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  1. Option to disable/limit CPU hungry Dash features for users with low spec machines

    A number of users with under performing computers are having issues with Dash 2.0 taking away performance from VR games.

    If the CPU/GPU hungry features had an option to disable or limit Dash 2.0 impact it might help.

    67 votes
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    • Allow us to pick the colourful avatar skins from the old Home.

      The new avatar system obviously still supports the old avatar materials, we should be able to pick them.

      I miss my old avatar :(

      10 votes
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      • Add a quick way to mute the microphone

        Please add a quick way to mute the microphone. I live in a noisy house and I don't want to bother anyone in a multiplayer game when my kid starts crying, my dog starts barking, my wife has to ask me something or I have to answer the phone.
        The noise might be annoying to other people in a multiplayer game and sometimes I'd like to keep an real-world conversation private.

        My preferred way for this to work would be to hold down the "Dash" (Universal Menu) button on the right controller for 2 seconds to mute/unmute the microphone.
        Double-pressing…

        92 votes
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        • Wristwatch Button Customization + Keyboard key macro on the wrist

          --Wristwatch Customization

          The wristwatch is still an experimental thing, it is good, but to be really useful it should have a way to customize the functions, size and position of the buttons.
          Each person has a priority for each type of function they want easy access.

          Here is a reddit post I made exemplifying the MIC ON/OFF as the main button because we don't have a simple way to push to talk and/or turn the mic on and off.
          **Notifications are extremly easy to access, making the function useless in the wristwatch

          https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/9m9vsi/hey_oculus_the_wristwatch_is_handy_but_the/

          ---Keyboard key macro on the wrist

          Another…

          76 votes
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          • The Rift Should Allow for a Longer HDMI and USB cable connection, even repeaters don't work.

            I've spent way too much money on trying to improve the cord management situation and nothing works. The Rift cables are too short and not even a repeater fixes the problem, it just won't detect it unless it's directly plugged in. Such a waste.

            6 votes
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            • Allow customization of how much the Dash darkens the game

              A recent change makes the game world darken a bit when you open the dash. Personally, I don't like this change, I play a lot of VRChat and other social apps and like to use my dash while chatting. I'll still be looking around and talking with people while the dash is open, so I want the game world to stay the same. I know others might like this change though. It would be nice if there was some control over how much the game was darkened, including an option to turn it off. Maybe a slider of some sort?…

              6 votes
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              • Integrate rift.uservoice to Dash

                I only just recently found out about this website when support recommended it to me. Turns out most of the ideas I had have already been suggested, but I still wish I would have known about it sooner.

                I'd love to have an app in Dash that would display the most recent suggestions and show you any new comments left on an idea you made/liked. Even just making it a link that opened in browser would be better than not having anything.

                Maybe more people would provide feedback if the ability to do so was part of the experience.

                2 votes
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                • Do not blacken the environment when using Dash

                  Often I would surf the web via the dash monitor in Oculus Home while watching a movie on the oculus home TV. With the dash system, it was very easy to multitask and stay in VR. Now, if using the dash monitor, everything becomes dark. If playing a game, you could quickly do something on the desktop while keeping a clear eye on the game. Now that the environment becomes dark, I find myself reverting back to just removing the hmd and using the actual monitor.

                  3 votes
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                  • Give us a settings option to switch between the current restricted window system and the old one.

                    Previously windows in dash allowed you to freely move them to your hearts content. While I understand why this new option exists for things like automatic leveling and centering, we should have the option to disable this "help" system for the old free movement.

                    Before this update I was watching netflix/amazon prime etc exclusively through dash without having to load other apps like bigscreen and saving resources. Now that this new system has your windows basically fight you to make it as difficult as possible to position them how you want, I've pretty much abandoned them all together again. Updates…

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                    • Add setting to Deactivate oculus rift 2.0 function on Xbox controller in order to play non VR games on PC such as fifa

                      While lunching fifa (nonVR game) on oculus rift beta 2.0, the xbox controller buttoms functioning as touch controller, LT zooming the screen, RT opening another screen and so on. Therefore, if you can add an option on Oculus rift setting to deactivate these function on XBOX 1 game bad will be great in order to enjoy the game using the screen on Oculus rift. Also if we you add an option to remove the pointer on the screen that moves according to head's movement as it bothers while playing the game and it does function as pointer on game selections.

