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Content Collaboration Service integration

This release introduces integration of Citrix Content Collaboration Service with Citrix Workspace app. Citrix Content Collaboration enables you to easily and securely exchange documents, send large documents by email, securely handle document transfers to third parties, and access a collaboration space. Citrix Content Collaboration provides many ways to work, including a web-based interface, mobile clients, desktop apps, and integration with Microsoft Outlook and Gmail.

You can access Citrix Content Collaboration functionality from the Citrix Workspace app using the Files tab displayed within Citrix Workspace app. You can view the Files tab only if Content Collaboration Service is enabled in the Workspace configuration in the Citrix Cloud console.

Note:

Citrix Content Collaboration integration in Citrix Workspace app is not supported on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016 due to a security option set in the operating system.

The following image displays example contents of the Files tab of the new Citrix Workspace app:

Filetab

Limitations:

  • Resetting Citrix Workspace app does not cause Citrix Content Collaboration to log off.
  • Switching stores in Citrix Workspace app does not cause Citrix Content Collaboration to log off.

To enable Citrix Workspace app for Chrome for users to access resources hosted on Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, you must create a StoreFront store. You must also enable WebSocket connections on Citrix Gateway, Citrix Virtual Apps, and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, as required.

Multiple StoreFront

You can change the Store address without having to restart Citrix Workspace. Existing Citrix Workspace sessions, if any, continue to run uninterrupted.

To add multiple stores and switch between them using Chrome:

  1. Click Settings in Citrix Workspace app for Chrome and, in the Account pane, click Add a store.

    Settings image

  2. Enter the StoreFront URL in the Store Address field.
  3. Click Apply to save the new store.

    Store address image

  4. You can select an existing store from the drop-down list.

    Select an existing store image

  5. To delete a store from the list, click the Delete icon next to the store address you want to delete and confirm deletion.

    Delete a store from the list image

  6. When you select a different store from the drop down-list, the Apply button changes to Switch.

  7. Click Switch to confirm that you want to switch to a different store.

    Switch to a different store image

Limitations:

  • This feature is supported in user and public modes but not in kiosk mode.
  • This feature supports adding up to five stores.

Selective H.264

Configuring Selective H.264 in StoreFront using the web.config file

To change the Selective H.264 configuration using the web.config file:

  1. Open the web.config file for Citrix Workspace for Web site. This file is typically located in the C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\<Storename> Web folder, where Storename is the name specified for the store when it was created.
  2. Locate the chromeAppPreferences field and set its value with the configuration as a JSON string; for example: chromeAppPreferences=’{“graphics”:{“ selectiveH264”:false}}

Configuring Selective H.264 using the configuration.js file

The configuration.js file is located in the ChromeApp root folder. Edit this file to make changes to Citrix Workspace app for Chrome.

By default, selective H.264 is set to true.

To disable the Selective H.264 configuration using the configuration.js file:

  1. Open the configuration.js file and set the selectiveH264 attribute to false.

    selective attribute false

Note:

  • Citrix recommends that you back up the configuration.js file before making any changes to it.
  • Citrix recommends using this method only when Citrix Workspace app for Chrome is repackaged for users.
  • Administrator -level credentials are required to edit the configuration.js file; after editing the file, repackage the app for the changes to take effect.

Full-screen mode

To configure your desktop session to always open in full-screen mode, edit the Google Admin Policy by including the following:

{

      "settings": {

                     "Value": {
                     "settings\_version": "1.0",
                     "engine\_settings": {
                     "ui": {
                     "sessionsize": {
                     "windowstate": "fullscreen"
                              }
                                      }
                                               }
                            }
                }
}

Awake setting

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome keeps managed Chromebook devices awake even when the users are not active.

The awake setting feature is disabled by default.

To enable the feature, edit the Google Admin Console policy and set the value of the keep_awake_level property under power_settings to either “system” or “display” and then restart the session.

The “system” level keeps the system awake, but allows the screen to be dimmed or turned off. The “display” level keeps the system awake and active.

{
 "settings": {
     "Value": {
         "settings_version": "1.0",
         "power_settings": {
             "keep_awake_level": ”system” or “display”
             }
           }
        }
    }

Note:

For Kiosk mode, make sure that the Allow app to manage power setting in the Google Admin console is disabled.

