Citrix Receiver for HTML5 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 HTML5 enabled on the site, users can access desktops and applications within their web browsers without needing to install Citrix Receiver locally on their devices.
When used in conjunction with the centralized customization and branding capabilities of the StoreFront 3.0, users of this Citrix Receiver for HTML5 release will receive a centrally managed app and desktop selection experience from StoreFront. This is the same consistent user experience that can be received by the Windows and Mac desktop Citrix Receivers and Chrome web Citrix Receiver when associated with the StoreFront 3.0.
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 faciliate common tasks, such as:
How does it work?
The enhanced toolbar is automatically installed and enabled with this version of Citrix Receiver for HTML5.
To hide the toolbar:
You can also hide an individual icon to prevent it from showing up in the toolbar. For example, to hide the ctrl+alt+del button in the toolbar:
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 icon at the top of the screen to use appswitcher:
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.
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: