Horizon Client includes additional features to aid in navigation on Android devices, thin clients, and Chromebooks. Users can use external devices with remote desktops and applications, copy text and images from client devices to remote desktops and applications, and save documents in remote applications.
Feature Support Matrix Some features are supported on one type of Horizon Client but not on another.
Input Devices, Keyboards, and Keyboard Settings Horizon Client supports Bluetooth and docked keyboard devices and keyboards. You can also set preferences for settings such as auto-capitalization and text correction.
Enable the Japanese 106/109 Keyboard Layout If you are connected to a Windows XP desktop, you can configure Horizon Client to use the Japanese 106/109 keyboard layout.
Using the Real-Time Audio-Video Feature With the Real-Time Audio-Video feature, you can use the client device's built-in cameras and microphones in a remote desktop. Real-Time Audio-Video is compatible with standard conferencing applications such as Skype, WebEx, and Google Hangouts.
Using Native Operating System Gestures with Touch Redirection You can use native operating system gestures from a touch-based mobile device when you are connected to a Windows 8, Windows 10, or Windows Server 2012 remote desktop, or to a remote application that is hosted on Windows Server 2012. For example, you can touch, hold, and release an item on a Windows 8 desktop to display the item's context menu.
Using the Unity Touch Sidebar with a Remote Desktop You can quickly navigate to a remote desktop application or file from a Unity Touch sidebar. From this sidebar, you can open files and applications, switch between running applications, and minimize, maximize, restore, or close windows and applications in a remote desktop.
Using the Unity Touch Sidebar with a Remote Application 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.
Horizon Client Tools on a Mobile Device On a mobile device, the Horizon Client Tools include buttons for displaying the onscreen keyboard, virtual touchpad, configuration settings, and a virtual keypad for arrow keys and function keys.
Gestures VMware has created user interaction aids to help you navigate conventional Windows user interface elements on a non-Windows device.
Multitasking You can switch between Horizon Client and other apps without losing a remote desktop or application connection.
Copying and Pasting Text and Images By default, you can copy and paste plain text from the client device to a remote desktop or application. If a Horizon administrator enables the feature, you can also copy and paste plain text from a remote desktop or application to the client device, or between two remote desktops or applications.
Dragging and Dropping Text and Image Files 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.
Saving Documents in a Published Application With certain published applications, such as Microsoft Word or WordPad, you can create and save documents. Where these documents are saved depends on your company's network environment. For example, your documents might be saved to a home share mounted on your local computer.
Screen Resolutions and Using External Displays You can use Horizon Client with external displays and you can change screen resolutions.
PCoIP Client-Side Image Cache PCoIP client-side image caching stores image content on the client to avoid retransmission. This feature reduces bandwidth usage.
Internationalization and International Keyboards Both the Horizon Client user interface and the documentation are available in English, Japanese, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Spanish. International keyboards of English-United States, Japanese, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Spanish are supported.