Looking Glass Bridge
Required Software for Looking Glass Displays
Looking Glass Bridge facilitates communication between your computer and any connected Looking Glass devices. It is required for Looking Glass applications, webapps and development tools. Download the latest version from our software downloads page here.
Looking Glass Bridge is available for Windows, MacOS (m1/intel) and Linux based systems.
For Looking Glass Bridge to function properly your Looking Glass display must be setup properly in desktop mode. Follow the instructions on the following pages to make sure everything is pixel perfect.
To learn more about using Looking Glass Bridge checkout the instructions on the following page. These instructions will walk you through how to use Bridge's basic and advanced functionality.
This simple test can be run to ensure that hardware is connected, and software is installed and configured:
When the above button is pressed, your Looking Glass should show a hologram! If your device isn't showing a hologram, please make sure that you've got Looking Glass Bridge running, or that your device is properly plugged in and running in desktop mode.
If it is installed but not running...
Click on the Windows Start menu and search for "Looking Glass Bridge":
If you can't find it, go to
C:/Program Files (x86)/Looking Glass Factory/Bridge/and double click
Looking Glass Bridge.exeto launch it.
You can open Looking Glass Bridge directly from your applications folder.
Looking Glass Bridge does not work with safari, please use a different web browser to use Looking Glass Bridge with the web.
Looking Glass displays have two types of cables that should be connected to the computer, a USB cable and a HDMI/Displayport cable, depending on the model. Ensure that you've got both cables connected and that your Looking Glass is powered on.
- 1.Power down your Looking Glass and unplug all cables
- 2.Find the Looking Glass icon on the Windows taskbar or Mac menu bar.
- 3.Click on it to reveal the menu.
- 4.Click "Restart Bridge"
- 5.Plug cables back in
To install Looking Glass Bridge on Linux run the following commands after extracting the archive.
$ chmod +x lookingglassbridge.sh