OSX 10.10

Just released, Receiver for Mac 11.9 delivers the much requested support for OS X 10.10, native full-screen and spaces support, and enhanced HDX performance and scalability.

Here is what’s new and improved:

  • Native Full-Screen and Spaces Support. You can now set Receiver for Mac to work in full-screen mode across multiple monitors, and continue to use Mac OS X Spaces. A new menu option, Use All Displays In Full Screen, is available to achieve this.  Previous versions of Receiver for Mac required you to modify the ‘Displays have separate Spaces’ policy.
  • Enhanced Citrix Desktop Viewer toolbar. The built-in Desktop Viewer toolbar has been simplified to just three buttons – Ctrl-Alt-Del, Preferences, and Disconnect – to more closely align with Receiver for Windows.
  • HDX Windows Media Redirection. Offloads video content fetching and rendering for Windows media formats such as MPEG4, WMV and AVI from the XenApp/XenDesktop server while ensuring high quality audio-video playback. Minimum requirement is XenDesktop 7.0 or XenApp 7.5.
  • Desktop Composition Redirection (DCR). Improves Windows 8 user interface interaction for users without incurring additional XenApp and XenDesktop server overhead. Requires XenDesktop 7.6.
  • Mandatory apps. Prevents users from removing Apps configured with a Mandatory keyword.
  • Improved logging. Introduces granular logging control to help expedite troubleshooting and issue resolution.

Importantly there are some noteworthy changes.  This release:

  • No longer can be used with Mac OS X 10.6. It’s intended for use with Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, and now 10.10.
  • Disables use of SSL v3. See http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX200238 for details regarding why it’s a good idea to make sure that your environment uses only TLS 1.0.
  • Does not enable Smart Card use with OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) only. This is a result of changes to OS X smart card support in Yosemite. Smart card authentication remains functional on other versions of OS X. Citrix and Apple are investigating what it will take to restore this functionality.  See http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX200294.

Refer to Receiver for Mac eDocs for configuration guidelines and further details.

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