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Citrix Workspace app for HTML5 integrates with Citrix Receiver for Website. To access their virtual desktops and hosted applications, users navigate to a Citrix Receiver for Website 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 macOS 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 Receiver for Website. Users who already have Citrix Workspace installed locally must use this version to access resources from the site. They are not given the option to use Citrix Workspace app for HTML5. When you configure the Citrix Receiver for Website to always use Citrix Workspace app for HTML5, all users must access resources from the site through Citrix Workspace app for HTML5. This is regardless of whether they have a locally installed version of Citrix Workspace.

  • When users access a desktop or an 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 Receiver for Website.

  • 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 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.

Using webconfig

Note

Citrix recommends that you use the web.config file method for configuration purposes only when a store version of Citrix Workspace app for HTML5 is being used.

To change the configuration using the web.config file method (only for those using on-prem StoreFront):

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

For example:

chromeAppPreferences = ‘{“ui”: {“toolbar”: {“menubar”: false}}}’

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