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.
The Unity Touch feature is available only if a Horizon administrator has enabled it. If users have a floating desktop, users’ favorite applications and files can be saved only if Windows roaming user profiles are configured for the remote desktop. A Horizon administrator can also create a default Favorite Applications list that end users see the first time the sidebar appears. For more information, see "Configuring Unity Touch" in the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon 7 document.
If the Unity Touch feature is enabled, the sidebar appears on the left side of the window when you first access a remote desktop.
From this sidebar, you can perform many actions on a file or application.
|Show or hide the onscreen keyboard||
Tap the Keyboard icon.
|Change Horizon Client settings||
Tap the Settings icon.
|Disconnect from the desktop||
Tap the Disconnect icon.
|Show the sidebar||
Drag the sidebar to the right or tap the sidebar tab.
|Hide the sidebar||
Drag the sidebar to the left or tap in the desktop area.
|Navigate to an application||Tap All Programs and navigate to the application just as you would from the Windows Start menu.|
|Navigate to a file||Tap My Files to access the User folder, and navigate to the file. My Files includes folders such as My Pictures, My Documents, and Downloads.
My Files includes the folders in the user profile (%USERPROFILE% directory). If you relocate the system folder in the %USERPROFILE% directory, the My Files menu can also display content from the relocated folder, whether it is a local relocated folder or a network share folder.
|Search for an application or file||
|Open an application or file||Tap the name of the file or application in the sidebar. The application starts and the sidebar closes.|
|Switch between running applications or open windows||Tap the application name under Running Applications. If more than one file is open for one application, tap the chevron (>) next to the application to expand the list.|
|Minimize a running application or window||
Tap and hold the application name under Running Applications until the context menu appears. Tap Minimize.
|Maximize a running application or window||
Tap and hold the application name under Running Applications until the context menu appears. Tap Maximize.
|Close a running application or window||
Tap and hold the application name under Running Applications until the context menu appears. Tap Close.
|Restore a running application or window to its previous size and position||
Tap and hold the application name under Running Applications until the context menu appears. Tap Restore.
|Create a list of favorite applications or files||
|Remove an application or file from the favorites list||
|Reorder an application or file in the favorites list||