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.

You can copy and paste plain text only. Images and Rich Text Format (RTF) are not supported.

A Horizon administrator can configure this feature so that copy and paste operations are allowed only from the client system to a remote desktop or published application, or only from a remote desktop or published application to the client system, or both, or neither.

A Horizon administrator configures the ability to copy and paste by setting agent group policies. Depending on the Horizon server and agent version, a Horizon administrator might also be able to use group policies to restrict clipboard formats during copy and paste operations, or use Smart Policies to control the copy and paste behavior in remote desktops. For more information, see the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon 7 document.

The copy and paste feature has the following limitations.

  • You cannot copy and paste files between a remote desktop and the file system on the local client computer.
  • The clipboard can accommodate 64 K of data for copy and paste operations. If you try to copy more than the maximum clipboard size, the text is truncated.