Firestorm Menus

Note: revised on April 6th to match Firestorm 4.0.1.

The following table is designed to act as a visual introduction to the main Firestorm menus. It is not a comprehensive guide to all options and sub-menus, but should help point the way to finding commonly used functions. Where appropriate, I’ve tried to provide the Phoenix equivalent for those items that have names that might not be familiar to Phoenix users.

Note that not all sub-menus have a one-to-one relationship with their V1 equivalents (so ADVANCED->RENDERING in Firestorm may not display exactly the same options as ADVANCED->RENDERING in V1).

AVATAR Menu

  • Merchant Outbox: upload goods to the SL Marketplace for Direct Delivery
  • Access Preferences
  • Profile opens either your in-world profile panel or your web profile, depending on preference set (PREFS->GENERAL)
  • Appearance opens Outfits Panel
  • Avatar Health access to:
    • Stop animations
    • Rebake textures
    • Character Tests (Phoenix ADVANCED-> CHARACTER->CHARACTER TESTS)
  • Upload accesses all upload options, including mesh.

COMM Menu

  • Friends opens the People panel
  • Contacts = Opens the Conversations (Communicate) panel with the FRIENDS and GROUPS tabs displayed
  • Contact Sets = set-up Contact Sets
  • Chat… = Opens the Conversations (Communicate) panel with the Nearby Chat (LOCAL CHAT) tab displayed
  • Opens the People floater (roughly analogous to the V1 Radar floater)
  • Opens the Places floater, which can display your teleport history and your landmarks.
  • Conversations =  Opens the Conversations (Communicate) panel with the FRIENDS and GROUPS tabs displayed

WORLD Menu

  • Nearby Avatars opens the Nearby tab of the People panel  = Radar
  • Show More:
    • Turn banlines on/off in Viewer
    • Show Beacons
    • Show property lines
    • Show your current grid co-ordinates in Navigation Bar
    • Show land permissions in Menu Bar and Navigation Bar.

BUILD Menu

  • Object displays object opens (Take, Take Copy, Return, etc.)
  • Scripts displays script options (Recompile (LSL / Mono), Reset scripts in an object, set scripts running, etc.)
  • Options displays selection options (show outlines, show hidden,  show selection beam, etc.)
  • Upload  accesses all upload options, including mesh.

CONTENT Menu

HELP Menu

RLVa Menu

This is only displayed if RLVa is enabled on the Viewer (via the Advanced Menu or AVATAR->PREFERENCES->FIRESTORM->GENERAL and then restarting the Viewer).

ADVANCED Menu

  • Performance tools: lag meter; statistics bar; avatar render weight
  • Highlighting & Visibility: cheesy beacon; hide particles, highlight transparent, show HUDs, etc.
  • Rendering Types = Phoenix ADVANCED->RENDERING->TYPES
  • Rendering Features = Phoenix ADVANCED->RENDERING-> FEATURES
  • Shortcut: displays popular shortcuts (incl. Snapshot to Disk (CTRL-`).

DEVELOP Menu

  • Consoles = Phoenix ADVANCED->CONSOLES
  • Show info displays informational displays (lower right of screen)
  • Render Tests = Phoenix ADVANCED->RENDERING->RENDER TESTS
  • Render Metadata = Phoenix ADVANCED->RENDERING-> INFO DISPLAYS
  • Rendering = Phoenix ADVANCED-> RENDERING
  • Avatar = Phoenix ADVANCED-> CHARACTER.