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  1. 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.

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    • Save the position of a window

      For a car simulation i use a windows pinned on my cockpit and it would be great to have this windows every time exactly at the same place without fight with oculus touchs.

      Something like "this windows go at x,y and z" (for translation and rotation) idk it's an idea.
      or
      Can create an "invisible wall" (like the curved one in midde of screen, the one where the desktop appear) and make it persistent.
      So we can just drop the windows on this wall. an other idea^^

      3 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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        • Allow view to be reset from Desktop

          A button on the oculus desktop software that would allow you to reset the oculus view (for when someone of different size is using the rift, you can reset the view for them rather than having them do it via the rift dash menu)

          3 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

            8 votes
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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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              • 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.

                51 votes
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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…

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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.

                    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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                      • 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

                        25 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.

                          3 votes
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                          • Add error message for when insufficient disk space is preventing updates

                            Currently if your desktop app is trying to download an "Oculus Software Update" and you don't have enough disk space on C: for the download caching, it'll simply say "queued" and give no indicator of why it's not progressing. A simple error message stating that there's insufficient disk space for the update would increase user-friendliness.

                            3 votes
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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…

                              5 votes
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                              • Create multiple virtual monitors

                                It would be very convenient to create virtual desktops as it is possible to do with windows 10 (or to see windows virtual desktops as virtual monitors for example).

                                5 votes
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                                • Make disk drive writing more performant

                                  I've noticed that when I boot my machine or start the Oculus app, the app itself pegs the hard drive super hard bringing it to 100% Disk I/O and slowing down all applications including the Oculus desktop app. This becomes super painful as Windows 10 doesn't deal with disk I/O well anyway if you are on a spinning disk. I'm on a 7200 RPM 1TB drive and so far, my only issues with performance have been disk related. This is usually due to game updates running in the background.

                                  I'd love to see a 'low write' mode where I'm trickling…

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                                  • Have a "Whats Being Played Right Now"

                                    have a section to help players find multiplayer populated games ala VRLFG.net, hide the exact numbers if you must.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Unknown Source Games Good idea, Bad Implementation!

                                      I am beginning to find more problems then not. The only thing Oculus ever seems to be able to launch right are Non-Steam apps or games! In total I have only had 3 programs actually launch into VR from the auto generated Oculus Home links. Those were Desk Scene, Guardian Boundary Editor and Doom 3 BFG VR Mod. Otherwise for VR all my programs come from Oculus or Steam and I'm betting good money that's mostly true for most users! Then the issue is 90% of my Steam VR games have 2 or 3 launch options, that seem to only…

                                      19 votes
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                                      • WEBcamera live feed of a cropped image of your choice in to VR environment.

                                        A live feed from a local WEBcamera or video source would be useful to add to your virtual world and environment!

                                        Maybe as a cropped (dimmed) image/resolution of your choice.

                                        - Putting the video feed on a virtual monitor, flat screen etc.
                                        - Display an image of your physical keyboard/desktop(Mouse/Keyboard)

                                        My challenge using the desktop app is to locate the keyboard!
                                        (Removing your HMD and then put it on again, finding correct keys.)

                                        Would be nice if you could use a WEBcam on top of your monitor facing the keyboard rotate the image and then mix in the live cropped…

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Using mouse on Desktop

                                          I would like to be able to use the mouse on the Desktop. Is there something I have missed, or is it not possible at the moment. The way I use the Desktop, it is essential to use the mouse. It is too difficult to use Touch or Remote.

                                          10 votes
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