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 keyboard shortcut only. In this post, we will show you how how to change Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality Input Switching in Windows 10.
Change Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality Input Switching
We can change Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality Input Switching in Windows 10 in either of two quick and easy ways. We’ll explore this topic under the methods outlined below in this section:
- Via Settings app
- Via Registry Editor
Let’s take a look at the description of the step-by-step process in relation to each of the method.
1] Settings app
To change Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality Input Switching in Windows 10 via Settings app, do the following:
- Press the Windows key + I to open Settings.
- Tap or click Mixed reality.
- Click on Headset display on the left pane.
- On the right pane, under Input switching, click to select from the drop-down list Automatically switch using headset presence sensor (default) or Manually switch using Windows logo key + Y option, per requirement.
- Exit Settings app when done.
2] Registry Editor
To change Desktop and Windows Mixed Reality Input Switching in Windows 10 via Registry Editor, do the following:
Since this is a registry operation, it is recommended that you back up the registry or create a system restore point as necessary precautionary measures. Once done, you can proceed as follows:
- Press Windows key + R to invoke the Run dialog.
- In the Run dialog box, type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.
- Navigate or jump to the registry key path below:
- At the location, on the right pane, double-click IgnoreHMDPresence entry to edit its properties.
If the key is not present, right-click on the blank space on the right pane and then select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Rename the value name as IgnoreHMDPresence and hit Enter.
- Per requirement, input 1 or 0 in the Value data box for Use Windows logo key + Y or Use Windows Mixed Reality presence sensor respectively.
- Click OK or hit Enter to save the change.
- Exit Registry Editor.
- Restart computer.