Citrix Receiver for Chrome is hosted on StoreFront servers and enables users to access virtual desktops and hosted applications from a web browser. Resources delivered by XenDesktop and XenApp are aggregated in a StoreFront store and made available through a Citrix Receiver for Web site. With Citrix Receiver for Chrome enabled on the site, users can access desktops and applications within their web browsers without needing to install Receiver locally on their devices.
When used in conjunction with the centralized customization and branding capabilities of StoreFront 3.0, users of this Citrix Receiver for Chrome release will receive a centrally managed app and desktop selection experience from StoreFront.
Citrix Receiver for HTML5 now supports HTML format in addition to plain text between client and a session. This support is useful for Office apps and browsers. Enhanced clipboard support is only available on Chrome and Safari browsers.
How does it work?
Prior to introducing this feature, Citrix Receiver did not support copying and pasting HTML-formatted text from a local application to another application (for example, Microsoft Excel) using the Paste Special feature. As a result, the targeted app (in this case, Microsoft Excel) would not retain its HTML formatting characteristics.
At this relesae, you can copy HTML content and retain formatting; when copying a link in Chrome, a <img> tag is added in HTML format, which effectively allows you to copy images as well as text. This feature is richer than plain text, but does not work in all applications.
For this feature to work, you must add the following registry entry to the VDA:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Citrix\wfshell\Virtual Clipboard\Additional Formats\HTML Format
Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that can require you to reinstall the operating system. Citrix cannot guarantee that problems resulting from incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. Make sure you back up the registry before you edit it.
Citrix Receiver for Chrome provides an enhancement to webcam redirection functionalty at this release. H.264 hardware encoding for webcam input helps reduce CPU load and increases battery efficiency for Chromebook devices. These devices have encoders for H.264, which leverage Intel functionality through the PPB_VideoEncoder API.