Support for the unified user experience

Note:

  • “StoreFront” continues to be the name used to refer to the enterprise app store that aggregates applications and desktops from Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops sites into a single easy to use store for users. Citrix Receiver technology is now included in Citrix Workspace app. Implementing this transition in our products and documentation is an ongoing process. In-product content might still contain former names—for example, the unified experience refers to “Citrix Receiver”. Your patience during this transition is appreciated. For more detail about our new names, see https://www.citrix.com/about/citrix-product-guide/.

StoreFront supports the unified user experience. The unified experience delivers a centrally managed HTML5 user experience to all web and native Citrix Workspace apps. This supports customization and featured app groups management.

Stores created using this version of StoreFront use the unified experience.

Use the StoreFront management console to do the following Citrix Receiver for Web related tasks:

  • Create a Citrix Receiver for Web site.
  • Change the Citrix Receiver for Web site experience.
  • Select a unified Citrix Receiver for Web site to associate with the store.
  • Customize the Receiver appearance.

In multiple server deployments, use only one server at a time to make changes to the configuration of the server group. Ensure that the Citrix StoreFront management console is not running on any of the other servers in the deployment. Once complete, propagate your configuration changes to the server group so that the other servers in the deployment are updated.

Note:

If using XenApp 6.x, applications set to Stream to client or Streamed if possible, otherwise accessed from a server are not supported with the unified experience enabled.

Create a Citrix Receiver for Web website

A Citrix Receiver for Web site is created automatically, whenever you create a store. You can also create additional Receiver for Web sites using this procedure.

  1. On the Windows Start screen or Apps screen, locate and click the Citrix StoreFront tile.
  2. Select the Stores node in the left pane of the Citrix StoreFront management console and, in the Actions pane, click Manage Receiver for Web Sites > Add and follow the wizard.

Select a unified Citrix Receiver for Web site to associate with the store

When a new store is created using StoreFront, a Citrix Receiver for Web site is automatically created and associated with the store. Citrix Receiver for Web sites use the unified experience. When a store has multiple Receiver for Web sites, you need to select which Receiver for Web site is displayed when users access the store using Citrix Workspace app.

  1. On the Windows Start screen or Apps screen, locate and click the Citrix StoreFront tile.
  2. Select the Stores node in the left pane of the Citrix StoreFront management console, select a store in the center pane, and click Configure Unified Experience in the Actions pane. If you do not have a Citrix Receiver for Web website created, a message displays including a link to the Add Receiver for Web site wizard.
  3. Select the default Receiver for Web site which Citrix Workspace app clients display when users access this store.
  4. Click OK.

Customize the Citrix Receiver appearance

  1. On the Windows Start screen or Apps screen, locate and click the Citrix StoreFront tile.
  2. Select the Stores node in the left pane of the Citrix StoreFront management console and in the Actions pane, click Manage Receiver for Web Sites and click Configure.
  3. Select Customize Appearance and make selections to customize how the website displays after logging on.

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Unified user experience

This section describes the features and appearance of the unified experience.

Card layout

Apps in the store are represented in a “card” layout. You can expand a panel below each card to show more details and actions.

Home

Home displays the favorites.

unified UI home

Favorites

Click or tap the star to make an item a favorite:

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Search across all apps, desktops, and categories:

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Settings

Access settings from the drop-down menu:

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The menu shows the user name, taken from the Active Directory display name. If the display name is left blank (we do not recommend this), the domain and account name display. Use the menu to open the Settings page, check Citrix Workspace app version, or log off.

unified UI settings

Settings allow you to resume any disconnected sessions, and disconnect all of your current sessions and log you out respectively. Display the settings page in card or list layout:

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Connect. Resumes any disconnected sessions.

Disconnect. Disconnects all of your current sessions and logs you off.

Activate Citrix Receiver. Downloads a file that adds this store to the local Citrix Workspace app.

Change Citrix Receiver. Opens a page that checks for a local Citrix Workspace app. This also allows users to switch between launching resources using the locally installed Citrix Workspace app, and launching them in an HTML5 browser.

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Support for the unified user experience