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  1. Brink Win User

    Change Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality Input Switching in Windows 10


    How to: Change Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality Input Switching in Windows 10

    How to Change Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality Input Switching in Windows 10


    Mixed reality blends real-world and virtual content into hybrid environments where physical and digital objects coexist and interact.

    When you put on your headset, input should automatically get toggled to your mixed reality experience via your headset's presence sensor. You will know input is being directed to your headset because a blue bar will appear on your desktop like so:


    Change Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality Input Switching in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    If input doesn't get toggled automatically, you will need to manually toggle input to your headset. You can do this by typing Win+Y on your keyboard (and the same to toggle input back to the Desktop).

    When transitioning between your Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality, you can choose to use the headset presence sensor to switch input and foreground automatically or manually use Win+Y only.

    See also: Troubleshooting Windows Mixed Reality - Enthusiast Guide | Microsoft Docs

    This tutorial will show you how to choose to use the headset presence sensor or only the Win+Y keyboard shortcut for Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality input switching for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Change Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality Input Switching in Settings
    • Option Two: Change Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality Input Switching using a REG file




    OPTION ONE [/i] Change Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality Input Switching in Settings
    1. Open Mixed reality icon.

    2. Click/tap on Headset display on the left side, and select Use Windows Mixed Reality presence sensor (default) or Use Windows logo key + Y for what you want in the Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality input switching drop menu under Input switching on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    3. You can now close Settings if you like.


    Change Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality Input Switching in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] Change Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality Input Switching using a REG file

    *note The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Holographic

    IgnoreHMDPresence DWORD

    0 = Use Windows Mixed Reality presence sensor
    1 = Use Windows logo key + Y



    1. Do step 2 (sensor) or step 3 (Win+Y only) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Use Windows Mixed Reality Headset Presence Sensor
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Use_headset_presence_sensor_for_Desktop_and_Mixed_Reality_input_switching.reg

    Download

    3. To Only Use Windows logo key + Y
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Only_use_Win+Y_for_Desktop_and_Mixed_Reality_input_switching.reg

    Download
    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, May 6, 2018
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  2. John Ado Win User

    Windows Mixed Reality Desktop Application is not Working

    Hi,

    If you are referring to the suggested troubleshooting step in this article, then
    we might need to report this issue to the appropriate team. You can try to uninstall and reinstall the Mixed Reality. If the issue persists, click
    Appendix > Filing bugs and feedback. Follow the steps accordingly.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    John Ado, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. BlueSoliel Bluetooth not working with windows mixed reality.

    Hi Shuken,

    Software incompatibility and outdated driver are some of the possible reasons why you are experiencing an issue with using the Bluetooth feature of your Windows 10. To provide an accurate solution, I would need you to answer the following questions:

    • Which build and edition of Windows 10 is currently installed on your PC?
    • What changes were made to the device before this issue occurred?
    • Were you able to use the Bluetooth software before this issue happened?

    For initial troubleshooting, I suggest that you follow the steps provided by
    Jay_Ca
    in this thread. It serves as a guide on how to address
    Bluetooth issues in Windows 10 device.

    Visit these links for further help and information about Mixed Reality:


    Looking forward to your response.
     
    Darleen Pen, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Change Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality Input Switching in Windows 10

    Windows Mixed Reality HP Disconnects Upon Visor Lift

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    We understand the difficulties you are facing with the HP Windows Mixed Reality device and we appreciate your effort for providing the information on the issue. In order to get clarity and to assist you accordingly, please reply with the answers to
    the questions below.

    • What is the make and model of the PC?
    • What is the model number of the Windows Mixed Reality HP device?
    • Did you check the Windows Mixed Reality
      HP on a different computer?
    • Are you aware of any changes in the PC prior to this issue?

    However, we would suggest you to perform these methods and check if the issue persists.

    Method 1: Troubleshoot
    Mixed Reality headset displays

    We would suggest you to perform the steps as referred under Mixed Reality headset display in this article:
    Troubleshooting Windows Mixed Reality.

    Method 2: New user account

    This issue may be due to a profile corruption. Hence, in order to eliminate possibilities, we would suggest you to create a new user account and check. Follow the steps from the article

    Create a local user or administrator account in Windows 10
    to create a new user account.

    We await your response.

    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aditya_Roy, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. windows mixed reality

    Hi,

    Yes, you're correct. The Windows Mixed Reality simulator allows you to test mixed reality apps on your PC even if you don't have an immersive headset. If you are experiencing issues with turning on simulation, maybe you haven't set it up yet. Follow the
    steps below on how to get started with the Windows Mixed Reality simulator:

    • Click on Get started.
    • Click on I agree to accept the agreement.
    • To proceed through setup, click on Set up for simulation (for developers).
    • Click on Set up to confirm your choice.

    Once you have set that up, click on the For developers button on the left side of the Mixed Reality Portal, and you should now be able to turn the Simulation toggle switch to
    On.

    Let us know how it turns out.
     
    Patricia Yu, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. lenovo Mixed reality controllers

    Hello Bill,

    To better assist you with your concern, I'd like to know the following:

    • Confirm which build is currently installed on your device. To check, follow the steps below:
    1. Press Windows key + R, then type in winver.
    2. Click OK.
    3. Were there any recent changes made prior to this issue?
    4. Are you getting any specific error messages when setting up the Mixed Reality Controllers?
    5. What is the make and model of your computer?

    Upon researching, it was stated in this article that KB4284848 "Addresses a performance issue with Windows Mixed Reality on some laptops with hybrid graphics adapters, such as Surface Book 2".
    If you're using a laptop that supports hybrid graphics adapters, then its advisable to install the said KB update.

    In addition, here are some articles that may help you troubleshoot your Mixed Reality Controllers:


    Looking forward to your response.

    Regards.
     
    Melchizedek Qui, Oct 27, 2019
    #6
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