You can use Horizon Administrator user-interface features to navigate Horizon Pages and to find, filter, and sort Horizon objects.

Horizon Administrator includes many common user interface features. For example, the navigation pane on the left side of each page directs you to other Horizon Administrator pages. The search filters let you select filtering criteria that are related to the objects you are searching for.

The following table describes a few additional features that can help you to use Horizon Administrator.

Table 1. Horizon Administrator Navigation and Display Features
Horizon Administrator Feature Description
Navigating backward and forward in Horizon Administrator pages Click your browser's Back button to go to the previously displayed Horizon Administrator page. Click the Forward button to return to the current page.

If you click the browser's Back button while you are using a Horizon Administrator wizard or dialog box, you return to the main Horizon Administrator page. The information you entered in the wizard or dialog is lost.

In versions earlier than View 5.1, you cannot use your browser's Back and Forward buttons to navigate within Horizon Administrator. Separate Back and Forward buttons in the Horizon Administrator window were provided for navigation. These buttons are removed in the View 5.1 release.

Bookmarking Horizon Administrator pages You can bookmark Horizon Administrator pages in your browser.
Multicolumn sorting You can sort Horizon objects in a variety of ways by using multicolumn sorting.

Click a heading in the top row of a Horizon Administrator table to sort the Horizon objects in alphabetical order based on that heading.

For example, in the Resources > Machines page, you can click Desktop Pool to sort desktops by the pools that contain them.

The number 1 appears next to the heading to indicate that it is the primary sorting column. You can click the heading again to reverse the sorting order, indicated by an up or down arrow.

To sort the Horizon objects by a secondary item, Ctrl+click another heading.

For example, in the Machines table, you can click Users to perform a secondary sort by users to whom the desktops are dedicated. A number 2 appears next to the secondary heading. In this example, desktops are sorted by pool and by users within each pool.

You can continue to Ctrl+click to sort all the columns in a table in descending order of importance.

Press Ctrl+Shift and click to deselect a sort item.

For example, you might want to display the desktops in a pool that are in a particular state and are stored on a particular datastore. You can select Resources > Machines, click the Datastore heading, and Ctrl+click the Status heading.

Customizing table columns You can customize the display of Horizon Administrator table columns by hiding selected columns and locking the first column. This feature lets you control the display of large tables such as Catalog > Desktop Pools that contain many columns.

Right-click any column header to display a context menu that lets you take the following actions:

  • Hide the selected column.
  • Customize columns. A dialog displays all columns in the table. You can select the columns to display or hide.
  • Lock the first column. This option forces the left-hand column to remain displayed as you scroll horizontally across a table with many columns. For example, on the Catalog > Desktop Pools page, the desktop ID remains displayed as you scroll horizontally to see other desktop characteristics.
Selecting Horizon objects and displaying Horizon object details In Horizon Administrator tables that list Horizon objects, you can select an object or display object details.
  • To select an object, click anywhere in the object's row in the table. At the top of the page, menus and commands that manage the object become active.
  • To display object details, double-click the left cell in the object's row. A new page displays the object's details.

For example, on the Catalog > Desktop Pools page, click anywhere in an individual pool's row to activate commands that affect the pool.

Double-click the ID cell in the left column to display a new page that contains details about the pool.

Expanding dialog boxes to view details You can expand Horizon Administrator dialog boxes to view details such as desktop names and user names in table columns.

To expand a dialog box, place your mouse over the dots in the lower right corner of the dialog box and drag the corner.

Displaying context menus for Horizon objects You can right-click Horizon objects in Horizon Administrator tables to display context menus. A context menu gives you access to the commands that operate on the selected Horizon object.

For example, in the Catalog > Desktop Pools page, you can right-click a desktop pool to display commands such as Add, Edit, Delete, Disable (or Enable) Provisioning, and so on.