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Sharing your desktop screen to the VR app ๐Ÿ“บ
Sharing your desktop screen to the VR app ๐Ÿ“บ

You can share your screen from your browser using the Naer web application and have it show inside the VR experience

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Written by Stig Olavsen
Updated over a week ago

We've introduced a new feature that allows you to share your computer screen with others in the VR space, similar to screen sharing in video conferencing web applications. This easy-to-follow guide will help you use this screen sharing feature step-by-step.

Step 1: Start with the Naer Web Application

  1. Open the Naer web application on your computer.

  2. In the left sidebar, find and click on the list of rooms to bring up a list of available rooms.

  3. Choose the room you want to use for screen sharing by clicking on it.

  4. Once inside the room page, click the "Cast screen to room" button located at the bottom.

Step 2: Share Your Screen or Specific Content

  1. After clicking the "Cast screen to room" button, a popup will appear.

  2. In the popup, you can choose to share a specific tab, a window, or your entire screen, just like in a video conference.

  3. If you want others to hear sound from your computer, make sure to select the "Share audio" option in the popup.

Step 3: See the Shared Screen in the VR Room

  1. Put on your VR headset and enter the chosen room.

  2. Inside the VR space, you'll see the shared screen on a large screen and a smaller presenter screen, providing an immersive viewing experience.

Step 4: Stop Sharing Your Screen

  1. When you're ready to stop sharing your screen, you can:

    1. Click the "Stop sharing" button in your browser, just as you would in a video conference, or

    2. Click the "Cast screen to room" button again, which now says "Stop Casting."

Helpful Tips and Known Issues

Keep in mind that this feature is new and might have a few issues. If the "Cast screen to room" button doesn't work, try refreshing the web page. Here are some known limitations we're working to fix:

  • Screens with different shapes (aspect ratios) aren't supported yet.

  • If you leave the VR room and come back, the shared screen might not show up. To fix this, the person sharing their screen can restart the sharing process.

However, if you start sharing your screen before entering the VR room for the first time, you should be able to see the shared screen without any problems.

Conclusion

The Naer VR screen sharing feature makes it easy to share and collaborate on content during your virtual reality workshops. By following these simple steps, similar to those in video conferencing applications, you can share your computer screen with others in the VR space, creating a more engaging and interactive experience.

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