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The easiest method is what I do: use different 3rd party viewers for each of your SL characters (yes, I am strange). If I wanted, I could just use candybar to customize their icons with the associated character's pic.
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Another option (but I would need to work out the details). Possibly drag a script to the dock, each with a single-liner calling SL with your login credentials? [I have done that for multiple accounts before, it works] Then using something for a custom dock icon in each instance? That would leave you with both the script icons (with tooltips) and the dock icons - inefficient, but the script icons would be on the right of the dock's divider and SL on the left.[[User:Kara Spengler|Kara Spengler]] 18:30, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
  
 
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Post v1.20 - does the multiple option require two dashes, or does just one work as well? TaraLi Jie 03:59, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

  • A single dash still works for me on Windows and Mac but have heard problems from some people who claimed two did the trick — I need more information to confirm this. - Torley-favicon.png Torley on 2009-09-29 @ 4:29 PM PST


Distinguishing Multiple SL Instances when Task-Switching

Thanks to the Running Multiple Viewers page, I'm running up to four actor alts at once on a MacBook Pro, but switching between them is a bit hit-&-miss, because both the Dock and cmd+tab switching show four identical items: white-on-grey SL logo icons each called "Second Life":

OS-X-Dock-as-is.jpg

What would be really useful would be, for instance, something like this:

OS-X-Dock-as-ideal.jpg

I imagine these SL instances would be launched by double-clicking a similar item in the Finder, eg: called "SL - Samara Karfield" with a portrait icon, which would remember only that particular instance's login details.

Might there be a quick-n-dirty workaround to achieve some of this, ahead of it being made so by Linden coding experts?

Dalinian Bing 14:56, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

  • NICE mockup! VERY unlikely we (Linden Lab) would add this as it's an UNSUPPORTED feature as disclaimed. Still, if someone wants to Snowglobe or otherwise open-source-patch it — I'd like to know. - Torley-favicon.png Torley on 2009-10-05 @ 9:00 AM PST
  • Thanks, Torley - an image paints a thousand words. In practice, I've discovered a partial workaround: if the SL windows are minimised to the dock (yellow - button, LHS of the window's title bar), the dock displays a thumbnail image of the window's graphic content, by which the AV to which it belongs can usually be identified (with System Preferences > Dock > Magnification set to 'Max'), as illustrated below. Dalinian Bing 09:41, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

OS-X-Dock-workaround.jpg


The easiest method is what I do: use different 3rd party viewers for each of your SL characters (yes, I am strange). If I wanted, I could just use candybar to customize their icons with the associated character's pic.

Another option (but I would need to work out the details). Possibly drag a script to the dock, each with a single-liner calling SL with your login credentials? [I have done that for multiple accounts before, it works] Then using something for a custom dock icon in each instance? That would leave you with both the script icons (with tooltips) and the dock icons - inefficient, but the script icons would be on the right of the dock's divider and SL on the left.Kara Spengler 18:30, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Not working for me,

Single or Double Dash, when I add "-multiple" or "--multiple" to the end, after applying and exiting, I click on the shortcut and get a popup that Second Life is already running to check Task Manager. Am I required to restart my computer afterward?

  • Jaybiam, right? You don't need to restart but are all Second Life Viewers CLOSED before you add "--multiple"? - Torley-favicon.png Torley on 2009-10-05 @ 8:59 AM PST