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8 Solutions to Stop Roblox Trigger SteamVR to Start Automatically

Frustrated by Roblox triggering SteamVR whenever you start a game? Discover effective methods to halt this annoyance and enjoy uninterrupted Roblox gaming.

Solution 1: Alter Steam VR settings

  1. Open Steam VR.
  2. Access Settings.
  3. Head to the Developer section.
  4. Locate the option tied to Steam VR’s startup behavior with applications.
  5. Adjust the setting to halt Steam VR from launching alongside applications.

Alter Steam VR settings to Stop Roblox Triggering SteamVR Start Automatically

Solution 2: Disable VR Mode in Roblox settings

  1. Launch a Roblox game.
  2. Access the in-game ESC menu.
  3. Scroll to the settings’ bottom.
  4. Locate VR Mode and switch it to Off (Pending Restart).
  5. Close Roblox. When reopening a Roblox game, Steam VR should stay at bay.

Solution 3: Rename the SteamVR folder

  1. Locate Steam’s installation directory on your PC.
  2. Spot the SteamVR folder.
  3. Rename it to something distinct like “SteamVR_Disabled.”
  4. To revert, rename the folder back to “SteamVR” for reactivation.

Solution 4: Disconnect VR hardware

  1. Safely unplug your VR headset from the PC.
  2. Ensure all VR-related hardware is disconnected before launching Roblox.

Solution 5: Resolve software conflicts

  1. Shut down unnecessary programs before starting Roblox.
  2. Check for updates for both Roblox and Steam VR. A newer version might resolve the issue.

Solution 6: Modify Roblox settings file

  1. Close both Roblox and Steam entirely.
  2. Locate the Roblox settings file, usually found in the AppData folder (e.g., C:\Users[YourUsername]\AppData\Local\Roblox).
  3. Open the settings file using a text editor like Notepad.
  4. Find the line related to VR or SteamVR and set its value to false or 0.
  5. Save the file and relaunch Roblox to implement the changes. This manual adjustment deactivates VR settings that might trigger Steam VR.

Solution 7: Launch Roblox in desktop mode

  1. Right-click the Roblox game shortcut.
  2. Choose “Open file location” to access the Roblox executable.
  3. Create a new shortcut by right-clicking the Roblox executable.
  4. Right-click the new shortcut, select “Properties.”
  5. In the “Target” field, add -vr at the path’s end to enforce desktop mode.
  6. Apply the changes and use this shortcut to open Roblox. This method compels Roblox to initiate in desktop mode, bypassing Steam VR.

Solution 8: Contact customer support

If all other methods fail and Steam VR persists in launching with Roblox, it’s time to seek assistance from the dedicated support teams.

Contact Roblox Support and Steam Support, detailing your issue. Their expertise can offer specialized guidance and tailored solutions to resolve this persistent problem.

Also read: Solved: How to Fix Roblox Not Loading or Closing After “Installing Roblox…”

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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