If you are connected to a remote desktop or application, you can switch to another desktop or application.

About this task

You can have multiple remote applications open at the same time, but only one remote desktop at a time.

Note:

If you are using Horizon Client 3.2 or later, you can switch from a remote, or hosted, application to another application or to a desktop by using the sidebar. To display the sidebar, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. The sidebar is displayed along with the app commands.

If you are using Horizon Client 3.1 or earlier, or if you are logged in to a remote desktop and want to switch to another desktop or remote application, you must use the procedure described in this topic.

Procedure

  1. From within the remote application or desktop, tap the Disconnect button in the app commands at the bottom of the screen and tap Disconnect.

    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.

    You are returned to the desktop and application selector. If you disconnected from a remote application, the remote application is still open. For example, if you connect to another remote application and minimize that application window, you will see the first application that you opened.

  2. Select a remote desktop or application from the same server or a different server.

    Option

    Action

    Choose a different remote desktop or application on the same server

    From the desktop and application selector window, tap the icon representing a different desktop or application. If you connect to multiple remote applications on the same server, you can switch between them by clicking or tapping the application windows or using Task Manager within that remote session.

    Choose a remote desktop or application on a different server

    From the desktop and application selector window, tap the Disconnect button in the app commands at the bottom of the screen and tap Log Off. You can then select or add the server that brokers connections to the desired desktop and tap Connect to log in again.