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What’s new

What’s new in 2010

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 2009.5

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 2009

Session performance improvements in multi-monitor scenarios

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome improves the overall performance and stability of sessions in multi-monitor scenarios. In earlier versions, when a session was running on multiple monitors, you experienced sluggish performance.

Improved audio performance

In earlier releases, you might hear a crackling sound when listening to audio. Citrix Workspace app for Chrome now enriches the user experience by providing smooth audio output.

What’s new in 2007

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 2006

Language support

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome is now available in the Italian language.

Support for setting multi-touch as the default mode

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome now allows you to set Multi-touch as the default mode through the Google Admin Console. Multi-touch mode controls whether to enable multi-touch gestures. You can toggle between Panning mode and Multi-touch mode. In earlier versions, panning mode was set as the default mode.

When you launch a session in a touch-enabled device, the gestures by default are handled in panning mode. You can switch to multi-touch mode using the toolbar. This feature provides a better user experience. For more information, see Multi-touch mode.

Touch support

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome now enhances touch support by allowing you to run sessions on touch-enabled Chrome devices in tablet mode. This feature includes support for gestures, multi-touch, and soft keyboard functionality.

The Open keyboard icon now appears on the session toolbar when a Chrome device is in tablet mode. When you use this feature or perform a three-finger tap, the soft keyboard appears. For more information, see Support for Touch.

What’s new in 2004

Language support

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome is now available in the Brazilian Portuguese language.

What’s new in 2002

Support for Asset ID

Starting with this release, Citrix Workspace app for Chrome uses an Asset ID that administrators set through the Google Admin Console as a client name for sessions launched from enrolled Chromebooks.

By default, Citrix Workspace app continues to generate a unique client ID for enrolled Chromebooks, which is similar to earlier versions. To use this feature, you must set a policy for Citrix Workspace app. For more information, see Asset ID.

What’s new in 1912

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 1911

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 1909

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 1908

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 1907

High DPI scaling

Starting in this release, the High DPI Scaling feature is disabled by default for app and desktop sessions. For better resolution on high DPI enabled devices, go to Settings and select the High DPI Scaling check box. For more information, see DPI scaling.

What’s new in 1906

Support for high DPI client scaling for app sessions

Starting in this release, Citrix Workspace app for Chrome allows the operating system to control the resolution of an app session. Citrix Workspace app for Chrome supports high DPI client scaling for app sessions on a single monitor. Earlier versions of Citrix Workspace app for Chrome allowed the operating system to control the resolution of desktop sessions only. For more information, see DPI scaling.

What’s new in 1905

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 1904

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 1903

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 1902

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 1901

Support for managed Chromebook devices to stay awake

With this release, Citrix Workspace app for Chrome keeps managed Chromebook devices awake even when the users are not active. Earlier, when users were not active, by default, the operating system was dimming the screen and eventually suspending the system. For more information, see Awake setting.

What’s new in 1811.3

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 1811.2

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 1811

Support for DPI scaling

With this release, Citrix Workspace app for Chrome allows the operating system to control the resolution of a desktop session.

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome provides support for DPI scaling by allowing you to set the VDA resolution on the monitors that have a high pixel ratio. When you set the resolution correctly on the VDA, blurry text becomes crisper. For more information about DPI scaling, see DPI scaling.

Support for assistive cursor

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome now supports an assistive cursor to be displayed in a desktop session when the cursor is not visible within the session. For more information about assistive cursor, see Assistive cursor.

What’s new in 1809.1

Enhanced support for multi-monitor display in kiosk mode for desktop sessions

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome provides enhanced support for multi-monitor display in kiosk mode for desktop sessions. The applications inside a desktop session can now be maximized to either of the two monitors instead of spanning across both monitors. For more information about enhanced multi-monitor display in kiosk mode, see To use enhanced multi-monitor display in kiosk mode.

Improved network throughput for graphics over high latency connections

The default number of ICA output buffers that are used to send and receive data has been raised. This change provides improved network throughput performance even on high latency connections.

What’s new in 1809

USB device redirection support for UC-Logic Tablet WP5540U

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome now supports USB redirection for the UC-Logic Tablet WP5540U into a session.

What’s new in 1808

Support for proxy connections

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome supports opening documents from Google drive using published applications through the unauthenticated proxy servers. To enable this, configure the proxy setting in internet options.

