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This update adds a checkbox to allow the Windows touch keyboard to automatically show up or not on Windows 10. In recent updates of Windows, the touch keyboard is a bit buggy and can cause explorer to restart so the option was added to prevent this from happening.
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This is a small patch to fix an issue with clicks in Google Chrome. It also solves an issue where the Windows Touch Keyboard would not always appear correctly.
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This is a small patch to fix an issue with clicks sometimes not registering in browser windows. Google Chrome still has issues with touch input so if this update doesn't solve your issue, unchecking "Use Touch Input" in Virtual Desktop's Input Options should help; this will however disable touch gestures.
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This is a small update which adds a screen brightness slider and fixes a number of issues that were reported by users.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed crash after playing multiple 180/360 videos in a row
  • Fixed HDR monitors sometimes appearing black
  • Fixed Home Cinema screen becoming black when tilting head on Rift
  • Fixed Photo and Video thumbnail generation which prevented users from playing a video or seeing a photo until all thumbnails were generated
  • Fixed drop-downs in Videos tab to always be visible
  • Now saving selected decoding method for new videos after re-launch
  • Better positional audio in Computer Room
Aug 14
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Bug Fixes
-Fixed repeated UAC prompts on launch for some users
-Fixed crash when rendering specific cursors on Windows 10 April update
-Fixed issue with Virtual Desktop being stuck running in Steam after closing the app through the SteamVR Dashboard
-Return to Desktop functionality is now disabled by default
-Other stability improvements
Jul 23
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User Requests
- Added a "Use Virtual Audio Driver" option (enabled by default). Uncheck this if you don't want Virtual Desktop to mess with the audio playback device. Unchecking the option might prevent you from using Positional Audio
- Fixed Transparency screen option to use additive blending on Windows 10 Creators Update or later (since alpha blending is no longer possible)
- Transparency now also applies to UI overlay when viewing 360 photos or videos

Bug Fixes
- Fixed crash when renaming photo or video file
- Fixed crash when audio options change and there's no connected monitor
- Fixed Virtual Desktop Service startup issues
- Fixed crash at startup on some Windows 7 machines
- Fixed crash at startup when the speech runtime installation is corrupt
Jul 1
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Bug Fixes
- Fixed performance problems introduced in 1.13 with hybrid laptops and multi-GPU configurations
- Fixed darker colors issue on rotated monitors
- Now preventing Supersampling from exceeding 8K x 8K (if users also supersample in SteamVR)
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Audio Tab
Virtual Desktop now features an Audio tab where you can easily toggle Positional Audio and select the desired speaker configuration through a drop-down (Stereo, Quadraphonic, 5.1 Surround or 7.1 Surround); you no longer need to fiddle in the Windows audio dialogs to get the feature to work.

A configurable shortcut to toggle Positional Audio has also been added to the Bindings tab.

From the Audio tab, you can also change individual speaker volumes and tweak the frequency response through an equalizer. You can pick from existing presets or customize it yourself.


Dedicated Audio Driver
This new version includes a dedicated audio driver which prevents sounds from going into your regular desktop speakers. This driver also allows Positional Audio to work on all VR headsets (not just the Rift).

New Positional Audio Implementation
The previous positional audio implementation wasn't using HRTFs and was rather simplistic. This new implementation greatly enhances the sound quality and surround experience. It also works on Windows 7. You can try it out yourself with multi-channel audio experiences (this example only works with the Microsoft Edge browser).

VR180 Photos Support
The photos tab can now display 180° photos taken with recently released VR180 cameras. A distance slider is included to let you adjust pictures that appear too close. The same distance slider has been added to the Videos tab for 180 videos.

Optional Touch Input
The controller interaction with the desktop has always been through simulated Touch Input on Windows 8 and 10. This allows multi-touch gestures such as pinch-to-zoom or swipe-to-scroll. Unfortunately some applications (such as Discord) or sometimes Windows doesn't work quite well in touch mode so there is now an option called "Use Touch Input" under Input Options which can be disabled if you experience such issues. When disabled, the controllers will perform regular mouse clicks instead.

Bug Fixes
- Fixed "Unable to connect to Virtual Desktop Service" issues.
- Fixed click offset issue on Virtual Desktop window when using multiple monitors with different scaling options after installing Windows 10 April Update. The bug in Windows is still present and might affect other windows so disabling touch input might be required if you experience issues.
- Fixed issue with clicks not working when HP Touch Point software is installed
- Fixed videos being stuck in Software Decoding mode when they refuse to play
- Improved startup time when users have multiple purchased environments in their library
- Stability improvements

Let me know if you experience any issues, thanks!
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Hardware Decoding Improvements
The video player now has 3 decoding options: DXVA 2.0 (the old method), Direct3D 11 (the new option) and Software (which forces the use of installed codecs). If you have a powerful GPU, you can select the Direct3D 11 option to offload more work to the GPU and improve playback smoothness with high resolution videos. The original method (DXVA 2.0) is still recommended for most users.



Note: If you are on the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, make sure to download the HEVC Video Extension to get the best hardware decoding performance. It used to be part of Windows but is now a separate download.

Controller Contacts
There is now an option to show or hide controller contacts on the screen.

Bug Fixes
- Fixed service installation issues caused by anti-viruses on some machines
- Fixed crash when a 360 photo or video was renamed
- Fixed issue with UI re-appearing when controllers were fading-out
- Voice commands will no longer cause tab changes in video compact mode
- Improved photo and video thumbnail generation speeds
- Other stability improvements

As always, let me know if you experience any issues. Enjoy!
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Today's beta update adds functionality to the Photos and Videos tab as well as a few requested features and bug fixes.

Videos Tab
The Videos tab now displays thumbnails of the files in your 360 Videos folder and lets you play them with a single click. You can sort them by name, size, date or recently played. Videos can be marked as hidden. You can also toggle stereoscopic 3D with videos like you can with photos.


Photos Tab
You can now sort your photos by name, date or size.

Dimmed Lights
You can now bind a key or button to toggle dimmed lights in Model environments.

Bug Fixes
- Video settings are now properly saved/restored across sessions
- Dashboard mouse buttons now follow SteamVR's input system
- Portrait orientation fixes in Dashboard
- Stability improvements

Note: Virtual Desktop now uses .NET 4.7.1 instead of 4.5.1 and should install it as needed on your next launch. If the update gets stuck in the Steam download queue, simply uninstall and re-install Virtual Desktop.
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