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Quest / Go Build 18.0 Release Notes

ShowbizDonkeyShowbizDonkey Posts: 285 Oculus Staff
These features and enhancements will become available throughout the week of 06/29/2020

Universal Menu and Multi-Browser Support
  • We’ve continued iterations and updates on the redesigned universal menu that was released as an opt-in feature of v15. These include:
    • Design updates to streamline usability and improve discoverability of system apps (Store, Library, Browser, etc)
    • Combined Library and Apps into a single panel
    • The universal menu will now be accessible as an overlay from within a number of Quest apps.
  • Improved the multi-browser experience that allows you to have multiple windows open when browsing the internet in-VR.
Introducing VR tooltips
  • We’ve made it easier for you to find and learn how to use new and popular VR features. Look out for tooltips that help guide you through your journey in VR.
Keyboard
  • The Oculus in-VR keyboard will now utilize predictive text to make typing in-VR more efficient.
Guardian
  • You’ll now be able to change the color of your Guardian Boundary. You can enable this feature by selecting Settings > Guardian > Guardian Boundary.
Notifications
  • We’ve made updates to in-VR and in-app notifications. These include:
  • You can now fine-tune your in-VR notification preferences from the Settings panel. To do this, select Settings > Device > Notifications.
  • Added the ability to interact with notifications
    • Ex: Screenshot saved. Press the Oculus button to view your photos.
  • Added additional info within the notification to help you understand why you’re seeing it
    • Ex: Check out [X app], because you tried [Y app].
  • Updated notification styling.
  • Please note that these features may only be available to a percentage of users at this time.
Social
  • You can now share in-VR content or ask a friend to join you in an app or experience in-VR via Messenger. This can be done by selecting Share > Messenger and then choosing who you’d like to share with.
  • Now, when you save a VR post on Facebook, it will show up in your notifications panel the next time you put on your headset.
    • If the post includes an app link and you already have the app installed, you’ll be able to open the app directly from the notification. If you don’t have the app installed, you can select the app link to download the app from the Oculus Store.
Voice Commands
  • Voice Commands (Beta) is now available to all US English speaking users.
    • If you have the redesigned universal menu, you can find it in Settings > Quick Actions > Voice Commands. The Voice Commands icon is located next to the Microphone icon. Otherwise, you can find it directly in your Oculus home menu.
    • You can activate Voice Commands (Beta) by clicking on the icon in the Oculus menu or enabling the controller shortcut which allows you to double press the Oculus button to activate Voice Commands (Beta).
    • You can change your Voice Commands (Beta) settings by selecting Settings > Device > Voice Commands (Beta).
  • Voice Commands (Beta) has been re-designed with sleeker visuals. It also supports a wider breadth of commands.
    • Try saying, “Take a photo” to take a screenshot while you’re in an immersive experience, “Start casting” to mirror your headset to another screen or “Turn off” to quickly shut down your headset. You can also ask, “What can I say?” to see more examples of commands available to you.
Known Issues
  • Sideloaded 2D applications may not be visible within your library and, as a result, may not be able to launch from the main menu. As a workaround, you should be able to view and launch these sideloaded 2D applications from within Oculus TV.

Fixes
  • Fixed a bug that caused some first party apps to show incorrect dates below Library thumbnails.
  • Fixed a bug that caused multi-tasking browser windows to merge into a single window when the headset was restarted.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the wrong notification to be shown when a controller battery is low.
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Comments

  • CallMeJay360CallMeJay360 Posts: 94
    Hiro Protagonist
    These are features that COULD be added to the Rift and Rift S owners as well, but yet again, we're left out of features.
  • Colonel_IzziColonel_Izzi Posts: 23
    Brain Burst
    edited June 29
    Did you also fix the bug where recentering operations performed after the headset has been idle for a while would sometimes cause a temporary but rather long lock up? 
     
    (a problem that, once in play, wouldn't go away without a headset restart)
  • julblancojulblanco Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Please developers of the web browser, return the option to put the bookmarks always visible on the right side. That possibility made this browser the best on the market, what a shame that you have eliminated that right window, at least you should let users choose whether as an option in the browser.
  • COFFEE_ZeonCOFFEE_Zeon Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    Resizable browser windows and 2D apps windows please, and what about making passthrough avaliable in third-party apps
  • kevinwarhaftkevinwarhaft Posts: 70
    Hiro Protagonist
    i just did the update on oculus go and im still on 17
  • poetic_is_herepoetic_is_here Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Did you also fix the bug where recentering operations performed after the headset has been idle for a while would sometimes cause a temporary but rather long lock up? 
     
    (a problem that, once in play, wouldn't go away without a headset restart)
    I thought this was only me, and that I was doing something wrong. Glad I'm not the only one. Submitting a ticket and getting a generic "Please restart headset" message is truly annoying. 

