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Citrix Workspace app for HTML5 integrates with Citrix Workspace for Web sites. To access their virtual desktops and hosted applications using Citrix Workspace app for HTML5, users navigate to a Citrix Workspace for Web site using a compatible browser running on a supported operating system.

The user experience with Citrix Workspace app for HTML5 is as follows:

  • If you did not configure the site to always use Citrix Workspace app for HTML5, the site attempts to determine whether Citrix Workspace is installed locally on devices running Windows and Mac OS X. When Citrix Workspace cannot be detected, users are prompted to download and install the appropriate Citrix Workspace for their platform. For users who are unable to install Citrix Workspace, this happens every time they log on to the Citrix Workspace app for Web site. Users who already have Citrix Workspace installed locally must use this version to access resources from the site and are not given the option to use Citrix Workspace app for HTML5. When you configure the Citrix Workspace for Web site to always use Citrix Workspace app for HTML5, all users must access resources from the site through Citrix Workspace app for HTML5 regardless of whether they have a locally installed version of Citrix Workspace.

  • When users access a desktop or application through Citrix Workspace app for HTML5, the resource starts in a new browser tab or window, according to the user’s browser settings. You can configure Citrix Workspace app for HTML5 so that resources are always started in the same tab as the Citrix Workspace for Web site.

  • When a user starts an additional application, Citrix Workspace app for HTML5 checks whether the application can be started within an existing session before creating a new session. This enables users to access multiple applications over a single connection so that the available resources are used more efficiently.

  • Citrix Workspace app for HTML5 supports displaying titles of the applications and desktops in parentheses (for example, VDA(1) and VDA(2)) in the browser tab. To enable this feature, select Launch applications in the same tab as Receiver for Web in StoreFront. For more information, see Configure.

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