Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP 5.0 | 14 March 2019

These release notes include the following topics:

Key Features

VMware Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP makes it easy to access your remote desktops and published applications for the best possible user experience on the Local Area Network (LAN) or across a Wide Area Network (WAN).

  • Work the way you want to - Use your Windows 10 tablet or smartphone to work on a remote desktop or published application from any location. Support for the VMware Blast display protocol means that your remote desktops and published applications are fast and responsive, regardless of where you are.
  • Simple connectivity - Horizon Client is tightly integrated with Horizon 6 and Horizon 7 for simple setup and connectivity.
  • Multitasking - Switch between Horizon Client and other apps without losing a remote desktop or published application connection.
  • Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile support - Use a Microsoft Display dock to connect your Windows 10 smartphone to an external display and mouse and use Horizon Client just as you would use it on a desktop PC.
  • Secure from any location - At your desk or away from the office, your data is always secure. Access your remote desktop or published application over Wi-Fi or 3G. Your remote desktop or published application is delivered securely to you wherever you are. Enhanced certificate checking is performed on the client device. Horizon Client supports RSA SecurID and RADIUS authentication.

What's New in This Release

  • User interface redesign
    Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP now has a more modern user interface.
  • Select favorite remote desktops and published applications
    Users can now select favorite remote desktops and published applications. A star identifies favorite items on the desktop and application selection window.
  • DPI synchronization per connection
    If an administrator enables the new DPI Synchronization Per Connection agent group policy setting, DPI synchronization takes effect when users reconnect to a remote desktop. This setting is disabled by default. This feature requires Horizon Agent 7.8.
  • Domain security changes
    When users log in to a Horizon 7 version 7.8 server from Horizon Client, the Domain drop-down menu might show *DefaultDomain* and users might need to enter a domain, for example, username@domain.com, in the User name text box. If users do not enter a domain manually, and more than one domain is configured, they might fail to log in to the server. For details, see the information about the Send domain list global setting in the VMware Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP Installation and Setup Guide document.


The user interface and documentation for Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP are available in English, Japanese, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Spanish.

Before You Begin

Resolved Issues

  • 2237381: While playing a video in a remote session with the VMware Blast display protocol, Horizon Client sometimes stops if you use the sidebar to open another remote session.

Known Issues

  • You must use two fingers to scroll a browser or document in a Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2016 remote desktop when the Local Zoom feature is enabled in Horizon Client settings.

    Workaround: None.

  • You cannot type Polish-accented characters by pressing the right Alt key (AltGr key) in Continuum mode. Pressing the right Alt key in Continuum mode is recognized as pressing the left Alt key and activates the menu.

    Workaround: Use this key combination for AltGr+<key>:

    1. Press and hold AltGr.
    2. Press and release Ctrl.    
    3. Press and release <key>.
    4. Release AltGr.
  • Long-pressing the Ctrl and Shift keys and then selecting multiple files does not work.

    Workaround: None.

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