VMware has created user interaction aids to help you navigate conventional user interface elements in a remote desktop on a non-Windows device.
As in other applications, you tap to click a user interface element.
- Use the Horizon Client Tools to display the regular virtual touchpad and use the touchpad's right-click button.
- On a touch screen, tap with two fingers at nearly the same time. The right-click occurs where the first finger tapped.
- On some devices, you can use an external mouse, such as a USB or Bluetooth mouse, to right-click.
Scrolling and Scrollbars
The following options are available for vertical scrolling.
- On a touch screen, tap with one or two fingers and then drag to scroll. The text under your fingers moves in the same direction as your fingers.
Important: Scrolling with one finger does not work if you have zoomed in, or when the onscreen keyboard is displayed, or when you are using the full-screen touchpad.
- Use the Horizon Client Tools to display the touchpad, tap the touchpad with two fingers, and then drag to scroll.
- Use the onscreen touchpad to move the mouse pointer and click scroll bars.
Zooming In and Out
As in other applications, pinch your fingers together or apart to zoom on a touch screen.
If you use the full-screen touchpad to resize a window, touch and hold one finger at the corner or side of the window and drag to resize.
If you use the regular-size virtual touchpad, touch and hold the left-click button while dragging the corner or side of a window.
Sound, Music, and Video
If you have turned on the sound for your device, you can play audio in a remote desktop.
Using a Thin Client
How you interact with Windows user interface elements when Horizon Client is installed on a thin client depends on the thin client model and the external input device you are using with the thin client. For more information, see Using Horizon Client on a Thin Client.