Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Virtual Worlds : The Second Life Viewer and TPV's Share Major Flaw : Linux : CTRL + ALT + F1

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Wow, it's been a while since I even thought about this one glaring bug, or flaw, or whatever you wish to call it, and that is the ability to hide all of your H.U.D.'s for a screenshot or film capture while using the SL viewer or all of it's TPV derivatives, and this issue relates to Linux user's only.

    It is the CTRL + ALT + F1 keystroke combination, that seems to be inherently embedded into all SL based viewers that I have encountered so far.  In Linux that same keystroke combination is hardwired into the Linux Kernal to bring up TTY1. In the SL viewer it this same keystroke combination that allows the user to hide or unhide the UI, and HUD's.

   The funny thing is, I knew about this obvious flaw years ago, LOL is just now I got around to mentioning it.

    OK, so here's the deal, in a Windows or Mac system  environment, CTRL + ALT + F1 does not do anything to the native UI, however in SL it hides stuff you don't wanna see on the screen while filming or taking pictures. Grrrr!! in Linux you end up popping back into a console environment.

    Damm ! this really blows big time, and I'm still kicking my ass for not mentioning this years ago.

JayR Cela :(

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