If you use the Blast Extreme display protocol or the PCoIP display protocol when using CAD or 3D applications in a View 5.2 or later desktop, mouse performance improves when you enable the relative mouse feature.

In most circumstances, if you are using applications that do not require 3D rendering, Horizon Client transmits information about mouse pointer movements by using absolute coordinates. Using absolute coordinates, the client renders the mouse movements locally, which improves performance, especially if you are outside the corporate network.

For work that requires using graphics-intensive applications, such as AutoCAD, or for playing 3D video games, you can improve mouse performance by enabling the relative mouse feature, which uses relative, rather than absolute, coordinates. To use this feature, select Options > Enable Relative Mouse from the Horizon Client menu bar.


If you use Horizon Client in windowed mode, rather than full screen mode, and the relative mouse feature is enabled, you might not be able to move the mouse pointer to the Horizon Client menu options or move the pointer outside of the Horizon Client window. To resolve this situation, press Ctrl+Alt.

When the relative mouse feature is enabled, performance might be slow if you are outside the corporate network, on a WAN.


This feature requires a View 5.2 or later desktop, and you must turn on 3D rendering for the desktop pool. For more information about pool settings and the options available for 3D rendering, see the View Administration document if you are using Vew Connection Server and Agent 5.x or an earlier version. See Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View if you are using View Connection Server and Agent 6.0 or later.