You can select preferences in the Settings panel to adjust certain Sansar user interface elements to your liking. Once set, these preferences persist between logins.
To access the Settings panel, choose More options > Settings from the main menu.
You may toggle the following options in the Settings panel:
- Master audio - Adjust all audio sliders at once.
- Voice audio - Adjust the voice chat level when visiting a world.
- World audio - Adjust all music and video sounds that play in a world.
- UI music - Adjust the background music that plays when not visiting a world or editing a scene, such as when viewing the login screen.
- UI sound effects - Adjust the sound effects that play when you interact with Sansar's user interface, such as when you click a button.
- Desktop device - Choose a device for audio output when in Desktop mode.
- VR device - Choose a device for audio output when in VR.
- Check mic level - Click the microphone button to activate the monitor, then speak into your microphone to hear your own voice and see the volume level displayed in the monitor. This option is helpful for helping you determine how others hear your voice.
- Microphone level - Set the volume level of your microphone.
- Desktop device - Choose a device for audio input when in Desktop mode.
- VR device - Choose a device for audio input when in VR.
- Voice server status - Check the status of the voice server. This should say "Active" when the voice server is working properly.
- Starting World - Choose where you enter Sansar when you log in. You may choose between The Nexus, your private home space, or your avatar Lookbook.
- Toast notifications - Toggle notifications that appear when events occur in the People and Chat apps.
- Toggle Run - When set to On, you can press Shift to toggle between running and walking without having to hold down the Shift key.
- Typing indicator - Toggle the indicator that appears over avatars' heads when they are typing in text chat.
- Voice indicator - Toggle the indicator that appears over avatars' heads when they are speaking in voice chat.
- Avatar info on select - Toggle whether or not names and action buttons appear when hovering your cursor over another avatar.
- Enable tutorial hints - Enable hints to help you learn your way around using Sansar.
- Reset tutorial hints - Reset the tutorial hints. You may want to do this if you have forgotten previous hints.
- Reset panel positions - Click Reset to reset the position of all panels in the Sansar client.
Known issue: If you make changes to notifications, you must restart Sansar in order for the changes to take into effect.
- Shadowed Atmospherics - Enables/Disables godrays on Desktop and/or VR. This is disabled for VR by default to improve frame rate.
- Ambient occlusion - Enables/disables ambient lighting in the scene. It is beneficial for users with lower-end PCs to disable this.This is disabled for VR by default to improve frame rate.
- Render quality - Adjust the streaming quality of media streams. There are a few options available to adjust the video quality. Take note that if you change the Media Graphics Mode settings, you must restart Sansar in order for the changes to take into effect.
- Auto-Detect - This is the default setting. When auto-detect is selected, the system detects the hardware and automatically adjusts the settings based on it.
- High - Set video playback in all media streams at the highest, optimal quality level (Full CPU).
- Medium - Set video playback in all media streams to a reasonable quality level (No compositing).
- Low - Set video playback in all media streams to the lowest, recommended level (No compositing).
- Mirror VR view on desktop - Mirror a copy of your VR view in a window on your desktop. This setting is set to Off by default.
Note: If you are continuously experiencing crashing issues when entering worlds with media streams, try adjusting the Media Graphics Mode's setting to medium or low. You may have to test it out by trial and error to see what works best for your hardware.
- Remember height - Remembers your height between sessions so you don't need to calibrate every time you log in.
- Show height in meters - Shows height in meters rather than the default feet and inches.
- Snap Turn Angle - Sets the degree of rotation when Snap Turn is enabled. When set at 0, Snap Turn is disabled and rotation will be smooth. To turn Snap Turn on, set the rotation anywhere between 15 to 90 degrees.
To mitigate the feeling of someone invading your personal space, the comfort zone is an area around your avatar in which other avatars disappear from your sight. Comfort zones work in both desktop and VR mode.
- Friends - Set the distance at which the comfort zone will trigger with friends. By default, this is set at 0 meters (Off). You can turn this on and set your desired comfort zone radius by moving the slider.
- Non-friends- Set the distance at which the comfort zone will trigger with non-friends. By default, this is set at 0 meters (Off). You can turn this on and set your desired comfort zone radius by moving the slider.
- Keyboard Turn - If set to On, your avatar turns left and right when pressing A or D respectively. If set to Off, your avatar sidesteps to the left or right (without turning) instead.
- Face Forward - If set to On, your avatar attempts to face the direction your camera is looking while you are moving. If set to Off, your avatar faces the direction your are moving.
- Horizontal offset - Change the default left-right position of the camera behind your avatar. The default value for this setting is 0.65.