I can't stop Oculus home from starting. Every time I close it, it just starts up again & the only way I can stop it is to physically remove the hardware from the machine. The lighting is low in the games room as the only source is from the TV as the room is mostly for entertainment & gaming. I followed instructions on a forum to kill the auto start but it killed the rift entirely with an error message stating "can't reach oculus runtime service". I installed the patch, the auto start bug is reborn. Then there is the issue of the rift connecting, disconnecting, connecting, disconnecting, connecting, disconnecting, connecting & disconnecting until I reboot the system or until something crashes & the rift stops working.
Most of my problems appears to be purely software based. I have tried switching with a brand new backup cable that I have that runs from the PC to the rift but it yielded the same problems. These issues can be particularly dire when I am playing a high end, non-VR game because the system can totally freeze up & a hard reboot is required due to system resolution, audio & monitor changes which shift system resources while mid game.
There is also a new problem with Firefox's new VR support randomly firing up both the Steam VR & Rift launchers, even when unplugged but I have stopped that through Firefox's about:config settings & disabling the VR support but it did take me a while to learn how to do it from a Reddit page.
If the rift was fully integrated into Windows as a second screen it wouldn't be so much of an issue, it would probably be reduced to being more of an annoyance with the home screen popping up.
An option to move the launcher to the system tray would be nice too since some of the functions are rendered redundant by the fact that you need to use the headset anyway. An option to start the launcher without the need to fire up the hardware might be useful too for instances where I am just looking for stuff to purchase and/or download & have no need to use the headset at all for these situations so the headset is usually sitting on a table which would probably lead to burn-in if left too long.
Giving users a bit more control of how & when the hardware turns on or off would be a huge improvement. Computers can be very stupid when you give them too much control & automation, especially when considering the diversity of hardware & software configurations, that's usually why most decent software has the options in the settings to tweak such features. It might be worth considering with a future update.