Hello everyone.

We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.

The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.

The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.

On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.

So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.

Using Hololens as a monitor

Hello, sorry if this is in the wrong category. I'm looking to use the Hololens as a virtual monitor only for my desktop. For example, I want to virtually display 2d programs that will run using the power of my desktop CPU. I have 9 monitors currently, and I want to see what it's like having virtual screens instead. Any help is appreciated.



  • Peter_NZPeter_NZ ✭✭✭

    I tried this and failed, but in theory it will work to a degree. On Windows Server you can serve up applications using RDP, the using the Remote Desktop application for the HoloLens you should be able to access those applications. However, where I hit problems was in the certificates as I was generating my own rather than using a public signed one.

  • this is the only application that makes sense with AR (productivity wise)… should've been out of the box feature since Win10 can connect wirelessly to other displays

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