the object containing the script will appear to generate swirling particles. Disable this option to turn that effect off.
  • Deactivate tracking beacon when reaching the targetted avatar (⇐ 3m): Normally, a tracking becon (such as one set via map will vanish once get get within 3m of it; with this disabled, the beacon will remain visible until clicked.
  • Disable Login Progress Screens: Disables the black login progress screen.
  • Disable Logout Progress Screens: Disables the black logout progress screen.
  • Enable progressive draw distance stepping: Enables PDD; the slider allows you to adjust the time in seconds between each draw distance increment.
  • Enable LSL-Client Bridge: Enables the Firestorm bridge. See this page for more on what the bridge is and what it does.

  • Flight Assist drop-down: The bridge can offer flight assist functionality, if this is enabled. Note that you should not wear any other scripted flight assist if you turn this on, as they will conflict. (Requires the bridge to be enabled.)
    Flight speed can be boosted; you can select by how much.
    Note that the SL flight height limit is now 5000m; below this, a flight assist is not required.

Protection Tab

  • Block left-click sitting on objects: Some objects are set such that a left click will result in sitting on them rather than touching; enable this if you want to avoid accidentally sitting on such objects. But note that this will prevent all left-click sitting; you will need to explicitly right click and select sit from the menu.
  • Allow scripts to show map UI (llMapDestination): Certain teleport systems open the map for teleporting when clicked. Enable this if you wish to allow this feature.
    If you find the world map unexpectedly opening for you at some locations, and re-opening if you shut it, disable this setting temporarily, until you leave that location.
  • Revoke Permissions: Removes an object's permission to animate or control your input. If this is not done, the object retains permission to animate your avatar indefinitely1):
    • Never (original behaviour): Objects will retain permission to always animate your avatar.
    • Revoke on SIT: Revokes permission when you sit on the object.
    • Revoke on STAND: Revokes permission when you stand up from sitting on the object.
    • Revoke on SIT and STAND: Revokes permission when you either sit or stand.
  • Texture Lag Protection:
    • Automatically hide large objects with high texture area: Enabling this will cause objects with large texture area to not be rendered. This can be used to combat griefing done via specific objects.
    • Threshold: Sets the threshold area to use; prims over this value will not be rendered. This may cause some normal objects to not display either.
  • Enable Spam Protection: These items allow you to protect yourself against various forms of spam, such as might be used in griefing attacks:
    • Max lines in a single message: this is the limit where the spam protection will start blocking messages from that source. ie. anything over this number of lines will be clocked.
    • Max events from same source: indicates the maximum number of events that can be recieved from a single source in 2 seconds before the source is blocked.
    • Sound play requests multiplier:
    • Sound preload requests multiplier:
    • Unblock all spam sources: will unblock anything that was blocked by the spam protection.
  • Confirm before paying. Threshold: Shows a confirmation dialog before paying sums over this value. To always show a confirmation, set the value to 0 (zero).

Avatar Tab

  • Amount that Avatar's head follows Mouse: Set both these sliders to zero if you do not want your avatar's head following the mouse cursor for unfocused mouse movement. They do not affect whether your head moves to look at something your camera is focused on.
    • Vertical range that avatar's head follows mouse: Controls how far or how little your head moves up and down to follow the movement of your mouse cursor.
    • Horizontal range that avatar's head follows mouse: Controls how far or how little your head moves left and right to follow the movement of your mouse cursor.
    • Disable random avatar eye movements: As the title suggests.
  • Selection beam particle effects:
    • Beam updates/sec: Controls how many particles the stream uses
    • Scale: Width of beam particle effect
  • Enable selection beam: Disable/enable the display of the particle beam
  • Send selection data to chat: (Formerly called SL Particle Chat). If enabled, selection start/stop information, and global position of an object being selected (edited) are sent on chat channel 9000.
  • LSL-Client Bridge external protocol integration: 2)
    • Allow OpenCollar protocol to enable or disable the built in AO
    • Allow LockMeister protocol to enable or disable the built in AO

Windlight Tab

  • Automatically change environment to use region/parcel settings: If enabled, your WL settings will change if you TP into a region that has windlight region-level windlight settings. This is the same as top menu bar → World → Environment Editor → Environment Settings → Always use parcel/region settings.
  • Crossfade region environment sky presets changes made from quick prefs: Dynamically transitions sky settings.
  • Crossfade region environment water presets changes made from quick prefs: Dynamically changes water settings.

