You can switch between Horizon Client and other apps without losing a remote desktop or application connection.

In a WiFi network, by default Horizon Client runs in the background indefinitely. In a 3G network, Horizon Client suspends data transmission when you switch to another app. Data transmission resumes when you switch back to Horizon Client.

The Horizon Client icon appears in the status bar when the app is running in the background and there is a connection to a remote desktop. To switch back to Horizon Client, tap the icon in the status bar.

You can copy and paste plain text between an Android device application and a remote desktop or between two remote desktops. Formatting information is not copied.

  • Text that you copy to your Android device's clipboard is automatically copied to your remote desktop's clipboard when you log in to the remote desktop.
  • If you are logged in to a remote desktop, text that you copy to the remote desktop's clipboard is copied to your Android device's clipboard when you press the Home button or switch to the background.

By default, you can copy and paste plain text between an Android device application and a remote application. The clipboard can accommodate up to 64K characters for copy and paste operations.

To enable users to copy plain text between a remote application and an Android device application, you must modify the PCoIP or VMware Blast group policy setting called Configure clipboard redirection on the RDS host that hosts the remote application pool.

For information about configuring PCoIP and VMware Blast group policy settings, see the Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View document.