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 display monitors.
Feature Support Matrix for Mac Some features are supported on one type of Horizon Client but not on another.
Internationalization The user interface and documentation are available in English, Japanese, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Spanish.
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.
Using Exclusive Mode Exclusive mode is similar to full-screen mode in that the remote desktop fills the screen. Unlike full-screen mode, with exclusive mode the VMware Horizon Client menu bar and Dock do not appear when you move your cursor to the edges of the screen.
Connect USB Devices with USB Redirection You can use locally attached USB devices, such as thumb flash drives, cameras, and printers, from a remote desktop. This feature is called USB redirection.
Using the Real-Time Audio-Video Feature for Webcams and Microphones With the Real-Time Audio-Video feature, you can use the local client system's webcam or microphone on a remote desktop. Real-Time Audio-Video is compatible with standard conferencing applications and browser-based video applications, and supports standard webcams, audio USB devices, and analog audio input.
Copying and Pasting Text and Images By default, you can copy and paste text from the local client system to a remote desktop or application. If a Horizon administrator enables the feature, you can also copy and paste text from a remote desktop or application to the client system or between two remote desktops or applications.
Using Remote Applications You can use many Mac functions with remote applications.
Saving Documents in a Remote Application With certain remote 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.
Printing from a Remote Desktop or Application You can print to a virtual printer or to a USB printer that is attached to the local client computer from a remote desktop or application. Virtual printing and USB printing work together without conflict.
PCoIP Client-Side Image Cache PCoIP client-side image caching stores image content on the client to avoid retransmission. This feature reduces bandwidth usage.