You can quickly navigate to a remote application from a Unity Touch sidebar. From this sidebar, you can launch applications, switch between running applications, and minimize, maximize, restore, or close remote applications. You can also switch to a remote desktop.

When you access a remote application, the Unity Touch sidebar appears on the left side of the screen. If the Unity Touch sidebar is closed, a tab appears on the left side of the screen. You can swipe this tab to the right to reopen the sidebar. You can also slide the tab up or down.

Note:

You can use remote applications only if you are connected to Connection Server 6.0 or later.

Figure 1. Unity Touch Sidebar for a Remote Application
A screen shot of the Unity Touch sidebar.

From the Unity Touch sidebar, you can perform many actions on a remote application.

Table 1. Unity Touch Sidebar Actions for a Remote Application

Action

Procedure

Show the sidebar

Swipe the tab to the right to open the sidebar. When the sidebar is open, you cannot perform actions on the application screen.

Hide the sidebar

Swipe the tab to the left to close the sidebar. When the sidebar is open, you cannot perform actions on the application screen.

Switch between running applications

Tap the application under Current Connection.

Open an application

Tap the name of the application under Applications in the sidebar. The application starts and the sidebar closes.

Close a running application

  1. Touch and hold the application name under Current Connection until the context menu appears.

  2. Tap Close.

Minimize a running application

  1. Touch and hold the application name under Current Connection until the context menu appears.

  2. Tap Minimize.

Maximize a running application

  1. Touch and hold the application name under Current Connection until the context menu appears.

  2. Tap Maximize.

Restore a running application

  1. Touch and hold the application name under Current Connection until the context menu appears.

  2. Tap Restore.

Switch to a remote desktop

Tap the desktop name under Desktops.