VMware has created user interaction aids to help you navigate conventional Windows user interface elements on a non-Windows device.

Clicking

As in other applications, you tap to click a user interface element.

In a remote desktop, if you tap and hold for a second, a magnifying glass appears, along with a mouse pointer, for precise placement. This feature is especially helpful when you want to resize a window.

Note:

If the remote desktop is configured for a left-handed user, see Configure Horizon Client to Support Reversed Mouse Buttons.

Right-Clicking

The following options are available for right-clicking:

  • Use the Horizon Client Tools to display the regular virtual touchpad and use the touchpad's right-click button.

  • On a touch screen, tap with two fingers at nearly the same time. The right-click occurs where the first finger tapped.

Scrolling and Scrollbars

The following options are available for vertical scrolling.

  • On a touch screen, tap with one or two fingers and then drag to scroll. The text under your fingers moves in the same direction as your fingers.

    Important:

    Scrolling with one finger has the following limitations: It does not work if you have zoomed in, or when the onscreen keyboard is displayed, or when you are using the full-screen touchpad.

  • Use the Horizon Client Tools to display the touchpad, tap the touchpad with two fingers, and then drag to scroll.

  • Use the onscreen touchpad to move the mouse pointer and click scroll bars.

Zooming In and Out

As in other applications, pinch your fingers together or apart to zoom on a touch screen.

Window Resizing

If you use the full screen touchpad to resize a window, touch and hold one finger at the corner or side of the window and drag to resize, or double-tap with one finger and then drag.

If you use the regular-size virtual touchpad, to simulate holding down the left-click button while dragging the corner or side of a window, double-tap with one finger and then drag.

If you are not using either type of virtual touchpad, tap and hold until the magnifying glass appears at the corner or side of the window. Move your finger around until the resizing arrows appear. Lift your finger off the screen. The magnifying glass is replaced by a resizing circle. Tap this resizing circle and drag it to resize the window.

Sound, Music, and Video

If sound is turned on for your device, you can play audio in a remote desktop.