You can use Horizon Client to customize the display resolution and display scaling for a remote desktop. The display resolution determines the clarity of the text and images. At higher resolutions, such as 1600 x 1200 pixels, items appear sharper. Display scaling, which is represented as a percentage, increases or decreases the size of text, icons, and navigation elements.

This feature has the following limitations and considerations.

  • Customizing the display resolution for a remote desktop is not supported in multiple-monitor mode.
  • If you select a custom resolution that is higher than the client resolution, Horizon Client resizes the remote desktop window to fit the client window. If you select a custom resolution that is lower than the client resolution, black bars appear in the remote desktop window.
  • If you customize the display resolution during a remote desktop session, your changes take effect immediately. If you customize display scaling during a remote desktop session, you must log out and log back in to make your changes take effect.
  • The Horizon Client Connection > Resolution menu is available only if you select automatic resolution. For more information, see Using a High-Resolution Mac with Retina Display.

Procedure

  1. Start Horizon Client and connect to a server.
  2. In the desktop and application selector window, right-click the remote desktop and select Settings.
  3. Click the Display tab.
  4. To customize the display resolution, select a resolution from the Resolution drop-down menu.
    If you select Automatic (the default setting), Horizon Client fits the remote desktop to the client window size. If the remote desktop does not support the display resolution that you select, it uses the default setting.
  5. To customize display scaling, select a scaling size from the Scaling drop-down menu.
    If you select Automatic (the default setting), Horizon Client sets the display scaling percentage based on the display resolution that you select.