The Main Menu

The Main Menu

The main menu provides access to most of Sansar's panels and features, including the Codex, avatar customization, chat, and settings.

In desktop mode, the main menu appears as a set of icons at the left side of the screen. In VR mode, you can press the Y button (Oculus Rift) or Left Menu button (HTC Vive) on your VR controller to access the main menu on your left wrist.

Note: The available functions in the main menu may vary depending upon whether you are in VR or Desktop mode, and whether you are visiting or editing a scene.

The main menu is divided into five categories, each containing several functions:


  • Codex - Opens your Codex, a directory of worlds you have visited.

  • Quests - Opens the Quests panel, which lists your current quests and objectives.

  • Events - Opens your Codex to the Events section, allowing you to browse current and upcoming events in Sansar.

  • My event calendar - Opens your Codex directly to your calendar, which contains events you have previously saved.

  • Favorite places - Opens your Codex directly to the Favorites tab, which contains worlds you have bookmarked as favorites.

  • Home - Immediately transports you to your private Home space.


  • Chat - Opens the Chat panel, which allows you to send chat messages to friends and nearby people in your current world.

  • Emotes - Opens the Emotes interface, which allows your avatar to play brief animations.

  • Friends & people - Opens the People panel, which displays your friends list and nearby people in your current world.

  • My profile - Allows you to edit your publicly visible user profile.

  • Take a photo - Allows you to take a screenshot. Includes specific tools for taking screenshots for the Codex and the Sansar Store.


  • Style my avatar - Opens your collection of avatar looks and customizations. From here you can customize your existing avatars or import a new one.

  • Host an event - Opens the Events panel and automatically opens the Create Event panel to allow you to create your own event.

  • Build worlds - Opens the My Worlds panel, which lists the worlds you have created and allows you to create new ones.

  • Create Quests - Opens the Quest Creator panel, which allows you to begin creating your own quests.

  • Learn to build - Opens your web browser to this knowledge base, specifically to the Creating in Sansar category.

  • Edit this scene - If you own the scene you are visiting, you can choose this option to enter edit mode and begin editing the scene.


  • Avatar looks - Opens the Sansar Store to the Avatar Looks category.

  • Scene creation - Opens the Sansar Store to the Scene creation category.

  • Buy Sansar dollars - Opens the Buy Sansar Dollars panel, which offers Sansar dollar bundles for US dollars.

  • My items for sale - Opens your web browser to the Manage Listings page, which shows all items you are currently selling in the Sansar Store.

More options

  • Full screen/Exit full screen - Enter and exit full screen mode.

  • Settings - Opens the Settings panel, which allows you to tweak and troubleshoot various options in the Sansar client.

  • Desktop controls - Shows a diagram of keyboard and mouse controls for using and navigating Sansar.

  • VR controls - Shows a diagram of VR controls for using and navigating Sansar.

  • Diagnostics - Overlays the diagnostics toolbar at the top of the screen.

  • Help & Reporting - Provides specific version information about Sansar and provides links for finding help and reporting abuse.

  • Log out - Log out of Sansar.

Turn mic on/off

Toggle your microphone for voice chat. This menu object does not have any additional functions.

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