Multi-monitor display

By default, the multi-monitor feature is set to enabled.

Note:

  • If you are using Citrix Workspace app for Chrome running on XenApp 6.5, set the shadowing policy to Disabled to use the multi-monitor feature.
  • In a desktop session, when the window is set to full screen, the Display Resolution option in Preferences is deactivated.
  • UI dialogs and toolbars appear only on primary monitor. However, USB and smart card authentication dialogs span across monitors.

To use enhanced multi-monitor display in kiosk mode

Enhanced multi-monitor display in kiosk mode is enabled by default.

To disable kiosk mode, edit the configuration.js file or the Google Admin Console policy and set the value of kioskMultimonitor property to false.

{
    "settings": {
        "Value": {
            "settings_version": "1.0",
            "engine_settings": {
                "features": {
                    "graphics": {
                        "kioskMultimonitor": false
                  }
              }
           }
       }
    }
 }

Note:

To be able to launch a session in kiosk mode, you must enable Unified Desktop mode.

  1. Launch a web browser and enter the following command: chrome://flags

  2. From the list of flags, search for UnifiedDesktopMode and set it to Enabled.

To configure Unified Desktop mode using Google Admin policy

  1. Log on to the Google Admin console.
  2. Go to Device management > Chrome Management > User Settings.
  3. Set the Unified Desktop policy to Make Unified Desktop mode available to user.
  4. Click Save.

To disable multi-monitor feature

By default, multi-monitor is enabled.

  1. Launch Citrix Workspace app for Chrome.
  2. Select Settings > General.
  3. Uncheck Use all the monitors to span display.

    Multimonitor image

    Multi-monitor display is available on both desktops and applications.

    When using multi-monitor display, the desktop session can span across multiple monitors in two ways:

  4. Windowed mode: The desktop session displays in single monitor mode.
  5. Full-screen mode: When a desktop session is switched to full-screen mode, the session displays in multi-monitor mode only when Use all the monitors to span display is selected.

    For the display to span across monitors in a desktop session, select Use all the monitors to span display option and click full-screen mode when the two monitors are connected.

    In an application session, when two monitors are connected and Use all the monitors to span display option is selected, the session automatically displays in a multi-monitor mode.

Using Citrix Virtual Desktops on dual monitors:

  1. Click Multimonitor in the toolbar.

    The screen is now extended to both the monitors.

Serial COM port redirection

To configure serial COM port redirection, enable the feature by applying Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops port redirection policy settings. For more information on port redirection, see Port redirection policy settings.

Note:

By default, Citrix Workspace app for Chrome maps COM5 as a preferred serial COM port for redirection.

After enabling serial COM port redirection policy settings on the VDA, configure Citrix Workspace app for Chrome using one of the following methods:

  • Google Admin Policy
  • configuration.js file
  • Changing the default mapping by issuing a command in an active ICA session.

Using Google Admin Policy to configure COM port redirection

Use this method to redirect the serial COM port by editing the policy file.

Tip:

Citrix recommends that you configure the COM port using the policy file only when Citrix Workspace app for Chrome is repackaged.

Edit the Google Admin Policy by including the following:

    {
      "settings": {
               "Value": {
                "settings_version": "1.0",
                "store_settings": {
                "rf_web": {
                "url": "<http://YourStoreWebURL>"
                 }
                 },
                 "engine_settings":{
                 "features" : {
                 "com" : {
       "portname" : "<COM4>", where COM4 indicates the port number that is set by the administrator.                                                   }
                                      }
                                      }
                                      }
                                      }
                                     }

Using the configuration.js file to configure COM port redirection

Use this method to redirect the serial COM port by editing the configuration.js file. Locate the portname field in the configuration.js file and edit the value by changing the port number.

For example:

"com" :{

"portname" : "COM4"

}

Note:

Citrix recommends using the configuration.js file method to configure serial port redirection only when Citrix Workspace app for Chrome is repackaged and republished from StoreFront.

Issuing a command in an ICA session to configure COM port redirection

Use this method to redirect the serial COM port by executing the following command in an active ICA session:

    net use COM4 : \\Client\COM5

Tip:

In the example above, COM4 is the preferred serial port used for redirection.

