Horizon Client includes additional features to aid in navigation on Android devices, thin clients, and Chromebook devices. Users can use external devices with remote desktops and published applications, copy text and images from client devices to remote desktops and published applications, and save documents in published applications.
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Feature Support for Horizon Client for Android Clients Certain guest operating systems and remote desktop features require specific Horizon Agent versions. Use this information when planning which features to make available to your end users.
Using Native Operating System Gestures with Touch Redirection With the touch redirection feature, you can use native operating system gestures from a touch-based mobile device in a remote desktop or published application. For example, you can touch, hold, and release an item on a Windows 8.1 remote desktop to display the item's context menu.
Using the Unity Touch Sidebar with a Remote Desktop You can quickly navigate to an application or file in a remote desktop from the Unity Touch sidebar. From this sidebar, you can open files and applications, switch between running applications, and minimize, maximize, restore, or close windows and applications in a remote desktop.
Using the Unity Touch Sidebar with a Published Application You can quickly navigate to a published application from the Unity Touch sidebar. From this sidebar, you can start published applications, switch between running published applications, and minimize, maximize, restore, or close published applications. You can also switch to a remote desktop.
Using the Horizon Client Tools on a Mobile Device On a mobile device, the Horizon Client Tools include buttons for displaying the onscreen keyboard, virtual touchpad, configuration settings, and a virtual keypad for arrow keys and function keys.
Input Devices, Keyboards, and Keyboard Settings You can use Bluetooth and docked keyboard devices and keyboards with remote desktops and published applications. You can also set preferences for settings, such as auto-capitalization and text correction.
Gestures VMware has created user interaction aids to help you navigate conventional user interface elements in a remote desktop on a non-Windows device.
Multitasking You can switch between Horizon Client and other apps without losing a remote desktop or published application connection.
Cutting and Pasting Text and Images By default, you can copy and paste plain text and HTML-format rich text from the client device to a remote desktop or published application.
Dragging Text and Image Files You can drag a text or image file from local storage on the client device to a published application or open application in a remote desktop and drop the file's content into the application. To use this feature, you must have an Android 7.0 or later device, or a Chromebook that is running Chrome OS M63 or later.
Using the Real-Time Audio-Video Feature With the Real-Time Audio-Video feature, you can use the client device's built-in cameras and microphones in a remote desktop or published application. Real-Time Audio-Video is compatible with standard conferencing applications such as Skype, WebEx, and Google Hangouts.
Printing From a Remote Desktop or Published Application With the VMware Integrated Printing feature, you can print to a network printer or a locally attached printer from a remote desktop or published application.
Use USB Devices in a Remote Desktop or Published Application With the USB redirection feature, you can use locally attached USB devices, such as thumb flash drives, in a remote desktop or published application.
Saving Documents in a Published Application With certain published applications, such as Microsoft Word or WordPad, you can create and save documents. Where these documents are saved depends on your company's network environment. For example, your documents might be saved to a home share mounted on your local computer.
Use Multiple Sessions of a Published Application From Different Client Devices When multi-session mode is activated for a published application, you can use multiple sessions of the same published application when you log in to the server from different client devices.
Screen Resolutions and Using External Displays You can use Horizon Client with external displays and you can change screen resolutions.
Using DPI Synchronization The DPI Synchronization feature ensures that the DPI setting in a remote desktop or published application matches the client system's DPI setting.
PCoIP Client-Side Image Cache PCoIP client-side image caching stores image content on the client to avoid retransmitting data. This feature reduces bandwidth use.
Using International Keyboards To select a language for the keyboard or voice, tap the Keyboard Settings key on the onscreen keyboard. The Keyboard Settings key is the left-most key on the bottom row of the onscreen keyboard.