How can I blank my login name so the next person who logs in can't see who was on before them?

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Through command line options, Second Life allows you to configure various client parameters. By manipulating the -set parameter, you can modify your Second Life shortcut to clear your login name every time you open Second Life.

On Windows:

  1. Find a shortcut of Second Life. You may already have one on your desktop. If you need to find the executable (SecondLife.exe) so you can make a shortcut, Second Life is usually located in this directory:C:\Program Files\SecondLife
  2. Right-click the shortcut and choose Properties.
  3. Click the Shortcut tab.
  4. In the Target field, next to the path to the directory containing Second Life, insert a space and -set Firstname " " -set LastName " ". Like this:"C:\Program Files\SecondLife" -set FirstName " " -set LastName " " Do not delete the quotation marks.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Now, try double-clicking the Second Life shortcut. When your Second Life viewer opens, your first and last names should be cleared.

On Mac:

  1. Create a file called arguments.txt and place it in Second
  2. Edit arguments.txt
  3. Add the following lines to arguments.txt:
    • -set FirstName " "
    • -set LastName " Do not remove the quotes!
  4. Save arguments.txt
  5. Now, try running Second Life. When your viewer opens your first and last names should be cleared.

Further ideas for using command line options

You can see a comprehensive listing of these client parameters. Following similar steps to the above, at your own discretion, try different options. For example, if you want to hide the Library folder in your Inventory, use noinvlib. If you want Second Life to always clear the cache at startup, use -purge.