Quest v67 Replace Rolls Out Quickly with Huge Enhancements to Multitasking

Quest v67 Replace Rolls Out Quickly with Huge Enhancements to Multitasking
Quest v67 Replace Rolls Out Quickly with Huge Enhancements to Multitasking

Quest customers have lengthy wished a greater strategy to handle windowed content material to make internet looking and utilizing 2D apps somewhat simpler. Whereas customers subscribed to the Public Take a look at Channel (PTC) have been in a position to do this since late June, beginning subsequent week everyone seems to be getting the flexibility to put home windows wherever they need with the rollout of v67.

Replace (July 4th, 2024): Meta says the replace will begin rolling out the week of July eighth, coming to Quest 2/3/Professional. This lets you organize as much as three panels in a brand new “hinged” format, after which place as much as three extra panels wherever. When it arrives, yow will discover the brand new versatile window characteristic beneath Experimental in Settings.

The replace can be including a ‘Theater View’ button to the management bar to allow you to routinely develop a panel’s measurement and dim every thing else.

Moreover, Meta is rolling out Swipe Typing, letting you slide your finger or cursor from letter to letter to spell phrases—accessible through Settings, then System, then Keyboard and choosing the toggle subsequent to Swipe Typing.

One other spotlight for Quest 3 is the flexibility to make use of a brand new Wi-Fi QR code scanner, letting you scan a QR code while in-headset, accessible by in Settings, then Wi-Fi and faucet Scan QR Code.

You may try  the full release notes for v67 here. The unique article detailing the PTC model of v67 follows beneath:

Unique Article (June twenty fifth, 2024): As found by XR fanatic and serial knowledge miner Luna, the PTC has allowed some customers early entry to the headset’s v67 replace, which features a new experimental characteristic that permits a extra versatile means of putting windowed content material—feeling greater than somewhat impressed by Imaginative and prescient Professional.

Test it out in motion beneath:

Meta first unveiled multitasking help in early 2020, which allowed customers to put a number of home windows in three docks. Luna notes that, no less than in its early entry launch, windowed content material seems to be restricted to 3 docked panels and three freely placeable panels, making for lots extra flexibility in terms of establishing your digital residence workplace.

There’s additionally set to be a brand new digital keyboard characteristic that permits you to to put the keyboard each vertically or at an angle for simpler typing.

To entry these options earlier than secure launch, you’ll must enroll within the PTC. For those who haven’t already, observe this fast information, courtesy of Meta.

To join eligibility for Quest PTC from the cellular app:

  1. Open the cellular app, faucet Menu within the bottom-right nook, then faucet Gadgets.
  2. Faucet Headset settings, then faucet Superior settings.
  3. Faucet the toggle subsequent to Public Take a look at Channel to attempt to be part of Quest PTC.
    • If the toggle doesn’t work, Quest PTC is presently full and never out there.

From there, as Luna mentions, merely head to Settings > Experimental Options > New Window Format, and toggle the characteristic to activate.

For those who’re on PTC and don’t have these options but, make sure that to verify again commonly, as Meta tends to do comfortable rollouts of each its early entry and secure OS updates.