About this release

What’s new

Note:

Starting with macOS Catalina, Apple has enforced additional requirements for root CA certificates and intermediate certificates which administrators must configure. For more information, see Apple Support article HT210176.

What’s new in 1910.2

This release resolves issues with Auto Update and macOS Catalina.

  • Customers using Citrix Workspace app for Mac 1910 and 1910.1 must upgrade to Citrix Workspace app for Mac 1910.2 manually to receive future updates through Auto Update.
  • Customers using Citrix Workspace app for Mac 1906 or earlier can get Citrix Workspace app for Mac 1910.2 through Auto Update.

What’s new in 1910.1

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 1910

macOS Catalina support

Citrix Workspace app for Mac is supported on macOS Catalina.

Note:

When opening Citrix Workspace app for Mac and Citrix Viewer for the first time on macOS Catalina, the OS prompts users to allow notifications from Citrix Viewer. Click Allow to receive notifications related to Citrix Workspace app for Mac.

Cipher suite update

The following cipher suites are deprecated for enhanced security:

  • Cipher suites with prefix “TLS_RSA_*”
  • Cipher suites RC4 and 3DES
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (0x009d)
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 (0x009c)
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256 (0x003d)
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA (0x0035)
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA (0x002f)
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA (0x0005)
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA (0x000a)

Citrix Workspace app for Mac supports only the following cipher suites:

  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (0xc030)
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384 (0xc028)
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA (0xc013)

For DTLS 1.0 users, Citrix Workspace app for Mac 1910 supports only the following cipher suite:

  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA (0xc013)

Citrix recommends you to upgrade your NetScaler version to 12.1 or later if you want to use DTLS 1.0. Otherwise, it will fall back to TLS based on the DDC policy. For more information, see Knowledge Center article CTX250104.

Citrix Casting updates

Citrix Casting now disconnects automatically when users close the laptop lid.

What’s new in 1906

Citrix Casting updates

Control your session on the Citrix Ready workspace hub using peripheral devices. You can now use the keyboard and mouse on both the hub and the device to manage the session. For more information, see Citrix Ready workspace hub.

Language support

Citrix Workspace app for Mac is now available in the Dutch language.

What’s new in 1903.1

Citrix Casting updates

Citrix Casting has been updated throughout with new features and enhancements. For more information on Citrix Casting, see Citrix Casting.

What’s new in 1901

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 1812

Citrix Casting

Citrix Casting is used to cast your Mac screen to nearby Citrix Ready workspace hub devices. In this release, support is provided to mirror your Mac screen to workspace hub connected monitors.

For more information on Citrix Casting, see Configure Citrix Casting.

Keyboard layout synchronization

Starting with this release, Citrix Workspace app for Mac provides dynamic synchronization of the keyboard layout from the client to a Linux VDA in a session. This enables you to switch among preferred keyboard layouts on the client device, providing a consistent user experience when, for example, switching the keyboard layout from English to Spanish.

For more information on configuring keyboard layout, see Keyboard layout. For more information on configuring keyboard layout sync on Linux VDAs, see Dynamic keyboard layout synchronization.

Enhanced client IME experience

Starting with this release, Citrix Workspace app for Mac provides a better user experience with regards to client IME input and Linux VDAs. Using this feature, you can see two improvements in client IME input:

  • The candidate window with the list of composing characters always appears beside the insertion point rather than in the previous left-bottom corner location.
  • The composed characters shown in the VDA are marked so that you do not confuse them with the determined characters.

This feature is dependent on the keyboard layout synchronization feature.

For more information on configuring this client IME enhancement, see Enhanced client IME. For more information on configuring client IME on Linux VDA, see Client IME user interface synchronization.

Selective H264

Selective H264 allows parts of the screen that change rapidly, such as when playing a video, to be received as an H264 stream. To enable Selective H264, set the Use Video Codec for Compression policy to For Actively Changing Regions.

What’s new in 1809

macOS Mojave support

Citrix Workspace app for Mac fully supports macOS Mojave, including Dark Mode.

WebApp support

Secure Browser for Citrix Workspace app for Mac now supports cookies and redirects when using Citrix Gateway.

What’s new in 1808

64-bit support

Citrix Workspace app for Mac is now fully 64-bit.

Note:

Users who upgrade to Citrix Workspace app will not have an optimized Skype for Business (Lync) experience due to a bitness mismatch. Citrix Workspace app for Mac is 64-bit, while the currently installed version of RTME is 32-bit. The release of a 64-bit version of RTME is planned for late September. As a workaround, consider using the RTME Tech Preview release.

Note:

32-bit custom virtual channels no longer work and must be updated to 64-bit.

