Viewerhelp:Preferences - Chat

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Changes how text chat appears and is arranged.

Small, Medium, and Large

  Choose a size for text chat.
Chat colors

  Click the swatches to open a Color Picker and customize the color chat for:
  • Me - Your text chat, by default the same as Others. Change to make your own words stand out.
  • Others - Text chat from other Residents.
  • IM - Text as it appears in Conversations.
  • System - Text sent by Second Life system, such as "Connecting to in-world Voice Chat..." and when your L$ balance is updated.
  • Errors - Error messages sent by a scripted object.
  • Objects - Text chat from scripted objects, such as information or welcome kiosks.
  • Owner - Text chat from a scripted object you own. See llOwnerSay scripting call.
  • URLs - Clickable hyperlinks recognized because they begin with http://, https://, or secondlife://. These are also underlined so you know you can click on them. URLs beginning with secondlife:// are automatically converted to SLurls.
Play typing animation when chatting

  By default when typing in nearby chat, your avatar's arms move and there's a typing sound. Uncheck this to disable those effects. This only affects you.
Email me IMs when I'm offline

  Sends instant messages in email to the address specified in Your Contact Information on For caveats, see Limits.
Enable plain text chat history

  Displays Communicate > Nearby Chat compactly. When disabled, displays avatar icons and additional formatting.
Show IMs in:

  Controls whether Instant Messages appear in Separate windows or Tabs.
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