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Looking Glass Bridge

Looking Glass Bridge

Looking Glass Bridge facilitates communication between your computer and any connected Looking Glass devices. It is required for Looking Glass applications and development tools. Download the latest version.

Display Resolutions for Looking Glass Devices

In Desktop Mode your Looking Glass system will show up as an additional monitor. You'll need to open Display Settings in Windows, or System Preferences -> Displays in MacOS and ensure your Looking Glass is set to Extended Display Mode, and that display scaling is set to 100%. If this is not set then software designed for Looking Glass systems will not work properly. See the table below for your device's display resolution.

Gen 2 Devices

Device
Display Resolution
Looking Glass Portrait
1536x2048
Looking Glass 16"
3840x2160
Looking Glass 32"
7680Γ—4320

Gen 1 Devices

Device
Display Resolution
Looking Glass 8.9 Gen 1
2560x1600
Looking Glass 15.6 Gen 1
3840x2160
Looking Glass 8K Gen 1
7680Γ—4320

Test your Setup

This simple test can be run to ensure that hardware is connected and software is installed and configured:
When the above button is pressed, the Looking Glass should show a 3D image like below. To close this image, move your mouse over and click anywhere on the image. The image should appear 3D. If it appears with diagonal lines (as on the right), there is an error. Please retry the setup steps above to ensure it is properly configured. If that doesn't fix it, try troubleshooting. Once the setup is complete, go back to the [User Guide welcome page to begin working with the Looking Glass.

Troubleshooting

Looking Glass Bridge not detected

If the test above shows Looking Glass Bridge not detected, make sure it's installed and running. Click here for the latest version.
If it is installed but not running...

Windows

Click on the Windows Start menu and search for "Looking Glass Bridge":
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If you can't find it, go to C:/Program Files (x86)/Looking Glass Factory/Bridge/ and double click Looking Glass Bridge.exe to launch the service.
Once launched, click "Rerun Test" at the top of this page.

Mac

You can open Looking Glass Bridge directly from your applications folder.
Once launched, click "Rerun Test" at the top of this page and you should be set!
Looking Glass Bridge does not work with safari, please use a different web browser to use Looking Glass Bridge with the web.

No Looking Glass detected / Error loading calibration

  1. 1.
    Power down your Looking Glass and Unplug all cables
  2. 2.
    Find the Looking Glass icon on the Windows taskbar or Mac menu bar
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  3. 3.
    Click on it to reveal the menu
  4. 4.
    Click "Restart Bridge"
  5. 5.
    Plug cables back in
  6. 6.
    Rerun the test at the top of this page

Linux

To install Looking Glass Bridge on Linux run the following commands after extracting the archive.
$ chmod +x lookingglassbridge.sh
$ ./lookingglassbridge.sh
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Looking Glass Bridge
Display Resolutions for Looking Glass Devices
Test your Setup
Troubleshooting
Windows
Mac
No Looking Glass detected / Error loading calibration
Linux