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What’s new

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 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 autoreconnects 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 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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