  • kevinwarhaftkevinwarhaft Posts: 70
    Hiro Protagonist
    so i did the update to 18 but im still on 17 how can i fix it 
  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 5,522 Volunteer Moderator
    so i did the update to 18 but im still on 17 how can i fix it 
    If you're still on v17, then you haven't received this update yet. It's not available to everyone, it rolls out slowly over the course of a week or longer.
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  • MadMax1998MadMax1998 Posts: 64
    Hiro Protagonist
    Ever since receiving the update my Universal Menu has reverted back to the old menu (pre-V15) and cannot be reinstated. Why did this happen? I know the Universal Menu was pulled once on V15, but this time?
  • kevinwarhaftkevinwarhaft Posts: 70
    Hiro Protagonist
    nalex66 said:
    so i did the update to 18 but im still on 17 how can i fix it 
    If you're still on v17, then you haven't received this update yet. It's not available to everyone, it rolls out slowly over the course of a week or longer.
    i fixed it thanks
  • lionheart2092lionheart2092 Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    moveable picture in picture for apps like youtube and a music player in other apps would be amazing
  • james6161james6161 Posts: 7
    Brain Burst
    When viewing my own images in Gallery you have, 360, 180-3D, 360-3D, and 2D. Why still no 3D for side by side or .mpo images. This is important to me. I shouldn't have to use a secondary app for that.
    Is that too difficult to do?
  • giulionicolaigiulionicolai Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    After the update air receiver cast doesn't work any more. So now i'm not able to cast to my pc. It just says "Streaming/Casting error. Your stream has been stopped." whenever I try to connect. I'm pretty sure v18 update broke it and now I don't know what to do. Anyone having similar issues?
  • EiinGeeeLEiinGeeeL Posts: 5
    Brain Burst
    I love the new universal menu. 10/10

    Please, when the hand trancking is on... in oculus browser I see the grey menu.... with touchs it get invisible, but no with the hand tracking... could you fix that? ty  :p
  • luiz.marques.37454luiz.marques.37454 Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I'm still not able to use the universal menu. I go to the settings, see all, experimental features and there is no option to the universal menu. I'm in UK and since the previous update this option is not available anymore.. 🤷🏻‍♂️
  • synchromesh62synchromesh62 Posts: 14
    Brain Burst
    edited July 1
    Concur with @raeven63 and @shakkis that many apps ( especially the Browser background ) has gone so dark the text is barely visible along with the new Universal menu being almost Black. As this is part of the update im also assuming its a bug but why not for everyone is a bit of a mystery i must admit.
  • Fabrizio.ZambelliFabrizio.Zambelli Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Ouch! You've broken the browser, all the content has become super dark and contrasted. Same for some portions of the universal menu! What the... :'(
  • CyrusZodCyrusZod Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    anyone elses contrast go horribly dark after the update? and no way to fix it...
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 2,261 Valuable Player
    CyrusZod said:
    anyone elses contrast go horribly dark after the update? and no way to fix it...
    Ya, the initial browser menu is pretty dark, but still readable to me.  I actually like the better contrast on most light colored backgrounds when web surfing.  I have not tried the universal menu yet so I cannot comment on it.  I could not even find the universal menu option.  Can someone tell me where it is located, thanks.

    Otherwise, v18 seems fine to me.

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  • TonyGarbanzoTonyGarbanzo Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    I upgraded to this latest firmware and it broke Oculus Link. Everytime I turn it on, it is just showing black screen - it won't go any further. I cannot play Rift and Steam games anymore. Does anyone know of a fix?
  • TonyGarbanzoTonyGarbanzo Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    edited July 1
    Everything was working before I upgraded to this latest firmware. I want to downgrade but seems not possible.
  • maurapi94maurapi94 Posts: 9
    NerveGear
    Please update the main menu with the one available for rift, that’s interactive where users are able to move around in the menu environment 
  • Ev3n5taREv3n5taR Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    After receiving this update my Universal Menu has reverted back to the old menu (pre-V15) and cannot be reinstalled.
  • RRhinelanderRRhinelander Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Ev3n5taR said:
    After receiving this update my Universal Menu has reverted back to the old menu (pre-V15) and cannot be reinstalled.
    same here
  • synchromesh62synchromesh62 Posts: 14
    Brain Burst
    edited July 2
    CyrusZod said:
    anyone elses contrast go horribly dark after the update? and no way to fix it...

    Ye see above your post. Quite a few of us.
    But its minor compared to some of of the issues other users are having. I think we are the lucky ones.

  • boris.novikovboris.novikov Posts: 5
    NerveGear
    Horrible! New v18 is too dark not only in menu but in video and browser! Something is broken with gamma or color space settings! Should I try hard reset or wait for a fix? Hope for an answer asap
  • leeonlleeonl Posts: 9
    NerveGear
    upset!!!
    can't cast to my TV by chormecast any more.
  • Swordmaster4321Swordmaster4321 Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I’m tired of seeing all these problems that the people have with the quest before I even get one. 😕
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