Touch screen

Multi-touch support

The multi-touch support feature in Citrix Workspace app for Linux supports multi-touch devices. This feature allows devices to receive input from the touch screen. The input includes touch gestures and interactions using a pen or a stylus device. You can interact with multi-touch screens while using apps or desktops in an HDX session. The supported actions and corresponding gestures on the touch screen are the following:

  • Select an item: Tap on the touchpad.
  • Scroll: Place two fingers on the touchpad and slide horizontally or vertically.
  • Zoom in or out: Place two fingers on the touchpad and pinch in or stretch out.
  • Show more commands (similar to right-clicking): Tap the touchpad with two fingers, or press in the lower-right corner.

Known limitation:

  • Doesn’t support session reliability, which means no touch event cache is stored.
  • Doesn’t support on Linux VDA
  • When the multi-touch feature is enabled, the client on-screen keyboard feature isn’t supported. If you must use an on-screen keyboard, you can use a soft keyboard in the VDA session. To open the On-Screen Keyboard, go to Start > select Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard, and turn on the toggle under Use the On-Screen Keyboard. A keyboard that can be used to move around the screen and enter text appears on the screen. This keyboard remains on the screen until you close it.


The preceding options might vary based on the Windows version that you are using.

Known issues:

  • Multi-touch isn’t supported on multi-monitors for which the display mode is set as Join Displays (extended mode). [HDX-52394]
  • You might not be able to press a finger on the screen and hold it on the ASUS touch screen. [HDX-52521]
Touch screen