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  1. Add a setting so that the microphone automatically mutes itself when the headset is taken off.

    I like playing social games, but I live in a household where I might, at any time, have to immediately take my HMD off and talk to family members, without the time to go into the menu and disable my microphone.

    So, is there a setting somewhere that my open mic is disabled when I take off the headset? I can't think of any reason why I would want it left on open mic after I take my HMD off in the headset, so a setting like that would be excellent.

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    • Only Download Updates when App is Open

      I don't like that the Oculus software will download updates in the background any time it wants, even when the app isn't open. The developers seem to assume that no one does anything with their PCs other than play Oculus games. But I could be playing a non-VR or non-Oculus game when it starts a download, or I might need my full internet bandwidth for something else. Stopping the service is an effective workaround but this is tedious and requires unofficial addons like Oculus Tray Tool or batch files.

      Steam already works the way I want - it does nothing…

      10 votes
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      • Close Oculus App to Windows Tray

        We have 2.5 years anniversary of Oculus Rift CV1 release, and yet even after such a long time, desktop app is still missing a crucial feature to be able to minimize Oculus app to a system tray. It's extremely embarrassing given that Oculus Rift is a professional commercial product.

        This feature is absolutely essential, especially since Oculus App is required to be running at all times as long as Rift headset is used. As a Rift game developer, it is very important to me to have app running, but at the same time I can't stand having clutter on my…

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        • Button and menu to add 3rd application easily

          Option to add easily 3rd application to desktop app and make them appears in dash easily !

          Right now it is very complicated to add 3rd application and they often never appears in desktop app

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          • Remove Desktop dependency on physical monitor?

            I have two issues:

            1. If I turn my monitor off, I can't use Desktop. I would like to be able to use Desktop with my monitor turned off.

            1(a). If I have my monitor turned off and put on the Rift, causing Oculus Home to run, I have a situation where I can no longer get back to Windows. When I turn the monitor back on, there is no signal to it. If am left with no option but to cut power to the PC, as there is no way to perform a clean shutdown.

            2. I have an…

            4 votes
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            • Ability for camera to track legs and hips

              Seeing the vives pucks for full body tracking I wanted to see if you could do that to allow us to play games that support it with that tracking capability

              2 votes
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              • Patch notes

                In the Library/Updates view there's a place for patch notes with every app update, but the Oculus system updates never have any patch notes. Instead the patch notes are posted on the Oculus forums. It would be nice to see what I just installed without going to the forums.

                Facebook Spaces is another repeat offender. It seems so strange, since having a place to put the notes is your own feature.

                9 votes
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                • Notification if friend request has been rejected

                  It would be nice to get a notification if a friend request has been rejected, I tested this with some friends so we see what happens, if you make a friendship request the "Add Friend" button turns into a clock symbol or a "cancel request" button, if the request is denied you still see the clock symbol, so you can never be sure if someone has declined the request or simply hasn't seen it and clicked on it yet...really what should happen is that the clock symbol should turn back into the "add friend" button and/or you should get a…

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                  • What happened to the oculus desktop that was in the previous version.

                    Before I could select the app on the bottom right corner of the hub next to the home button and the shop and now in the newest update it is blank.

                    2 votes
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                    • Toggle Guardian off per game

                      Some games don't require guardian, eg: Space, Flight and Driving Simulators, and for a lot of these people are likely to be on the edge of their room scale setup, or outside of the guardian bounds on a separate system, it'd be nice to toggle guardian off for certain programs so I wouldn't have to keep turning it off by hand when I'm sitting outside of the boundaries in my sim rig

                      19 votes
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                      • Option to disable mouse cursor

                        An option to disable the mouse cursor so the user can only see the blue dot as per Dashes original implimentation. The new mouse cursor looks awful and is inaccurate and really makes me not want to use Dash at the moment.

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                        • Make "Audio Input in VR" use the Default Communication Device in Windows

                          The Oculus currently uses the default audio input device when setting the "Audio Input in VR" to "Use Windows Settings". It makes more sense to use the Default Communication Device since this settings is for supporting in game communication and would match up with how many other communication applications work.

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                          • Recent Players List

                            It would be good to have a dedicated 5-10 most recent players list on the desktop app for adding friends from recent games. I'm aware there's a "Make new Friends" section which is theoretically meant to fullfill this function.......initially this did show me my most recent players but since the last couple updates (since they also added the irellevent to me "connect to facebook" button in this section) it only shows friends of friends or people I played with 6 months ago...........In short I'd like for the recent players list and recommended friends list to be two separate things or…

                            5 votes
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                            • Bug report?

                              I just switched to Core. I've noticed something a little different in how the rift appears to be treated. I'm running a dual monitor setup, and when I ran Home - I'd start up the Oculus software and the Rift would simply fire up. Now, when I start up Core, I hear the windows "Oh hey - I found something new" beep, then my monitors go black like I'm changing my monitor setup and then everything comes back after about the same amount of time. When I close out Core, the exact reverse happens. I can actually rationalize this if…

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                              • Don't move pinned windows when opening dash

                                When opening dash, the pinned desktop windows move around in vr space according to the user's head orientation. In my opinion, pinned windows should always stay where they were pinned in VR space.

                                9 votes
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                                • Allow for a second set of Touch controllers.

                                  Update to allow for 4 tracked controllers. I really feel like this would be a big deal.

                                  59 votes
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                                  • Let us completely delete games and apps from our oculus account..

                                    Having the games stay on your account as "not installed" when you want to completely delete them is stupid, please fix this i love u bois

                                    39 votes
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                                    • Virtual keyboard positioning under the active Window

                                      When dragging a (desktop) window in VR space, the keyboard stays at it's initial position. So, positioning a window behind me (i.e. I spin around 180° on my office chair) makes the keyboard inaccessible, unless you can type hands-behind-back.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Rift core 2.0 seems to break my wacom pen

                                        Every time I turn on the beta channel and test drive the Rift Core 2.0 and new home. After I exit, my wacom pen spazzes out , affecting all other programs running. Rebooting oculus services fixes it temporarely. But only backing out of beta channel fixes it completely

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                                        • Portable VR Streaming Camera - Stream more than your sight!

                                          Watching Brass Tactics streams can be vomit inducing on YouTube or Twitch due to the fast movements, but it's a wonderful game and needs to be shared. However, I want to watch more VR streams. Imagine be able to spawn a camera in any game and stream from it through your streamer of choice. Like a VR 3rd person camera.

                                          - Stream with your favorite streaming tool OR a built-in streamer that connects to Youtube, Twitch or Facebook - The idea is OPTIONS
                                          - Place the camera at the angle you want
                                          - Grab the camera and go handheld or…

                                          7 votes
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