How Do I Display the Desktop in VR Valve Index?

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By Eric Wilson

Are you wondering how to display your desktop while in VR using Valve Index? Well, you’re in luck!

It’s actually quite simple and can be done with just a few clicks. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps on how to display your desktop in VR Valve Index.

First things first, make sure that your Valve Index is properly connected to your computer and that SteamVR is up and running. Once you’ve confirmed this, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open SteamVR and click on the “Dashboard” icon located on the right-hand controller.

Step 2: Select “Desktop” from the options available.

Step 3: You should now see your desktop displayed in VR.

If you want to adjust the size and position of the desktop window, simply use the trackpad or joystick on your controller to move it around. You can also resize it by pressing down on the trackpad or joystick and then moving it up or down.

Now, let’s say that you want to display a specific application or window instead of your entire desktop. This can also be done quite easily.

Step 1: Open the application or window that you want to display in VR.

Step 2: Go back into SteamVR and select “Desktop” from the options available.

Step 3: Click on “Display Mirror” located at the bottom of the screen.

Step 4: You should now see a list of all open windows and applications. Select the one that you want to display in VR.

And that’s it! You should now see your selected window or application displayed in VR through Valve Index.

Note:
If for any reason this doesn’t work for you, make sure that your graphics card drivers are up-to-date as this can sometimes cause issues with displaying the desktop in VR.

  • If you’re still having trouble, try restarting both SteamVR and your computer.
  • It’s also important to note that not all applications are compatible with VR, so if you’re having trouble displaying a specific application, it may not be supported.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, displaying your desktop in VR Valve Index is a straightforward process that can be done with just a few clicks. Whether you want to display your entire desktop or just a specific window, Valve Index makes it easy to do so. So go ahead and give it a try!

Happy VRing!