You can drag a text file or an image file from local storage on the client device to a published application or an open application in a remote desktop and drop the content of the file into the application.

For example, if Horizon Client is installed on an Android phone, you can select Settings > Storage > Explore or open the MyFiles app, select a folder, and drag a text file to the Wordpad application in a remote desktop. If Horizon Client is installed on a Chromebook, you can drag files from the Downloads folder or from a USB device attached to the Chromebook.

This feature has the following limitations and requirements:

  • You can drag and drop a maximum of 1 MB of data.

  • You cannot drag and drop Rich Text Format (RTF) text.

  • If you select multiple files, only the content of the first file is dropped into the application.

  • You cannot drag and drop text files and image files from a remote desktop or application to the client device.

  • Android 7.0 or later is required for Android client devices.

  • Chrome OS M63 or later is required for Chrome client devices.

A Horizon administrator can use the Configure clipboard redirection group policy settings to disable this feature. For more information, see the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon 7 document.