What’s new in Citrix Workspace app for Mac

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.

What’s new in Citrix Workspace app for Mac