If you use Receiver on Linux, you may have encountered and issue where your CRTL key does not pass through to the remote application or desktop.

Fortunately, this is easy to fix. The procedure is different depending on the distro and desktop manager you’re using. The following are instructions for Gnome 3 on Fedora and Unity on Ubuntu:

On Fedora:

If you don’t already have the Gnome Tweak Tool installed, then you will need to install it. It is a handy tool in any event so do yourself a favor and get it.

To install as root run:

dnf install gnome-tweak-tool-3.18.1-1.fc23.noarch  (your version may be slightly different)


yum install gnome-tweak-tool-3.18.1-1.fc23.noarch (your version may be slightly different)

  • Launch Tweak Tool and disable “Show Location of Pointer”
  • Click on Activities and type “tweak,” then click on “Tweak Tool”
  • In the Tweak Tool, select “Keyboard and Mouse” on the left
  • Set “Show Location of Pointer” to off

On Ubuntu, you will need to use the dconf editor or gsettings to change the value:

  • gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.mouse locate-pointer false 


  • Install dconf editor: apt-get install dconf-editor
  • Launch dconf editor. Click on the Unity button and type “dconf” then click on the dconf editor icon.
  • Browse to org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.mouse. “locate-pointer” key and make sure the checkbox is not checked to disable

That is it! Go ahead and select all, cut it, paste it back, undo it, then maybe make it bold, underlined, and italicized. Enjoy and keep on using Citrix Receiver on Linux.

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