Viewer 2 Beta Survey & Viewer 2 Roundup

During inworld Documentation Office Hours on 24th February 2010, there was a link to fill out the New Viewer 2 Beta Survey.  There is alot to disgust this week and there is a BIG BUZZ right now on VIEWER 2 BETA inworld. There have been a few hundred plurks on viewer 2 within the past few days and over 1, 000 tweets by SL residents (growing by the minute). The SL blogosphere has exploded with tons of reactions/review posts on the new viewer 2.  Viewer 2.0 Beta Forum Feedback and Questions




This is a survey to gather feedback about Viewer 2 Beta.

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Roundup of this weeks SL Blog Official Posts relating Viewer 2 beta.

More updates soon.


Latest Viewer 2.0 Public Beta Posts

My thoughts on the new viewer 2.0 public beta after two days using it.


  • HTML on a Prim (Media) is awesome
  • Improved MOTD color scheme at startup, teleporting and logging out
  • Search bar along the top is nice along with the Star button to add landmarks (favourites)
  • Picture icons for SL avatars is great
  • Download size is not that big which is a good thing
  • Improved Help menus/buttons/navigation
  • New develop/advanced menus are cool for goodies
  • Nearby avatars in the People tab is handy
  • Friend / Notice alerts is a nice feature on the bottom toolbar


  • Profiles now squashed up in the right sidebar (showing SL pic and RL pic)
  • Events is difficult to find
  • Friend permissions gone
  • Pie menus gone
  • Search has been renamed back to Find
  • The right sidebar takes up a lot of space
  • Total items amount is gone from the top when viewing Inventory
  • Me menu is very limited to what you can do
  • Sounds settings need to be improved in top right
  • World Map has changed the rating icons

There are a whole lot of other things to add good and not so good about the new viewer 2.0 public beta. The new Viewer 2.0 is still in the early stages of development etc with loads of exciting changes to come in the near future.

Latest Reactions from SL Residents

Feel free to comment on your views on the new Second Life 2.0 Viewer Public Beta below…