Citrix Status Bar running in background


Whenever I launch any application through web interface I cannot see citrix receiver status bar running on foreground. It always run on background (usually behind IE page) and thus the user does not find out if the application is launching or not. I am using 3.4 cumulative release with WI 5.4.

Any help in this regard would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Horus IDFSystem AdminAsked:
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Sekar ChinnakannuStaff EngineerCommented:
Try to uninstall the citrix receiver and install the latest version to citrix received and cheek.
Use clean up too to uninstall
Citrix receiver latest
Horus IDFSystem AdminAuthor Commented:
Same issue after uninstalling old receiver and installing new one.
Receiver 3.4 uninstall and even the cleanup tool don't work all that well.  That version was a bear to uninstall, and it wasn't all that uncommon to need to uninstall manually via Regedit.  Painful, yes, but sometimes necessary because v3.4 left a lot of garbage in the registry.

If you have a new machine that you can try with a newer Citrix Receiver, that would be a better test.
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Horus IDFSystem AdminAuthor Commented:
I cannot go with the latest version of receiver reason being I have a http site and 4.1 and 4.2 does not go with a http site. Whatever registry entry Citrix suggest to make a http site work with 4.2 does not work at all. I did it in the past for one of my other client.
Horus IDFSystem AdminAuthor Commented:
Thanks for sharing the links Joharder. Unfortunately none of the link helped me. I am still with the same problem.
This is still a current issue.. up to and including Receiver 4.2.. (not sure about 4.2.100, but I wouldn't be surprised.

However.. you could create a script or service using something like Winbatch or AutoIT to watch for the status bar and then automatically bring it up to the front.

Horus IDFSystem AdminAuthor Commented:
Hi Coralon, I am really not aware how it could be done with winbatch or autoit. Would appreciate if you can teach me a bit about it or if you have one handy with you.
This would be a client-side solution.  This is the barebones concept for AutoIT..  
$WindowTitle = "name of Citrix Window in the title bar"

WinWait ($WindowTitle, "text in the Citrix window")
WinActivate ($WindowTitle, "text in the Citrix window")

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So, on your client systems, you would turn this into an executable and deploy it as a login script, or take some time to turn it into a service (I recommend using nssm to do the service  

The idea is that the script would launch and just wait until it saw a window appear with the $WindowTitle text, and the text in the Citrix window is an optional piece of text to differentiate it if the window title is the same between them.

Then the WinActivate brings the window to the front when it appears, plain and simple :-)  I will play with it some to see what I can come up with.


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