Release Date: Aug 2021

Spotlight Features

Previous Versions

Users can now install previous version of Omniverse via a new and improved interface.

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Easy Links

When opening files for the first time from a linked location, launcher now confirms the app to load with.


Users can also set the default app manually in settings.



  • Allow to customize system requirements for installable components.

  • Display a notification when applications are successfully uninstalled.

  • Added a smooth transition animation for the library tab.

  • Added thin packaging support - allows splitting large components into smaller packages that can be reused.

  • Added “Exit” button to the user menu.

  • Support installing previous versions of applications and connectors.

  • Added new dialog to select the default application used to open Omniverse links.

  • Support markdown for component description.

  • Show an error message on startup if Launcher can’t read the library database file.


  • Scale side menu on the exchange tab based on the screen size.

  • Updated Starfleet integration to use name instead of preferred_username.

  • Renamed Download Launcher button to Download Enterprise Launcher

  • Display “News” tab inside of Launcher.

  • Use thumbnail images on the exchange tab to optimize page load time.

  • Disable Launch button for three seconds after click to prevent launching apps multiple times.

  • Display an error when iframes can’t load the external web page.

  • Update privacy settings on a new login.

  • Renamed “Collaboration” tab to “Nucleus”.

  • Updated “News” and “Learn” links to hide the website header.

  • Support tables and headers for component description via Markdown and HTML.

  • Changed the inactive tab color on the library tab.

  • Made Launcher errors more readable.

  • “News” and “Learn” tabs open a web browser now instead of showing these pages in iframes.


  • Fixed issues where users could install or update the same app more than once.

  • Fixed resizing of the main window at the top.

  • Fixed issues with scrolling the exchange tab when the featured section is available.

  • Fixed showing the main window on system startup (Launcher will be hidden in the system tray).

  • Ignore system errors when Launcher removes installed components.

  • Fixed an issue when users could not change their current account without a reboot.

  • Fixed race condition when users rapidly click on the installer pause button multiple times.

  • Fixed an issue with installers not queueing up in the correct order.

  • Fixed missing vendor prefix for desktop files on Linux to register a custom protocol handler.

  • Fixed issues with floating carousel images for featured components.

  • Preserve unknown fields in privacy.toml file.

  • Invalidate cached HTTP responses on a startup.

  • Fixed issues with cached URLs for loading applications and their versions.

  • Fixed installing previous versions of applications that don’t support side-by-side installations.

  • Fixed thin package installer did not create intermediate folders for installed packages.

  • Refresh auth tokens when external apps query /auth endpoint.

  • Fixed displaying loading state on the Nucleus tab if Nucleus installer fails.

  • Fixed issue with components not been marked as installed.

  • Fixed sorting of exchange components in the left menu.

  • Fixed displaying hidden components on the library tab after installation.

  • Allow Launcher to start without downloading the GDPR agreement if it’s accepted already.

  • Fixed running applications that require the finalize script after install.

  • Fixed running applications that require the finalize script after install.


  • Launcher Cleanup tool disabled from running during uninstall/reinstall in Windows.

  • Removed OS and Video Driver from system requirements.