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<font size="4">'''Welcome to our lovely [http://secondlife.com/beta-viewer/ Viewer 2 Beta!]'''
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<font size="4">'''Welcome to our lovely [http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/ Viewer 2!]'''
  
 
'''We've got ''lots'' of help to support the awesome improvements!'''</font>
 
'''We've got ''lots'' of help to support the awesome improvements!'''</font>
  
This page is an easy list of all Viewer 2 help resources and is curated by the [[Documentation Team]]. Have a suggestion? [[User:Torley_Linden/Contact|Let Torley know.]]
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This page is an easy list of all Viewer 2 help resources and is curated by the [[Documentation Team]]. Eventually, it'll graduate into our '''[[Knowledge Base]]'''. Have a suggestion? [[User:Torley_Linden/Contact|Let Torley know.]]
  
 
== Fresh tips & tricks ==
 
== Fresh tips & tricks ==
  
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== What help is available for Viewer 2? ==
 
== What help is available for Viewer 2? ==
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* <font size="3">'''Totally new context-sensitive help built into the Viewer'''</font> - Open just about any window, sidebar tab, and so on, and click the '''?''' button. It doesn't get any easier. For example:
 
* <font size="3">'''Totally new context-sensitive help built into the Viewer'''</font> - Open just about any window, sidebar tab, and so on, and click the '''?''' button. It doesn't get any easier. For example:
 
*: [[File:Click_question_mark_for_help.png|link=]]
 
*: [[File:Click_question_mark_for_help.png|link=]]
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:For information on how this is provided, see [[Viewer Help Dashboard]].
 
* <font size="3">'''[[Viewer_2_Quick_Start_Guide|Quick Start Guide]]'''</font> - A comprehensively-illustrated tour of what you need to know. Also available from the Viewer's sidebar when you click the '''Home''' tab:
 
* <font size="3">'''[[Viewer_2_Quick_Start_Guide|Quick Start Guide]]'''</font> - A comprehensively-illustrated tour of what you need to know. Also available from the Viewer's sidebar when you click the '''Home''' tab:
 
*: [[File:Quick_start_guide_sidebar.png|link=|320px]]
 
*: [[File:Quick_start_guide_sidebar.png|link=|320px]]
 
* <font size="3">'''[http://static-secondlife-com.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/en/Viewer_2_Beta_FAQs.pdf Beta FAQ]'''</font> - Hot questions answered in PDF format.
 
* <font size="3">'''[http://static-secondlife-com.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/en/Viewer_2_Beta_FAQs.pdf Beta FAQ]'''</font> - Hot questions answered in PDF format.
* <font size="3">'''[[Release_Notes/Second_Life_Beta_Viewer/2.0|Release Notes]]'''</font> - Need to dig into the details and get a blow-by-blow list of what's changed? Check these out.
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* <font size="3">'''[[Release_Notes/Second_Life_Release/2.00|Release Notes]]'''</font> - Need to dig into the details and get a blow-by-blow list of what's changed? Check these out.
* <font size="3">'''[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=8CD27770C0EC55DF Transition Video Tutorials]'''</font> - Fun and friendly how-tos hosted by [[Torley]]. Think of it as an in-action "switcher's guide" of "Where did ''[insert feature]'' go?" (And check out the rest of our YouTube channel while you're at it.) For example:
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* <font size="3">'''[[Viewer_2_Video_Tutorials|Beginner's Video Tutorials]]'''</font> - Like visual learning? Check out these fun and friendly how-tos hosted by [[Torley]]. For example:
*: {{KBvideo|YKU5qg5p2-k|type=youtube|320|240}}
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*: {{KBvideo|5GHbmxouWOw|type=youtube|320|240}}
* <font size="3">'''[https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/answers/v2beta Second Life Answers]'''</font> - Ask fellow Residents questions about Viewer 2! Feel the love.
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* <font size="3">'''[http://www.youtube.com/secondlife#g/u Viewer 2 Video Tutorials]'''</font> - Switching over from Viewer 1.23? You'll want to see this growing collection.
** If you want to share Viewer 2 experiences, we also have a [https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/forums/v2 forum for that].
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* '''[[Viewer 2 Moves]]''' - What features moved where.
* <font size="3">'''[http://secondlife.com/tnt Viewer 2 Tips & Tricks blog]'''</font> - Learn something useful regularly!
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* '''[https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/community/blog/2010/02/24/answers-to-a-few-faqs-on-viewer-2 Answers to a Few FAQs on Viewer 2]''' - Covers media controls, build menu, object inspector, HUDs and the sidebar, and PPC Mac support.
  
=== Questions & Answers ===
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== [[Shared Media]] ==
  
Hot-tos and responses for hot Viewer 2 stuff! We heart followup! Also see '''[http://secondlife.com/tnt Second Life Tips & Tricks]'''.
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^ Showing web content on a prim is one of Viewer 2's flagship features. Click through to get help and see examples!
  
