Citrix Receiver For Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. After a certain amount of time, keyboard shortcuts are passed back to the citrix desktop. Alt+tab exactly as described above, i.e. Switch focus to applications you were using before, but does not allow to switch/see the host Desktop (e.g.
  2. Set shortcuts only for the subscribed Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. Log on to Citrix Workspace app for Windows. Right-click the Citrix Workspace app icon in the notification area and click Advanced Preferences. The.Advanced Preferences.window appears. Click Shortcuts and Reconnect.
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Usage: Inside the ICA session window, press SHIFT + F2 on the keyboard and the ICA session switches to Windowed mode. Reverse is also true. SHIFT + F11 – Minimize Full.

  • Citrix Workspace App
  • Receiver

Symptoms or Error

Executing ALT+TAB keys, toggles opened applications on endpoint machine instead of Citrix Desktop session.

Solution

In general, switching between applications/windows within a Citrix Desktop Session will work without a need to alter any settings on an endpoint with the newer releases of Citrix Workspace App.
Please review the below sections for additional information:

  1. With the latest releases of Workspace App for Windows, no changes on the endpoint are required. Hitting 'Alt+Tab' on the endpoint within a windowed Citrix Desktop session.
  2. If the expected behavior of switching between applications/windows within a Citrix Desktop Session is not occurring, please follow these steps:
On the client machine set the following registry key:
Per-Machine setting:
Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARECitrixICA ClientEngineLockdown ProfilesAll RegionsLockdownVirtual ChannelsKeyboard
Type: REG_SZ
Name: TransparentKeyPassthrough
Value: Remote

Citrix Receiver Shortcut Keys

Key : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWOW6432NodeCitrixICA ClientEngineLockdown ProfilesAll RegionsLockdownVirtual ChannelsKeyboard
Type: REG_SZ
Name: TransparentKeyPassthrough
Value: Remote
Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWARECitrixICAClientEngineLockdown ProfilesAll RegionsLockdownVirtual ChannelsKeyboard
Type: REG_SZ
Name: TransparentKeyPassthrough
Value: Remote

**Note: You have to exit Citrix Workspace App / Citrix Receiver and launch it again for this change to take effect.
On macOS there are no required settings that need to be changed to allow this behavior. Hit the following keys on a Mac to switch between applications/windows within a Citrix Desktop Session:
  1. Hit the following keys: 'Command + Tab'.

On Linux there are no required settings that need to be changed to allow this behavior.
If the expected behavior of switching between applications/windows within a Citrix Desktop Session is not occurring, please follow these steps:

  1. Open terminal and navigate to the following location:
    • /etc/icaclient/config/All_Regions.ini
  2. Edit the .ini file with your preferred editor
    • ex. nano All_Regions.ini
  3. Find the following line within the file and update it to 'Remote' after the equal sign:
    • TransparentKeyPassthrough =Remote
  4. Exit Citrix Workspace App or Citrix Receiver and launch it again

Citrix Workspace Shortcut Keys

On ChromeOS there are two ways of switching between applications/windows within a Citrix Desktop Session, see below:
  1. Go into full screen mode on your Citrix Desktop Session:
    • Proceed to switch between applications/windows using 'Alt+Tab'
  2. Within a windowed session try the following key combination to:
    • Proceed to switch between applications/windows using 'Alt+PageUp'

Problem Cause

Hotkey combination not configured to passthrough from the client workstation to the active Citrix session window.

Additional Resources

Understanding Keyboard Input To Virtual Desktops
By default, when you use a virtual desktop all key presses are directed to it (not the local computer) with the following exceptions:

  • Windows logo key+L is directed to the local computer.
  • CTRL+ALT+DELETE is directed to the local computer except in some cases if you use the Citrix Desktop Lock.
  • Key presses that activate StickyKeys, FilterKeys, and ToggleKeys (Microsoft accessibility features) are normally directed to the local computer.
  • As an accessibility feature of the Desktop Viewer, pressing CTRL+ALT+BREAK displays the Desktop Viewer toolbar buttons in a pop-up window.
  • Windows key combinations (for example, CTRL+ESC and ALT+TAB) are directed according to the settings that your help desk has selected.

Note: By default, if the Desktop Viewer is maximized, ALT+TAB switches focus between windows inside the session. If the Desktop Viewer is displayed in a window, ALT+TAB switches focus between windows outside the session.
Hotkey sequences are key combinations designed by Citrix. For example, the CTRL+F1 sequence reproduces CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and SHIFT+F2 switches applications between full-screen and windowed mode. You can use hotkey sequences with virtual desktops in many, but not all, setups. For example, they work with your hosted applications.

Disclaimer

Caution! Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that might require you to reinstall your operating system. Citrix cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. Be sure to back up the registry before you edit it.
Citrix Receiver For Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

The latest updates to MAC OSX (10.9.5) have caused issues with the Citrix receiver where a user is unable to type when after they log into the Citrix or Deskscaler session. To resolve the issue the user needs to switch focus to the OSX Desktop and change focus back to the Citrix session and they keyboard commands should work. To change focus to the OSX desktop use cmd -tab.

If this does not work try installing the latest Citrix receiver from http://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/mac.html and try again. Auto align plugin download mac installer.

Further information on this issue is available at: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6544096