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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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    • Download

      I know it's been said and shot down before, but if we live in a place with decent internet we should be able to download game updates while inside of a VR game/app. Everyone has this option. Oculus needs it. It doesn't have to be on by default, a simple switch in the settings menu to turn it on or off would suffice.

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      • Profiles for sensor and Guardian setups

        Myself and several other users I've come across have a play area where they can't leave the third sensor in place all the time because it obstructs passage through the room or just looks bad. But, unplugging or moving a sensor currently means having to redo the sensor configuration and Guardian setup.

        I propose a profile system so that we can have multiple configurations saved and easily switch between them depending on how and where I'm playing. If my third sensor is unnecessary for whatever I'm doing, I could then select a profile where the third sensor is disabled and…

        26 votes
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        • Ability to preload the games for free weekends

          For people with slow internet connections some of the larger free weekend games can take a significant portion of the period to download. It would be great to have a way to preload the games so more of the free period can be used. Since the games already have a system to revoke access while still being installed post-free period, hopefully doing the same at the other end shouldn't be crazy hard.

          4 votes
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          • Allow Oculus Software (1.31) to run offline

            Since the forced update to version 1.31 the Oculus software won't launch if I'm offline.

            This is preventing me to calibrate my sensors, and I can't even play games that don't require internet connection.

            I understand that the new Oculus Home may require internet connection to run, but now I can't even start the software to configure my Rift.

            Please fix this issue.

            5 votes
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            • Make the Dead & Buried "Colocation" feature from Oculus Connect 5 a native part of the Rift's SDK

              At OC5, the Dead and Buried demo had a feature that allowed spectators to watch the game using the AR feature on a tablet.

              Others have demonstrated that this is also possible with headsets which don't use SLAM-based inside-out tracking: https://owlchemylabs.com/owlchemy-mobile-spectator-ar-spectator-camera/

              Making this feature a native part of the Rift's SDK would make it way easier to show Rift experiences to friends on social media, and could even be incorporated into games to allow asymmetric multiplayer experiences (where players use their phones to interact with a person in VR).

              6 votes
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              • Steam and oculus compatibility

                So as of the new update oculus home has to be open to run my steam vr games. So now i dont have just one app but two running along with game ect. Please revert this to how it was where it can be enabled or give us an option. Alit of us dont have alot of money and the more we spend on hardware to run your home app which is cool bit i dont even use and id argue most dont. So please make it so we can either turn home off in steam vr games or make…

                5 votes
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                • Add an option to rollback the Oculus software as a last resort.

                  A recent update for the Oculus software has left my device effectively bricked due to AMD not releasing Windows 8.1 drivers that are new enough for the Oculus app to consider updated. I'm presently being told by Oculus support that my only option is to buy Windows 10 or a new graphics card, and that Oculus doesn't have the ability or intention to make my headset functional again. There should be an option to roll back software as a last resort in these kinds of cases that can allow Rift owners to use their device as they did before an…

                  3 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…

                    10 votes
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                    • Mobile app should be usable without oculus go.

                      Mobile app should be usable without oculus go. Should be able to browse the entire store and pre-purchase stuff for my rift on pc. Kind of a easy / missed opportunity.

                      5 votes
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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…

                        16 votes
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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

                          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

                            4 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.

                              15 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…

                                2 votes
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                                • Send Text Messages To Friends

                                  I've made a lot of friends on Oculus, but I don't want to "call" them every time I want to see if they're free to play (they're also not likely free at that moment). If their was a way of integrating Facebook Messenger or something like that so I could just send a note saying, "Hey, you free in an hour to play?" or something like that, that would be fantastic. I say Facebook messenger because A. You already own it and B. There's a mobile app (which would go a long way to communicate with friends about playing when…

                                  9 votes
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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.

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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…

                                      9 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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                                        • guardian direction

                                          It would be nice to have the ability to see sensors when approaching guardian system and/or have a front back left right marker, maybe by color of the grid or label.

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