How ViOS Works


You can move across the ViOS landscape using a computer mouse or keyboard.

You can use the number pad or the arrow keys on your keyboard to move around in ViOS.
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If you prefer, you can control movement through the ViOS landscape using letter keys on your computer keyboard.
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You can also travel directly to cities of interest through special 3-D portals, maps or by using a keyword. For example, this is how you might find shopping sites:

  • You type in shopping or click on Shopping in the Find menu.
  • Immediately, you begin soaring over green pastures, mountains and lakes to the ViOS shopping city.
  • In the shopping city, you can browse storefronts belonging to retailers ranging from the largest national chain to the smallest corner boutique.
  • A single click on the storefront takes you directly to the home page of a retailer you are interested in.
  • You browse through the retailer's site just like you would do in a conventional browser.
  • Once you are finished, you leave the browser window and return to the ViOS landscape.
You can use the Find menu to go directly to a particular city in ViOS. Once you choose a site to visit, it pops up in a conventional browser window.
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The ViOS browser contains all the features you have come to expect in a Web browser, including Back, Forward, Favorites and a history of visited sites.

The history list provides instant access to sites you have already visited.
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The map lets you keep track of exactly where you are in ViOS.
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You can click on the Map button on the Menu bar to bring up a real-time overhead map of the ViOS world. A small red dot shows you where you are and a yellow cone represents your field of view.

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