Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Second Life

Check out theses very handy keyboard shortcuts used in the current Second Life viewer to speed things up during the SL experience. There is a more comprehensive list on the SL wiki which is worth looking at. For UI developers visit this page which is based on operating systems.

User Interface
Ctrl-F Search (previously called Find, hence the shortcut key F)
Ctrl-G Gestures
Ctrl-H Chat History
Ctrl-I Inventory
Ctrl-L Link (selected objects in edit)
Ctrl-M World Map
Ctrl-P Preferences
Ctrl-Q Quit the Second Life viewer
Ctrl-R Run Mode (toggle switch)
Ctrl-T Instant Message open/close
Ctrl-W close current Window (or IM tab page )
Ctrl-Shift-W close all Windows
Ctrl-U Upload Image
Ctrl-Z Undo (once while in edit – chat window off)

Ctrl-1 Focus
Ctrl-2 Move
Ctrl-3 Edit
Ctrl-4 Create
Ctrl-5 Land

Script Editor
Ctrl-F Find/Replace dialog

Ctrl-Alt-C disable Camera Contraints (Client->Disable Camera Contstraints)
Ctrl-Alt-D Open/Close Debug menu (some systems require Ctrl-Shift-Alt-D)
Ctrl-Alt-M Mouse Moves Sun (requires Debug menu on)
Ctrl-Alt-R Rebake Textures (Client->Character->Rebake Textures)
Ctrl-Alt-T Highlight Transparent
Ctrl-Alt-1 Hide/Show UI
Ctrl-Alt-6 All Fog Off (Fog is SL default…no fog must be reset every log in)
Ctrl-Alt-A Toggle Animate Textures On/Off
Ctrl-Shift-A Start/Stop Movie to Disk
Ctrl-Shift-L Unlink (selected objects in edit)
Ctrl-Shift-M MiniMap
Ctrl-Shift-N Force Sunset
Ctrl-Shift-S Snapshots
Ctrl-Shift-1 Sim Stats (you will need to turn off or move the minimap to view the full stats page)
Ctrl-Shift-3 Texture Console (to view textures on a particular object right click and go into
edit and then press ALT 3 , the textures for all sides of that object will be highlighted in yellow)

Ctrl-Alt-Shift-= Turn particle effects on/off.
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-3 Remove all Linden trees. This is a toggle… press again to turn trees back on.
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-5 Remove ground cover. This is a toggle… press again to turn ground cover back on.
Shift and Drag Copy object in edit

To pan around an object hold down the Alt key and left-click an object or avatar then use the left and right arrows to pan around (this function goes circular around an object) & page up and page down to move closer or further away. To change the zoom, you have to use the following keys:

Ctrl-8 Zoom out
Ctrl-9 Reset zoom
Ctrl-0 Zoom in

Strafe Camera
Hold down Ctrl-Alt-Shift and left-click an object or avatar then use the arrow keys to strafe left right up or down. (this goes vertical and horizontal on an object view).

Which SL keyboard shortcuts are your favourites ? 


Linden Lab launches new Dio

Dio Website

Linden Lab has officially launched Dio today which is a “new creative and social experience that allows anyone to make and explore unique places based on anything”. It’s in open beta at the moment and if you are interested then you can request a invite on the top right side of the Dio website. The Dio website will be updated with new features and new tools every two weeks according to the press release. What is Dio?

Linden Lab Dio Press Release (29th Janaury 2013)
Linden Lab introduces dio – a new shared creative space

Official Dio Website
dio | Linden Lab

Dio Video Tutorials
DioPlaces – YouTube

Dio video by Linden Lab

Will you be trying out Dio ?

Pool of Hope Charity: Date Auction

A interesting event is coming up in Second Life called Pool of Hope Charity: Date Auction starting from Sunday 3rd February 2013 through to Friday 22nd February 2013. It’s been a huge annual event since 2010 and this year this event will be much bigger in attendance during 2013. The main aim is to raise money for breast cancer awareness in Second Life. This event is located at Gardens of Absentia.

2013 BCA Pool of Hope Charity – Date Auction

2013 BCA Pool of Hope Charity – Date Auction
I understand that I willingly offer to participate in a charity event where I will offer 2 hours of my time to be with an individual, to be determined, that will bid to win this time as a “date.”  You will be expected to arrive at last 30 minutes prior to your auction time.

First Name:

Last Name:

Do you have a preferred time that you would like to participate:

What is your ideal date:

Tell us a little about yourself:

Please forward your completed notecard and a face shot of your avie to IPUNIN PERA OR FILO TANI.

Pool of Hope Charity Blogger Highlights

  • Pool of Hope co- directers are Ipunin “IP” Pera and Filo Tani
  • Pool of Hope exists in Second Life as a memorial to those that have survived/passed on from         cancer.  The Pool of Hope is located at the Gardens of Absentia (
  • –  This will be the fourth season of raising funds for charity
  • –  Events
  • Date Auction (one time event in February, with the final auction on Saturday February 23rd)
  • Participants can sign up to be auctioned or bid on those being auctioned
  • Fair for a Pair Designer Showcase and Hunt (April and the Hunt is the first two weeks in May)
  • Second Life designers come together to offer creative items
  • Music Festival (various dates and venues from February to June)
  • Live performances by SLs best entertainers
  • Main Sponsors: Best of SL, Meshworx, Energy Club, Templemore City, Gardens of Absentia, Mystic     Atalntis
  • 100% of the donations go to the charity
  • The Pool of Hope charity donation URL:
  • Contact Ipunin Pera or Filo Tani with any questions.

Mark this event on your calendars. 🙂