Linden Lab Official:How to Mute Another Resident or Object

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When you've muted another Resident, you do not hear chat from them, receive IMs from them, nor see their particles. Likewise, they can not hear chat nor receive IMs from you until you remove them from your Muted Residents list. You are not able to receive messages or items from objects you've muted.

How do I mute someone?

  1. Select View > Mute List from the menus at the top of the Second Life window.
  2. Click Mute resident.
  3. Type in the name of the person you want to mute, and click Find.
  4. Click on their name in the list, then click Select.
  5. You may now enter another name, or click Close.

How do I mute someone's voice chat?

There are two ways to mute voice chat inworld:

Using the Active Speakers window

  1. Click the button with the little white word balloons next to the Talk button at the bottom of the Second Life window. The Active Speakers window opens.
  2. Select the name of the avatar you want to mute and click the Mute button.

Using the Communicate window

  1. Click the Communicate button at the bottom of the Second Life window. The Communicate window opens.
  2. Click the Near Me tab at the bottom of the Communicate window.
  3. Click the << button to open the active speakers list.
  4. Select the name of the avatar you want to mute and select the Mute: Voice checkbox at the bottom of the active speakers list.

How do I mute an object?

After you've muted an object, you cease to receive messages or items from it.

The first thing you should probably do is locate the offending object. If the object is making noise, you can find it easily by selecting the following settings in the View menu:

  • View > Beacons Always On
  • View > Beacons > Sound Sources
  • View > Beacons > Render Beacons

Objects that are making noise are highlighted with a yellow beacon.

Mute the object by right-clicking on it and selecting More > More > Mute.

You can also mute an object by name from the Mute List.

Muting an avatar or object from the Chat History window

You can access the mute function quickly from the Chat History window to mute an avatar or object:

  1. In the Chat History window, expand the list of nearby chatters by clicking <<.
  2. Click the name of the avatar or object you wish to mute.
  3. Check the Mute Text checkbox at the bottom of the Chat History window.Kb mute by chat history.png

Quick tips on muting

  • You can also mute a Resident quickly by right-clicking on them and selecting Mute.
  • Yet another method is to access their profile through a calling card, right-clicking on them or the Find window, and clicking the Mute button on their profile.
KBnote.png Note: Note: If you IM with; Pay L$ to; or Give inventory to someone you muted, they will be unmuted and chat history will inform you what's happened.