Citrix Universal Print Driver

The Citrix PDF Universal Printer driver enables users to print documents opened with hosted applications or applications running on virtual desktops delivered by XenDesktop 7.6 and XenApp 7.6 or later. When a user selects the Citrix PDF Printer option, the driver converts the file to PDF and transfers the PDF to the local device. The PDF then opens in a new window for viewing and printing through Google Cloud Print.

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 or Google Cloud Print. The file is not stored in Citrix Workspace app for Chrome.

Important

Local PDF printing is supported only on XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 or later.

Requirements

To access the Citrix Workspace app for Chrome download page, you need a MyCitrix account.

Download the Citrix PDF Printer from the Citrix downloads page.

To enable users to print documents opened with hosted desktop and applications:

  1. Download the Citrix PDF Printer and install the Citrix PDF Universal Printer driver on each machine that delivers desktops or apps for Citrix Workspace app for Chrome users. After installing the printer driver, restart the machine.

  2. In Citrix Studio, select the Policy node in the left pane and either create a new policy or edit an existing policy.

    For more information about configuring Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops policies, see Policies.

  3. Set the Auto-create PDF Universal Printer policy setting to Enabled.

Google Cloud Print

Google Cloud Print allows you to make remote printing devices (such as a printer at home) available to you or anyone you choose.

You can configure Citrix Workspace to use Google Cloud Print by default to redirect your files, rather than having to select and configure it every time you print.

To use Google Cloud Print:

  • You must install the Citrix PDF printer driver in the VDA; refer to the Citrix download site for the latest software packages.
  • Google Cloud Printers should be registered with a user’s Google account. Refer to the Google Cloud Print website for more information.
  • If a customized Citrix Workspace app for Chrome package is deployed using the Google Management console, ensure the Citrix Workspace app for Chrome package contains the correct OAuth2.0 credentials in the manifest.ison file. Refer to the Google Developers site for information about obtaining OAuth2.0. For example:
"oauth2": {

"client_id": "replace this with your client ID",

"scopes": [

"<https://www.googleapis.com/auth/cloudprint>"

]

}

Note:

This feature only works with Google Cloud Printer. Refer to the Google Developers site for additional information.

Google Drive access

With Google drive support your users can open, edit, and save Windows file types from a Chrome device running Citrix Workspace. While running a Google Chrome device, your users can seamlessly use existing Windows-based applications (for example, Microsoft Word) and access the files residing on Google Drive

For example, if a user opens a file in Google Drive (for instance, a .DOC file attachment downloaded from Gmail), edits it, and saves it to Google Drive, the file can be accessed in a Citrix Virtual Apps hosted application. The file can be viewed, edited, and saved to Google Drive.

Prerequisites

To enable Google Drive access, you must install the Citrix File Access component (FileAccess.exe) on your VDA and enable file type associations in Citrix Studio. You can download Citrix File Access from the Citrix downloads page.

To enable Google Drive access from Citrix Workspace

  1. Install FileAccess.exe on each Citrix Virtual Apps or Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops VDA.
  2. Configure the appropriate FTAs for published applications in Citrix Studio.
  3. On the Citrix Virtual Apps or Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops VDA, https://accounts.google.com and <https://ssl.gstatic.com> have to be trusted and cookies from these sites should be enabled.

Only files from Google Drive can be opened using Citrix Workspace. To open a file from Google Drive, right-click and and open the file using Citrix Workspace.

Citrix recommends that you associate one file type with only one published application.

Proxy connection support

The 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.

To disable Google Drive access from Citrix Workspace

In the manifest.json file, replace:

"file_handlers" : {

      "all-file-types" : {

         "extensions" : [

            "*"

         ]

      }

   },

with:

    "file_handlers" : {
          "cr-file-type" : {
             "extensions" : [
                "cr",
               "ica"
             ]
          }
       },

Kiosk mode

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome kiosk mode provides the ability to run all apps in the same window. Using this feature, you can run Citrix Workspace apps in kiosk mode, and then launch any Windows app or desktop using the same mode. In addition, kiosk mode allows you to publish remote apps or desktops as a dedicated Chrome package using a persistent URL.

You can control this feature by adjusting the kiosk settings in the Chrome admin panel for managed Chrome devices.

See the Google support site for instructions on enabling the Citrix Workspace app to run in kiosk mode on managed and non-managed Chrome devices.

