Horizon Client includes additional features to aid in navigation on Android devices, thin clients, and Chromebook devices. Users can use external devices with remote desktops and published applications, copy text and images from client devices to remote desktops and published applications, and save documents in published applications.
Feature Support Matrix for Horizon Client for Android When planning which display protocol and features to make available to your end users, use the following information to determine which guest operating systems support the feature.
Input Devices, Keyboards, and Keyboard Settings You can use Bluetooth and docked keyboard devices and keyboards with remote desktops and published applications. 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 remote 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 or published application. 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 With the touch redirection feature, you can use native operating system gestures from a touch-based mobile device in a remote desktop or published application. For example, you can touch, hold, and release an item on a Windows 8 remote desktop to display the item's context menu.
Using the Unity Touch Sidebar with a Remote Desktop You can quickly navigate to an application or file in a remote desktop from the 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 Published Application You can quickly navigate to a published application from the Unity Touch sidebar. From this sidebar, you can start published applications, switch between running published applications, and minimize, maximize, restore, or close published applications. You can also switch to a remote desktop.
Using the 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 published application connection.
Copying and Pasting Text and Images By default, you can copy and paste plain text and HTML-format rich text from the client device to a remote desktop or published application.
Dragging Text and Image Files You can drag a text or image file from local storage on the client device to a published application or open application in a remote desktop and drop the file's content into the application. To use this feature, you must have an Android 7.0 or later device, or a Chromebook that is running Chrome OS M63 or later.
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 retransmitting data. This feature reduces bandwidth use.
Internationalization and International Keyboards Horizon Client 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.