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Quest build v39 release notes

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These features and enhancements will be rolling out soon.

Virtual Workspace

We’ve added a section to our settings page so you can customize your virtual workspace to fit your needs.

  • We’re also adding a mountain study environment complete with snow capped peaks and serene redwoods creating the optimal environment to enjoy peace and quiet while you focus on your work.


We moved all Multitasking features from the experimental settings panel. Soon, everyone will be able to simply utilize multitasking by default. We also added the following new features:

  • We've expanded the ability to use side-by-side app windows to additional 2D apps. Previously, side-by-side multitasking was only available through the experiments panel or for Browser via multiple tabs. Now, you can have three side-by-side windows for additional supported apps.
  • From the universal menu you can easily switch between multiple windows to launch, focus, minimize, and close any open apps that support multitasking. You can also switch to specific instances for apps that support multi-instance experiences (like Browser).
  • We've also made some general multitasking improvements to let you switch between your apps more efficiently.
  • Please note, these updates to multi-tasking will be gradually rolling out over time to ensure the best possible experience for all Quest owners.

Feed redesign

We’re redesigning notifications to make it easier to manage both in VR and in the Oculus mobile app.

  • In-VR, you can now sort notifications by time or by app.
  • In the Oculus mobile app, you can swipe across a notification and tap the Settings Icon to quickly unsubscribe or change notification settings for that app.


You can now share links from your mobile browser to your headset via the Oculus Mobile App.

  • When you share a link, it’ll be opened in Browser the next time you put on your headset.
    • We previously introduced this feature to Android devices, and now we're bringing this to iOS devices.
  • We’re updating the logo for Browser to better reflect our vision for the product.

User Reporting Improvements

  • Simplified the user reporting process, reducing the number of steps required for users to submit reports.
  • Added a freeform field for users to add any additional details to their report.
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OK, I got v39 (public release, not ptc) earlier today on my Q2/rtx3090.  Version


It did take a while (~20-25 minutes) to download the update, restart, update the headset firmware, then each controller firmware.  All seems to work fine in the Quest home.  Panels are a little bigger and I can only make them bigger by moving them upward a bit from the dashboard menu.  Browser panels are still easy to move and resize though.  Clarity seems about the same as v38 (always hoping for improvements, lol!).


I'm using the current v39 PTC on my Oculus Desktop pc app.  I've only tested this out with Air Link so far but everything seems to be working fine (including all Q2 refresh rates are showing up). 


I did notice that my Air Link dynamic bitrates were down quite a bit.  With my rtx3090 I normally use 200mbps Dynamic and when I review my win10 task manager it usually said I was getting about avg 150mbps (varies a bit from 140-160).  Now with v39 this results in about avg 100mbps (varies from 90-110). 


I did try using 200mbps Fixed and win10 reported about 170-180mbps.  Unfortunately this was very unstable.  I needed to take this down to 130-140mbps Fixed to get better stability, but I still got the odd stutter.  Enabling the new ODT mobile asw afi made this all worse so I've disabled it for now. 


I'm just sticking with 200mbps Dynamic for now since this is giving me the most stable, stutter-free results.  I don't think there's a lot of difference in clarity/artifacts but maybe not quite as good a v38.  Hopefully Meta support can improve v39 with a few more minor updates.  Either that, or maybe wait forv40, lol!


Just a quick v39 update since this post;

After playing with a few settings (Oculus Desktop app, ODT, and OTT) I've managed to get my Q2/rtx3090 working much better, with Quest v39 and the Oculus desktop app v39ptc.  I also noticed that using Air Link 200mbps dynamic bitrate, and monitoring the win10 task manager over time showed that the bitrate actually increased quite a bit after running apps a little longer.  I reviewed a number of different apps/sims now and I can actually see some minor clarity improvements, without any increases in artifacts.  All silky smooth and without any stutters.  Thank goodness because I thought for a while I was going to have to go back to either Virtual Desktop, or tethered, with a link cable, lol!

i9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, 750w psu, QPro w/Air Link, Vive Pro

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I have 2 headsets. One one headset, V39 has taken away by ability to multitask. I can no longer have the 3 side-by-side windows. On the second headset when device is turned on, it shows the meta logo and then dark screen with 3 white dots, then the dots turn gray and the screen remains gray. There is audio but no display. I did a factory reset but it still does the same thing every time device is turned on.  I have contact support twice and they have not been able to help me and suggested I post here. The only other “solution” they ever offer is to perform a factory reset (and that didn’t work because the problem is V39)

@Goozaloo  I’m not much into multitasking with my Q2 standalone but I thought I’d give it a go since I just got v39 yesterday with the Q2 browser.


With the browser I opened up 3 tabs (YouTube, oculus user forum, and a news/weather).  I then just grabbed each top tab (not the whole panel) and dragged one to the left, another to the right.  All worked great and I could run them all simultaneously.  I was pleasantly surprised it worked so well.



i9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, 750w psu, QPro w/Air Link, Vive Pro

Unfortunately I can’t say the same thing

@Goozaloo  Sorry to hear that mate.  Just a wild guess what may be causing some update problems. 


I've noticed after the last few Quest updates is that I've found it best to manually install these (from just checking quick settings/settings/updates) rather than leave my Q2 plugged into it's charger overnight and having it automatically do this. 


Also, I've then found it best to keep my headset on while it downloads the update until it shows the 'restart to install' button.  After the restart, wait for the green firmware update to finish.  Then you may notice (like I did with v39) that both controllers start updating as well.  I've found it best to wait until both are updated before doing anything else (like confirming your guardian).  If I have not followed this procedure during the last few updates (or factory resets) then I've had problems.  Hope this helps some inpatient updaters, lol!

i9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, 750w psu, QPro w/Air Link, Vive Pro

They were updated correctly. The update is the issue.

@Goozaloo  Sorry mate, I meant on sleep/charge.  Maybe you just have a faulty headset.  Contact Oculus support and I'm sure they will help.  Probably not as fast as you'd like of course, lol!

Good luck mate and cheers.

i9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, 750w psu, QPro w/Air Link, Vive Pro

I did contact support -two separate times. The only solutions they offered was to do a factory reset (which from what I hear is usually their response to everything). When I said factory reset did not work, oculus support gave me this link to click on and post my issue. So I joined this forum just to post my issues as suggested by oculus support.

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i9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, 750w psu, QPro w/Air Link, Vive Pro

Clearly not as valuable and helpful as your pointless responses