This App Brings Windows Desktop Out from Behind a Computer Screen

By: Laura McQuarrie - Apr 19, 2016
References: & engadget
'Virtual Desktop' is the name of an application that's been developed for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in order to bring life to the classic Windows desktop with virtual reality.

The app projects a user's desktop onto a colorful background, providing an immersive way to interact with the traditional interface. In this way, viewing the functions on a desktop is described like having an IMAX screen at the ready. With a virtual reality headpiece in place, a user can even type out emails via this VR view.

Virtual Desktop also makes it possible to watch videos on an immersive, cinematic screen, as one might on a large-screen computer monitor. Within this app, there's also support for 360-degree video content, which is ideal for tapping into some of the free virtual reality videos that have now been uploaded to YouTube.