Simple and Advanced Modes

Beginning with version 3.2, new installations of Outerworlds now start out in "Simple" mode. Simple mode simply means that many of the standard controls and windows of the browser are turned off. This change was made because some new users complained that the Outerworlds browser is "too complicated."

Controls turned off in simple mode include the tab window, the whisper window, and the toolbar and avatar gesture buttons. There is a single "Advanced Mode" button below the menu bar which enables all of these controls for users who have become comfortable with the simple interface and want access to the more powerful features.

Once entering advanced mode, it is not possible to return to simple mode. However, the various windows enabled in advanced mode can still be individually turned on and off from the Show Menu.