Fixed issues

Fixed issues in 2010

  • When Citrix Workspace app is running on a Chromebook device, the Chromebook might exhibit a poor bandwidth. [RFHTMCRM-3821]

Fixed issues in 2009.5

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 2009

  • Audio playback might unexpectedly stop working in a session. To work around the issue, reconnect the session. [CVADHELP-15186]

  • Attempts to launch applications might fail. The issue occurs when you connect to a cloud store enabled with Citrix Gateway service by using Citrix Workspace app for HTML5. [RFHTMCRM-3530]

Fixed issues in 2007

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 2006

  • The soft keyboard might appear at every tap even in the non-editable area. The issue occurs when a Chromebook is in tablet mode.

    With this fix, the SoftKeyboard API detects whether a Chromebook is in tablet mode and prevents the soft keyboard from appearing in the non-editable area. [RFHTMCRM-3402]

  • When you establish an audio call in a session launched from Citrix Workspace app for Chrome, the audio might stop working unless you relaunch the session. [RFHTMCRM-3413]

  • If you attempt to copy and paste content that contains more than 10,000 words, a session might become unresponsive. [RFHTMCRM-3450]

Fixed issues in 2004

  • On touch-enabled Chromebooks, basic touch functionalities (such as double tap, press and hold, and scroll) might fail to work. [RFHTMCRM-3275]

Fixed issues in 2002

  • When you set the session state policy to full screen mode and attempt to launch a session, the session or the app might fail to launch. This error message might appear in the console.log:

    Cannot read property ‘window’ of undefined [RFHTMCRM-3097]

Fixed issues in 1912

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 1911

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 1909

  • The HDX SDK for Chrome might not launch sessions when Citrix Workspace app is not running in the background. [RFHTMCRM-3001]

Fixed issues in 1908

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 1907

  • Attempts to open files from a Google Drive using Citrix Workspace app might fail. [RFHTMCRM-2857]

Fixed issues in 1906

  • Single sign-on might not work with Citrix Workspace app for Chrome. The issue occurs in Chrome OS version 72 and later. [RFHTMCRM-2791]

  • When you connect to a Chromebook device that has two external monitors, the session can extend to two monitors. The third monitor might appear as a blank window. [RFHTMCRM-2815]

Fixed issues in 1905

  • With this fix, you can enable the FPS meter to debug graphical issues through the Google Admin Policy. [RFHTMCRM-2772]

  • When a session that is running on a Chromebook device is active for 53 minutes or more, you might not be able to lock the session. You can see a locking screen that eventually becomes unresponsive. [LD1060]

Fixed issues in 1904

  • When you open a session that is a fixed size through the Chrome HDX SDK and then change the resolution by setting autoresize: true to auto fit to the window, the session might not resize. [RFHTMCRM-2571]

  • With this fix, Citrix Workspace app for Chrome supports localization in the Dutch language. [RFHTMCRM-2663]

  • When you open a desktop session or an app using Citrix Workspace app for Chrome on a touch-enabled Chromebook and change the resolution to a fixed value that is larger than the window size, the session might not pan. [RFHTMCRM-2712]

  • After you upgrade to Chrome 72, smart card redirection might stop working. This fix updates corresponding libraries to redirect the smart card successfully.

Fixed issues in 1903

  • When a store URL that auto reconnects to applications or desktops is used within the Citrix Workspace app for Chrome, a blank window opens as a new tab in the Chrome browser. The issue occurs in Chrome OS Version 72 and later. [RFHTMCRM-2698]

Fixed issues in 1902

  • When you start a session in multi-monitor mode, the keyboard input might not work within the secondary monitor. [RFHTMCRM-2631]

Fixed issues in 1901

  • When the HDX SDK for Chrome and the Virtual Channel SDK for Chrome files are included in the same HTML file, the APIs of one SDK might override the other, depending on the order added. [RFHTMCRM-2581]

  • The DPI scaling feature might not work for managed Chromebook devices. [RFHTMCRM-2594]

Fixed issues in 1811.3

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 1811.2

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 1811

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 1809.1

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 1809

  • The touch screen might behave inconsistently in a user session. For each tap performed, double clicks are reported. [LC9703]

Fixed issues in 1808

Version 18.8.1.4043

  • The LongCommandLine path to the VDA might be formed incorrectly if the path has LongCmdLine parameters. [RFHTMCRM-2413]

