Attach monitor to wall in oculus home.
It would be pretty awesome if we could put our monitors on the wall in our rooms pernemently, so they stayed when we teleported around. Or maybe some sort of wall of apps from our desktop that we could quick launch.
As part of the June 2018 Rift software update, we added a number of items that allow you to display your PC’s desktop. These objects can be found within the Special Items section of your Home inventory. These items allow you to effectively attach your desktop to a wall within Home. As a result, we are marking this submission as completed.
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This has at least partially been achieved in the latest Home 2.0 release, but I would like to see it further improved; namely:
1. Displays should be able to remember applications, so if I open Spotify on one, and then either exit out of Home / the Oculus app, or Spotify, and then reopen it (Home / Spotify), Spotify should automatically reappear. This way you can have a virtual room that has your favourite programs open in your room and you don't have to manually setup each display every time you go to Home.
2. Ideally, these 'remembered' applications should also be launchable via these displays to streamline their use; if I like to have a 'jukebox' that's always going to be Spotify, and I happen to go into VR without starting Spotify, I should be able to just click on it and have it automatically run spotify.exe.
3. Right now these monitors in Home cannot be interacted with outside of Dash, and you can't see the mouse cursor in them, meaning they're very limited in utility outside of watching videos.
4. They're not scalable (ideally they should be just like permanently, globally pinned Dash windows) and the biggest available display isn't *that* big. If I can only really use them for watching videos and certain video games, then at least allow me to take advantage of virtual reality's strengths and have a virtual 120" display or even a 50' cinema display to watch off the Home 2.0 balcony (the ability to "turn off the lights" in Home would also be very handy here).
I'm sure others could think of other improvements, and I'm confident the dev team is well aware of what needs improvement, but I just want to be sure.
Weston Heflin commented
Windows Mixed Reality executes this very well. Take a look at them for ideas!
Would love this
Joshua Schmidt commented
Like Dave Edwards said, I'd love to see specific decorations like TV's or Projector Screens that have a surface marked for use as a window anchor.
To save on performance, the resolution of the window could auto-scale if you teleport away from it, eventually being just a vague blur (while still emitting muffled positional audio).
A complimentary system could be to give decorations such as chairs specified points that a teleporting user can lock onto, to orient their "front" to match the chair or whatever, and auto-adjust their height to a point relevant to the chair's surface.
With features like that, I would easily use my home environment as often as I use apps like BigScreen or Oculus Video, for general media-watching.
Marc C commented
YES! THIS is immediately what I thought when seeing the (otherwise awesome) new Dash. A related (though secondary) feature could be to have these windows display a given app or website when we launch desktop / enter the environment. E.g., this is my facebook page; this is google; etc. all pinned to the world.
Vivid Kothari commented
Yes, and positional audio for those attached windows, so if we move around, the audio changes according to our location in the space.
Even simpler; have 3 options with Dash - "pin to Dash", "pin to Hand" and "pin to World"
Yes I want this.
or just the ability to place your monitors as a permenently fixed object in your oculus home environment. the screens dont always need to follow us around. there shiould be a "pin to home" option.
Michael Russell commented
yes. I'd like to have a bunch of permanent chrome windows pinned to by home and have them persist over reboots.
Nick Swanson commented
Dave Edwards commented
I'd like to see the concept of a 'viewport' which can be built into objects for Home or potentially even exported by apps. Something that's fixed in the 3D world and that you can throw a window at from your desktop app. So a TV or cinema screen (or a monitor), etc.
Henri Schoots commented
that is exactly what I want!