A Horizon administrator can configure URL links that you click inside a remote desktop or published application to open in the default browser on the local client system. The URL link might be to a web page, a phone number, an email address, or another type of link. This feature is called URL Content Redirection.
A Horizon administrator can also configure URL links that you click inside a browser or application on the local client system to open in a remote desktop or published application. If Horizon Client is not already open you click the URL link, it starts and prompts you to log in.
A Horizon administrator might set up the URL Content Redirection feature for security purposes. For example, if you are at work and click a link that points to a URL outside your company network, the link might be more safely opened in a published application. An administrator can configure which published application opens the link.
Each company configures its own URL Content Redirection policies. If you are an end user and have questions about how the URL Content Redirection feature behaves at your company, contact your system administrator.
Using URL Content Redirection with Chrome
The first time a URL is redirected from the Chrome browser on the client, you are prompted to open the URL in Horizon Client. If you select the Remember my choice for URL:VMware Hori...lient Protocol links check box (recommended) and then click Open URL:VMware Hori...lient Protocol, this prompt does not appear again.
Using URL Content Redirection with Microsoft Edge (Chromium)
To use the Microsoft Edge (Chromium) browser for URL Content Redirection, you must install the helper extension for the browser on the client. See "Install the URL Content Redirection Helper Extension for Microsoft Edge (Chromium) on Linux" in the Horizon Remote Desktop Features and GPOs document.