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* Requires a parcel with a movie. You can make the media screen itself a click action-enabled object, which allows someone to click on the screen to start or pause a movie.
 
* Requires a parcel with a movie. You can make the media screen itself a click action-enabled object, which allows someone to click on the screen to start or pause a movie.
* If the parcel movie ''isn't'' playing, the cursor changes to a play icon when you hover over the object. When clicked, the movie pauses.
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* If the parcel movie ''isn't'' playing, the cursor changes to a play icon when you hover over the object. When clicked, the movie plays.
* If the parcel movie ''is'' playing, the cursor changes to a pause icon when you hover over the object. When clicked — guess what? — the movie plays!
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* If the parcel movie ''is'' playing, the cursor changes to a pause icon when you hover over the object. When clicked — guess what? — the movie pauses!
 
* The same result as clicking the Play button on your toolbar, only more immersive since it's inworld.
 
* The same result as clicking the Play button on your toolbar, only more immersive since it's inworld.
  

Revision as of 05:39, 17 October 2009

About

A click action allows you to interact with an object with a single left click. In addition, each click action has a special cursor indicating what it does. This makes using objects easier, especially for new Residents. For example, if you set a box to the Buy object click action, a customer will see a "$" cursor as they hover it. They can then purchase it by clicking once, then clicking again to confirm the purchase.

For Sale - Contents - Buy object CLICK ACTION.png

You can easily see all the available click actions in a few, well, clicks:

  1. Right-click an object and select Edit from the pie menu.
  2. Click the General tab, if it isn't already selected.
  3. Look under When Left-Clicked.

Click action types

The basics are covered in this video:

Touch/grab (default)

  • No special click action is used.
  • If the object is scripted, it responds to what it's programmed to do when touched (clicked on).
  • "Grab" means if you hold down Ctrl (PC) or Cmd (Mac), the cursor changes to a hand, and you can move objects you have permission to.

Sit on object

Toolsit.png

  • The cursor changes to a chair when you hover over the object.
  • When clicked, your avatar sits on it (or tries to).
  • The same result as right-clicking the object and selecting Sit Here.
  • Also makes it easier to sit on an object instead of right-clicking and choosing Sit Here repeatedly, which tends to result in "No room to sit here..." error messages on narrow and odd-shaped objects.

Buy object

Toolbuy.png

  • Requires the object to be set for sale.
  • The cursor changes to a "$" when you hover over the object.
  • When clicked, a Buy window appears, then you can purchase
  • The same result as right-clicking the object and selecting Buy.

Pay object

Toolpay.png

  • Requires a pay script in the contents to work, and is a common alternative to Buy object when choose-your-own-price flexibility, stats tracking, and other options are needed.
  • The cursor changes to a stack of coins when you hover over the object. When clicked, a pay window appears.
  • The same result as right-clicking the object and selecting Pay....

Open

Toolopen.png

  • You must own the object and it must have contents to open it.
  • Very useful if you sell content which is intended to be packaged and "unwrapped" from boxes.
  • The cursor changes to an open box when you hover the object. When clicked, an Object Contents window appears.
  • The same result as right-clicking the object and selecting Open.

Play parcel media

Toolplay.png

  • Requires a parcel with a movie. You can make the media screen itself a click action-enabled object, which allows someone to click on the screen to start or pause a movie.
  • If the parcel movie isn't playing, the cursor changes to a play icon when you hover over the object. When clicked, the movie plays.
  • If the parcel movie is playing, the cursor changes to a pause icon when you hover over the object. When clicked — guess what? — the movie pauses!
  • The same result as clicking the Play button on your toolbar, only more immersive since it's inworld.

Open parcel media

Toolmediaopen.png

  • Use this with webpages and similar web media to give a bigger view.
  • The cursor changes to a link icon when you hover over the object. When clicked, the webpage opens in the inworld web browser OR your external web browser. This depends on what you have set in Edit > Preferences and then click the Web tab.
  • If this is used on a parcel with a movie, then it functions the same as Play parcel media, but with no pause option.

See also