The new release of Receiver for Chrome is available for Citrix customers, adding multi-monitor in unified desktop mode, experimental API for healthcare use case, graphics and clipboard optimization.

Lets learn more about these new features.

Multi-monitor in unified desktop mode: You can switch your Chrome device to a unified desktop mode with multiple monitors by using chrome://flags or using the Google policy. The unified desktop mode enables a Chrome application to expand across multiple monitors. Citrix Receiver in unified desktop mode runs the remote Windows application and desktop as if it is running in a Windows native multi-monitor setup. This allows each application maximise on a single monitor and desktop works in a extended monitor layout. This is a great fit for the use case where the Chrome device is used as a thin client.


Learn more about the multi-monitor support in this blog post from Kamal.

HDX SDK for Chrome

This release also introduces the HDX SDK for Chrome, as an experimental API. The API allows a third-party Chrome app to launch XenApp and XenDesktop sessions with control and security restrictions. This API enables the healthcare partners to build a tap-n’-go experience with the Receiver on Chromebook. More information on the SDK is available here; try it and share your feedback with us.

Graphics optimizations

Citrix Receiver for Chrome now supports selective H.264 capability in Thinwire, which helps getting a better experience with the transient content like video. This feature is available only on VDAs, v7.11 or later, along with the caching optimization, which helps reduce the bandwidth usage.

In addition, there is the clipboard optimization to make the copy/paste experience better.

Receiver for Chrome 2.3 is released to the Google Chrome Web Store and on the Citrix download page for admins to customize and deploy using Chrome device management.

Also don’t forget to update your Receiver for HTML5 on StoreFront to take advantage of the new graphics optimizations. Receiver for HTML5 2.3 is available here.

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