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What’s new

What’s new in 2.6.9

Support for timestamp

This enhancement provides timestamps for the logs generated by the user device.

What’s new in 2.6.8

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

What’s new in 2.6.7

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

What’s new in 2.6.6

This release introduces several internal fixes and usability improvements. For more information, see Fixed issues

What’s new in 2.6.5

Multi-monitor support for desktop and app sessions

Previously available as an experimental feature, multi-monitor support for desktop and app sessions is now a fully supported feature. For more information about this feature, see Configuring multi-monitor support.

What’s new in 2.6.4

Multi-monitor support for desktop and app sessions (Experimental feature)

As an experimental feature, Citrix Receiver provides an enhanced user experience for application and desktop sessions by allowing you to leverage secondary monitors that are connected to your device. For more information about this experimental feature, see Configuring multi-monitor support.

Additional browser support for enhanced PDF printing experience

Citrix Receiver for HTML5 now fully supports enhanced PDF printing on the Firefox and Chrome browsers. This enhancement is partially supported on Internet Explorer 11 with some known limitations. For more information about the enhanced PDF printing experience, see Enhanced PDF printing experience.

What’s new in 2.6.3

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

What’s new in 2.6.2

Enhancement to PDF printing (Experimental feature)

You can now print documents directly from the Print window that appears within your Receiver session. For more information about this experimental enhancement to PDF printing, see Enhanced PDF printing experience.

What’s new in 2.6.1

Citrix Receiver for HTML5 now supports custom cursors on Microsoft Edge browser.

What’s new in 2.6

Citrix Receiver for HTML5 now supports custom cursors on Microsoft Internet Explorer. This enhancement ensures that you have a consistent browsing experience across browsers. By default, the custom cursor is enabled.

For more information about disabling the custom cursor, see To disable the custom cursor in Microsoft IE or Edge using configuration.js

What’s new in 2.5.2

This release introduces several internal fixes and usability improvements. For more information about Fixed issue, see Fixed issues

What’s new in 2.5.1

Enhancement to PDF printing

PDF printing is getting a little faster because you no longer need to press Continue before you can print a PDF. For information about suppressing the Continue dialog, see To suppress the Continue print dialog.

What’s new in 2.5

This release introduces several internal fixes and usability improvements. For more information about Fixed issue, see Fixed issues

What’s new in 2.4

Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP)

The Citrix Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) gathers anonymous configuration and usage data from Citrix Receiver for HTML5 and automatically sends the data to Citrix. This data helps Citrix improve the quality, reliability, and performance of Citrix Receiver for HTML5. CEIP is available with Citrix Receiver for HTML5 Version 2.4 onwards.

By default, CEIP is enabled.

When you opt-in to participate in CEIP, the data is collected on a weekly basis. However, when you disable CEIP, the data is not collected after opting out. You can choose to opt-out of CEIP program anytime.

The data is stored in the browser cache and transferred securely via HTTPS to Citrix. CEIP data is not sent to Citrix in the first 7 days after installing or upgrading to HTML5 Version 2.4.

For more information on the CEIP, see About the Citrix Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP).

To configure CEIP, see Configuring CEIP

HDX SDK enhancement for HTML5

This release of Citrix Receiver for HTML5 provides an enhanced user experience by incorporating additional APIs to the HDX SDK paradigm. With these additional APIs, SDK consumers can:

  • Send logoff message on both desktop and app sessions.

For the latest HDX SDK APIs and examples, see the download page.

For HDX SDK API documentation for HTML5, see HDX SDK for HTML5.

What’s new in 2.3

Support for selective use of H.264 in Thinwire

Citrix Receiver for HTML5 now supports selective use of H.264 in Thinwire, plus encoding of transient content instead of the JPEG encoder available on the VDA. This feature is available only on VDAs Version 7.11 or later.

For more information on configuring selective H.264, see Configuring selective H.264.

Enhancement to caching behavior of video content in Thinwire

Thinwire can now bypass caching of server-rendered video content while at the same time retaining cached bitmaps for other open windows using text-based data (for example Excel, Windows Explorer, desktop background), resulting in a 5% reduction in bandwidth use. This enhancement is available in XenApp and XenDesktop 7.11 or later.

For more information on configuring Thinwire, see the XenApp and XenDesktop documentation.

What’s new in 2.2

Session reliability

Citrix Receiver for HTML5 now allows administrators to configure the following policies using Citrix Studio:

  • Session Reliability time-out
  • Reconnect user interface transparency level

For more information, see For more information, see Session reliability in XenApp and XenDesktop documentation.

Access to session logs using toolbar

With this release, Citrix Receiver for HTML5 allows users to access HTML5 session logs. This can be done using the Logging option present in the HTML5 toolbar.

Time zone enhancement

With this release, Citrix Receiver for HTML5 has extended support of both English and native languages in client time zone redirection.

HDX SDK enhancement

This release of Citrix Receiver for HTML5 provides an enhanced user experience by incorporating additional APIs to the HDX SDK paradigm. With these additional APIs, SDK consumers can:

  • Add custom button(s) to the primary or secondary menu of the toolbar.
  • Send special key combinations

For the latest HDX SDK APIs and examples, see the download page.

What’s new in 2.1

Enhanced HDX SDK

This release of Citrix Receiver for HTML5 provides an enhanced user experience by incorporating additional APIs to the HDX SDK paradigm. With these additional APIs, the SDK consumers can:

  • switch between fixed and dynamic resolution in an active session. With this functionality, users can change session resolution from fixed to auto fit and vice versa.
  • disable the session close alert on reload/close of the page when the session is launched.
  • set a preferred language for the session. By default, the session uses the language set in the browser.

For the latest HDX SDK APIs and examples, see the download page.

What’s new in 2.0

Redesigned toolbar

Citrix Receiver for HTML5 provides a redesigned toolbar to improve the user experience at this release. This enhancement provides new options accessible from the toolbar to facilitate common tasks, such as:

  • switching to full-screen mode
  • upload or download a file
  • copy content from an active session to the clipboard to enable sharing between sessions
  • access additional options

For more information, see Configuring toolbar.

Client-side appswitcher

This release of Citrix Receiver for HTML5 introduces client-side appswitcher functionality. This feature provides a taskbar listing applications within an active session, with opened applications clearly labeled to facilitate switching between them. Click the Citrix Receiver for HTML5 icon at the top of the screen to use appswitcher.

Important

With the new client side app switcher feature introduced at this release of Citrix Receiver for HTML5, an administrator no longer needs to install appswitcher separately on the VDA. Citrix recommends that you uninstall an existing instance of appswitcher on the VDA.

Mobility support

Citrix Receiver for HTML5 enhances mobility support by allowing you to launch sessions on touch and mobile device browsers; this feature includes support for gestures, multi-touch and soft keyboard functionality. Enhanced mobility support is provided for the following:

  • iPad Safari
  • iPhone Safari
  • Edge browser on Windows 10 phones and touch-enabled desktops
  • Android Chrome

For more information, see Configuring Mobility support