Known issues

Known issues in 2010

No new issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 2009.5

No new issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 2009

  • In multi-monitor mode, screen corruption might be observed intermittently. The issue occurs when you drag applications. The issue occurs with XenDesktop 7.6 VDAs running Windows 2012 R2. [RFHTMCRM-3550]

  • When you launch a seamless session in multi-monitor mode, your screen might fail to refresh. The issue occurs if you drag an application in the Chrome shelf and then drag it back to the original position. [RFHTMCRM-3579]

  • With legacy graphics mode enabled (such as XenApp 6.5) in multi-monitor mode, texts might be corrupted. [RFHTMCRM-3586]

  • With Unified Desktop Mode enabled on a Chromebook, mouse clicks might fail to work. For more information, see Google bug ID 1052245.

Known issues in 2007

No new issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 2006

  • The automatic keyboard display feature might not work in the editable area when a Chrome device is in tablet mode. This issue occurs in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 and later. As a workaround, navigate to Toolbar > Open keyboard or perform a three-finger tap to display the soft keyboard automatically. [RFHTMCRM-3487]

Known issues in 2004

  • If you install Citrix Workspace app on a Chromebook, default file type associations for some files (such as .txt or .pdf) can change. As a result, some files fail to launch from the Downloads folder with the correct app.

    As a workaround, change the default app from the Open dropdown menu after selecting the file.

    Note:

    Google has closed this bug as an expected behavior. As the list of file handlers in the manifest.js file consists of files such as .txt and .pdf, the file type associations change to Citrix Workspace app.

    For more information, see Google bug ID #1053885.

  • Attempts to open a file from Google drive using Citrix Workspace app might fail. A prompt to enter the Google email address and password does not appear. Instead, the following error message appears:

    This app isn’t verified.

    This app hasn’t been verified by Google yet. Only proceed if you know and trust the developer.

    [RFHTMCRM-3326]

  • Attempts to play an audio file using Google Chrome browser v 79 in a session launched from Citrix Workspace app for Chrome might fail.

    For more information, see Google bug ID 1007255.

    [RFHTMCRM-3327]

Known issues in 2002

  • Google Cloud Print might not work with Citrix Workspace app for Chrome. On Citrix Workspace app for Chrome, if you navigate to Settings > Printer and then attempt to open Google Cloud Print by entering credentials on the logon page, this error message appears:

    Sign in with Google temporarily disabled for this app

    This app has not been verified yet by Google in order to use Google Sign In.

    As a workaround, use the Citrix PDF Printer option to print a file. This is a third-party issue. For more information, see Google bug ID #1034865. [RFHTMCRM-3127]

  • With seamless mode enabled, if you launch an application in tablet mode and switch between landscape and portrait orientations, the session might adjust its screen resolution incorrectly. [RFHTMCRM-3143]

Known issues in 1912

No new issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 1911

No new issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 1909

No new issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 1908

No new issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 1907

  • When you attempt to redirect the Microsoft LifeCam USB device in a session, the redirection might fail. [RFHTMCRM-2856]

Known issues in 1906

  • The window’s border or shelf might appear in full-screen mode for Citrix Workspace app for Chrome public sessions. [RFHTMCRM-2792]

  • In a multi-monitor environment, when you attempt to add or remove an external monitor, the session might become unstable. [RFHTMCRM-2853]

Known issues in 1905

  • Single sign-on might not work with Citrix Workspace app for Chrome. The issue occurs in Chrome OS version 72 and later. [RFHTMCRM-2791]

Known issues in 1904

No new issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 1903

No new issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 1902

No new issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 1901

No new issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 1811.3

No new issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 1811.2

No new issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 1811

  • After you redirect the USB device UC-Logic Tablet WP5540U and enable the assistive cursor in a multi-monitor environment, the assistive cursor movement might not align with the stylus action. [RFHTMCRM-2472]

Known issues in 1809.1

No new issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 1809

No new issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 1808

Version 18.8.1.4043

No new issues have been observed in this release.

Version 1808

  • When you start applications and desktops from multiple VDAs and set one VDA with applications and desktops in focus, the applications and desktops from the other VDAs that are not in focus might become black. As a workaround, minimize all the applications and then start the required applications from the taskbar. [RFHTMCRM-2408]

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