A Horizon administrator can configure URL links that you click inside a remote desktop or published application to open in the default browser on the local client system. The URL link might be to a web page, a phone number, an email address, or another type of link. This feature is called URL Content Redirection.
A Horizon administrator can also configure URL links that you click inside a browser or application on the local client system to open in a remote desktop or published application. If Horizon Client is not already open you click the URL link, it starts and prompts you to log in.
A Horizon administrator might set up the URL Content Redirection feature for security purposes. For example, if you are at work and click a link that points to a URL outside your company network, the link might be more safely opened in a published application. An administrator can configure which published application opens the link.
Each company configures its own URL Content Redirection policies. If you have questions about how the URL Content Redirection feature behaves at your company, contact your system administrator.
Using URL Content Redirection with Firefox
The first time a URL is redirected from the Firefox browser on the client system, you are prompted to open the URL in Horizon Client. If you select the option to remember this choice and always allow links to be opened with Horizon Client (recommended) and then click Open Link, this prompt does not appear again.
Using URL Content Redirection with Chrome
If the Chrome browser prompts you to enable the VMware Horizon URL Content Redirection Helper extension, choose the option to enable the extension so that you can use the URL Content Redirection feature with the Chrome browser. If you do not enable the extension, URLs clicked in Chrome are not redirected.