Horizon Client for Windows provides a familiar, personalized desktop and application environment. End users can access USB and other devices connected to their local Windows computer, send documents to any printer that their local computer can detect, authenticate with smart cards, and use multiple display monitors.
Feature Support Matrix for Windows Clients Some features are supported on one type of Horizon Client but not on another.
Internationalization The user interface and documentation are available in English, Japanese, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Spanish.
Enabling Support for Onscreen Keyboards You can configure the local client system so that if a Horizon Client window has focus, then physical keyboard, onscreen keyboard, mouse, and handwriting pad events are sent to the remote desktop or remote application, even if the mouse or onscreen keyboard is outside of the Horizon Client window.
Resizing the Remote Desktop Window If you drag a corner of the remote desktop window to resize it, a tooltip displays the screen resolution in the lower-right corner of the window.
Monitors and Screen Resolution You can extend a remote desktop to multiple monitors. If you have a high-resolution monitor, you can see the remote desktop or application in full resolution.
Connect USB Devices with USB Redirection You can use locally attached USB devices, such as thumb flash drives, cameras, and printers, from a remote desktop. This feature is called USB redirection.
Using the Real-Time Audio-Video Feature for Webcams and Microphones With the Real-Time Audio-Video feature, you can use the local client system's webcam or microphone on a remote desktop. Real-Time Audio-Video is compatible with standard conferencing applications and browser-based video applications, and supports standard webcams, audio USB devices, and analog audio input.
Copying and Pasting Text and Images By default, you can copy and paste text from the local client system to a remote desktop or application. If a Horizon administrator enables the feature, you can also copy and paste text from a remote desktop or application to the client system or between two remote desktops or applications.
Using Remote Applications Remote applications look and feel like applications that are installed on the local client PC or laptop.
Printing from a Remote Desktop or Application You can print to a virtual printer or to a USB printer that is attached to the local client computer from a remote desktop or application. Virtual printing and USB printing work together without conflict.
Control Adobe Flash Display A Horizon administrator can set Adobe Flash content to display in your remote desktop at a level designed to conserve computing resources. In some cases, these settings can result in low playback quality. By moving the mouse pointer into the Adobe Flash content, you can override the Adobe Flash settings that your Horizon administrator specifies.
Clicking URL Links That Open Outside of Horizon Client A Horizon administrator can configure URL links that you click inside a remote desktop or application to open in the default browser on the local client system. A link might be to a Web page, a phone number, an email address, or other type of link. This feature is called URL Content Redirection.
Using the Relative Mouse Feature for CAD and 3D Applications If you use the VMware Blast display protocol or the PCoIP display protocol when using CAD or 3D applications in a remote desktop, mouse performance improves when you enable the relative mouse feature.
Using Scanners With the scanner redirection feature, you can scan information into remote desktops and applications with scanners that are connected to the local client system. This feature redirects scanning data with a significantly lower bandwidth than can be achieved by using USB redirection.
Using Serial Port Redirection With serial port redirection, you can redirect locally connected, serial (COM) ports such as built-in RS232 ports or USB-to-serial adapters. Devices such as printers, bar code readers, and other serial devices can be connected to these ports and used in the remote desktops.
Keyboard Shortcuts You can use keyboard shortcuts for menu commands and common actions.