                      5 votes
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                      • Major problem with multiple screen users

                        Hi. Ever since the Dash 2.0 has been launched, even in beta, users with multiple screen setup have been experiencing problems.
                        The dash appears without the desktop icon and it's impossible to get out of the oculus home unless the rift is unplugged. This happens because the monitor goes black when oculus client is launched. The fact the the other monitors are disabled doesn't make a difference. Unplugging the extra monitors from the GPU did work for a while but now I'm having a dash without the desktop icon even with only one monitor plugged in. That means that I…

                        2 votes
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                        • Option to persistently disable ASW

                          Asynchronous Spacewarp seems to be set to "Auto" upon restart. I want to completely disable ASW. Currently, every time I play a Rift game, I open the debug tool and disable ASW manually. I would rather not have to do this on every restart, and instead have it persistently disabled.

                          4 votes
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                          • Red Shift App API or Windows Night Shift Integration

                            Windows 10 now has the ability to turn off blue light on the display at a specified time or at sundown. It's called "Nightshift". This removes blue light allowing us to get sleep despite using backlit devices. The Oculus needs to include this same functionality so that we don't have to quit a couple hours before bedtime just to get quality sleep and not mess up our circadian rhythm.

                            3 votes
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                            • Stop putting the console where my touch controllers are or

                              Let us move it to where they are when we finally pick them up after putting on the headset.

                              2 votes
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                              • Better integrated voice regognition

                                In the windows 98 days we had great voice recognition for VR gameplay via Microsoft Sidewinder Game Voice. There were a lot of keyboard commands in most games of that era before Windows became more controller friendly. A good game voice profile really makes those games as real as it gets. A few strategy games, I was able to play with voice control alone without any other input. There were more things to be done on those games because the number of required input events, were not limited to the buttons on an X-box or 2 touch controllers. I still…

                                2 votes
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                                • Fix the home area so that...

                                  1. It's not impossible to get back to your game. 2. You can automatically reposition/recalibrate the home area and virtual console to your position in the play area.

                                  Also, just to add more features to the whole experience, make it so we can see a clock or watch or time while in any game somewhere based on some universal gesture.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • allow watch to be changed to right hand

                                    They have recently added an experimental wristwatch, that can tell the time, and can even be pinned to appear in apps, however, there is not an option to move the watch to the right hand. I think this could be a good feature for lefties(and me, because I like to wear my watch on my right hand, even though I am right handed)

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Have an indicator when holding the Home button

                                      My GF picked up the rift after I enabled the delay on the Home button. She was, however, very confused that the Home button "didn't work". I wasn't home to explain the change, and she assumed that the Dash was broken.

                                      Perhaps use the capacitive button to show a small blip over that controller, then when pressed have "hold to open dash" or even just a little "clock" that counts down visually

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Disable guardian floor boundary fade-out

                                        So after upgrading to core 2.0, I had to switch back almost immediately after almost punching my monitor out! Ive got a big scratch in mine now.

                                        I use the floor-boundaries in oculus so that I know where I am in my playspace, without the distracting walls.

                                        But in core 2.0, the outline of my playspace is so thin and hardly visible, and in fact not visible at all in longer straight areas.

                                        Here is what mine looks like in core 1.0: https://i.imgur.com/UIz0mB0.jpg
                                        Nice bold and easy to see at a glance

                                        And here is core 2.0: https://i.imgur.com/e6dsFbI.jpg
                                        Hardly visible!!…

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Integrate FB messenger with oculus

                                          A lot of my family and friends use facebook messenger to contact me IRL or call me. It would be nice if I could get like a small message (I'm thinking like a small test window up in the top right or left of the screen) or sound from the dash letting me know when friends or family have messaged me in messenger.
                                          Also, it would be nice to respond VIA a built-in messenger app in the dash. Like answer calls on messenger or respond to texts VIA built-in app.

                                          6 votes
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