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.

A Horizon administrator can configure this feature so that copy and paste operations are allowed only from the client device to a remote desktop or application, or only from a remote desktop or application to the client device, or both, or neither.

You can also copy and paste images and Rich Text Format (RTF) text, but the following restrictions apply:

  • You cannot copy and paste RTF text on a Chromebook.

  • You can copy and paste images and RTF text from the client device to a remote desktop or application. You cannot copy and paste images and RTF text from a remote desktop or application to the client device.

  • Only Google apps are supported. For example, you can copy and paste images and RTF text from Google Docs, Gmail, Chrome, Google+, Google Hangouts, Google Calendar, Google Sheets, and Google Slides.

  • You can copy and paste images only when the client device can access the Google website.

  • If you select an image and RTF text (or plain text) together, the image is discarded and only the text is copied and pasted. To copy and paste an image, you must select only the image.

The clipboard can accommodate a maximum of 1 MB of data for copy and paste operations. If the text and RTF data together use less than maximum clipboard size, the formatted text is pasted. Often the RTF data cannot be truncated, so that if the text and formatting use more than the maximum clipboard size amount, the RTF data is discarded, and plain text is pasted. If you are unable to paste all of the formatted text you selected in one operation, you might need to copy and paste smaller amounts in each operation.