Option to disable Home
I love Dash, and I noticed that before Home loads, you can just have Dash in a blank environment. I would like this.
Home has awful performance on my PC and I honestly just don't care for it, but I know others love it, so I would like an option in the settings to disable home but keep Dash instead of going back to the classic Oculus home.
I'm running a GTX 1060 3GB, i5-6600K, and 8GB DDR4 and Home is unusable for me.
Thanks for voting for this idea! Within the 1.42 PTC software update, there is an option to disable the automatic launching of Home. Switching this setting off will stop Home from auto-launching in scenarios like jumping into VR and exiting out of apps. You can find this option within the Settings > General menu inside Oculus desktop app. Please opt into the public test channel to check it out and let us know what you think!
Avery Dunkerley commented
For now you can manually install a third party replacement called oculus homeless.
I believe it's also a setting in Oculus Tray Tool
I don't really know anyone that uses Home. I know they're out there, but more often than not I see people complaining about no option to turn it off.
It's a nice "first experience" to play around in, but after that becomes unnecessary clutter when all I want is to load into an app.
Home 2 is a VERY heavy process (Unreal Engine 4) to have to keep loading into for what is meant to be a performance-efficient device. It also takes up a good deal of disk space.
I understand it doesn't run when other apps are running, but I would prefer it doesn't load in the first place and put my PC under unnecessary strain. I have a powerful PC, this isn't a cry from someone using under-spec gear, and I still want to be able to choose.
Allow the option to either not install Home, delete it after installation, or have it not load at all. All it needs is a tickbox in preferences.
Please help us out by making this official.
Listen to your customers. We do not want/need home running in the background. My systems exceeds recommended specs and it still causes previously unseen fps issues.
I would keep the Dash also, but we really do need native option on desktop app to disable/enable the Home 2 environment from starting/to start. Even with more than enough powerful rig we need that.
Michael Walz commented
Yeah, this is annoying. Working in Unity, hit play, test 1 thing, stop and then you load back into home and your music starts playing. If nothing else, put us back in a void or something that takes no load time and plays no sounds/music.
Would also like to disable Home but keep Dash functionality.
Would like to disable Home as well. It's nice and all, but I really just want Dash in a nice, dark grey space.
add 8gb ram.. (at least) and you should be fine.
I agree. Would much rather have a grey area with just dash. Home just feels like a waste of resources to me. Everything feels much slower and more janky now. I know i can switch back to classic, but I really do like dash and the desktop abilities. I have zero desire to customize a fake house.
Shawn Clapper commented
Try making and testing edits in Unreal Editor and see how hard it is with home loading in and out and animating every time you click the test button.
Olli Ketola commented
Just seconding the request. Out of the virtual desktops that I've tried, (others being Big Screen Beta & Virtual desktop) I like the ergonomics of Oculus dash integrated virtual desktop the most, it has the best virtual keyboard and is always quickly available from the oculus menu. Big Screen chokes on user access control popups when I'm installing stuff, and has a worse keyboard, virtual desktop doesn't come with a virtual keyboard at all forcing me to waste screen real estate and awkwardly poke the windows onscreen keyboard.
But having the dash virtual desktop come forcibly packaged with the oculus home scene, ruins the ability to use it to play resource intensive non VR flatscreen games on a giant virtual movie theater screen. Playing total war warhammer on a massive virtual screen in an empty void is great, but I can't do that with the oculus dash virtual desktop, since having both the game and the home environment running at the same time is too resource intensive. Virtual flatscreen gaming works fine in the other virtual desktops, since they have options for light weight empty void environments.
Noel James commented
Is your home set to auto scale graphics? It really should not be that bad with that setup. BTW in settings you can opt back into older interface but there is no telling for how long.
It's a bit annoying how Home boots up automaticly after closing an app.
Apart from it taking up process power and load times, I don't feel the need to visit the Home environment everytime between using apps.
Sometimes I just prefer the Void.