1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 24, 2014 3:23 AM by cxjhghgfdd

    View Client CTRL+ALT+DEL

    cxjhghgfdd Novice

      Feature request: Filter CTRL+ALT+DEL from thin client when VMware View is running a full screen session.  Enable staff to use CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to unlock a VM.  Prevent staff from getting dropped out of View and seeing thin client security options when they press CTRL+ALT+DEL.

      When staff work on a Windoes Embeded / Windows ThinEdition thin client running VMware View, they can't use CTRL+ALT+DEL. Instead they have to be instructed to use CTRL+ALT+INS instead.

      This is especially confusing if they frequently hop between thin client desks and PC desks.

      This is a major usability issue and blocks adoption.

      When a VM is locked the screen says "Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to unlock", but staff have to type CTRL+ALT+INS instead.

      The Linux version of View Client also intercepts CTRL+ALT+DEL and throws up a prompt like "do you want CTRL+ALT+DEL to be sent to remote machine?"

      We would like to use thin client as dumb terminal, run View Client as shell, and have users interact with view client and remote VMs only and never see/interact with the thin client OS.

      VMware already have a keyboard filter in the localmode version of View Client but this can't be installed on thin clients (installer tests for a virtualisation compatible chipset and hides local mode components).

      Looks like Citrix have a solution called Citrix Desktop Lock.