Federated authentication

Citrix Workspace app for Mac now supports federated authentication through Azure Active Directory.

Show or hide the remote language bar

Starting with this release, you can choose to show or hide the remote language bar in an application session using the graphical user interface. The language bar displays the preferred input language in a session. In earlier releases, you could change this setting using only the registry keys on the VDA. Starting with Citrix Workspace app for Mac version 1808, you can change the settings using the Preferences dialog. The language bar appears in a session by default.

For more information, see Configuration and Knowledge Center article CTX231913.

Note:

This feature is available in sessions running on VDA 7.17 and later.

Support for Citrix Analytics

Citrix Workspace app is instrumented to securely transmit logs to Citrix Analytics. The logs are analyzed and stored on Citrix Analytics when enabled. For more information about Citrix Analytics, see Citrix Analytics documentation.

Fixed issues

Fixed issues in 1910.2

This release also addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 1910.1

  • When using a MacBook Pro 2018 and later and FaceTime, users might see a green bar at the bottom of the video preview. [RFMAC-2317]
  • Launching a session with a smartcard through Citrix Gateway might fail, displaying the error message “The remote SSL peer sent a handshake failure alert”. [RFMAC-2727]
  • When SAML authentication is enabled, the authentication screen might be slow or unresponsive. As a workaround, restart the device. [RFMAC-3047]
  • Denying automation permission after launching subscribed apps might cause Citrix Workspace app for Mac to become unresponsive. [RFMAC-3048]

Fixed issues in 1910

  • Copying text from Citrix Workspace app for Mac to another application might display incorrect characters. [RFMAC-2581]
  • Signing in to Citrix Workspace app for Mac might take longer than expected. [RFMAC-2608]
  • Using a proxy to connect might cause the proxy to exit unexpectedly. [RFMAC-2612]
  • Mouse movements might be out of sync in seamless apps when using more than one monitor. [RFMAC-2623]
  • Signing back into Citrix Workspace app for Mac might cause the app to exit unexpectedly. [RFMAC-2679]
  • When you use the Command-Tab hotkey to switch tabs, the virtual desktop becomes unresponsive. [RFMAC-2691]
  • Launching the ShareFile app fails when enhanced security is on. [RFMAC-2724]
  • Citrix Viewer might consume an excessive amount of CPU. [RFMAC-2777]

Fixed issues in 1906

  • Smart card sessions might disconnect randomly. [RFMAC-1816, RFMAC-2313]
  • Disconnected sessions might cause Citrix Workspace app for Mac to become unresponsive. [RFMAC-2137]
  • The webview window displays over all applications. [RFMAC-2146]
  • After waking a Macbook, Citrix Workspace app for Mac repeatedly prompts for authentication. [RFMAC-2161]
  • When logging on, an error might appear saying the server could not be found. [RFMAC-2192]
  • Launching a webapp without single sign-on configured might cause a 401 error instead of prompting for credentials. [RFMAC-2194]
  • Seamless application windows might disappear when moved to a secondary monitor. [RFMAC-2314]
  • A “Page could not load” error page occasionally displays. [RFMAC-2322]
  • Users might not be able to select menus when using the published Microsoft Outlook app. [RFMAC-2335]
  • Using a webform might display an authentication error. [RFMAC-2349]
  • When attemping to connect through Citrix Gateway and vServer is configured to use signed Intermediate certificates, Citrix Workspace app for Mac exits unexpectedly with a SSL 61 error. [RFMAC-2393]
  • Credentials for certain websites might clear, not allowing users to sign in. [RFMAC-2394]
  • Launching an Outlook web app displays a blank page. [RFMAC-2395]
  • When minimizing and maximizing seamless applications, the app might not redraw properly. [RFMAC-2411]
  • Users might not be able to upload files to Jira when launched as a published app. [RFMAC-2467]

Fixed issues in 1903.1

  • Citrix Workspace app for Mac might exit unexpectedly when launching desktop sessions.
  • Certain custom applications might not launch. [RFMAC-2081]
  • When moving the Notepad app, the app might move to the background when two or more apps are active. [RFMAC-2107]
  • When attempting to edit a Citrix Workspace store, the Citrix Files UI appears instead. [RFMAC-2111]
  • When you click the dock icon after launching a seamless app but before the seamless app is ready, the session is no longer seamless.[RFMAC-2139]
  • After waking a Macbook from sleep, Citrix Workspace repeatedly asks for authentication. [RFMAC-2161]
  • After reconnecting to a seamless VDA session, the graphics in the session might be distorted.[RFMAC-2176]
  • When using a local keyboard layout and a Japanese keyboard, deleting uncommitted typed characters might not work correctly. [RFMAC-2287]