If you are deploying a Citrix Workspace app, you should publish using the visibility options set to Public/unlisted to ensure interoperability with kiosk mode. Go to the Chrome Web Store Developer Dashboard

The store URL is read-only when kiosk mode is active and cannot be edited using the Account settings screen. However, you can change this setting by either repackaging the app with the .cr file or through Google Policy Management using the Google Admin Console.

    <Services version="1.0">
    <Service>
    <rfWeb>http://your_RfWebURL_or_persistenturl</rfWeb>
    <Name>Mystore</Name>
    <Gateways>
    <Gateway>
    <Location>https://yourcompany.gateway.com</Location>
    </Gateway>
    </Gateways>
    <Beacons>
    <Internal>
    <Beacon>http://yourcompany.internalwebsite.net</Beacon>
    </Internal>
    <External>
    <Beacon>http://www.yourcompany.externalwebsite.com</Beacon>
    </External>
    </Beacons>
    </Service>
    </Services>

If you are using the Google Admin Console, edit the policy.txt file containing the Citrix Workspace configuration. Replace the value of “url” under “rf_web” with a persistent URL.

    {
    "settings": {
    "Value": {
    "settings_version": "1.0",
    "store_settings": {
    "beacons": {
    "external": [
    {
    "url": "http://www.yourcompany.externalwebsite.com"
    }
    ],
    "internal": [
    {
    "url": "http://yourcompany.internalwebsite.net"
    }
    ]
    },
    "gateways": [
    {
    "is_default": true,
    "url": "https://yourcompany.gateway.com"
    }
    ],
    "name": "mystore",
    "rf_web": {
    "url": " http://your_RfWebURL_or_persistenturl "
    }
    }
    }
    }
    }

Clipboard

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome supports HTML format in addition to plain text between the client and the VDA in a session. This support is useful when using Microsoft Office apps and browsers. Enhanced clipboard support is available only on Chrome and Safari browsers.

Configuring clipboard

You can copy HTML content and retain formatting when copying a link in Chrome. An <img> tag is added in HTML format, which allows you to copy images as well as text. This feature is richer than plain text.

To enable this feature, add the following registry entry to the VDA:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Citrix\wfshell\Virtual Clipboard\Additional Formats\HTML Format “Name”=”HTML Format

Warning

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.

For additional information about the issues resolved by the introduction of this feature, see Knowledge Center article CTX086028.

Shortcuts

You 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. Only Unicode plain text can be copied and pasted between hosted applications and the local clipboard on the device.

Users can use standard Windows keyboard shortcuts with Citrix Workspace app for Chrome because these shortcuts are passed from Chrome OS to hosted applications. Similarly, shortcuts specific to particular applications can also be used, provided they do not conflict with any Chrome OS shortcuts. However, note that the Windows key must also be pressed for function keys to be recognized, so an external keyboard is required. For more information about using Windows keyboards with Chrome OS, see https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/1047364. Citrix-specific shortcuts, such as those for switching between sessions and windows, cannot be used with Citrix Workspace app for Chrome.

USB device redirection

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome supports a wide range of USB peripherals. With this added functionality, you can create a Google policy to identify the PID/VID of the device to enable its use in Citrix Workspace. This support extends to new USB devices, including 3D Space mouse, additional composite devices, Bloomberg keyboards, and UC-Logic Tablet WP5540U.

For more information on configuring USB devices, see the Knowledge Center article CTX200825.

Automatic redirection of USB devices

In kiosk mode, USB devices are redirected automatically inside a session without any manual intervention. In user and public modes, for the first time, you must manually redirect the USB device into the session from the toolbar or the Connection Center. This manual USB redirection is done to grant permission to the Chrome operating system for accessing the USB device. When a USB device is inserted, it is redirected into the session automatically.

If you insert a USB device when multiple sessions are running, it is redirected into the session that is in focus. If there are no sessions in focus, the USB device is not redirected into any session. If a single session is running and if it is not in focus when you insert the USB device, the device might not be redirected.

File transfer

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome provides secure file transfer functionality between a user device and a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops session. This feature uses a file transfer virtual channel instead of client drive mapping.

By default, users can:

  • Upload files from a local download folder or attached peripheral
  • Seamlessly access data from their Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops sessions.
  • Download files from their Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops sessions to a local folder or a peripheral on their user device.

