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How to keep the APP/Main Screen always centered in my view?

mr.YING.LEEmr.YING.LEE Posts: 2
Of course, I can use "reset view" to recenter my view. But what I need is to keep the APP/Main Screen always centered in my view, especially when I watch videos.
In other words, to disable my motion and position detection.
The scenery could be watching non-vr videos, such as 2D, 3D videos, especially when I lie on a bed.


  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    No, that wouldn't make sense and would be really uncomfortable. Your best bet is using the Void theater in Oculus Gallery (or Netflix) that will allow you to the move the screen where you want, even when laying down.
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  • SipVrSipVr Posts: 1
    Not sure what this has to do with netflix or gallery ... the question is about the main menu screen and apps list.  It would be actually REALLY comfortable sometimes to either be able to select a default direction for it and have it be remembered ... or have it be centered to the view whenever you enter that menu mode.  It seems like every time I go out of an app, I have to re-center the view to whatever direction I happen to be looking at (leaning back, in bed, looking down etc).   

    I understand oculus doesn't have much control for in-app behavior... and a lot of apps don't even have a way to specify a default view vector. But having to recenter the main app screen gets annoying very quickly :)
  • mr.YING.LEEmr.YING.LEE Posts: 2
    I strongly suggest Oculus implement such Freeze mode, to disable all sensors in the headset.
    1. Watching videos on bed
    2. Following videos to practice with head motion

    VR is cool, but we still need some not cool but practical functions.
  • LuluViBritanniaLuluViBritannia Posts: 427
    Hey there,
    This is possible in Virtual Desktop. Although watching videos on bed definitely doesn't need this (I'm pretty sure you don't turn your head that much when you're lying down...).

    Anyway, what you're asking is possible in Virtual Desktop ^^.
    Current VR results imo:
    - Great small apps. Great ports of bigger games.
    - Great VR-specific features. Not enough showcased!!!
    - Too many actors in the industry, the market is totally broken.

    My hopes for VR next gen:

    - Better ratio between visual quality and power needs. No more godrays and less SDE.
    - Full Body Tracking.

    "If you don't mind, do you want me to take you there? Where dreams come true."
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