Citrix Receiver for HTML5 integrates with Citrix Receiver for Web sites. To access their virtual desktops and hosted applications using Citrix Receiver for HTML5, users navigate to a Citrix Receiver for Web site using a compatible browser running on a supported operating system.
The user experience with Citrix Receiver for HTML5 is as follows:
By default, users can:
Administrators can selectively enable or disable file transfer, uploads, or downloads through policies in Citrix Studio.
File Transfer policies
By default, file transfer is enabled. Use Citrix Studio to change these policies, located under User Setting < ICA\File Redirection. Consider the following when using file transfer policies:
Prior to introducing this feature, Citrix Receiver did not support copying and pasting HTML-formatted text from a local application to another application (for example, Microsoft Excel) using the Paste Special feature. As a result, the targeted app (in this case, Microsoft Excel) would not retain its HTML formatting characteristics.
Starting with Version 1.9, you can copy HTML content and retain formatting; when copying a link in Chrome, a <img> tag is added in HTML format, which effectively allows you to copy images as well as text. This feature is richer than plain text but does not work in all applications.
To configure clipboard support, add the following registry entry to the VDA:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Citrix\wfshell\Virtual Clipboard\Additional Formats\HTML Format
For additional information about the issues resolved by the introduction of this feature, see Knowledge Center article CTX086028.
Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that can require you to reinstall the operating system. Citrix cannot guarantee that problems resulting from incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. Make sure you back up the registry before you edit it.
By default, the enhanced toolbar feature is enabled.
To hide the toolbar:
You can also hide an individual icon to prevent it from showing up in the toolbar. For example, to hide the ctrl+alt+del button in the toolbar:
For session sharing to occur, the applications must be hosted on the same machine and must be configured in seamless window mode with the same settings for parameters such as window size, color depth, and encryption. Session sharing is enabled by default when a hosted application is made available.
If App Switcher is installed on the machine providing the applications, a taskbar appears at the bottom of the window. The taskbar displays all the applications currently running in the session, enabling users to switch between those applications. Users can configure the taskbar to auto-hide and switch to small icons to minimize the amount of space taken up by the taskbar.
A floating toolbar containing controls for Citrix Receiver for HTML5 is displayed in the browser tab, as shown in the following figure. The clipboard button enables users to copy and paste Unicode plain text between the local clipboard on the device and the resource running in the browser. Users can use standard Windows shortcuts to copy data, including text, tables, and images, between hosted applications, both within the same session and between different sessions. Users can also send the CTRL+ALT+DELETE key combination to their desktops and applications using a button on the toolbar.
When printing a document opened with a hosted application or an application running on a virtual desktop, the user is given the option to print the document to PDF. The PDF is then transferred to the local device for viewing and printing from a locally attached printer. The file is removed from the device when the user closes the PDF.
A user who clicks a link in a document opened using a hosted application is given the choice of whether to open the URL in a hosted browser application within the session or to use the browser on the local device.
The log page allows users to:
To view Citrix Receiver for HTML5 logs by navigating to the log page: