4

How can I leave the fullscreen mode of a citrix session and return to the host desktop (Ubuntu)?

I am using the Citrix Receiver for Linux package.

9

Two steps are needed for this.

  1. Press ctrl+F2 in the citrix session. This enables keyboard shortcuts from the host system (Ubuntu).

  2. Now you can use alt+tab to switch the focus to the application you used before opening citrix (or the desktop).

2
  • Thank you! Is there a shortcut to return the keyboard control to the Citrix session immediately? Aug 14 '19 at 13:04
  • This doesn't work for me Ubuntu 20x
    – RockSolid
    Jul 11 at 17:32
0

Just extending the answer as I've been recently dealing with the topic...

In Ubuntu 17.10 with ica-client 13.8

  1. As indicated above, ctrl+F2 enables passing key sequences to the host system for a few seconds. After a certain amount of time, keyboard shortcuts are passed back to the citrix desktop.

  2. 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. Gnome).

  3. If you need to launch new applications, you need access the Ubuntu desktop, which you can achieve with ctrl+super+D.

  4. During the ctrl+F2 time window, you may use any other shortcut, e.g. ctrl+alt+T will open a terminal.

2
  • 1
    I'm not sure what this adds to the existing accepted answer to the original question. The question isn't about Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts...
    – Elder Geek
    Feb 11 '18 at 21:16
  • Well... it would have saved me (probably a fairly thick bloke) some time, particularly how to get hold of the desktop. Note that in windows shift+f2 directly shows the desktop, which is not the case in Ubuntu, I was wrongly expecting the same behaviour. Happy about the moderator deleting it, if it's deemed useless... cheers! Feb 12 '18 at 22:54

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.