You can quickly navigate to a remote application from a Unity Touch sidebar. From this sidebar, you can launch applications, switch between running applications, and minimize, maximize, restore, or close remote applications. You can also switch to a remote desktop.

The Unity Touch feature is available only if a Horizon administrator has enabled it.

When you access a remote application, the Unity Touch sidebar appears on the left side of the window. If the Unity Touch sidebar is closed, a tab appears on the left side of the window. You can swipe this tab to the right to reopen the sidebar. You can also slide the tab up or down.

Figure 1. Unity Touch Sidebar for a Remote Application
A screenshot of the Unity Touch sidebar for a remote application.

From the Unity Touch sidebar, you can perform many actions on a remote application.

Table 1. Unity Touch Sidebar Actions for a Remote Application

Action

Procedure

Show the sidebar

Swipe the tab to the right to open the sidebar. When the sidebar is open, you cannot perform actions on the application window.

Hide the sidebar

Swipe the tab to the left to close the sidebar. When the sidebar is open, you cannot perform actions on the application window.

In Horizon Client 3.1 and later, you can also touch the application window, including the Horizon Client Tools radial menu, to hide the sidebar.

Switch between running applications

Tap the application under Current Connection.

Open an application

Tap the name of the application under Available Applications in the sidebar. The application starts and the sidebar closes.

Close a running application

  1. Touch the application name under Current Connection and swipe from right to left.

  2. Tap the Close button that appears.

Minimize a running application

  1. Touch the application name under Current Connection and swipe from right to left.

  2. Tap the More button that appears.

  3. Tap Minimize.

Maximize a running application

  1. Touch the application name under Current Connection and swipe from right to left.

  2. Tap the More button that appears.

  3. Tap Maximize.

Restore a running application

  1. Touch the application name under Current Connection and swipe from right to left.

  2. Tap the More button that appears.

  3. Tap Restore.

Switch to a remote desktop

Tap the desktop name under Desktops.