SL for Nowt

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Inventory sorting: Little and often – do it now!

You didn’t think I’d forgotten your inventory, did you? Well I haven’t, and mine needs a good seeing-to as well, since it’s been creeping up again. So here’s something you can do when you’re next in-world. It’ll take maybe fifteen minutes of your time (maybe more, if you get really stuck into it).

Open your inventory. Search, one by one, for the following, and consign them all to trash:

Float – All floating text scripts (‘float’ will catch both ‘float text’ and ‘floating text’ etc in the names)

Hover – Same as the above, for hovering text scripts (there’s a hovertext clock script in the library that you can’t delete, and if you might need to use a hovertext script for anything, such as a simple titler, then do keep one script if you don’t want to create a new one later)

Delete – This will catch all ‘[script name] – delete me!’ scripts that creators sometimes put in their packages

Thank – You’ll be surprised how many ‘thanks/thank you for buying my item!’ notecards you have

Posestand, Pose Stand, Posing, Adjustment – All of these (searched individually) will get rid of posing stands in your inventory. You only need one!

Unpacker – This will ferret out any unpacking scripts (the ones that give you the box’s contents as soon as you rez the box)

Next, move onto Landmarks. Grab a pen and a piece of paper. Open up your big Map view and click the little arrow by the Landmarks dropdown box. Scroll through it and note down the names (or a distinct word you can search for that’s in the name) of any landmarks you have more than one of. If your LM list is huge then don’t get overwhelmed: start with the ones that really catch your eye, say the ones you have more than three or four of.

Once you’ve done that, using your list, search Inventory for those LM names (or the distinct search term; for example, a store might be in a sim with a very unusual name, so search for that name) and delete all but one of the landmarks. If you’re finding a lot of actual items being pulled up (for example, your search for ‘Bewitched’ is bringing up both LMs to Bewitched Hair and the actual hair itself) then here’s a trick to use:

At the top of your inventory window, click through File > Show Filters. You’ll see an extra little window pop up. Click the ‘None’ button, and then check just the ‘Landmarks’ radio button. Now, only the landmarks with the name you’re searching for will be shown in the inventory window, and you can select them easily to send to trash. When you’re done, just click the ‘All’ button on the Filters window, or you can use the File > Reset Filters menu on the main inventory window.

So how many items did you just clear out with those few minutes of work? I got rid of 438 :)

July 26, 2009 - Posted by | hints and tips, inventory management, second life


  1. thanks it really helped

    Comment by marley | November 28, 2009 | Reply

  2. Here’s another one:

    Bald- Inside the folder/box of every prim hair you buy, the designer has included a “baldie” or “bald head” that deletes the Linden Lab system hair from your av’s head, so that it doesn’t interfere with the prim hair. Most of us really only need one baldie. At the most, you might keep one baldie per designer in a folder named “!Baldies”

    Comment by 1angelcares Writer | November 29, 2009 | Reply

  3. wow, i cleaned out about 1000 items! i also found lots of things under “demo” from all the demo hair ive got and “applications”, from all the job forms ive filled out!

    Comment by jaxie diesel | December 9, 2009 | Reply

  4. I’ve bookmarked this page and refer to it occasionally to clean up inventory. It really helps. Thanks for posting it.

    Comment by Seth Stratten | February 1, 2011 | Reply

    • You’re very welcome, Seth. I’m glad it’s proving useful :)

      Comment by Mar | February 1, 2011 | Reply

  5. You mentioned pose stands. I got a pose script out of a script library that I dropped into a carpet at home.

    It’s always ready to go – no rezzing, and I don’t have one of those ugly stands hanging around the place.

    And I don’t need to keep one in my inventory. If you are really a small inventory freak, copy the script and keep it on your hard drive for when you need it.

    In theory, I could put it into anything that was lying around.

    Comment by Kelly Glenn | May 13, 2011 | Reply

    • Kelly, putting a pose stand script into a rug or carpet is a great idea (I did actually mention it elsewhere on the blog, in a later post, I think). Pose stands in general do look rather ugly just cluttering up the place.

      Another great one is the freebie (or paid, if you have it) Mystitool, which will rez you a pose stand with one click (and delete it again with one click).

      Even better is a pose HUD, which you just wear on your screen and click to place your avatar in the classic star jump pose. The benefit of that is that it can be used anywhere, not just at home or where you have rezzing rights :)

      Comment by Mar | May 13, 2011 | Reply

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