You can add a shortcut for a remote desktop or application to the Android home screen and then tap the shortcut to open the remote desktop or application.

About this task

On Android 4 through 7 devices, Horizon Client adds the remote desktop or application shortcut to the Android home screen.

On Android 8 devices, remote desktop and application shortcuts appear as entries above the Horizon app icon when you touch and hold the app icon. You can drag an entry from the app icon to the Android home screen to create a shortcut directly on the Android home screen.

When Horizon Client for Android is installed on a Chromebook, Horizon Client adds the remote desktop or application shortcut to the Chrome App Launcher.

This feature is not available on Amazon devices, on Android devices that are managed by AirWatch, or when you connect to the server anonymously by using the Unauthenticated Access feature.

Procedure

  1. You can add a desktop or application shortcut before or after you connect to a server.

    If you are not connected to a server, you must have connected to the remote desktop or application at least once from the device so that a shortcut for the desktop or application appears on the Recent tab.

    Option

    Action

    If you have not connected to a server

    On the Recent tab, touch and hold the shortcut until Add To Home appears at the bottom of the window and then drag the shortcut to Add To Home.

    If you are connected to a server

    On the All or Favorites tab, touch and hold the desktop or application shortcut until the context menu appears and tap Add To Home.

  2. Type a name for the shortcut and tap OK.

    If the name is longer than 12 characters, the extra characters do not appear on the Android home screen.