Administrators can configure file transfer, uploads, and downloads using policies in Citrix Studio.

Prerequisites

  • XenApp or XenDesktop 7.6 or later, with:
    • Hotfix ICATS760WX64022.msp on server OS VDAs (Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012 R2)
    • Hotfix ICAWS760WX86022.msp or ICAWS760WX64022.msp on client OS VDAs (Windows 7 or Windows 8.1)
  • To change file transfer policies: Group Policy Management (GPM) hotfix GPMx240WX64002.msi or GPMx240WX86002.msi on machines running Citrix Studio.

Limitations:

  • A user can upload or download a maximum of 10 files at a time.
  • Maximum file size:
    • For uploads: 2147483647 bytes (2 GB)
    • For downloads: 262144000 bytes (250 MB)
  • If either the ‘Upload file to Desktop’ or the ‘Download file from Desktop’ policy is set to Disabled, the toolbar still displays both the Upload and the Download icons but the functionality is based on the policy setting. However, if both policies are set to Disabled, the Upload and Download icons are not displayed in the toolbar.

Configuring file transfer policies

To configure file transfer using a Citrix Studio policy

By default, file transfer is enabled.

Use Citrix Studio to change the following policies, located under User Setting > ICA > File Redirection.

   
CITRIX STUDIO POLICY DESCRIPTION
Allow file transfer between desktop and client To enable or disable the file transfer feature
Upload file to Desktop To enable or disable file upload in the session. Requires the “allow file transfer between desktop and client” policy to be set to true.
Download file from Desktop To enable or disable file download from the session. Requires the “allow file transfer between desktop and client” policy to be set to true.

To configure file transfer using configuration.js file

The configuration.js file is located in the ChromeApp root folder. Edit this file directly to make changes to Citrix Workspace app for Chrome.

Note:

Citrix recommends that you back up the configuration.js file before making any changes to it. Administrator level credentials are required to edit the configuration.js file; After editing the file, repackage the app to make additional modifications to toolbar elements.

To change the file transfer configuration using the configuration.js file:

Open the configuration.js file and configure the settings as below:

   
FILE TRANSFER CLIENT SETTINGS DESCRIPTION
AllowUpload To enable or disable upload from client-side. By default set to true (enabled).
AllowDownload To enable or disable download from the client-side. By default set to true (enabled).
MaxUploadSize To set the maximum size of the file that can be uploaded in bytes. By default set to 2147483648 bytes (2GB)
MaxDownloadSize To set the maximum size of the file that can be downloaded in bytes. By default set to 2147483648 bytes (2GB).

Following are the behavior cases when the policy set in Citrix Studio and the client are different.

     
Citrix Studio Policy Upload / Download Client- side setting Upload / Download Resulting Behavior
DISABLED ENABLED DISABLED
DISABLED DISABLED DISABLED
ENABLED DISABLED DISABLED
ENABLED ENABLED ENABLED

Note:

When there is a conflicting value set for Maximum File Size upload or download in the registry and in the client-side settings, the minimum size value among the two is applied.

File transfer logs

The file transfer logs can be retrieved from both the client and the server.

To retriever file transfer logs from the client:

  1. Launch a browser.
  2. Go to the following URL to start logging: <storefronturl>/clients/html5client/src/viewlog.html where <storefronturl> is the FQDN or IP address of the StoreFront server where the store is configured.

For more information on file transfer, see HTML5 and Chrome File Transfer Explained.

Logging

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome provides timestamps for the logs generated by the user device.

To assist with troubleshooting connection issues, logs can be generated on both the user device and the machines providing desktops and applications.

To enable logging on user devices

  1. On the user device, select the button with a settings image on it in the bottom-right corner of the Citrix Workspace app for Chrome login page.

  2. In the Settings dialog , select Start Logging.

    Details of the collected log files are listed in the Settings dialog.

  3. Select Stop Logging to end the collection of logs on the user device.

Taskbar icons

Applications and desktops configured using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops in an active session are displayed as separate apps in the taskbar (shelf) on a Chrome device. This feature applies to published applications and desktops. The functionality and behavior of this feature is similar to the taskbar experience that is provided by the Windows Operating system.

By default, this feature is enabled.

Configuring taskbar icons using Google Admin policy

Note:

Citrix recommends using this method only when Citrix Workspace app for Chrome is repackaged for users.

