Settings include proxy options, time zone forwarding, multimedia acceleration, and other display settings.

General Settings

The following table describes the general settings in the Horizon Client Configuration ADM template file. General settings include both Computer Configuration and User Configuration settings. The User Configuration setting overrides the equivalent Computer Configuration setting.

Table 1. Horizon Client Configuration Template: General Settings

Setting

Description

Always on top

(User Configuration setting)

Determines whether the Horizon Client window is always the topmost window. Enabling this setting prevents the Windows taskbar from obscuring a full-screen Horizon Client window. This setting is disabled by default.

Default value of the "Hide the selector after launching an item" check box

(Computer and User Configuration setting)

Sets whether the Hide the selector after launching an item check box is selected by default.

This setting is disabled by default.

Determines if the VMware View Client should use proxy.pac file

(Computer Configuration setting)

(View 4.6 and earlier releases only) Determines whether Horizon Client uses a Proxy Auto Config (PAC) file. Enabling this setting causes Horizon Client to use a PAC file.

A PAC file (commonly called proxy.pac) helps Web browsers and other user agents find the appropriate proxy server for a particular URL or Web site request.

If you enable this setting on a multi-core machine, the WinINet application that Horizon Client uses to find the proxy server information might crash. Disable this setting if this problem occurs on your machine.

This setting is disabled by default.

Note:

This setting applies to direct connections only. It does not affect tunnel connections.

Disable time zone forwarding

(Computer Configuration setting)

Determines whether time zone synchronization between the remote desktop and the connected client is disabled.

Disable toast notifications

(Computer and User Configuration setting)

Determines whether to disable toast notifications from Horizon Client.

Enable this setting if you do not want the user to see toast notifications in the corner of the screen.

Note:

If you enable this setting, the user does not see a 5-minute warning when the Session Timeout function is active.

Disallow passing through client information in a nested session

(Computer Configuration setting)

Specifies whether Horizon Client should be prevented from passing through client information in a nested session. When enabled, if Horizon Client is running inside of a Horizon session, it will send the actual physical client information instead of the VM device information. This setting applies to the following pieces of client information: device name and domain, client type, IP address, and MAC address. This setting is disabled by default, which means passing through client information in a nested session is allowed.

Don't check monitor alignment on spanning

(User Configuration setting)

By default, the client desktop does not span multiple monitors if the screens do not form an exact rectangle when they are combined. Enable this setting to override the default. This setting is disabled by default.

Enable multi-media acceleration

(User Configuration setting)

Determines whether multimedia redirection (MMR) is enabled on the client.

MMR does not work correctly if the Horizon Client video display hardware does not have overlay support.

Enable relative mouse

(Computer and User Configuration setting)

(View 5.2 and later releases only) Enables the relative mouse when using the PCoIP display protocol. Relative mouse mode improves mouse behavior for certain graphics applications and games. If the remote desktop does not support relative mouse then this setting will not be used. This setting is disabled by default.

Enable the shade

(User Configuration setting)

Determines whether the shade menu bar at the top of the Horizon Client window is visible. This setting is enabled by default.

Note:

The shade menu bar is disabled by default for kiosk mode.

Enable Horizon Client online update

(Computer Configuration setting)

Enables the online upgrade feature This setting is disabled by default.

Tunnel proxy bypass address list

(Computer Configuration setting)

Specifies a list of tunnel addresses. The proxy server is not used for these addresses. Use a semicolon (;) to separate multiple entries.

URL for View Client online help

(Computer Configuration setting)

Specifies an alternate URL from which Horizon Client can retrieve help pages. This setting is intended for use in environments that cannot retrieve the remotely-hosted help system because they do not have internet access.

URL for Horizon Client online update

(Computer Configuration setting)

Specifies an alternate URL from which Horizon Client can retrieve updates. This setting is intended for use in an environment that defines its own private/personal update center. If it is not enabled, the VMware official update server will be used.

Pin the shade

(User Configuration setting)

Determines whether the pin on the shade at the top of the Horizon Client window is enabled and auto-hiding of the menu bar does not occur. This setting has no effect if the shade is disabled. This setting is enabled by default.

Disable desktop disconnect messages

(Computer and User Configuration setting)

Specifies whether messages that are normally shown upon desktop disconnection should be disabled. These messages are shown by default.