Product Documentation

Set preferences

Aug 21, 2013
You can set preferences by clicking Preferences on the Receiver menu. You can control how desktops are displayed, connect to different applications and desktops, and manage file and device access.

To manage an account

To access desktops and applications, you need an account with XenDeskop or XenApp. Your IT help desk might ask you to add a new account to Receiver for this purpose, or they might ask you to use a different NetScaler Gateway or Access Gateway server for an existing account. You can also remove accounts from Receiver.

  1. On the Accounts page of the Preferences dialog box, do one of the following:
    • To add an account, click Add. Your help desk may alternatively provide a provisioning file with account information that you can use to create a new account.
    • To change details of a store that the account uses, such as the default gateway, click Edit.
    • To remove an account, click Remove.
  2. Follow the on-screen prompts. You may be required to authenticate to the server.

To change how you see your desktops

This feature is not available with Citrix XenApp for UNIX sessions.

You can display desktops across the entire screen on your user device (full screen mode), which is the default, or in a separate window (windowed mode).

  1. On the General page of the Preferences dialog box, select a mode in Display desktop in.

To reconnect sessions automatically

Receiver can reconnect to desktops and applications that you become disconnected from (for example, when you move out of range of a wireless signal).

  1. On the General page of the Preferences dialog box, select an option in Reconnect apps and desktops.

To control how local files are accessed

A virtual desktop or application may need to access files on your device. You can control the extent to which this happens.
  1. On the File Access page of the Preferences dialog box, select a mapped drive and then one of the following options:
    • Read and write - Allow the desktop or application to read and write to local files.
    • Read only - Allow the desktop or application to read but not write to local files.
    • No access - Do not allow the desktop or application to access local files.
    • Ask me each time - Display a prompt each time the desktop or application needs to access local files.
  2. If you selected one of the options that grants access to local files, you can additionally save time when browsing to locations on your user device. Click Add, specify the location, and select a drive to map to it.

To set up a microphone or webcam

You can change the way a virtual desktop or application accesses your local microphone or webcam.
  1. On the Mic & Webcam page of the Preferences dialog box, select one of the following options:
    • Use my microphone and webcam - Allow the microphone and webcam to be used by the desktop or application.
    • Don't use my microphone or webcam - Do not allow the microphone or webcam to be used by the desktop or application.

To set up Flash Player

You can choose how Flash content is displayed. This content is normally displayed in Flash Player and includes video, animation, and applications.
  1. On the Flash page of the Preferences dialog box, select one of the following options:
    • Optimize content - Improve playback quality at the risk of reducing security.
    • Don't optimize content - Provide basic playback quality without reducing security.
    • Ask me each time - Prompt me each time Flash content is displayed.