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Control sound volume levels for different sources, and options for voice chat.
| Master volume
|This slider overrides all other controls. Move left to decrease volume and right to increase volume. Click the speaker icon to mute this, or any volume slider.
|Note: Master volume is still superceded by your computer's global sound level and any hardware volume knobs on your speakers or headphones.
| Mute if minimized
|Check to mute all Second Life sound when the Viewer window is minimized. Otherwise, sound continues to play when Second Life is in the background.
|Controls volume of built-in wind and footsteps sounds.
|Controls volume of user interface sounds, including clicking on buttons.
|Controls volume of streaming media, such as a video or a webpage with multimedia content.
| Sound effects
|Controls volume of inworld sound effects emitted by objects and avatars.
| Streaming music
|Controls volume of music on a parcel, such as an internet radio station or live concert event.
|Enable to turn on voice chat and adjust the slider to control volume level.
| Listen from
- Camera position - You hear voice chat from your camera's position; useful if you're sitting far away and want to hear a speaker better.
- Avatar position - You hear voice chat from your avatar's position; useful if you're moving your avatar around with another speaker, such as taking a tour of a house.
| Input/Output Devices
|Click to show input and output controls for sound. Default means Second Life uses your computer's global preferences. To override the default, select another device in the dropdown list.
- Input - Your voice chat device, with volume slider underneath. Speak into the microphone and observe if the green squares are lighting up. Three green squares is a healthy level. If the level goes into red squares, it indicates clipping distortion.
- Output - The device used to play sound. If you're on a headset that includes a microphone and the output isn't the same as Default, you can change it here.