Launcher Release Notes

Known Issues

Cent OS

There is a known issue regarding CentOS using the Omniverse Launcher.

QUICK FIX: Include the --no-sandbox flag when launching from terminal.

Launcher (General)

  • Incompatibility with the latest nvidia display driver

  • If Legacy MS Edge (non-chromium) is your default browser, logging in will not always work properly

  • An internet connection is required to use launcher

  • Occasional graphical artifacts and errors in Launcher UI for certain driver OS combinations

Release Notes

Launcher 1.5.4 (2022-04-18)



  • Fixed an issue where users couldn’t change configured paths in Launcher.

  • Fixed Italian translations.

  • Fixed an issue where Launcher couldn’t be started if System Monitor is installed but missing on disk.

  • Fixed an issue where connector updates were started immediately instead of being queued on the library tab.

  • Fixed an issue where components couldn’t be found by full names and tags on the Exchange tab.

Launcher 1.5.3 (2022-03-31)


  • Added a check argument for omniverse-launcher://install command that manages throwing an error in case the same component is already installed.

  • Support external links for third-party content.


  • Fixed an issue where downloaded zip archives were not removed when the installer is cancelled.

  • Improved Italian localization.

  • Fixed an issue where licenses were required for third-party content.

  • Fixed an issue where problematic components could crash the application.

Launcher 1.5.1 (2022-01-18)


  • Launcher can now pull notifications from the server. This can be used to send important messages to users instead of displaying them in the toolbar.


  • Changed colors for messages displayed in the bottom toolbar (white for regular text and blue for links instead of yellow).


  • Escape desktop entry path on Linux for opening custom protocol links.

  • Fixed an issue where News and Learn tabs were refreshed when Launcher lost or regained focus.

  • Increased the default window size to fit the cache path in the Launcher settings.

  • Raise an error when users try to install components that are already installed.

  • Raise an error when users try to launch components that are not installed.

  • Fixed an issue where some packages couldn’t be moved to the right location by offline installer.

Launcher 1.4.0 (2021-11-22)


  • Added retries for downloading EULA and GDPR agreements.


  • Fixed an issue with scrolling the left menu on the exchange tab.

  • Fixed an issue where Launcher dialogs were displayed behind the exchange view after navigation.

  • Fixed an issue where thin packages could not install correctly if the file system had dangling symlinks.

  • Remove all unused packages on the startup.

  • Fixed an issue where failed updates changed the latest registered app version in the library.

  • Fixed an issue where scheduling two installers could not finish the download if authentication needs to be refreshed.

  • Fixed an issue with collecting hardware info on Windows 11.

  • Fixed sending multiple simultaneous session events.

Launcher 1.3.3 (2021-10-21)


  • Added the OS version to com.nvidia.omniverse.launcher.session telemetry event.

  • Added the locale to com.nvidia.omniverse.launcher.session telemetry event.

  • Added “Developer” and “Publisher” fields to component details.

  • Show “Welcome to Omniverse” page on the first launch.

  • Support installing Enterprise Launcher to a shared location on Linux.


  • Fixed an issue where “Add Connector” button was pointing to the wrong location on the Exchange tab.

  • Fixed an issue where the default Omniverse app was not reset after its last version is uninstalled.

  • Fixed an issue where the startup component didn’t react on the background authentication.

  • Fixed an issue where installers that were initiated from the library tab ignored the current queue and started a download immediately.

  • Fixed Japanese translations.

  • Fixed an issue that caused a delay for queuing new installers.

  • Fixed an issue where components were added to the library before they were registered by scripts.

  • Fixed an issue where component platforms were determined incorrectly if thin packaging is used.

  • Fixed an issue where installers used incorrect path with the latest component version instead of the specified version.

Launcher 1.3.4 (2021-10-29)


  • Show the installation date for apps displayed on the library tab.

  • Added “Collect debug info” button to the settings dialog to prepare a tarball with logs and configuration files.

  • Show “External link” button for third-party components on the detailed page.


  • Fixed an issue where links on the “Learn” tab didn’t work after watching a video.

  • Fixed showing the latest component version instead of the currently installed version on the library tab.

  • Fixed an issue with dangling installers in the queue.

Launcher 1.2.8

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.

