Desktop Portal is an Addon for SteamVR that aims to bridge the gap of using your desktop while in VR, and provide easy access to common things you would want to do in VR.
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Positive (11) - 90% of the 11 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 11, 2020
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Note: This Early Access software is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to use this software in its current state, then you should wait to see if it progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Desktop Portal is an ongoing process. Development won't stop anytime soon, as I have many concepts and features that I would love to work on adding to it.

The program is still in a very early stage, and expectations should be lowered to respect this. However, I wanted to get it out on Steam so I can start getting more community feedback to better shape the future of Desktop Portal.”

Approximately how long will this software be in Early Access?

“Early access will last for around 4-5 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“During early access, there's many different features I want to add and concepts I want to explore, such as:
  • Full custom app support with Steam Workshop integration.
  • More intuitive and physical keyboards, such as a swype style keyboard.
  • Continued performance and stability improvements.
  • More user customization. Custom Snap Points, custom UI themes, etc.
  • Saving and loading window layouts for specific use cases.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of Desktop Portal contains all features mentioned in the description below.
This means, capturing desktop windows as overlays, pinning and anchoring overlays within your VR playspace, and having easy access to all your SteamVR games. This feature list, as mentioned above, will expand overtime during Early Access.”

Will this software be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“After Early Access ends, the price of Desktop Portal will increase to reflect the amount of new features and functionality it contains.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Community involvement is my number one priority. I'll be looking for feedback from all users on my Community Discord, integrating new suggested features, fixing bugs that are found, and answering any questions about the future of Desktop Portal.”
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About This Software

What is this?

Desktop Portal is an advanced Addon for SteamVR, with a suite of tools that make doing previously difficult things in VR easy!


READ BEFORE BUYING:
- Desktop Portal requires Windows 10 for full functionality.
- Oculus headsets are supported, but only for games that can be run in OpenVR mode. Please be wary of this.
- It cannot currently capture any programs running as Admin. (AKA Task Manager). A fix for that is in the works ;)

Features

  • Spawn in windows from your desktop, and put them anywhere you want in your playspace.
  • Anchor, resize, curve, and opaci... fy? your overlays!
  • A sleek and intuitive UI designed from the ground up for VR.
  • Easily control music and check your FPS from the watch!
  • Play a game that requires input focus to work properly? Desktop Portal has an option for that!
  • Input blocking! Never again do you have to be annoyed by constantly messing up stuff in your game when trying to interact with overlays! (requires advanced setting in SteamVR)
  • Desktop Portal Library, a sleek and feature packed replacement for the SteamVR Library.
  • SteamVR Input 2.0! Hate my default bindings? Check the community bindings for something you like, or make your own!

Free Demo

Try before you buy, and make sure it works for you! To get the free demo, head over to the community section for Desktop Portal. There, you can find a pinned post in discussions about it!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1060
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 1909
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 or AMD Equivilent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1080
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 120 MB available space

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