Deskope is an open source virtual desktop manager for Windows. This software allows you to project a virtual desktop in 3D using the Oculus Rift. Deskope was created by AngelJ, a member of the Oculus Developer Forums. This software works slightly different that normal Rift software. Instead of mirroring your display or using an HDMI/DVI splitter you extend the Rift as a second monitor.
What Deskope does is capture your first monitor’s video and then manipulates and redraws the active desktop contents in the second monitor. We tested Deskope in a few applications. Both normal web browsing and 2D apps work, including video. However if you try to play a DirectX game the Rift display just goes blank. We had hoped that we could get some side scroller games to work with Deskope, but no such luck. Reading a book via Nook on the Rift with Deskope is pretty cool. The Rift is rather uncomfortable to wear while laying down, however. The strap adjustments dig into the back of your head.
Download the program from the link above.
Make sure you have your video setting “Multiple Displays” set to “Extend these displays”, otherwise this program will not work.
Run Deskope and tweak the settings to your needs. Overall this program is a fun way to use Windows.
Deskope has the following hotkeys that you can use anywhere by doing a combination keypress of Control + Shift and then the hotkey: