Avatar of Billy Ma
Billy Ma
Flag for Hong Kong asked on

Citrix Workspace

I would like to know how Chrome launch Citrix Workspace given I did not see any extension installed in Chrome.

CitrixChromeWeb Browsers

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
James Rankin

8/22/2022 - Mon
James Rankin

It downloads an ICA file which then opens in the Citrix Workspace App.
Billy Ma

ASKER
So every time I login on the company's citrix workspace website, it will download a file at the backend?
James Rankin

When you click on the desktop or application resource to launch something, it downloads an ICA file and opens it. Unless you are using the HTML5 client, in which case it opens natively in the browser.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
fblack61
Billy Ma

ASKER
I looked at the source code of the company's workspace website, it is a HTML5
James Rankin

If you are using the HTML5 client, then it simply opens the session directly in the browser using that
Billy Ma

ASKER
But if the session is opened directly, and then I closed the browser, why the application can still run?
Sorry I am not an expert of HTML5, but would like to know how HTML5 can automatically launch the Critix Workspace application on my local computer.
⚡ FREE TRIAL OFFER
Try out a week of full access for free.
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.
James Rankin

In that case you're not using the HTML5 client. You are using the Workspace App. The HTML5 client runs in the browser. So you are downloading an ICA file and opening it in Workspace App as I said originally. The ICA file opens in Workspace App because it registers a file type association in Windows.
Billy Ma

ASKER
Thanks for your prompt reply.

However, I did not see any setting in Chrome that I gave consent to ICA file to run automatically without I click it to run specifically.
James Rankin

Check the downloads folder after you launch a Citrix resource. You should see an ICA file as below


There will be an option at first launch for "always open ICA files in this way"
I started with Experts Exchange in 2004 and it's been a mainstay of my professional computing life since. It helped me launch a career as a programmer / Oracle data analyst
William Peck
Billy Ma

ASKER
I tested 2 times, but I still cannot see ICA file in MyDownload.
James Rankin

Trust me, that's how it works. Somewhere on the portal where you log in there will be the option to switch between native Workspace App and HTML5. Check this and see what it is set to.
Billy Ma

ASKER
also I have the below option on.

Ask where to save each file before downloading
⚡ FREE TRIAL OFFER
Try out a week of full access for free.
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.
Billy Ma

ASKER
I only find the below option at most.


Billy Ma

ASKER
If I click "Use Web Version", It will then open the session within the browser.

If I click "Detect Workspace app", it will open the session using the desktop app.

But, I still do not know how the "detect workspace app" options, launch the desktop app without downloading the ICA file.
James Rankin

Use web version is the HTML5 client and it all launches within the browser. It does not launch Workspace App at all.

If you detect the client, then it will use the Workspace App which means it must download an ICA file to open it in Workspace App. The Windows FTA tells it which app to open the ICA file in. This might be set during the build process or the install process.
Experts Exchange has (a) saved my job multiple times, (b) saved me hours, days, and even weeks of work, and often (c) makes me look like a superhero! This place is MAGIC!
Walt Forbes
Billy Ma

ASKER
I checked Default apps, it did has ICA file type defaults open by Citrix Connection Manager.

However, I don't know how to change the Chrome's behavior, I don't see Chrome download the ICA file when I launch the session.
James Rankin

What is it you're actually trying to achieve? I can guarantee the ICA file is being downloaded and opened because otherwise you wouldn't get a Citrix session. Do you actually want to have to physically double-click the downloaded file every time you launch a Citrix app or desktop?
Billy Ma

ASKER
yes this is what I want, I want to physically agree / click everytime
⚡ FREE TRIAL OFFER
Try out a week of full access for free.
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.
James Rankin

Er.....why? It's nothing but a pain in the backside. I believe the automatic opening is by design of the Workspace App at install, so that the process is easier for the user.

You could simply use a different browser (I know Opera, for instance, always forces me to double-click ICA files).


Billy Ma

ASKER
If you refer to the guide
https://wikihub.berkeley.edu/display/SV/Setup+Citrix

I am sure I did check the Always allow box before, and thus end up it won't download the ICA file or it downloaded it from backend and run it (then delete it) without letting me know.


ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
James Rankin

THIS SOLUTION ONLY AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS.
View this solution by signing up for a free trial.
Members can start a 7-Day free trial and enjoy unlimited access to the platform.
See Pricing Options
Start Free Trial
GET A PERSONALIZED SOLUTION
Ask your own question & get feedback from real experts
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.