VMware Horizon View Client for Mac OS X Release Notes
Horizon View Client for Mac OS X 2.0 | 14 March 2013
Last Updated: 14 March 2013
These release notes cover the following topics:
VMware Horizon View Client for Mac OS X makes it easy to access your Windows virtual desktop from your Mac with the best possible user experience on the
Local Area Network (LAN) or across a Wide Area Network (WAN).
- Support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8), Mac OS X Lion (10.7), and Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) - Use an Intel-based Mac to work on your
Windows-based Horizon View virtual desktop.
- Unmatched performance - The adaptive capabilities of the PCoIP display protocol are optimized to deliver the best user experience, even over
low-bandwidth and high-latency connections. Your desktop is fast and responsive regardless of where you are.
- Simple connectivity - Horizon View Client for Mac OS X is tightly integrated with VMware Horizon View for simple setup and connectivity.
Quickly reconnect to your desktop by selecting from up to four Horizon View server shortcuts in Horizon View Client.
- Secure from any location - At your desk or away from the office, your data is delivered securely to you wherever you are. Enhanced certificate checking is
performed on the client. Horizon View Client for Mac OS X also supports optional RADIUS and RSA SecurID authentication. (RADIUS support was added with VMware View 5.1 and
View Client for Mac OS X 1.5 or later.)
Horizon View Client Feature Support Matrix
|Horizon View Client Feature
||Supported in Horizon View Client for Mac OS X
|PCoIP display protocol
|RDP display protocol
|Wyse Multimedia Redirection
||Mac OS X 10.7 and later
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What's New in This Release
VMware Horizon View Client for Mac OS X 2.0 includes the following new features:
- Support for multiple monitors - If you use the PCoIP display protocol when accessing a View desktop, you can use up to 2 monitors, with a
resolution of up to 2560x1600 per display.
- Retina Display support - If you use the PCoIP display protocol, Horizon View Client supports very high resolutions for those client systems with
- USB redirection enhancements - If you use View Connection Server and View Agent 5.1 or later, you can now configure Horizon View Client to split
composite USB devices. Composite USB devices consist of a combination of two or more devices, such as a video input device and a storage device. You can enable
automatic device splitting or you can specify how to split composite devices.
- Localization support for Traditional Chinese - Both the Horizon View Client user interface and documentation are now available in Traditional
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The user interface and documentation for Horizon View Client are available in English, Japanese, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean.
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Before You Begin
- Horizon View Client requires a Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8), Mac OS X Lion (10.7), or Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) operating system running on an Intel-based Mac.
- Horizon View Client is supported with VMware View 4.6.1 or later.
- If you have an older version of this client software, before you download the installer for this new version of Horizon View Client for Mac OS X, take the following
- Remove the older version. Drag the VMware View Client application from the Applications folder to the Trash and empty the
trash. This step ensures that, after you install the new version, the application icon in the launch pad will be updated to show VMware Horizon View
- Remove the VMware View Client shortcut from the Dock.
- To install, download the disk image file from the VMware Horizon View Client download
- For system requirements and installation instructions, see
Using VMware Horizon View Client for Mac OS X.
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The following issue was fixed in this release of Horizon View Client for Mac OS X:
Previously, if you used the PCoIP display protocol on some Mac OS X Lion (10.7) or Mountain Lion (10.8) systems and displayed the View desktop in full screen mode, when
you clicked on
the battery, date and time, or search icons on the right side of the menu bar, the pointer moved to the middle of the screen. This issue has been resolved.
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If you use the PCoIP display protocol, connecting some password-protected storage devices (such as IronKey USB flash drives) might not work correctly. For example,
after you redirect the device to the View desktop, the password prompt does not appear. The View desktop shows that a new drive was added and so displays a new drive
letter but no corresponding label to identify the device.
Workaround: Configure Horizon View Client to automatically connect the device when you insert it. From the Horizon View Client menu bar, select Desktop
> USB > Autoconnect USB Devices on Insert.
If you have Horizon View Client open in windowed mode and you attach an external monitor that has the same or a higher resolution than the original display (for
example, if the
primary monitor has a resolution of 1650x1080 and you attach an external monitor with a resolution of 1920x1200), if you then move the Horizon View Client window to the
external monitor and expand it to full screen mode, the Horizon View Client menu bar appears on the external monitor rather than on the original monitor.
The Horizon View Client toolbar remains on the monitor where the Horizon View Client window was located before expanding to full screen mode.
Multiple monitors are not supported on Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8).
Because Horizon View Client is available in Korean, whereas View Connection Server 4.6.x is not, if you use Horizon View Client on a Korean system, you will find that
that originate from the client are available in Korean, but messages that originate from View Connection Server 4.6.x appear in English.
Because the key combination Command+Tab on an Apple keyboard is used for switching applications on Mac OS X, using this key combination has no effect in a View desktop.
For View desktops that run Windows 7, this means that there is no equivalent of the key combination Windows+Tab for using Windows Flip 3D.
Workaround: You can use the key combination Command+Control+Tab for Windows Flip 3D, but you must also press Enter choose the application you want to
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