VMware has created user interaction aids to help you navigate conventional Windows user interface elements on a non-Windows device.

Clicking

As in other applications, you tap to click a user interface element.

Right-Clicking

The following options are available for right-clicking:

  • 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 has the following limitations: It 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.

Window Resizing

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 sound is turned on 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 your thin client model and the external input device you are using with your thin client. For more information, see Using Horizon Client on a Thin Client.