Hello everyone.

We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.

The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.

The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.

On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.

So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.

Feedback & Request: USB Port on HoloLens

Hello HoloLens team,

Currently HoloLens does not seem to recognize USB HID signals being fed through the USB port. For example, if I connect a USB Mouse to the USB port, HoloLens does not recognize any clicks or mouse motion signals. Interestingly, it will recognize clicks and mouse motion signals if they are sent wirelessly by a Bluetooth computer mouse.

Making the USB port fully functional (to recognize at least the HID signals) will allow makers to interface their prototypes/devices with the HoloLens without having to build in power and wireless connectivity into their prototypes, thereby helping build innovative devices in the HoloLens ecosystem faster. It will also help people to select things without using the tap gesture or the clicker.

In the interim, it will be great if you can provide a USB driver to load on the HoloLens so as to recognize the USB HID signals.

Thanks.

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