  1. Log on to the Google Admin Console.

  2. Go to Device management > Chrome Management > User Settings.

  3. Add the below strings to the policy.txt file.

    Show in shelf image

  4. Click Save and close the file.

Configuring taskbar icons using the Web.config in StoreFront

Note:

Citrix recommends that you use the web.config file method for configuration purposes only when a store version of Citrix Workspace app for Chrome is being used.

  1. Open the web.config file for the Citrix Workspace for Web site. This file is typically located in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\<Storename>Web, where Store name is the name specified for the Store when it was created.
  2. Locate the chromeAppPreferences field and set its value with the configuration as a JSON string.

For example:

chromeAppPreferences=’{“seamless”:{“showInShelf”:false}}

Configuring taskbar icons using the configuration.js file

The configuration.js file is located in the ChromeApp root folder. Access this file directly to make changes to Citrix Workspace app for Chrome.

Note:

Administrator-level credentials are required to edit the configuration.js file; after editing the file, repackage the app for the changes to take effect.

To change the Chrome OS taskbar using the configuration.js file:

  1. Open the configuration.js file and set the showInShelf attribute to true.

For example:

Show in shelf image

Limitations:

  1. When more than one instance of the same application is launched, the app icon is not stacked and appears as two separate icons. For example, two instances of Notepad display two icons of Notepad in the taskbar.
  2. App pinning is not supported.

Configuring CEIP

Note:

  1. When CEIP is disabled, minimal information, containing the installed Citrix Workspace app for Chrome version is uploaded; this happens weekly. This minimal information is valuable to Citrix because it provides the distribution of different versions used by customers.
  2. When Citrix Workspace app for Chrome is launched in a public session mode, CEIP data is not collected.

No user identifiable information is collected from the customer environment with CEIP; collected information includes:

  • System information details like the version of operating system, installed version of Citrix Workspace, language, and the browser version.
  • Usage tracking details like statistics of application launch over the course of a week, monitor resolutions, graphics mode, decoder, and renderer.
  • Critical to quality details like connection and launch failures and statistics on session connection time.
  • Configuration tracking details like data points tracking to check if a feature is enabled or disabled.

To disable CEIP using Google Admin Policy

Note:

Administrator-level credentials are required to perform this procedure

  1. Log on to the Google Admin Console.
  2. Go to Device management > Chrome Management > User Settings.
  3. Add the strings shown after Step 4 to the policy.txt file under the engine_settings key .
  4. Click Save.

For more information on google policy, see Knowledge Center article CTX141844.

For Citrix Workspace app 1907 for Chrome and earlier, set the enabled attribute under ceip to false.

'ceip':{
    'enabled':false,
}

For Citrix Workspace app 1908 for Chrome and later, set the enabled attribute under analytics to false. However, the analytics key is backward compatible with the ceip key.


'analytics':{
    'enabled':false,
}

To disable CEIP using configuration.js

The configuration.js file is located in the ChromeApp root folder. Edit this file to configure Citrix Workspace app for Chrome.

Note:

  • Citrix recommends that you back up the configuration.js file before making any changes to it.
  • Citrix recommends using this method only if Citrix Workspace app for Chrome is repackaged for users.
  • Administrator-level credentials are required to edit the configuration.js file; after editing the file, repackage the app for the changes to take effect.

For Citrix Workspace app 1907 for Chrome and earlier, set the enabled attribute under ceip to false in the configuration.js file.

'ceip':{
    'enabled':false,
}

For Citrix Workspace app 1908 for Chrome and later, set the enabled attribute under analytics to false in the configuration.js file.

'analytics':{
    'enabled':false,
}

To disable CEIP using graphical user interface

Note:

You can modify the CEIP settings using GUI only when the administrator has enabled it using any of the above methods.

  1. Launch Citrix Workspace app for Chrome.
  2. Select Settings > General.
  3. Uncheck Help improve Citrix Workspace by sending anonymous usage statistics.

Relaunch the session for the changes to take effect.

Redesigned toolbar

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome provides a redesigned toolbar to improve the user experience. This enhancement provides new options that are accessible from the toolbar to facilitate common tasks, such as:

  • switching to full-screen mode
  • upload or download a file
  • copy content from an active session to the clipboard to enable sharing between sessions
  • access additional options

Redesigned_toolbar image

Configuring redesigned toolbar

By default, the enhanced toolbar is enabled.

