VR desktop app?

Erikfrog
Contributor

VR desktop app?

Hi! Does Vive have an app to simulate your PC monitor screens in the VR? I'm going to be forced into an open space workplace and a VR office would help me avoid distractions.

 

I'd love to have a virtual office on the VR beach or primeval forest.

Vive Staff

Re: VR desktop app?

@Erikfrog

 

There's a number of them, but Big Screen is probably the most popular one for that purpose.
If that's not exactly what you're looking for, I can look up some alternatives as well. (Big Screen is what I use for this.)

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Erikfrog
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Re: VR desktop app?

Thanks, John. Yes, that's what I'm looking for.

 

Do you know if it supports multi monitors in the VR? I haven't found anything yet that says it does.

Vive Staff

Re: VR desktop app?

@Erikfrog,

Bigscreen does allow you to use multiple monitors but it's a little werid. It needs an actual monitor to be hooked up or faked in order to work. See this article


The other alternative is to use Virtual Desktop. At allows you to have multiple application windows (but not monitors per say). It's Win 10 only btw. 

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EliasEversole
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Re: VR desktop app?

@VibrantNebula

 

Thank you so much for the links. I will continue my research there...

Vive Staff

Re: VR desktop app?

@EliasEversole, Also take a look at OVRDrop. It's not exactly a desktop app but it's one of the most helpful OpenVR tools out there and you could use it to theoretically add an additional monitor to any session and it can be used in combination with other desktop type environments that have more limited support. 

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To connect with a live support agent for hardware support, go to www.vive.com/support, click on "contact us" in the top righthand corner, and then opt to speak with a Live Chat agent

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EliasEversole
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Re: VR desktop app?

Thanks for that link! I will take a look at it as well. I just ordered my HTC Vive and look forward to working with all these tools in less than a week. Cheers.