Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Citrix Receiver Progress Bar / Application open in background

In the newer versions of Citrix Receiver the connection progress bar / status bar launch in the background by default.  In addition once the application opens it is launched in the background.

Application opens in background:
There is a seamless flag that can be set that allows the application to open again in the foreground.  This is set at the XenApp server level.
value = 0x4

You can also set this at the Receiver client level.
HKLM\Software\Citrix\ICA Client\Engine\Configuration\Advanced\Modules\WFClient
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Citrix\ICA Client\Engine\Configuration\Advanced\Modules\WFClient
Reg_SZ = TWISeamlessFlag
Value = 1

Progress Bar launches in background:
With Citrix Receiver 4.1 there is now a registry key that can be added to force the progress bar to the foreground.  This is set on the client.
HKLM\Software\Citrix\ICA Client
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Citrix\ICA Client
dword = ForegroundProgressBar
Value = 1

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