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How to turn on Insight?

I just received my Oculus Quest and I like the ability to see the room around me when setting my boundaries.  

Is there a way way to activate the room view ( I think it’s called Insight) at any time when wearing the headset?  How do I activate that mode to see the room?

thx!!

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  • DreaglegDreagleg Posts: 43
    Brain Burst
    You mean Passthrough? 
  • Dizzy1007Dizzy1007 Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    if you walk past the guardian wall it will automatically show up. Not sure if there is a way to manually turn on yet.
  • SalamaticSalamatic Posts: 9
    NerveGear
    Dizzy1007 said:
    if you walk past the guardian wall it will automatically show up. Not sure if there is a way to manually turn on yet.
    Thank you, that helps somewhat.  I still think it would be great to be able to switch to on the fly!  I’m hoping there is a way to do it!
  • SicktrashSicktrash Posts: 67
    Hiro Protagonist
    I agree. Like a long press on the left controller menu button or something
  • MikeFMikeF Posts: 999
    3Jane
    This was a feature early on but has since been disabled due to safety concerns. Most likely wont be coming back
  • Talon1Talon1 Posts: 55
    Hiro Protagonist
    edited May 2019
    nononono we want this... I came here just for this tonight. I was having fun chatting with my kids and walked out of range a few times just to make "eye contact" while we chatted.  It's a thing we want at a button press.  What safety concern could there be? I'm being serious. I can't think of one.
  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 7,959 Valuable Player
    edited May 2019
    You go into the setting on the dash in Oculus Home. Click on experiment and then switch on the pass through short cut. Then when you double tap the Oculus button on the controller you see your room through the camera's, if that's what you are looking to do.

    You can also select setting while in the Oculus dash, then click on the dash option and switch on pass through while still seeing the dash and your room at the same time, but that's limited from 15 seconds to 5 mins.
  • DJay_DJay_ Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Sorry to ask, but I can't find " Click on experiment" on my Quest Settings. Maybe I can't see the wood for the trees? By "dash" you mean the bar on the bottom? 
  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 6,233 Volunteer Moderator
    RedRizla said:
    You go into the setting on the dash in Oculus Home. Click on experiment and then switch on the pass through short cut. Then when you double tap the Oculus button on the controller you see your room through the camera's, if that's what you are looking to do.

    You can also select setting while in the Oculus dash, then click on the dash option and switch on pass through while still seeing the dash and your room at the same time, but that's limited from 15 seconds to 5 mins.
    Yeah, that works on Rift s, but the question was how to do it on Quest. Apparently you can't, but it has been requested on the UserVoice forum, so everyone please go there and vote for it!
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  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,969 Volunteer Moderator
    Talon1 said:
    What safety concern could there be? I'm being serious. I can't think of one.
    One minor thing, I put the quest into guardian setup mode (so passthrough was on) then walked around my back yard and back into my house and to my pc. I took the quest off and for about 15min I had trouble with stuff like using my keyboard. The massively wide IPD of the Quest cameras causing wrong world scale in passthrough messed with my vision and my real world scale felt wrong. The Rift-S has closer to human IPD for it's front two cameras, so it's not as bad.

    It was fun to walk around as if I was in a tiny world though. :)

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  • SandcrackaSandcracka Posts: 98
    Hiro Protagonist
    DJay_ said:
    Sorry to ask, but I can't find " Click on experiment" on my Quest Settings. Maybe I can't see the wood for the trees? By "dash" you mean the bar on the bottom? 

    I don't think Quest has passthrough mate.  Only Rift S.
  • SicktrashSicktrash Posts: 67
    Hiro Protagonist
    DJay_ said:
    Sorry to ask, but I can't find " Click on experiment" on my Quest Settings. Maybe I can't see the wood for the trees? By "dash" you mean the bar on the bottom? 

    I don't think Quest has passthrough mate.  Only Rift S

    It does! Only when breaking the boundaries tho
  • el_jergasel_jergas Posts: 19
    NerveGear
    Talon1 said:
    nononono we want this... I came here just for this tonight. I was having fun chatting with my kids and walked out of range a few times just to make "eye contact" while we chatted.  It's a thing we want at a button press.  What safety concern could there be? I'm being serious. I can't think of one.
    I think it's not safe because your view is completely distorted. And you can easily misjudge distances and stuff. Haven't you noticed how crappy the passthrough is?
    I don't think they wanted a good passthrough. It would probably have required more cameras, like the ones on the Vive Pro. More weight, more expensive.
  • mamanerdmamanerd Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    edited October 17
    quest 2 does have the passthrough and passthrough short cut to allow a double tap on side of unit to trigger
     I can't post the link, but instructions are available if you search for passthrough on the main support site for occulus

    "If you enable the Passthrough shortcut option in the Experiments section of your settings, you'll be able to manually enter Passthrough by tapping the side of your headset twice. Double-tap the side of your headset again to return to VR.

    Please note, there is no physical button used to enter Passthrough."

  • Spyder17Spyder17 Posts: 11
    Brain Burst
    The Quest does have pass though.  You turn it on in the experimental settings tab.  Then you double tap either the right or left side of the headset to turn on and off.
  • synchromesh62synchromesh62 Posts: 352
    Trinity
    Isnt one of the environments a simple passthrough ?
  • jimmy_louisjimmy_louis Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Isnt one of the environments a simple passthrough ?
    There's that too...
  • PITTCANNAPITTCANNA Posts: 313
    Nexus 6
    Double tap a side of the headset.  
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