VMware has created user interaction aids to help you navigate conventional user interface elements in a remote desktop on a non-Windows device.
Keyboards and Keypads
You can use the Chromebook built-in keyboard to enter input in a remote desktop or application.
Horizon Client also supports input from an external numeric keypad in a remote desktop. To enable the use of a numeric keypad, perform the following steps.
- Log out and disconnect from the remote desktop.
- Click the Settings toolbar button in the upper-right corner of the desktop and application selector window.
- Turn on the Use Numeric Keypad for Desktop option.
- Connect to the remote desktop.
- Point to the top of the remote desktop window until the menu bar appears and click to highlight and enable the Numeric Keypad button.
As in other apps, you can tap your touchpad to click a user interface element. If the Chromebook has a touchscreen, you can touch to click a user interface element. You can also use the buttons on an external mouse, including the forward and back buttons.
- Tap with two fingers on the touchpad.
- Hold down the Alt key on the keyboard and tap the touchpad with a single finger.
- Use an external mouse to right-click.
- If the Chromebook has a touch screen, tap with two fingers to right-click.
Scrolling and Scrollbars
- Tap and hold with your thumb and then scroll down with one finger on the touchpad. You can also scroll with two fingers.
- Use an external mouse to scroll.
- If the Chromebook has a touch screen, tap with two fingers and then drag to scroll. The text under your fingers moves in the same direction as your fingers.
Zooming In and Out
Zooming in and out is not supported.
To use the touchpad to resize a window, touch and hold one finger at the corner or side of the window and drag to resize.
If the Chromebook has an external mouse, place your pointer on the edge of the window and drag the border of the window to make it wider or narrower.
If the Chromebook has a touch screen, place one finger at the corner or side of the window and drag to resize.
Sound, Music, and Video
If you have turned on the sound for your device, you can play audio in a remote desktop.
Multiple Monitor Feature Limitation
Touch gestures are disabled when the multiple monitor feature is enabled. For more information, see Change the Display Mode for Remote Desktops.