Deskreen makes any device using a web browser the second screen of the computer

Desiree Is a new free open source application that can be used to make any device (in the same WiFi/LAN network) via a web browser (the second screen of the computer). The tool can run on Linux, Windows and macOS.

With Deskreen, you can use mobile phones, tablets (regardless of whether they use Android, iOS, etc.), smart TVs, and any other devices with screens and web browsers (no plug-ins required; JavaScript needs to be enabled) as a device via WiFi or LAN The second screen.

It must be noted from the beginning that to be able to use Deskreen to extend the screen (rather than mirroring) to the device via WiFi or LAN, you need to use Display Dummy Plug. This is a small, inexpensive device that can be connected to the computer’s HDMI, DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort to make it think that an external monitor is connected.

The developers mentioned that they wanted to make Deskreen a plug-in-less HDMI Dummy solution, but they didn’t know how to do it.If you can help, please check Project GitHub page.

Only needed for extended screens. But Deskreen can do more than that. The app can also mirror your screen (screen sharing) and share a single app view to the device only through a web browser, which is useful for demonstration purposes.

Other Deskreen features include:

  • Support any number of devices
  • It allows to change the image quality when sharing the screen
  • Support automatic picture quality
  • End-to-end encryption
  • Dark mode user interface support

This one It is a Deskreen video demo recorded by the developer:

For information on how to use Deskreen, see Instructions for use From its website. I want to make a small note here. In my case, after connecting the device to the Linux desktop, I had to enable the “default video player” in the remote device’s web browser, and then click play in the video displayed below it. Otherwise, screen sharing will not work properly.

Before enabling the default video player:

Deskcreen mobile browser

After enabling the “Default Video Player” option and clicking “Play” in the video below:

Deskcreen mobile browser works normally

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Download Deskreen

On its website, you can find Deskreen binaries for Microsoft Windows, macOS (temporarily unsigned) and Linux. For Linux, the website provides DEB packages (for Debian/Ubuntu/Pop!_OS/Linux Mint, etc.), but if you click the “Other” button, you will be redirected to the application GitHub version page, where On the page you will also find RPM binaries and general Linux AppImages that should run on any Linux distribution.

If you wish to build it from source, please refer to Deskreen GitHub repository.

by hn