Viewer Skins/Starlight

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By: Hitomi Tiponi
Viewer Version:
Information: Starlight 2.1.6
Source: "Starlight" skin download
"Starlight" skin to improve Viewer 2 usability - Viewer 2.1 Version

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Use caution when installing these skins, as modifications to your installed software files are not officially supported by Second Life support

  • ATTENTION : At first try of this skin, the viewer login window presents a major error: a login text box is missing and this could be a security issue.


This skin is designed to give more choice, and hopefully improve the usability and promote usage of Second Life Viewer 2. It consists of a number of previously published viewer tweaks - produced by various residents (see credits in the downloaded 'Read Me' file) and added to, together with a slight reskinning to give the interface a lighter feel. It should hopefully benefit those people who have no wish to edit the XML code themselves, yet wish to benefit from a number of tweaks made by other residents, without using a third-party viewer. To download the starlight skin for Viewer 2.1 click on the link in the box on the right.

StarLight Version 2.1.7 for the new 2.1.1 Beta Viewer ( ONLY is available here.

Major Changes to the Standard Skin

  • Sidebar reduced in size, becomes possible to drag, and does not slide the chiclets/buttons along the bottom bar (note: this is not changeable to crop the world view)
  • Better formatting of tabbed IM window (tabs larger and no icons in them)
  • Several UI components made semi-transparent
  • "About Land" Button added to Navigation Bar
  • Draw Distance slider added to Navigation Bar (between 32 and 512 metres)
  • Options added to the menu ('XStreet', 'Grid Status', 'My Uploads', 'My Useful Features')
  • "Inventory" Button added to bottom bar
  • Resize marker for bottom bar to make it more obvious (from Kirstens Viewer)
  • Camera control made smaller than the standard version (similar to the Kirstens Viewer approach but smaller)
  • Minor tweaks to the skinning and usability (resizing columns, increasing glow, realigning text etc.)
  • Special, lighter Black & Orange look (with several changes to colours and widgets)

Known Bugs and Issues

  • ATTENTION : At first try of this skin, the viewer login window presents a major error: a login text box is missing and this could be a security issue.
  • Only working fully with English language version of the interface
  • Draw distance slider appears on screen during mouselook and may produce a minor shadow effect on some widgets near top of screen

Changes to 2.1.6 from 2.1.5

  • Three extra tabbed panels in Preferences controlling more functions of the viewer
  • Separation and reformatting of Second Life and Real Life details in the "Profile" tab of People
  • New "My Profile" and "Edit Profile" panels
  • Optional extension to place the Sidebar on the left-hand side of the screen
  • Draw Distance slider widget moved from navigation to menu bar so it remains visible when other bars are closed
  • "Create New Notice" button replaces confusing "+" on button for Group notice creation
  • UI Size moved to Graphics preferences panel (as in Kirstens Viewer)

Changes to 2.1.5 from 2.1.4

  • Works with release 206756 of Viewer 2.1 (fourth Beta available July 14th 2010) and release 207030 (full version available July 21st 2010)

Changes to 2.1.4 from 2.1.3

  • Works with release 206543 of Viewer 2.1 (third Beta available July 7th 2010)

Changes to 2.1.3 from 2.1.2

  • Works with release 206371 of Viewer 2.1 (second Beta available June 30th 2010)
  • Sidebar can now be dragged across the screen (by pulling on the left-hand edge)

Changes to 2.1.2 from 2.1.1

  • Works with release 206197 of Viewer 2.1 (first Beta available June 22nd 2010)
  • Full length sidebar and vertical IM tab extensions make a return