Handy's prim scrubber - instructions

Designed for builders and content creators, as well as novices, Handy's prim scrubber removes unwanted effects from prims, from bling to floating text to spinning and many more. Unlike the many cheap and free scripts that do similar things, you can select exactly what effects you want to clean - or, if you prefer, you can clean everything in one click. Also unlike the other scripts, Handy's prim scrubber will clean entire linksets (within the limitations of the Second Life scripting language).

Click here for a list of features.

To use

Drop the script called Handy's prim scrubber into the prim you want to be cleaned.

For a quick, complete clean, just select Clear all from the menu. That's all!

For a more precise cleaning, read on ....


You will see the following menu:

Main menu

If you just want to get rid of all effects, select Clear all.

To be more selective, click Select >.

Note that 'Clear all' does not clear prim contents.

The Quit button will exit the script (and remove it) without doing anything.

Selecting prim(s)

If you have dropped the script into a multi-prim linkset, you will now see this menu:

Prims menu

(If your object has only one prim, you won't see this menu)

Here, you can select All prims to clear effects from all prims in the linkset, This prim to clear only the prim containing the script, or you can click the prim you'd like to clean (the prim will flash green to confirm your selection).

You can click Quit if you don't want to continue, and the scrubber script will be deleted.

Selecting the effect to clean

The next menu lets you pick exactly what effect you would like to clean.

Effects menu

To clean all effects, select Everything.

To quit, select DONE >> to delete the scrubber script.

Otherwise, you can select the effect you'd like from the centre and right-hand columns of options.

To see more effects, use the Page > option on the left to move onto the next page of effects:

Effects menu

(note the Page < option to go to the first page of effects) and so on.

Clicking the name of an effect will clear that effect and give you a confirmation, eg:

Confirmation menu

When you select DONE >>, the scrubber script will remove itself and display this:

Effects menu

The scrubber's work is now done.

List of effects

There follows an explanation of the various types of effects you can clean:


All effects, but as a safety measure does not clear prim contents.

Hover text

Also known as "floating text", the text that appears in mid-air above the prim.


All particle effects, such as 'bling', 'poofers', fire, etc.


Stops all sound. Scripted prim only

All lighting

All lighting effects: point light, glow and full bright (see below)

Point light

Point light (also known as 'local light' or 'cast light') - the light that a prim can cast on other objects, avatars, etc. Face lights are an example.


Often bright and dazzling glowing effect.

Full bright

Absolutely lack of shading, seen as a brighter surface in all but midday sun an luminescent at night.

Texture anim

Moving textures, including spinning, expanding/shrinking, frame-by-frame and so on.


Smoothly rotating prim effects.


All vehicle parameters (within the scripting language's capabilities). Whole object only

Menu text

The text in the context menu (when a prim is right-clicked) relating to sit and touch actions; these are reset to "Sit" and "Touch". Scripted prim only


Removes scripts from prim contents. Scripted prim only

All contents

Removes all files (scripts, notecards, animations, textures, etc) from prim contents. Scripted prim only


Removes all physical effects from a prim, including targetting, volume detection, force, torque, buoyancy, etc. Whole object only

Money (pay)

Resets price details. Scripted prim only

Sit pos/rot

Removes data concerning sitting position and rotation. Scripted prim only


Resets all camera position information and (for scripted prim only) forced mouselook effect.


Removes the object PIN which can be used to automatically insert running scripts into prims. Scripted prim only


Clears data relating to the passing of collision and touch data to other prims. Scripted prim only


Resets all parameters relating to collisions, including sound and graphics. Scripted prim only

Click action

Resets left-click action - mouse cursor reverts to arrow unless another script specifies otherwise. Scripted prim only


If you have any questions or problems, see the Contact page for details of how to get help.

Thank you for buying Handy's Prim Scrubber System.