UI orientation

Breakroom's UI gives you the tools you need to thrive in your virtual world. Learn how to find your way around, manage your personal connections, and access various kinds of media.

Overview

Breakroom's UI, or user interface, contains the information and tools necessary to navigate your world. When enabled, your chosen UI components will frame the screen.

An example of the UI in action. You can press the F9 key or Alt + U (or ⌘ + U) to toggle the UI on and off.

There are situations where you may wish to enable or disable certain functions for your end users. If you disable a portion of the UI, end users will not see that component appear on their screen. You can learn more about UI customization via the Dashboard by visiting the Customization section.

UI walkthrough

The tables below are designed to serve as a quick reference for the basic UI components and their functions. Detailed information about Breakroom's conferencing system, including its associated UI, can be found in the conferencing system section of our documentation.

The bottom toolbar

UI Component

Function

Show/Hide Chat

Toggles the text chat window.

Hot Bar

Lets you bookmark items from your inventory (clothing, vehicles, etc.)

for one-click deployment.

Profile icon

Opens your user profile window.

People

Opens the People window.

Explore

Opens the Explore window.

Meetings

Opens the Meetings schedule, and allows you to post and edit events.

Rooms

Displays a list of regions that you own, along with various options.

Inventory

Opens the Inventory window.

Outfit

Allows you to customize and dress your avatar.

Shop

Opens the Shop window.

Snapshot

Opens the Snapshot feature.

Edit Room

Opens the Room Editor. Only visible in regions you have permission to edit.

The mini map

The mini map is visible in the upper right corner of your screen.

UI Component

Function

Region settings (name)

Opens the Region Settings menu. (Note that this name may appear abbreviated, as in the above example.)

Bookmark icon

Allows you to bookmark a region.

Control icon

Contains version information and a button to edit your profile. If you are signed in via a custom app, you may also see buttons to enter full screen mode and exit the app.

Magnifying glasses

Allows you to zoom in and out of the local mini map.

Mini map

Gives you a general overview of the immediate area.

Quests button

Opens the Quest window, where you can track your progress on any quests

you've started.

The top toolbar

This toolbar is visible at the top of your screen.

UI Component

Function

Search bar

Allows you to search for regions, avatars, and Shop items.

Clock

Displays the current UTC time, as well as other time zones if clicked.

Gold

Displays the amount of Gold currency you currently have, as well as

a purchase button.

Silver

Displays the amount of Silver currency you currently have.

Shopping cart icon

Opens your Shopping cart.

Envelope icon

Opens your Breakroom e-mail window.

The bottom right corner toolbar

These icons are visible in the bottom right corner of your screen.

UI Component

Function

Settings icon

Opens the Settings menu.

Volume icon

Opens the volume control menu.

Help icon

Opens our in-world help documentation.

Microphone icon

Enables or disables voice chat.

Music stream

Enables or disables the music stream.