How to View and Interact with Windows 10 PC Desktop inside Windows Mixed Reality


Mixed reality blends real-world and virtual content into hybrid environments where physical and digital objects coexist and interact.

While inside Windows Mixed Reality, you can use the Desktop app to view and interact with your PC desktop without taking off your headset.

This tutorial will show you how to view and interact with your Windows 10 PC desktop while inside Windows Mixed Reality without taking off your headset.



Here's How:

1. While using the Mixed Reality Portal app for mixed reality, press the Windows button on your motion controller to open the Start menu. (see screenshot below)

View and Interact with Windows 10 Desktop in Windows Mixed Reality-motion_controller.png

2. Select the All Apps icon on the Start menu, or say the All Apps voice command. (see screenshot below)

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3. Select the Desktop app icon on the Start menu, or say the Desktop voice command. (see screenshot below)

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4. You will now see your PC desktop while inside Windows Mixed Reality. (see screenshot below)

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5. If you have multiple displays connected to your Windows 10 PC, then you can select the Switch monitor icon at the top left corner of the Desktop app or say the Switch monitor voice command to switch between desktops on each display. (see screenshot below)

The main display is shown by default in the Desktop app.

View and Interact with Windows 10 Desktop in Windows Mixed Reality-pc_desktop_in_windows_mixed_reality-4.jpg

6. Select the display you want to switch to. (see screenshot below)

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7. When you are finished interacting with your PC desktop, you can select the Close icon at the top right corner of the Desktop app or say the Close voice command. (see screenshot below)

View and Interact with Windows 10 Desktop in Windows Mixed Reality-pc_desktop_in_windows_mixed_reality-6.jpg


That's it,
Shawn