Viewer 2 Quick Start Guide/Interface overview
To access most of the features, tools, and options in the Second Life Viewer, you'll want to get comfortable finding your way around the menu bar at the top of the screen and the task panel bar at the bottom of the screen.
Top Menu Bar
Bottom Task Panel Bar
The sidebar is a multi-functional display that contains many useful tools for customizing your avatar, exploring the world, and learning about your surroundings.