* 2010-03-01 - '''[https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/community/tnt/blog/2010/03/01/viewer-2-tip-giving-inventory-including-with-group-notices Giving inventory, including with group notices]'''
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== How is the Knowledge Base being updated for Viewer 2 help? ==
* 2010-02-25 - '''[[Adding Shared Media to an object]]''' - Learn how to see websites, movies, and more on a prim.
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* 2010-02-24 - '''[https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/community/blog/2010/02/24/answers-to-a-few-faqs-on-viewer-2 Answers to a Few FAQs on Viewer 2]''' - Covers media controls, build menu, object inspector, HUDs and the sidebar, and PPC Mac support.
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Concerning our help itself:
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In many cases, the new in-Viewer context sensitive help ''replaces'' old articles, which we'll be archiving as we transition from Viewer [[1.23]] to 2. In addition, the [[Documentation Team]] is focusing on hot stuff to update. The process is incremental and gradual, and since the KB is Resident-contributed, [[KB2Wiki|if you'd like to help, come join us!]]
  
'''Q:''' How is the Knowledge Base being updated for Viewer 2 help?
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=== Viewer help system ===
: '''A:''' We'll announce this when V2 gets out of beta and is the main supported Viewer. In the meantime, feel free to share your V2 tips & tricks on this wiki, but please ''don't'' overwrite Viewer 1.23-specific articles because it's the current supported Viewer!
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=== Resident-shared tips ===
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[[Viewer Help Dashboard]] provides some basic information and links on Viewer 2's context-sensitive help system.
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You can also view the [http://www.slideshare.net/crandmck/creating-a-wiki-based-online-help-system the slide presentation] Rand Linden and Jeremy Linden gave at the 2010 [http://www.stc.org/ STC] Technical Communication Summit.
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== Resident-shared help ==
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* <font size="3">'''[https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/answers/v2beta Second Life Answers]'''</font> - Ask fellow Residents questions about Viewer 2! Feel the love.
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** If you want to share Viewer 2 experiences, we also have a [https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/forums/v2 forum for that].
  
{{KBwarning|These are unofficial and we ''can't'' guarantee them to work. Use at your own risk.}}
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{{KBwarning|These are unofficial and Linden Lab ''cannot'' guarantee them to work. Use at your own risk.}}
  
 
* '''[[Viewer 2 Tweaks]]''' - Compilation of ways to change the interface, restore old functionality, and explore new debug settings.
 
* '''[[Viewer 2 Tweaks]]''' - Compilation of ways to change the interface, restore old functionality, and explore new debug settings.
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* '''[https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Viewer_Skins#Viewer_2_Skins Viewer 2 Skins]''' - Skins that make changes to the functionality and look and feel of the viewer.  These can be downloaded and applied easily.

Latest revision as of 09:17, 16 March 2011

Welcome to our lovely Viewer 2!

We've got lots of help to support the awesome improvements!

This page is an easy list of all Viewer 2 help resources and is curated by the Documentation Team. Eventually, it'll graduate into our Knowledge Base. Have a suggestion? Let Torley know.

Fresh tips & tricks

On SLTNT, get a dose of dynamite knowledge!

See the list of older tips.

What help is available for Viewer 2?

  • Totally new context-sensitive help built into the Viewer - Open just about any window, sidebar tab, and so on, and click the ? button. It doesn't get any easier. For example:
    Click question mark for help.png
For information on how this is provided, see Viewer Help Dashboard.
  • Quick Start Guide - A comprehensively-illustrated tour of what you need to know. Also available from the Viewer's sidebar when you click the Home tab:
    Quick start guide sidebar.png
  • Beta FAQ - Hot questions answered in PDF format.
  • Release Notes - Need to dig into the details and get a blow-by-blow list of what's changed? Check these out.
  • Beginner's Video Tutorials - Like visual learning? Check out these fun and friendly how-tos hosted by Torley. For example:
  • Viewer 2 Video Tutorials - Switching over from Viewer 1.23? You'll want to see this growing collection.
  • Viewer 2 Moves - What features moved where.
  • Answers to a Few FAQs on Viewer 2 - Covers media controls, build menu, object inspector, HUDs and the sidebar, and PPC Mac support.

Shared Media

^ Showing web content on a prim is one of Viewer 2's flagship features. Click through to get help and see examples!

How is the Knowledge Base being updated for Viewer 2 help?

In many cases, the new in-Viewer context sensitive help replaces old articles, which we'll be archiving as we transition from Viewer 1.23 to 2. In addition, the Documentation Team is focusing on hot stuff to update. The process is incremental and gradual, and since the KB is Resident-contributed, if you'd like to help, come join us!

Viewer help system

Viewer Help Dashboard provides some basic information and links on Viewer 2's context-sensitive help system.

You can also view the the slide presentation Rand Linden and Jeremy Linden gave at the 2010 STC Technical Communication Summit.

Resident-shared help

KBwarning.png Warning: These are unofficial and Linden Lab cannot guarantee them to work. Use at your own risk.
  • Viewer 2 Tweaks - Compilation of ways to change the interface, restore old functionality, and explore new debug settings.
  • Viewer 2 Skins - Skins that make changes to the functionality and look and feel of the viewer. These can be downloaded and applied easily.