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.

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 application. In this scenario, if Horizon Client is not already open, 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 inside your company network and click a link that points to a URL that is outside the network, the link might be more safely opened in a remote application. An administrator can configure which application opens the link.

The first time you start Horizon Client and connect to a server on which the URL Content Redirection feature is configured, Horizon Client prompts you to open the VMware Horizon URL Filter application when you click a link for redirection. Click Open to allow URL content redirection.

Depending on how the URL Content Redirection feature is configured, Horizon Client might display an alert message that asks you to change your default Web browser to VMware Horizon URL Filter. If you see this prompt, click the Use "VMware Horizon URL Filter" button to allow VMware Horizon URL Filter to become the default browser. This prompt appears only once unless you change your default browser after clicking Use "VMware Horizon URL Filter".

Horizon Client might also display an alert message that asks you to select an application when you click a URL. If you see this prompt, you can click Choose Application to search for an application on the local client system, or click Search App Store to search for and install a new application. If you click Cancel, the URL is not opened.

Each company configures its own URL redirection policies. If you have questions about how the URL Content Redirection feature behaves at your company, contact your system administrator.