One size does not fit all

In Viewer 2, Linden Lab took a number of dialog boxes, or panels, if you prefer that term, meant to serve distinctly different purposes, needing a  different nature and number of interface elements, and made them all exactly the same size.

Whatever happened to the old phrase “form follows function”?

#SL Jira: VWR-19189 Group-list in profile is a wall of text

The previous JIra issue on this topic that I posted about a few hours ago was just marked as a duplicate of this issue. If you’d like to be able to read the group list, vote for this jira issue. This problem stems from trying to fit the inventory, profile, group and other dialogs into the same size dialog box so they can all fit in “the sidebar”. The sidebar was a bad idea, and this is one of the problems it created. Vote for this issue.

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Look at the profile of this friendly troll (screenshot “profile”)
To someone with dyslexia (like me) the group-list looks like a “wall of text”.
The font isn’t clear, the line-spacing is too small, the underlining is confusing, and I can’t see where an entry starts or ends.

In other words: I can’t read this. It’s an antheap crawling with letters.
And then I look down and see this endless sea of grey …

See more at jira.secondlife.com

 

#SL Jira VWR-23024: Replace the sidebar icons with a main menu option

I don’t want little icons sticking into the 3D viewport all the time, nor most nor even some of the time. You shouldn’t want that either.

Next I’ll think I’ll file an issue to get the “Stand Up” button out of the viewport.

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As a user, I’d like to have the sidebar icons replaced with a “Panels” option in the main menu

As a user,I don’t want any icons, such as specifically the sidebar icons for inventory, people, etc. sticking into the 3D viewport. I’d like them replaced with a “Panels” option in the main menu.

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#SL Jira: keep a searchable list of previously used display names to chose from #SecondLife

Ceera Murakami proposed a nice idea: Keep a publicly searchable list of display names for a user to choose from – the user can change names easily, and others can find them by searching for one of the names in the list.

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Display Names: Retain a queue of previously used Display Names that the resident can switch between, and which remain visible in their Profile

Make the Resident’s Profile display an “AKA list”, located on the Profile tab, between their in-world info and their real life info, and showing the last 10 Display Names that the Resident has used.

Those ten names could be switched between at will by the resident for use as Display Names, with no fee, but new names could only be added to the list once per week (with or without a fee, or a requirement to be Premium, or other restrictions). That list would be searchable data, so even if the resident wasn’t displaying “Trevor Bloodmoon the Werewolf” as their current display name, you could still find them in Search by that inactive but occasionally used display name.

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Group list is unreadable in viewer 2.0+

There are a number of places in the Second Life Viewer 2 interface where text is illegible. In some cases, it’s the color scheme, in others, it’s the size of the text, the line spacing, and the use of legibility reducing gradient backgrounds. This is one example.

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Description:

The group list in viewer 1.23 was displayed very prominently and legibly in the profile. Now all the groups are mashed together without linebreaks, and all underlined, which creates a very-hard-to-read mess.

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[#VWR-21573] Local chat does not minimize into tabbed instant message floater when enabled – #SecondLife #SL

I too would like to be able to have the local chat in the same panel as the group and individual IMs.