Product Documentation

About Citrix Receiver for HTML5 2.2

Oct 18, 2016

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 (and later), 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.

New in this release

Configuring Session Reliability

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

  1. Session Reliability time-out
  2. Reconnect user interface transparency level

For more information, see Configuring Session Reliability.

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.

For more information, see Citrix Receiver for HTML5 logs

Time zone enhancement

With this release, Citrix Receiver for Chrome 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:

  1. Add custom button(s) to the primary or secondary menu of the toolbar.
  2. Send special key combinations
For the latest HDX SDK APIs and examples, see the download page.

Fixed issues

Citrix Receiver for HTML5 release 2.1 resolves the following issue:

  • After launching a session, a single tap would erroneously perform a tap and hold function which displayed a contextual menu. This issue occurred intermittently on hybrid platforms, and could also occur on other mobile devices. [#0621064]

Known issues

Known issues in Citrix Receiver for HTML5 2.2

  • The app switcher taskbar might not be present when launching an application session in any supported browser on a Linux VDA running on Cent OS.
    [#662540]
  • When a new application is launched from StoreFront, session sharing might not work with a published application on a Linux VDA.
    [#662560]

Known issues in Citrix Receiver for HTML5 2.1

  • Environments with multiple VM hosted apps on the same machine are not supported on mobile Chrome devices and Edge browsers. [#649809]

Known issues in Citrix Receiver for HTML5 2.0

  • Log files are not created in Edge browser. Changes made to local storage from one tab in Edge Browser is not reflected in other tabs that are already open. To resolve this issue, restart the browser. [#0589469]
  • In some rare instances, a session may display a white screen on touch devices. [#0619196]
  • In some situations, the toolbar may not reposition properly on the screen when launching a session in an external monitor. [#0631446]
  • When using the Chrome browser on a hybrid platform, using a three finger tap fails to invoke the virtual keyboard. [#0621067]
  • The virtual keyboard fails to display on Edge and Firebox browsers run on a hybrid device. On Edge browsers, 3 finger tapping fails but the keyboard can be invoked with the keyboard button in the toolbar, or by using the floating auto keyboard button. [#0621472]
  • The virtual keyboard fails to pop up again when a user invokes it after manually closing it. [#0621063]
  • Invoking a virtual keyboard in an Edge Browser of a hybrid device in tablet made erroneously resizes the session. [#0626617]
  • In some cases, panning up/down is not smooth and left/right panning fails to work when running a session in FireFox on a hybrid device. At this release, Citrix Receiver for HTML5 does not support mobility on FireFox running on hybrid devices. [#0621477]
  • In some cases, the auto hide feature is not functioning for mobile devices. [#0625000]
  • The Show Scroll Bars option is set to ‘Always’ in MAC Preferences; use Scroll Session if the display resolution is more than the device’s pixel ratio in the Safari browser.
  • In a Continuum device, Citrix recommends that you launch a session in the mobile device and extend it to an external monitor.
  • Citrix recommends that you use the VDA’s suggested display resolution for a better user experience in a mobile platform.
  • Launching multiple instances of the same application does not group them together; a new taskbar entry is created for each instance.
  • There is no option to disable the client side app switcher.
  • A session may crash while copying and pasting a large amount of data inside a session. Citrix recommends copying less than 10 MB of data when using the clipboard.
    [#0586671]
  • Citrix Receiver for HTML5 does not support cross language keyboard.
    [ENH0602652]