After the automatic upgrade to Version 2111 of the Horizon Client for MacOS, I was getting repeating keys with each keystroke while logged into my Windows 10 Enterprise desktop. Downgrading to Version 2106.1 fixed the problem.
Issue appears to be resolved for me with the Windows sandbox version provided. Initial testing with two client PCs appears good.
I will leave the sessions open all day to verify, and try a couple of other machines early next week.
Why is VMware waiting to publish this new release together with the other horizon components?
I think VMware doesn't know which impact these buggy horizon clients have for your customers and employees. It's a big step backwards to accept VDIs in our company.
It's not possible for us to do an downgrade to an older working horizon clients because lot of the devices are not managed by us.
Also our Thinclient vendor forces us to use the latest horizon client release because they doesn't provide older firmware releases with all security bug fixes of the operation system. The horizon client is bundled in the firmware release.
You can get the older versions from VMWare's site
This is the Windows version:
The version number is in the dropdown box near the top. 2106 is not affected.
In VMWare's infinite wisdom, they have decided not to publicly release the fix yet.
There are also new releases for Windows and Linux and all contains the info that the keystroke issue is resolved.
Would be nice to know what was wrong or since it happened. Let's hope that its really solved and does not happen again!!!
Really wish Vmware was more responsive to this issue/thread. This problem has been going on for at least the last 2 releases of the Horizon client. We discovered the update yesterday and posted it already.
Yes, we are also seeing intermittent freezing on a bunch of versions. We have seen in for sure on 2106 and 2111.1
Strangely it seems to only affect a few people, so we have a range of client versions in play at the moment.
Some people on 2111.1 and have no issues, others got intermittent disconnects and we had to roll them back to 2106 or 2103. Some folks started getting another issue, so we went back further to 2012.
The other issue is a strange display error where the top toolbar of whatever application is on the left monitor goes blank. It's still possible to click functions on the toolbar (if you guess where the mouse is), but the top 1 inch or so of the left monitor never refreshes. Either disconnecting and reconnecting the session, or setting the client to a single display and back to multiple will fix it temporarily.
We've not taken out a ticket with VMware yet - kind of lost patience with them because we really don't have spare time and equipment for testing poor software releases.
just for info there was a new release published last week. Horizon Client 2203.
I got the feedback from my employees that this version works better with mouse then the versions before.
I am not an apple user so I can't confirm it. But I heard that there was something strange behavior with the mouse cursor.
But I also heard that this latest version 2203 crashes after wake up the mac OS from standby. So you have to close and restart the client again. It doesn't happened before.
Try the below keys or remove the SVGA video card and driver and only use the IDD one. It fixed the freezing issue for us. The SVGA driver is not embedded anymore in the latest Horizon Agents so it is using the one from VMWare tools. All the latest SVGA driver versions from VMWare Tools are giving us the freezing issues. Forcing the VDI to use the IDD card and driver (and i think this will be the new default) fixed it. Try it out.
HKLM\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware SVGA DevTap
HKLM\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Blast\config
It was indeed the svga driver causing our freezing issues. For those wondering why it seems to happen to some but not others, it appears the issue only occurs when an affected app, Outlook being a big one, is on a second monitor. Users with the affected app, like Outlook, will have no problem if it is on the primary display.