You can use Horizon Client to customize the display resolution and display scaling for a remote desktop. The display resolution determines the clarity of the text and images. At higher resolutions, such as 1600 x 1200 pixels, items appear sharper. Display scaling, which is represented as a percentage, increases or decreases the size of text, icons, and navigation elements.

By default, custom display resolution and display scaling settings are stored only on the local client system. An administrator can configure the local client system so that these settings are stored on the server and are always applied, regardless of the client system that you use to log in to the remote desktop.

This feature has the following limitations and considerations.

  • Customizing the display resolution and scaling for a remote desktop is not supported in multiple-monitor mode.
  • If you select a custom resolution that is higher or lower than the client resolution, Horizon Client resizes the remote desktop window to fit the client window.
  • If you customize the display resolution during a remote desktop session, your changes take effect immediately. If you customize display scaling during a remote desktop session, you must log out and log back in to make your changes take effect.


  1. Start Horizon Client and connect to a server.
  2. In the desktop and application selector window, right-click the remote desktop and select Settings.
  3. From the Connect Via menu, select VMware Blast or PCoIP.
  4. From the Display drop-down menu, select Fullscreen - All Monitors, Fullscreen - Single Monitor, Window - Large, Window - Small, or Custom.
  5. To customize the display resolution, select a resolution from the Resolution drop-down menu.
    If you select Automatic (the default setting), Horizon Client fits the remote desktop to the client window size. If the remote desktop does not support the display resolution that you select, it uses the default setting.
  6. To customize display scaling, select a scaling size from the Scaling drop-down menu.
    If you select Automatic (the default setting), Horizon Client synchronizes the client system's display scaling to the remote desktop.