How to Start Mixed Reality Portal when Plug In Headset in Windows 10  

    How to Start Mixed Reality Portal when Plug In Headset in Windows 10

    How to Start Mixed Reality Portal when Plug In Headset in Windows 10

    Published by Category: Mixed Reality
    06 Jun 2021
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    How to Turn On or Off Start Mixed Reality Portal when Plug In Headset in Windows 10


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

    Mixed Reality Portal is the desktop app that takes you through Windows Mixed Reality setup. It also serves as the command center on your PC for your mixed reality experience.

    Windows can automatically start Mixed Reality Portal when you plug in or put on your headset. Mixed Reality Portal always starts when you open an app designed for mixed reality.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off automatically start Mixed Reality Portal when you plug in a headset for your account in Windows 10.

    This Start Mixed Reality Portal whenever I plug a headset into this PC setting is currently only available to Windows Insider builds.



    Contents

    • Option One: Turn On or Off Start Mixed Reality Portal when Plug In Headset in Settings
    • Option Two: Turn On or Off Start Mixed Reality Portal when Plug In Headset using REG file






    OPTION ONE

    Turn On or Off Start Mixed Reality Portal when Plug In Headset in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Mixed reality icon.

    2 Click/tap on Startup and desktop on the left side. (see screenshot below)

    3 Check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Start Mixed Reality Portal whenever I plug a headset into this PC for what you want on the right side.

    4 You can now close Settings if you like.

    How to Start Mixed Reality Portal when Plug In Headset in Windows 10-start_mixed_reality_portal_when_headset_connected.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    Turn On or Off Start Mixed Reality Portal when Plug In Headset using REG file


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

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Holographic

    StartOnHmdPlugIn DWORD

    0 = Off
    1 = On


    1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Turn On Start Mixed Reality Portal when Plug In Headset

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_ON_Start_Mixed_Reality_Portal_when_plug_headset_into_PC.reg

    Download


    3 To Turn Off Start Mixed Reality Portal when Plug In Headset

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_OFF_Start_Mixed_Reality_Portal_when_plug_headset_into_PC.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 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink






  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 21H1 OS Build 19043.1055
       #1

    Availability of this option on Windows 10


    Hi Shawn,

    Will this option be available in Windows 10? Or will it be in Windows 11? Do you have a link on the insider blog about this option? Thank you
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  2. Posts : 64,502
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    PRMyx said:
    Hi Shawn,

    Will this option be available in Windows 10? Or will it be in Windows 11? Do you have a link on the insider blog about this option? Thank you
    Hello,

    This setting is currently available in both Windows 10 and Windows 11.

    I don't have a link to Microsoft with more details about it, but it's basically if you want the Mixed Reality Portal to automatically open whenever you connect a headset or not. You will always be able to manually open the Mixed Reality Portal.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 21H1 OS Build 19043.1055
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello,

    This setting is currently available in both Windows 10 and Windows 11.

    I don't have a link to Microsoft with more details about it, but it's basically if you want the Mixed Reality Portal to automatically open whenever you connect a headset or not. You will always be able to manually open the Mixed Reality Portal.
    Thanks for answering, Shawn. On what specific build is this available?
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 64,502
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    PRMyx said:
    Thanks for answering, Shawn. On what specific build is this available?
    Hmm, it must currently be for Insider builds in Dev channel. I don't have this setting in the latest 21H1.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 21H1 OS Build 19043.1055
       #5

    Brink said:
    Hmm, it must currently be for Insider builds in Dev channel. I don't have this setting in the latest 21H1.
    It's fine, Shawn. Thanks for the info
      My Computer


 

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