Horizon Client for Mac provides a familiar, personalized desktop and application environment. End users can access USB and other devices connected to their local computer, send documents to any printer that their local computer can detect, authenticate with smart cards, and use multiple monitors.
Feature Support for Mac Clients Certain guest operating systems and remote desktop features require specific Horizon Agent versions. Use this information when planning which features to make available to your end users.
Keyboard Input Source Language Synchronization When you connect to a remote desktop, the keyboard input source language on the client system is synchronized in the remote desktop.
Monitors and Screen Resolution When you use the VMware Blast display protocol or the PCoIP display protocol, you can extend a remote desktop to multiple monitors. If you have a Mac with Retina Display, you can see the remote desktop in full resolution.
Use USB Devices With the USB redirection feature, you can use locally attached USB devices, such as thumb flash drives, in a remote desktop or published application.
Using Webcams and Microphones With the Real-Time Audio-Video feature, you can use the local client system's webcam or microphone in a remote desktop or published application. Real-Time Audio-Video is compatible with standard conferencing applications and browser-based video applications. It supports standard webcams, audio USB devices, and analog audio input.
Sharing Remote Desktop Sessions With the Session Collaboration feature, you can invite other users to join an existing remote desktop session. A remote desktop session that is shared in this way is called a collaborative session. The user that shares a session with another user is called the session owner, and the user that joins a shared session is called a session collaborator.
Copying and Pasting Text and Images By default, you can copy and paste from the client system to a remote desktop or published application. You can also copy and paste from a remote desktop or published application to the client system, or between two remote desktops or published applications, if a Horizon administrator enables these features.
Dragging and Dropping The drag and drop feature works differently depending on the Horizon Agent version and how it is configured.
Using Published Applications You can use many Mac functions with published applications.
Using a Touch Bar with Remote Desktops and Published Applications You can use a Touch Bar to interact with remote desktops and published applications.
Printing From a Remote Desktop or Published Application With the VMware Integrated Printing feature, you can print to a network printer or a locally attached printer from a remote desktop or published application.
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.
Improve Mouse Performance in a Remote Desktop If you use the VMware Blast display protocol or the PCoIP display protocol when using 3D applications in a remote desktop, mouse performance improves when you enable the relative mouse feature.