You can disconnect from a remote desktop without logging off, so that applications remain open on the remote desktop. You can also disconnect from a remote application so that the remote application remains open.

When you are logged in to the remote desktop or application, you can disconnect by tapping Disconnect in the app commands at the bottom of the screen.

To display the app commands, swipe up from the bottom of the screen or use the Win+Z key combination. If you have Windows 8.1 Update, you can also swipe down from the top of the screen or right-click the VMware Horizon title bar if you use an external mouse device.


A View administrator can configure your desktop to automatically log off when disconnected. In that case, any open programs in your desktop are stopped.