You can drag and drop text and images from the client device to an open application in a remote desktop.

For example, you can drag text from Firefox on the Mac and drop it into the WordPad application in a remote desktop. Both plain text and Rich Text Format (RTF) text are supported.

Horizon administrators can configure drag and drop behavior by setting group policies that pertain to Horizon Agent, including changing the clipboard size. The default clipboard size is 1 MB. The clipboard can accommodate up to 16 MB of data. Depending on the Horizon server and agent version, administrators might also be able to use group policies to restrict clipboard formats during drag and drop operations, or use Smart Policies. For information, see the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon 7 document.

This feature has the following limitations.

  • You cannot drag and drop text and images to a published application.

  • You cannot drag and drop text and images from a remote desktop to the client device.