It is possible to copy text to and from remote desktops and applications. Your View administrator can set this feature so that copy and paste operations are allowed only from your client system to a remote desktop or application, or only from a remote desktop or application to your client system, or both, or neither.

Copying text from and to remote applications is also supported with Horizon 6.0 or later.

Administrators configure the ability to copy and paste by using group policy objects (GPOs) that pertain to View Agent in remote desktops. For more information, see the topic about View PCoIP general session variables in Setting Up Desktops and Applications in View, in the chapter about configuring policies.

You can copy text, including any non-ASCII characters, from Horizon Client to a remote desktop or application, or the reverse, but the pasted text is plain text. You can copy and paste up to 64KB of text. If you paste characters into an operating system that does not support the display font for the characters, the characters might not appear. For example, if you copy a Chinese character and paste it into an operating system that does not support Chinese characters, the character will not appear.

To copy text from your client system and paste it into a remote application or desktop, you copy and paste as you normally would. To copy text from an application in your remote desktop or application, however, you must select the text and then click Copy to Client in the app commands at the bottom of the screen. You must also use Copy to Client to copy and paste text between one remote application and another. (Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to display app commands, or use the Win+Z key combination.)

You cannot copy and paste graphics. You also cannot copy and paste files between a remote desktop and the file system on your client computer.