1.1.2 (2021-03-26)

Spotlight Features

New “Learn Tab” available in launcher lets you get quick and immediate “in-launcher” access to our video learning portal. From Introductory content for the beginner to highly focused deep dives for the experienced, Omniverse Learning Videos are now just a click away.


New Capabilities

  • Show available updates for components on the exchange tab.

  • Show component versions in the list view on the exchange tab.

  • Added omniverse-launcher://exit command to close the launcher.

  • Register a custom protocol handler on Linux automatically.

  • HTTP API to get the current authentication info.

  • HTTP API to get a list of installed components and their settings.

  • Added Learn tab.

  • Added new options to group and sort content on the exchange tab.

  • Added the list view for components on the exchange tab.

  • Use omniverse-launcher:// custom protocol to accept commands from other apps.

  • Added the telemetry service for events from external applications.


  • Changed the aspect ratio of images used in component cards to be 16:9.

  • Fixed focusing the search bar automatically when nothing was typed in the input.

  • Fixed reinstalling components that were marked as installed after a restart.

  • Changed the gap between cards on the Exchange tab using the grid view.

  • Fixed refreshing News and Learn pages when users click on the header tabs.

  • Fixed News and Learn links to load webpages without headers and footers.

  • Fixed the scrollbar on the Exchange tab not working correctly when dragged with a mouse.

  • Fixed clicking area for the notification bell.

  • Fixed Nucleus showing up in the library.

  • Fixed “Uninstall” button position in component settings dialog.

  • Fixed the search input losing focus after typing.

  • Fixed losing the search filters after selecting a card on the exchange tab.

  • Changed how content is structured and searched on the exchange tab – moved Apps and Connectors categories to the left menu.

  • Improved the load speed and performance on the exchange tab.

  • Show placeholder in the installation queue if no downloads are queued.

  • Load messages displayed in the footer from the server.

  • Match the font size used for links in the settings dialog.

  • Updated links on Collaboration tab.

  • Fixed extracting files from zip archives with a read-only flag on Windows.

  • Fixed error that crashed browser page and didn’t let users log in.

  • Fixed showing invalid error messages in the exchange tab when Starfleet returns unexpected response body.

  • Fixed expiration of the authentication token.

1.0.50 (2021-03-09)


  • Catch unexpected Starfleet responses and return the error that tells users to log in.

  • Fixed licenses link not working on Linux.


  • Remove debug noise in logs from the auto-updater.


New Features

  • News tab – shows the latest information about Omniverse

  • Show Nucleus Web on the collaboration tab

  • Improved keyboard navigation and accessibility

  • Update info for installed apps and connectors automatically when the library tab is opened

  • Improved the drag area for the main window

  • Remove failed installers from the installation queue automatically

  • Added a button to clear the search input

  • Added a button to open logs location

  • Allow users to copy notification text

  • Hide Launcher when started with the system

  • Change the bell color to red if notifications contain errors

  • Added a header for error notifications

  • Added a link to show open-source licenses used in the launcher

  • Create a user session in System Monitor after Nucleus is installed

  • Show loading indicators and errors on the startup window


  • Fixed installation controls were not clickable

  • Ignore OS errors during the installation cancel

  • Fixed problems with loading internal launcher settings

  • Fixed problems with initialization during the authentication

  • Fixed a bug where users went back in collaboration tab and saw ‘null’ instead of a data path

  • Fixed a bug where users got redirected to a broken Nucleus page when clicked on a notification

  • Fixed left spacing in component details on the exchange tab

  • Fixed issues with invalid usernames specified during the installation of the collaboration service

  • Fixed users were not prompted to select data paths or install Cache

  • Fixed previous Cache versions were not deleted automatically after updates

  • Fixed the launch button on the library tab displaying “Up to date” when update is available

  • Fixed “Cancel” button was visible when installing components

  • Fixed text overflow in the installation progress


  • Added News section to display content from Omniverse News in the launcher

  • Fixed collecting hardware info on Linux when lshw returns an array

  • Add a login session in System Monitor when Nucleus is installed

  • Moved all licenses to PACKAGE-LICENSES folder, added a LICENSES link to the about dialog

  • Fixed user was not prompted to select data paths or install Cache


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