You can use keyboard shortcuts for menu commands and common actions.

Common Keyboard Shortcuts

These keyboard shortcuts work the same way in Horizon Client as they do in all applications.

Table 1. Common Keyboard Shortcuts

Action

Key or Key Combination

Click the highlighted button in a dialog box.

Press Enter.

Invoke the context menu.

Press Shift+F10.

Click the Cancel button in a dialog box.

Press ESC.

Navigate between items in the server selection window or the desktop and applications selection window.

Use an arrow key to move in the direction of the arrow. Press Tab to move to the right. Press Shift+Tab to move to the left.

Delete an item from the server section window or the desktop and applications selection window.

Press Delete.

In Windows 8.x, navigate between the Start screen and the desktop screen

Press the Windows key.

Server Selection Window Key Combinations

You can use these key combinations in the server selection window in Horizon Client.

Table 2. Server Selection Key Combinations

Menu Command or Action

Key Combination

Open the help system in a browser window

Alt+O+H, Ctrl+H

New Server command

Alt+N

Display the Support Information window

Alt+O+S

Display the About Horizon Client window

Alt+O+V

Configure SSL command

Alt+O+O

Hide selector after launching an item command

Alt+O+I

Remote Desktop and Application Selector Keyboard Shortcuts

You can use these keyboard shortcuts when you select remote desktops and applications in Horizon Client.

Table 3. Remote Desktop and Application Selector Keyboard Shortcuts

Menu Command or Action

Key Combination

Open the help system in a browser window

Alt+O+H, Ctrl+H

Display Options menu

Alt+O

Display the Support Information window

Alt+O+S

Display the About Horizon Client window

Alt+O+V

Log off from the remote desktop

Shift+F10+O

Disconnect and log off from the server

Alt+D

Toggle between Show Favorites and Show All

Alt+F

While showing favorites, after typing the first few characters of the application or desktop name, go to the next item that matches the search

F4

While showing favorites, go to the previous item that matches the search

Shift+F4

Mark as a favorite or remove favorite designation

Shift+F10+F

Display Settings menu

Alt+S, or Shift+F10+S

Launch the selected item

Enter, or Shift+F10+L

Pin a shortcut for the remote desktop or application to the client system's Start menu (for Windows 7 and earlier) or the Start screen (for Windows 8.x)

Shift+F10+A

Display the Display Settings context menu for the selected remote desktop

Shift+F10+D

Use the PCoIP display protocol to connect to the selected remote desktop

Shift+F10+P

Use the RDP display protocol to connect to the selected remote desktop

Shift+F10+M

Create a desktop shortcut for the selected item

Shift+F10+C

Add the selected item to your Start menu or Start screen

Shift+F10+A

Reset the selected desktop (if your administrator allows you to reset)

Shift+F10+R

Refresh the desktop and application list

F5

Desktop Window Shortcuts

To use these shortcuts, you must press Ctrl+Alt or click the Horizon Client menu bar, rather than click inside the remote desktop operating system, before you press the keys. These shortcuts work only when you use the VMware Blast display protocol or the PCoIP display protocol.

Table 4. Desktop Window Shortcuts

Menu Command or Action

Key Combination

Release the mouse cursor so that it is no longer inside the remote desktop operating system

Ctrl+Alt

Display Options menu

Alt+O

Display the Support Information window

Alt+O+M

Display the About Horizon Client window

Alt+O+V

Invoke the Share Folders Settings dialog box

Alt+O+F

Toggle Enable display scaling

Alt+O+N

Switch to Other Desktop command

Alt+O+S

Autoconnect to this Desktop command

Alt+O+A

Enable Relative Mouse command

Alt+O+E

Send Ctrl+Alt+Del command

Alt+O+C

Disconnect command

Alt+O+D

Disconnect and Log Off command

Alt+O+L

Connect USB Device command

Alt+U