Product Documentation

Use xcapture

Jul 27, 2013

The Receiver package includes a helper application, xcapture, to assist with the exchange of graphical data between the server clipboard and non-ICCCM-compliant X Windows applications on the X desktop. Users can use xcapture to:

  • Capture dialog boxes or screen areas and copy them between the user device desktop (including non-ICCCM-compliant applications) and an application running in a connection window
  • Copy graphics between a connection window and X graphics manipulation utilities xmag or xv

To start xcapture from the command line

At the command prompt, type /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/util/xcapture and press ENTER (where /opt/Citrix/ICAClient is the directory in which you installed Receiver).

To copy from the user device desktop

  1. From the xcapture dialog box, click From Screen. The cursor changes to a crosshair.
  2. Choose from the following tasks:
    • Select a window. Move the cursor over the window you want to copy and click the middle mouse button.
    • Select a region. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the cursor to select the area you want to copy.
    • Cancel the selection. Click the right mouse button. While dragging, you can cancel the selection by clicking the right button before releasing the middle or left mouse button.
  3. From the xcapture dialog box, click To ICA. The xcapture button changes color to show that it is processing the information.
  4. When the transfer is complete, use the appropriate paste command in an application launched from the connection window.

To copy from xv to an application in a connection window

  1. From xv, copy the information.
  2. From the xcapture dialog box, click From XV and then click To ICA. The xcapture button changes color to show that it is processing the information
  3. When the transfer is complete, use the appropriate paste command in an application launched from the connection window.

To copy from an application in the connection window to xv

  1. From the application in a connection window, copy the information.
  2. From the xcapture dialog box, click From ICA and then click To XV. The xcapture button changes color to show that it is processing the information
  3. When the transfer is complete, paste the information into xv.