You can reorganize or reduce the number of icons on the Horizon Client desktop and application selector window.

After you connect to a particular server, a window appears that includes icons for all the remote desktops and published applications that you are entitled to use. Try the following suggestions to open your most frequently used remote desktops and published applications.

  • Type the first few letters of the name. For example, if you have icons for Paint, PowerPoint, and Publisher, you can type pa to select the Paint published application.

    If more than one item matches the letters that you type, you can press F4 to go to the next matching item. When you get to the last item, you can press F4 to go back to the first matching item.

  • To mark an icon as a favorite, right-click the icon and select Mark as Favorite from the context menu. After you select favorites, click the Show Favorites View button (star icon) to remove all the icons that are not favorites.
  • To change the order of icons while in the Favorites view, select an icon and drag it to a new location. When you are not in the Favorites view, remote desktop icons are listed first, followed by published application icons, and the icons are in alphabetical order. To reposition the icons, drag them to new locations.

    Horizon Client saves the new icon order on the server when you disconnect from the server and when you open a published application or remote desktop. If you do not manually disconnect from the server or open a published application or remote desktop, your changes are not saved.

  • To open the remote desktop or published application from the client system and avoid the selector window, create a shortcut by right-clicking the icon and selecting Create Shortcut from the context menu.
  • To open the remote desktop or published application from your own local Start menu and avoid the selector window, right-click the remote desktop or published application icon and select Add to Start Menu from the context menu.
Note: If you are using a Windows 7 or later client system, you can open Horizon Client and right-click the Horizon Client icon in the Windows taskbar to select recently used servers, remote desktops, and published applications. Up to 10 items appear in the list. To remove an item, right-click it and select Remove from this list.

If you right-click the Horizon Client icon in the taskbar and do not see a jump list, right-click the taskbar, select Properties, and click the Start Menu tab. In the Privacy section, select the Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar check box, and click OK.