Horizon Client for iOS includes additional features to aid in navigation on iOS devices. Users can use external devices with remote desktops and published applications, copy text and images from iOS devices to remote desktops and published applications, and save documents in published applications.
Feature Support for iOS Clients Certain guest operating systems and remote desktop features require specific Horizon Agent versions. Use this information when planning which features to make available to your end users.
Using the Unity Touch Sidebar with a Remote Desktop You can quickly navigate to an application or file in a remote desktop from the Unity Touch sidebar. From this sidebar, you can open files and applications, switch between running applications, and minimize, maximize, restore, or close windows and applications in a remote desktop.
Using the Unity Touch Sidebar with a Published Application You can quickly navigate to a published application from the Unity Touch sidebar. From this sidebar, you can start published applications, switch between running published applications, and minimize, maximize, restore, or close published applications. You can also switch to a remote desktop.
Using the Horizon Client Tools on a Mobile Device On a mobile device, the Horizon Client Tools include buttons for displaying the onscreen keyboard, virtual touchpad, configuration settings, and a virtual keypad for arrow keys and function keys.
Gestures VMware has created user interaction aids to help you navigate conventional Windows user interface elements on a non-Windows device.
Using Native Operating System Gestures with Touch Redirection With the touch redirection feature, you can use native operating system gestures from a touch-based mobile device in a remote desktop or published application. For example, you can touch, hold, and release an item on a Windows 8.1 remote desktop to display the item's context menu.
Screen Resolutions and Using External Displays You can use Horizon Client with external displays and you can change screen resolutions.
Using DPI Synchronization The DPI Synchronization feature ensures that the DPI setting in a remote desktop or published application matches the client system's DPI setting.
External Keyboards and Other Input Devices You can use the iPad Keyboard Dock and Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth) external keyboards with remote desktops and published applications. On an iPad Pro, you can use the Apple Pencil as a pointer device. You can use the Swiftpoint GT mouse on any iOS device that supports it. Beginning with iPadOS 13.4, you can use an external mouse with an iPad.
Using the Real-Time Audio-Video Feature With the Real-Time Audio-Video feature, you can use the client device's built-in cameras and microphones in a remote desktop or published application. Real-Time Audio-Video is compatible with standard audio devices and with standard conferencing applications such as Skype, WebEx, and Google Hangouts.
Configure Horizon Client to Support Reversed Mouse Buttons If the primary and secondary mouse buttons are switched in a remote desktop, you can configure Horizon Client to support reversed mouse buttons.
Copying and Pasting Text and Images By default, you can copy and paste from the iOS device to a remote desktop or published application. You can also copy and paste from a remote desktop or published application to the iOS device, or between two remote desktops or published applications, if a Horizon administrator enables these features. Supported file formats include plain text, images, and Rich Text Format (RTF).
Dragging Text and Images If you have an iPad that is running iOS 11 or later, you can drag text and images from the client device to a published application or an open application in a remote desktop. For example, you can drag text from Safari on the iPad and drop it into the WordPad application in a remote desktop. Both plain text and Rich Text Format (RTF) text are supported.
Printing From a Remote Desktop or Published Application With the VMware Integrated Printing feature, you can print to an AirPrint-enabled printer from a remote desktop or published application.
Saving Documents in a Published Application With certain published applications, such as Microsoft Word or WordPad, you can create and save documents. Where these documents are saved depends on your company's network environment. For example, your documents might be saved to a home share mounted on your local computer.
Use Multiple Sessions of a Published Application From Different Client Devices When multi-session mode is enabled for a published application, you can use multiple sessions of the same published application when you log on to the server from different client devices.
Multitasking You can switch between Horizon Client and other apps without losing a remote desktop or published application connection.
Suppress the Cellular Data Warning Message When Horizon Client detects that you are using a cellular data connection, the Network Usage dialog box appears to notify you that your remote desktop or published application connection might use a substantial portion of your data plan.
PCoIP Client-Side Image Cache PCoIP client-side image caching stores image content on the client to avoid retransmitting data. This feature reduces bandwidth use.