The Top (Menu) Bar has up to 4 lines.

Top Row

Shows Viewer name, your name and version number

2nd Row

Avatar, Communicate, World, Build, Content, Help (displayed by default), Advanced and Develop (display is optional), Draw (draw distance, not on the Firestorm skins), Lindens, buy lindens, time, music note (start and stop music),play button (play or pause media) and volume controller (hover over it to open. At the bottom of the volume slider is a gear/sprocket. Click it to pull up the Master Media preferences.) The menus are all listed below.

Can now have your location shown in the top (menu) bar.

Right click any where on the top (menu) bar and you can enable and disable the following:

  • Show Navigation Bar & Favorites Bar
  • Show Search Bar
  • show Location in Top Menu

3rd Row

  • Arrows allow you to go back and forth between your current and previous location
  • Home icon will allow you to TP home
  • Land Shows you About Land
  • Sky is the Advanced Sky Editor
  • Location bar icon, (gives more info), name of the location, location rating, damage/health level, the star (add to LMs), Search bar, Arrow (gives full list of TP History)

With Navigation Bar enabled, right click and a popup will display with the following:

  • Show Coordinates
  • Parcel Properties
  • Add to Landmarks
  • Cut
  • Copy
  • Paste
  • Delete
  • Select All

4th Row

Favorites bar

  • Drag a LM to keep for easily accessible LMs of the most used LMs.
  • Right click on the favorites or the Menu row and you will get a popup that has 'Show Navigation bar, Show Favorites Bar, Show Mini-Location Bar'
  • From here you can enable or disable the Navigation Bar and Favorites bar.
  • If 'Show Mini-Location Bar' is enabled then the Navigation bar is disabled.

Left Button Bar

A number of buttons appear, by default, on the left margin of the screen, as shown here. These buttons are, by default:

See Changing the Button Layout below for information on how you can reorder and otherwise modify the layout and look of these buttons.

Bottom Button Bar

The tool bar resembles this:


The chat bar at the left is for nearby chat. The selection of toolbar buttons to the right of it can be customized.

Speech Bubble (with Dots)

Clicking this will hide or show the local chat bar.

Other Buttons

The following buttons appear in the bottom button bar, by default.

Other buttons are available, and may be added to any of the button bars.

Conversation Icons

When conversation is active, the person or groups icon will show in the lower right hand side. There is a small chat bubble will appear to show how many unread Conversations that you have. click on the chat bubble icon and next to each group tab, the number of unread conversations will be shown for that group.

  • For example: You have 5 conversations open. The chat bubble says you have 20 unread conversations. When you left click the chat bubble you see that 3 of them has numbers by them. One has 10, a second has 6 and the third has 4 for a total of 20 unread conversations.

Box (Gift) Icons

Located between the IM icons and the chat bubble Icon. When someone/something gives you something it will show up there. Click it to Accept, Discard, or Block (Mute).

Envelope (notification) icons

Shows the number of notifications that you have. Clicking on the icon brings up the list of notifications with a small burg about the notification. clicking on the notification will give you a popup with more detail and if there is an attachment you will accept the attachment from there just by clicking on the attachment itself.

Changing the Button Layout

You can customize the look of the buttons considerably. To do so, right click any button; a menu appears:

  • Remove this button: As the name suggests, it removes the button from the bar.
  • Toolbar buttons…: Opens the Toolbar Buttons window.
  • The next three options control how buttons are aligned to the right of the chat bar: Left, Center, Right. For vertically placed buttons, alignment can be Top, Middle, Bottom.
  • Icons and labels: Select this if you want buttons to have both icon and text labels.
  • Icons only: Select this if you prefer buttons to have icons only.
  • Labels only: Select this if you want buttons to have text labels only.
  • Autosize Buttons: Buttons will be as large as the contents.
  • Fixed Size Buttons: All buttons will be the same size.
  • Buttons Fill Bar: The buttons will fill the available space between the char bar and the right edge of the screen.
  • Locked: If you enable this, it will prevent you accidentally moving or removing buttons from the toolbar.

See this video for a tutorial.

Top (Menu) Bar

The Firestorm top (menu) bar is outlined on this page.

  • the_viewer_layout.txt
  • Last modified: 2018/05/25 17:12
  • by miro.collas