You can configure the client system so that Horizon Client sends physical and onscreen keyboard, mouse, and handwriting pad events to the remote desktop or published application, even when the mouse or onscreen keyboard is outside the Horizon Client window. The Horizon Client window must have focus. This feature is especially useful if you are using an x86-based Windows tablet, such as a Surface Pro.

To use this feature, edit the Windows registry on the client machine and set the EnableSoftKeypad value to true. The type is REG_SZ. The location of this value depends on the type of system.

System Type

Registry Location

32-bit Windows

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\

64-bit Windows

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\

By default, this feature is disabled.