Citrix Workspace App for Chrome OS - Tech Preview

What new in 2205

Permit screen sharing of Citrix Workspace app content

For Microsoft Teams optimization, administrators can permit screen sharing of tabs and windows that are opened only through Citrix Workspace app on managed Chrome devices. With this feature, administrators can control end users’ action on sharing content that isn’t from the Citrix Workspace app.

This feature is available from Chrome version M98 and later.

To configure the settings, use Google policies as follows:

  1. Navigate to the Google Admin console > Settings > User & browser settings.
  2. Go to Screen video capture allowed by sites > Allow tab video capture (same site only) by these sites and enter the Citrix Workspace app for Chrome OS app ID -lbfgakkeeccemhonnolnmglmfmccaag

Now, the end users can share content that are opened through Citrix Workspace app only.

Logging enhancements 

Previously, client logs and console logs had to be collected separatelyStarting with this release, the console logs are a part of client logs. The client logs are available in the log files.

For more information, see https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-workspace-app-for-chrome/troubleshoot.html#how-to-collect-logs.

 

Clipboard supports HTML format 

Starting with this release, we have introduced support for HTML data sanitization, and we recommend using HTML format for clipboard operations where applicable.

For more information on how to set the policies, see https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/policies/reference/ica-policy-settings.html#client-clipboard-write-allowed-formats.

 

Email-based store discovery 

You can now use your email ID to sign in and auto-populate the StoreFront store accounts. Click the drop-down menu to view the list of stores associated with your email. This feature aids in a better user experience.

Note: You can still use the store URL to sign in. 

As an administrator, to maintain and auto-populate the store accounts, see https://developer.cloud.com/citrix-cloud/citrix-cloud-api-overview/docs/get-started-with-citrix-cloud-apis as a prerequisite.

For more information, see https://developer.cloud.com/citrixworkspace/server-integration/global-app-configuration-service/docs/getting-started#discovery-records.

 

Fixed issues in 2205

  • When you start a desktop session using the ICA file, Citrix Workspace app logo appears instead of the desktop logo on the Chrome shelf.

Known issues in 2205

  • Microsoft Teams call gets disconnected when a participant shares the screen and enables webcam. The issue occurs intermittently. 

Steps to install Early Access Release for Citrix Workspace app Chrome OS

Action by customer's IT admin

1. On the StoreFront server, use a text editor to open the web.config file for the Receiver for Web site, which is located in the C: \inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\storenameWeb directory, where storename is the name specified for the store when it was created.

2. Locate the following element in the file. <html5 ... chromeAppOrigins="chrome-extension://haiffjcadagjlijoggckpgfnoeiflnem"... />

3. Change the value of the chromeAppOrigins attribute to chrome-extension://haiffjcadagjlijoggckpgfnoeiflnem|chrome-extension://lbfgjakkeeccemhonnolnmglmfmccaag

lbfgjakkeeccemhonnolnmglmfmccaag is the ID for the Early access release versions of Citrix Workspace app for Chrome OS

Accessing the Early Access Release as an end-user

On Chrome Web Store, navigate to the "Citrix Workspace" with below link and click "Add to Chrome" as in the screenshot below https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/citrix-workspace/lbfgjakkeeccemhonnolnmglmfmccaag

Now, you can launch this app and experience all the features released as part of the latest Early Access Release.

Citrix Workspace App 2205 for Chrome OS

May 13, 2022
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Version: 22.5.0.14

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Citrix Workspace app for Chrome OS SDK 2205

May 13, 2022
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Documentation for Citrix Workspace app for Chrome OS SDK 2205

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Examples for Citrix Workspace app for Chrome OS SDK 2205

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Virtual Channel SDK 2205 for Workspace app for Chrome OS

May 13, 2022
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Documentation for Virtual Channel SDK 2205 for Workspace app for Chrome OS

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Examples for Virtual Channel SDK 2205 for Workspace app for Chrome OS

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