You can drag and drop 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.

Horizon administrators can configure drag and drop behavior by setting group policies that pertain to Horizon Agent, including changing the clipboard size. The default clipboard size is 1 MB. The clipboard can accommodate up to 16 MB of data. Depending on the Horizon server and agent version, administrators might also be able to use group policies to restrict clipboard formats during drag and drop operations, or use Smart Policies. For information, see the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon 7 document.

This feature has the following limitations.

  • You cannot drag and drop multiple images at the same time. You must drag and drop each image separately.

  • You cannot drag and drop text and images at the same time. You must drag and drop text and images separately.

  • You might not be able to drag and drop a certain image, even though it does not exceed the clipboard size. This problem occurs when Horizon Client converts the image to PNG format and the PNG image exceeds the clipboard size. Horizon Client converts all images to PNG format during the drag and drop operation.

  • You cannot drag and drop text and images from a remote desktop or published application to the client device.

This feature requires an iPad that is running iOS 11 or later.