Alt-Tab in Citrix XenApp Remote Desktop

A number of enterprise health systems allow access to a shared EMR virtual server via XenApp.  It’s a nice way of separating concerns and enforcing security, however, there are a few configuration drawbacks.  One issue I ran into was the lack of windows quick-key functionality in remote windows desktops hosted on a XenApp server.  There is a solution though.  See this link for more info.  I run a windows 7 64 bit host system, so I needed to change the registry value at:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Citrix\ICA Client\Engine\Lockdown Profiles\All Regions\Lockdown\Virtual Channels\Keyboard


to equal “Remote” for Alt-Tab to work correctly on my system.  The value was blank prior to me adding the text “Remote”.

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