Is this the skip you're talking about? According to the TAvatarUser>>#mouseUp: method, if the "drive" button is held down for less than 300 ms and the pointer happens to be pointing at something (far away, like the skybox), the avatar goes there.
I think this only happens in certain demo worlds.
>> I'll also mention that I find navigation to be just about
>> impossible. I find my avatar hanging by its heals about 6 miles
>> away from the surface with the goodies in about 4 clicks.
>that is probably the click-to-go-super-fast feature. CLicking
>with the navigation button jumps you far and fast. We have been
>talking about making that a user selectable option in the
>sail/SimpleDemo examples, since it seems to confuse unwary users.