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Navigating Kumospace

Navigating Kumospace

Kumospaces are virtual environments in which you can move around, look around, and walk up to people.

Walk Around

There are multiple ways to move around in Kumospace:

  • Arrow keys: pressing up, down, left, or right on your keyboard will move you in those directions. 

  • W, A, S, and D keys: press these keys to move up, left, down, and right, respectively.

  • Double-click: using your mouse or touchpad, double-click on the place you want to go, and your video will move to that location. You can change to Single-click to move in the Settings menu. 

  • Map: open the Map, click the place you want to go, and your video will move to that location.

  • Go to someone: hover over the person's video, and click the Go to them button. Alternatively, in the People menu, click on the three dots next to the person's name, and select Go to them from the dropdown. 

  • Follow: while in someone's audio range, click the Follow button on their video.

  • On a phone or tablet: click the place you’d like to go, and you will move in that direction. 

Zoom 

You can zoom in and out to adjust the view of your surroundings and other people in Kumospace. 

On the top right of your screen, you will see the plus (+) and minus (-) icons.

Click plus (+) to zoom in, and minus (-) to zoom out. 

Alternatively, you can use the plus (+) and minus (-) keys on your keyboard to zoom in and out. 

Map

Click the Map icon on the right of your screen, to see the whole Floor, and people's initials. You can also use a keyboard shortcut, the M key, to open the Map

If you hover over someone's initials on the Map, you can see their entire name. 

You can use the Map to quickly move around the Floor. Click on the place you’d like to go, and you will move there.

Click the Esc key to close the Map

Pan Your View

To get a better view of the space without having to move around, click anywhere on your screen and drag.

To recenter your view, click the Bullseye icon on the top-right of your screen.

Camera and Screen-share Visibility

Once you join a floor and turn your camera on, your video becomes visible to all users on the floor. You'll also be able to view the videos of other users outside of your room or audio range.

The same goes for screen-share windows. Once you start presenting your screen, the screen-share window becomes visible to anyone in the space.

Close and Open Doors

Looking for more privacy? You can simply enter a room and close the door by clicking on the door. Once the door is closed, this will disable other users outside of your room from viewing your video or screen-share window.

With the door closed, users will need to knock if they want to enter by clicking the door. You are then able to click on the door of the room you're inside of to open it.

Once the door is opened, your camera and screen-share will be visible again to others.

Find Someone

To Find the person you need to talk to:

  1. Open the People menu and search for their name.
  2. Click on their name.
  3. Select the Find option from the dropdown.
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Go to Someone

To Go to the person you need to talk to:

  1. Open the People menu.
  2. Click on their name.
  3. Select Go to them option from the dropdown.

Alternatively, you can zoom out, locate the person on the Floor, hover over their video, and click the Go to button to zoom over to them. No walking required!

Follow

Follow another user around the space without having to navigate yourself: 

When in the same audio range, hover over another user's video and click the Request to Follow button. The user will receive a notification where they can accept or decline your request to follow them.

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If accepted, you'll automatically begin following them. To stop following, start to navigate manually using the keyboard or mouse. 

Note that the Request to Follow button will only appear if you're in the same audio range, otherwise you'll see the Go to button, which you can use to go to them before being able to follow. 

Nudge

You can Nudge other people in Kumospace to get their attention. Hover over their video box and click the Nudge button on the top right.

This action will make a sound and send them a notification, provided their desktop notifications are enabled.

Emoji Reactions

You can send quick emoji reactions in Kumospace. Hover over your video box, and click on an Emoji to make it appear. 

Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts help to navigate through Kumospace faster, allowing you to work quicker and more efficiently.

To view our keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Join a Space and enter a Floor
  2. Click the Help button on the top right of the screen
  3. Click View Keyboard Shortcuts