After installing and configuring Citrix Receiver for Chrome, select the Citrix Receiver icon in the Chrome apps list to start Receiver for Chrome, as shown in the following figure. To remove Citrix Receiver for Chrome from their devices, right-click the Citrix Receiver icon in the Chrome apps list and select Uninstall.
Desktops and applications appear after logging in. You can search for resources and click an icon to start a desktop or application in a new window.
When you start an additional application, Citrix Receiver for Chrome checks if the application can be launched in an existing session before creating a new session. This enables you to access multiple applications in a single session.
For session sharing, the applications must be hosted on the same machine and must be configured in seamless window mode with the same settings for parameters, such as window size, color depth, and encryption. Session sharing is enabled by default when a hosted application is made available.
By default, session sharing is enabled when a hosted application is made available.
You can use standard Windows shortcuts to copy data, including text, tables, and images, between hosted applications, both within the same session and between different sessions. Only Unicode plain text can be copied and pasted between hosted applications and the local clipboard on the device.
Users can use standard Windows keyboard shortcuts with Citrix Receiver for Chrome because these shortcuts are passed from Chrome OS to hosted applications. Similarly, shortcuts specific to particular applications can also be used, provided they do not conflict with any Chrome OS shortcuts. However, note that the Windows key must also be pressed for function keys to be recognized, so an external keyboard is required. For more information about using Windows keyboards with Chrome OS, see https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/1047364. Citrix-specific shortcuts, such as those for switching between sessions and windows, cannot be used with Citrix Receiver for Chrome.
When printing a document opened with a hosted application or an application running on a virtual desktop, the user is given the option to print the document to PDF. The PDF is then transferred to the local device for viewing and printing from a locally attached printer or Google Cloud Print. The file is not stored in Citrix Receiver for Chrome.
To assist with troubleshooting connection issues, logs can be generated on both the user device and the machines providing desktops and applications,
To enable logging on user devices
Details of the collected log files are listed in the Settings dialog.
Applications and desktops configured using XenApp and XenDesktop in an active session are displayed as separate apps in the taskbar (shelf) on a Chrome device. This feature applies to published applications and desktops. The functionality and behavior of this feature is similar to the taskbar experience that is provided by the Windows Operating system.
By default, this feature is disabled and can be enabled by administrators only.
Citrix recommends using this method only when Citrix Receiver for Chrome is repackaged for users.
Log on to the Google Admin Console.
Go to Device management > Chrome Management > User Settings.
Add the below strings to the policy.txt file.
Click Save and close the file.
Citrix recommends that you use the web.config file method for configuration purposes only when a store version of Citrix Receiver for Chrome is being used.
The configuration.js file is located in the ChromeApp root folder. Access this file directly to make changes to Citrix Receiver for Chrome.
Note: Administrator-level credentials are required to edit the configuration.js file; after editing the file, repackage the app for the changes to take effect.
To change the Chrome OS taskbar using the configuration.js file:
No user identifiable information is collected from the customer environment with CEIP; collected information includes:
To disable CEIP using Google Admin Policy
Note: Administrator-level credentials are required to perform this procedure
For more information on google policy, see Knowledge Center article CTX141844.
To disable CEIP using configuration.js
The configuration.js file is located in the ChromeApp root folder. Edit this file to configure Citrix Receiver for Chrome.
To disable CEIP using graphical user interface
You can modify the CEIP settings using GUI only when the administrator has enabled it using any of the above methods.
Relaunch the session for the changes to take effect.
To disable CEIP using configuration.js using the web.config file
Citrix Receiver for Chrome provides a redesigned toolbar to improve the user experience. This enhancement provides new options that are accessible from the toolbar to facilitate common tasks, such as:
By default, the enhanced toolbar is enabled.
To hide the toolbar configuration using the configuration.js file:
The configuration.js file is located in the ChromeApp root folder. Edit this file directly to make changes to Citrix Receiver for Chrome.
You can also hide an individual icon to prevent it from displaying in the toolbar. For example, to hide the Ctrl+Alt+Del button in the toolbar:
Connection Center facilitates application management in seamless sessions. This is done by providing a taskbar that lists all opened applications.
To launch the Connection Center, right- click the Citrix Receiver icon and then select Connection Center.
Using Connection Center, you can select an application and:
You can also terminate an app using the Connection Center by selecting the radio button of the corresponding application and clicking Terminate.
Citrix Receiver for Chrome improves the user experience by adding seamless integration of multiple apps hosted in separate windows within an active session. Using this functionality, Citrix Receiver for Chrome enables you to launch applications in an independent user interface compared as opposed to launching all apps for a session in a single window.
Seamless applications can be hosted in separate windows; with this functionality, remote applications are run natively on the client device.
All apps in one session run in a single window. When moving an app to a second monitor, all apps that are part of that session move to the second monitor.
In Citrix Receiver for Chrome window,a button is added for reload operation. By clicking the button, the cookies of the store get cleared and the store page is reloaded.