Fixed issues in 1901

  • Apps might not launch after upgrading Citrix Workspace app for Mac. [RFMAC-2003]
  • USB audio redirection might not work correctly. [RFMAC-2043]
  • You cannot select drop-down menus in seamless versions of Microsoft Outlook. [RFMAC-2079]
  • Sessions might become unresponsive when using seamless applications. [RFMAC-2083]
  • Sessions might become unresponsive when minimizing or maximizing windows spanning multiple monitors. [RFMAC-2103]

Fixed issues in 1812

  • After checking a tooltip in a Microsoft Office application, a black area remains where the tooltip was displayed. [RFMAC-1793]
  • Sessions might appear blurry when using a Retina display. [RFMAC-1944]
  • Using the three finger swipe gesture on a trackpad in a session running on three monitors might not work correctly. [RFMAC-1968]
  • Citrix Viewer might use App Nap when running in the background. [RFMAC-1979]
  • After a network connection drops, the logon page might take longer than usual to reappear once reconnected to the network. [RFMAC-2001]
  • Pressing Delete might delete more than one character. [RFMAC-2011]
  • VDAs with EDT enabled might become unresponsive when playing YouTube videos for more than three minutes. [RFMAC-2017]
  • If the Citrix Receiver Launcher is registered with Google Chrome, upgrading to Citrix Workspace app doesn’t allow session launches from Chrome. [RFMAC-2020]
  • The Use Video Codec for Compression policy might not work correctly. [RFMAC-2021]

Fixed issues in 1809

  • Sessions that have reconnected might not stay connected. [RFMAC-1823]

Fixed issues in 1808

  • On dual GPU Macs, the client might use the discrete GPU on battery power instead of the more power efficient integrated GPU. [RFMAC-1439]
  • The client might not upgrade correctly when installed with JamF. [RFMAC-1523]
  • USB devices might not appear in a session when attempting to use them for generic USB redirection. [RFMAC-1592]
  • Checking for client updates might fail with a “Problem Checking for Updates” error. [RFMAC-1589]
  • When more than one published app window is open, activating a published application window can result in a different published app window coming to the foreground. [RFMAC-1696]

Known issues

Known issues in 1910.2

  • Signing in to Citrix Workspace app on macOS Catalina using PIV smart cards might fail. [RFMAC-2788]

Known issues in 1910.1

  • Signing in to Citrix Workspace app on macOS Catalina using PIV smart cards might fail. [RFMAC-2788]

Known issues in 1910

  • When using a MacBook Pro 2018 and later and FaceTime, users might see a green bar at the bottom of the video preview. [RFMAC-2317]
  • Launching a session with a smartcard through Citrix Gateway might fail, displaying the error message “The remote SSL peer sent a handshake failure alert”. [RFMAC-2727]
  • Signing in to Citrix Workspace app on macOS Catalina using PIV smart cards might fail. [RFMAC-2788]
  • When SAML authentication is enabled, the authentication screen might be slow or unresponsive. As a workaround, restart the device. [RFMAC-3047]
  • Denying automation permission after launching subscribed apps might cause Citrix Workspace app for Mac to become unresponsive. As a workaround, go to System Preferences > Security and Privacy > Privacy > Automation and allow permissions for Citrix Viewer.app, Citrix Workspace.app and all subscribed apps. [RFMAC-3048]

Known issues in 1906

  • When using a MacBook Pro 2018 and later and FaceTime, users might see a green bar at the bottom of the video preview. [RFMAC-2317]

Known issues in 1903.1

  • Smart card sessions might disconnect randomly. [RFMAC-1816]
  • When logging on, an error might appear saying the server could not be found. [RFMAC-2192]
  • When using a MacBook Pro 2018 and later and FaceTime, users might see a green bar at the bottom of the video preview. [RFMAC-2317]

Known issues in 1901

  • Smart card sessions might disconnect randomly. [RFMAC-1816]

Known issues in 1812

  • Smart card sessions might disconnect randomly. [RFMAC-1816]
  • USB audio redirection might not work correctly. [RFMAC-2043]

Known issues in 1809

  • App and desktop sessions might not launch when using Safari version 12. As a workaround, see Knowledge Center article CTX238286. After the workaround, Safari asks for permissions which users have to allow every time to launch sessions.

Known issues in 1808

  • When an error occurs with an app using Secure SaaS, the error that appears inside the browser is not localized. [RFMAC-1836]

Third-party notices

Citrix Workspace app might include third-party software licensed under the terms defined in the following document:

Citrix Workspace app for Mac Third-Party Notices