Firestorm WL Share

  • Use Firestorm Parcel Windlight sharing: Enables parcel level windlight sharing.
    • Auto apply WL settings from friend's land: If enabled the viewer will automatically see the windlight settings (no prompt) on a friends land if set.
    • Auto apply WL settings from my groups' land: If enabled the viewer will automatically see the windlight settings (no prompt) on group land if they are set.
    • Auto apply WL settings from any parcel: If enabled the viewer will automatically see the windlight settings (no prompt)on all parcels with it set by the owner.
    • Crossfade region environment changes for Parcel WL: Allows for dynamic changes between WL settings when a region with WL settings has parcels with their own, different, settings.
  • Crossfading duration: You can indicate how long the above crossfade transition effect should last.
  • Cloud Texture: You can select a different texture to be used to create Windlight clouds. Select from the drop down list. A relog is mostly likely required after changing.

Please refer to this page for more information on using Windlight with Firestorm.

Build 1 Tab

NOTE: For a video tutorial on setting custom default prim parameters, see here.

Default Object Size

Allows you to change parameters of your prim when it is first rezzed.

  • x/y/z Size: Sets the size, in meters, of the prim.


Default settings to use for newly created objects.

  • Phantom
  • Physical
  • Temporary
  • Material: Lets you choose the default material


Set default texture parameters for newly created objects.

  • Texture: Select the default texture to apply to newly created prims. Click to open the texture picker window.
  • Color: Click to open the color picker window, to select a default color.
  • Alpha: default transparency value.
  • Glow: Default value for glow.
  • Full Bright: whether full bright should be on by default or not.
  • Shiny: A drop down from which you can select the default shiny value.

Item Embedding

It is possible to automatically include an item into newly created prims.

  • Embed an item into new prims: Enable this to embed items.
    Then drag the desired item (for example, a landmark) into the space marked Drop an inventory item here. Once dropped, the space below will show the name of the item.

Default Creation Permissions Opens a window which allows you to select permissions to be applied, by default, to newly created items of different types. (Same as top menu, Build → Options → Set Default Permissions.))

Pivot Point

Allows you to change the pivot point of an object.

  • Show axis arrow on root prim position: Moves the axis from the center of the object to the center of the root.
  • Values are percent: When enabled the values are percentages.

Script Editor Font

  • Name of the font used in the LSL script editor
    • Monospace
    • Scripting
  • Size of the font used in the LSL script editor
    • Monospace
    • Scripting
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

LSL Preprocessor

  • Enable LSL Preprocessor: Enables the functionality offered by the LSL Preprocessor. This has a few additional options, if enabled:
    • Script optimizer: Enables the script optimizer
    • Switch() statement: Enables Switch/case statements.
    • Lazy lists Enables Lazy lists.
    • #includes from local disk Allows the use of the #include directive.
    • Preprocessor include path

Build 2 Tab

  • Enable highlighting of selected prims: Shows the yellow highlight on prims you select. Deselecting this can increase viewer performance when several prims are selected.
  • Highlight boundary of currently selected parcel: When editing an object, this will outline the containing parcel.
    • Show boundary up to maximum build height: When this is enabled, the highlight will be extended up to the max build height (currently 4096m).
  • Limit Select distance: Enable this is you wish to limit the distance at which you may select (edit) objects. To the right, you can specify the maximum distance, if this option is enabled.
  • Limit drag distance: If enabled, you won't be able to move objects over a distance greater than the limit set to the right. Disable to remove limits.
  • Constrain rotations to multiples of: Manual rotations will always “snap” to this number of degrees - when “snap to grid” is disabled.
  • Show unlink confirmation dialog if linkset has minimum: When unlinking a linkset, you will be asked for confirmation if there are this many, or more, linked items.
  • Use old “Set Object For Sale” behavior: Uses the old style for setting objects for sale. The new behavior safeguards against an object being purchased for the default 10L$ while you are setting the correct price. You click “For sale”, specify the price, then click Apply.
  • Save scripts edited from inventory as Mono: Allows you to set that scripts edited in inventory, will compile with Mono rather than LSL2.
  • Save textures from inventory to disk as PNG instead of TGA by default: Changes the default image save format, to save you having to change it manually.
  • Use Ctrl+mouse to grab and manipulate objects: If this is enabled, pressing Control while left clicking an object, will allow you to move it in-world.
  • Allow click-drag or click-scale (together with caps lock) of a texture face in build mode: If this is enabled, you will be able to click and drag - or scale- textures on a prim face. To do this, you need to be in Edit mode on the prim, enable Select Texture then click the prim face that you wish to modify.
  • Preview animations on own avatar during upload: If enabled, animations will be played in preview on your avatar when uploading them.


This tab shows default Inventory folders for various types of uploads. In order to change a default upload folder, right click the desired folder in your Inventory window, and select Use as default for, then pick the upload type.

Reset default folders button resets all upload folders to default destinations.

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

If you have either of the SIT options enabled, then sitting on a scripted item will result in a script error being generated as the script will not be able to animate you.
See this page for more information.
  • preferences_firestorm_tab.txt
  • Last modified: 2018/07/24 17:29
  • by anastasia.horngold