You can quickly navigate to a remote desktop application or file from a 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.
If the Unity Touch feature is enabled, the sidebar appears on the left side of the window when you first access a remote desktop.
If you access a desktop that has Unity Touch enabled but the sidebar is not displayed, you can see a tab on the left side of the window. Besides swiping this tab to the right to open the sidebar, you can slide the tab up or down.
From this sidebar, you can perform many actions on a file or application.
|Show the sidebar||
Swipe the tab to the right. When the sidebar is open, you cannot perform actions on the desktop window or the Horizon Client Tools radial menu.
|Hide the sidebar||
Swipe the tab to the left to close the sidebar. When the sidebar is open, you cannot perform actions on the desktop window or the Horizon Client Tools radial menu.
You can also touch the desktop window, including the Horizon Client Tools radial menu, to hide the sidebar.
|Navigate to an application||Tap All Programs and navigate to the application just as you would from the Windows Start menu.|
|Navigate to a file||Tap My Files to access the User folder, and navigate to the file. My Files includes folders such as My Pictures, My Documents, and Downloads.
My Files includes the folders in the user profile (%USERPROFILE% directory). If you relocate the system folder in the %USERPROFILE% directory, the My Files menu can also display content from the relocated folder, whether it is a local relocated folder or a network share folder.
|Search for an application or file||
|Open an application or file||Tap the name of the file or application in the sidebar. The application starts and the sidebar closes.|
|Switch between running applications or open windows||Tap the application name under Running Applications. If more than one file is open for one application, tap the chevron (>) next to the application to expand the list.|
|Minimize a running application or window||
|Maximize a running application or window||
|Close a running application or window||
Touch the application name under Running Applications and swipe from right to left. Tap the Close button that appears.
|Restore a running application or window to its previous size and position||
|Create a list of favorite applications or files||
Your favorites are remembered across all of your mobile devices so that, for example, you have the same list whether using your smart phone or your tablet.
|Remove an application or file from the favorites list||
|Reorder an application or file in the favorites list||
If users have a floating desktop, users’ favorite applications and files can be saved only if Windows roaming user profiles are configured for the desktop. Administrators can create a default Favorite Applications list that end users see the first time the sidebar appears.