VR Toolbox is your VR mission control: enjoy virtual desktop, gaming, movies, and 360 video in your own personalized space. Mixed Reality is now Supported!
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Release Date:
Dec 26, 2016

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Notice: Requires a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.

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February 26

Walking and Discord!

We have a few updates for VR Toolbox!

First, we’ve added a great new way to get around - walking mode! With two controllers activated, holding the grip buttons allows for hand movement to move you forward and backward in a natural way. While the controllers are pointed down (as if to your sides) this moves towards the direction you are currently facing. When the controllers are up, this instead moves backwards.

Second, we’ve decided to streamline conversation for VR Toolbox by opening up a new Discord server! Come by to chat, ask questions about features, and get help getting VRT all set up.
Click Here to join our Discord server!

Third, we’ve been having an issue with VLC recently. Some users have experienced issues with VLC 3.06 and beyond, especially with an upgrade installation instead of a clean installation, so we’ve added a prompt to get users to install VLC 2.28 for the sake of maintaining stability with video playback.

We’re aware that webcam and camera passthru have been experiencing some issues recently, and will see what we can do to fix them soon.

Thanks for your continued support!
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January 7

Windows 7 Support

We listened to your request and carefully designed a performant Windows 7 desktop capture. With this we are enabling Windows 7 support. Previously VR Toolbox required Windows 8.1 or 10.

There are a couple limitations to keep in mind:

  • Non-DX 10/11 full screen exclusive apps will freeze the desktop capture. If you play OpenGL or DX9 games, please choose full screen borderless or windowed mode in the game settings.
  • Only DX 10/11 apps can be detached in their own window, and will do so automatically.


* Note that in a rare condition, exiting VR Toolbox can cause your monitor to go blank / black. If this happens to you, please email us at support@mydreaminteractive.com. To bring back your desktop, press Win+R (to open the Run dialog) and type "taskkill /im dwm.exe", followed by hitting Enter.
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“Part of a dream room is allowing infinite TVs and monitors, which is supported through LightVR’s functionality, allowing users to create as many web apps as they like, whether that means watching YouTube videos and playing a video game or Skyping with friends.”

“The idea of being able to do all of your work, inside your VR headset, is incredibly enticing for a lot of people.”

About This Software

Laptop users, please setup using this guide.


  • Create massive screens and customize to your taste.
  • Desktop screens (one screen mirror per attached monitor), incl. laptop support.
  • Additional web screens (e.g. Youtube, Facebook, Skype, etc).
  • Additional screens for images (including stereo .jps and .mpo), videos, pdf, txt and many others formats. (Click on "Open" or just drag and drop onto VR Toolbox).
  • Additional screens for individual Windows apps.
  • One click YouTube360 in 4K.
  • 2D, 3D (SBS / TB), 180 and 360 video support.
  • Boost multi-tasking and readability with Focus Mode (CTRL+SHIFT+F).
  • See your hands, keyboard and drink while in VR with Blended Reality. (Vive only)
  • Built-in VR keyboard.
  • Decorate your VR space with numerous built-in props, rooms, and personal images. Additional props available in Steam Workshop.
  • Vive tracker support.
  • Direct3D 11 injector - run your desktop games at 90 fps from within VR Toolbox with minimal overhead. Guide.
  • First person shooter mode for extra immersiveness.

* Once detached, an app doesn't need to be kept visible on the desktop anymore. If an app detaches as black (ie Chrome / MS Word), turn off hardware acceleration in the app.


Please follow the guide: https://www.vr-toolbox.com/guide#vive to setup Steam / SteamVR.

Watching Youtube 360 in 4k and Twitch requires opening them on a web screen and 64-bit 2.2.8 VLC to be installed on the system (not compatible with 3.x VLC). Get it here.

Controller Buttons

Menu button (joystick click on Oculus) -
  • single click: per prop menu
  • double click: global menu (to add screens / props, etc)
  • click and hold: detach the app under the pointer onto its own VR screen (Win 8.1 / Win 10 only)
Trigger - grab a prop
Grip button - reorient a prop

Left click on touchpad (B on Oculus) - left mouse click
Right click on touchpad (A on Oculus) - right mouse click


Hold CTRL+SHIFT and:

C - Wrap a screen on a cylinder around the camera (can reach very high curvature)
F - Focus a screen
L - Lock the camera translation (could be useful for backgrounds with nearby objects)
P - Detach an app into its own screen
R - Crop a desktop screen to the currently focused app
S - Resize a screen
W - Use a webcam as a beer cam
3 - Toggle the stereo / 3D mode of a screen

F1 - Turn on/off mouse cursor
F2 - Recenter view
F3 - Change stereo mode
F4 - Toggle camera pass-through
F5 - Turn controllers on/off
F8 - Take screenshot
F9 - Debug textures / lighting
F10 - Wireframe
F11 - Camera stabilization for video recordings
F12 - Toggle the mirror view window

Arrow keys - move around the scene
Space - Toggle first person mode


VR Toolbox is user-extensible. Check out the guides section:



We try to thoroughly test, but an issue might go undetected. If you have a problem with VR Toolbox, please post in the discussion forums and I'll help / address it. You can subscribe to the beta branch to get the latest and greatest features and give your feedback in the forum as well.

Chrome on some systems detaches from the desktop as a black screen. If it happens for you, please try Firefox.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 8.1 or 10. Windows 7 is not supported.
    • Processor: Intel i7-920 minimum, Intel i5-4590 or greater recommended
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 960 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift CV1 with Touch, or Windows MR, is Required
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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