To hide the toolbar configuration using the configuration.js file:

The configuration.js file is located in the ChromeApp root folder. Edit this file directly to make changes to Citrix Workspace app for Chrome.

  1. Open the configuration.js file and set the menubar attribute to false.

You can also hide an individual icon to prevent it from displaying in the toolbar. For example, to hide the Ctrl+Alt+Del button in the toolbar:

  1. Open the configuration.js file and set the lock attribute to false.

Note:

  • Citrix recommends that you back up the configuration.js file before making any changes to it.
  • Administrator-level credentials are required to edit the configuration.js file; after editing the file, repackage the app for the changes to take effect.

DPI scaling

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome allows the operating system to control the resolution of app and desktop sessions and supports DPI client scaling for app sessions on a single monitor.

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.

You can configure the High DPI Scaling setting using the Google Admin policy only.

DPI scaling

The DPI scaling feature Scale the session for monitors with high device pixel ratio is enabled by default.

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome supports DPI scaling by allowing you to set the VDA resolution on monitors that have a high pixel ratio. To set the resolution for desktop sessions, go to the session toolbar. Select Preferences > Display Resolution > Use device pixel ratio for the correct resolution to be set on the VDA. When the resolution is set properly on the VDA, blurry text becomes crisper.

To enable or disable the feature, edit the Google Admin Console policy and set the value of scaleToDPI property to true or false.

For example, to disable the feature, set scaleToDPI property to false.

{
    "settings": {
               "Value": {
                        "settings_version": "1.0",
                              "engine_settings": {
       'features' : {
       'graphics' : {
                'dpiSetting': {
                                'scaleToDPI': false
                                }
                             }
                       }
                    }
                }
            }
         }


Assistive cursor

When a cursor is not visible inside a desktop session, you can enable an assistive cursor. Launch the next session for the setting to take effect.

assistive cursor

The assistive cursor feature is disabled by default.

To enable the feature, edit the Google Admin Console policy and set the value of the assistiveCursor property under ui to true and then restart the session.

{
    "settings": {
        "Value": {
            "settings_version": "1.0",
            "engine_settings": {
                "ui": {
                    "assistiveCursor": true
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }

Note:

  • If an administrator enables the assistive cursor as described above, the corresponding check box in the client-side setting is selected by default. To disable the feature, clear the check box.
  • If an administrator disables the assistive cursor as described above, the check box is cleared and the feature disabled.

Connection Center

Connection Center facilitates application management in seamless sessions. This is done by providing a taskbar that lists all opened applications.

To launch the Connection Center, right- click the Citrix Workspace icon and then select Connection Center.

Connection center image

Using Connection Center, you can select an application and:

  1. Display devices.
  2. Send a Crtl+Alt+Del command.
  3. Disconnect from a session.
  4. Logoff from the session.

Connection center image

You can also terminate an app using the Connection Center by selecting the radio button of the corresponding application and clicking Terminate.

Seamless window integration

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome improves the user experience by adding seamless integration of multiple apps hosted in separate windows within an active session. Using this functionality, Citrix Workspace app for Chrome enables you to launch applications in an independent user interface compared as opposed to launching all apps for a session in a single window.

Seamless applications can be hosted in separate windows; with this functionality, remote applications are run natively on the client device.

Seamless window image

Limitations:

  • Extra entries appear in the Chrome task bar; click any of these to bring the selected session to the front.
  • All opened apps in an active session run in a single window; focusing on one app in an active session brings that window into focus along with all other apps belonging to that session.

Use the seamless session taskbar to quickly move between apps:

Seamless window image

Tip:

All apps in one session run in a single window. When moving an app to a second monitor, all apps that are part of that session move to the second monitor.

Reload store

In Citrix Workspace app for Chrome window,a button is added for reload operation. By clicking the button, the cookies of the store get cleared and the store page is reloaded.

Webcam

Citrix Workspace app for Chrome provides an enhancement to webcam redirection functionality. H.264 hardware encoding for webcam input helps reduce CPU load and increases battery efficiency for Chromebook devices. These devices have encoders for H.264, which leverages Intel functionality through the PPB_VideoEncoder API.

Session sharing

For session sharing, 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.