How to Enable the Citrix Workspace App for HTML5

This article will outline how to log in, and use citrix all from within a browser.
Citrix in the browser is modern feature that allows you to use desktops and applications all from within the browser. This feature is known as Light Version which uses HTML5. 
This means you do not need to install the Citrix Workspace app on your local machine. This can be done from any computer with an internet connection. 
  • Citrix Receiver and Citrix Workspace are the same thing. Citrix changed the name from Receiver to Workspace.
  • Light Version means Citrix Workspace for HTML5
  • Citrix Workspace for HTML5 means desktops and apps launch in your browser using a new tab (like a webpage)
  • When using Citrix Workspace for HTML5, you cannot pass USB devices (Flash Drives, Webcams, or Printers) to the virtual application or desktop.
  • Citrix Workspace App for HTML5 won't feel as smooth as Citrix Workspace for Windows/Mac when interacting with a virtual desktop or application.
Required Browsers:
  • Apple Safari 7 or later
  • Google Chrome 50 or later
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Mozilla Firefox 35 or later
How to enable Citrix Workspace App for HTML5 during first time login:
1. Open one of the following supported browsers from the list above.
2. Navigate to
3. Sign in using your FVTC username and password

4. Click the ‘Use Light Version’ blue link

5. You should now be logged in and ready to use any desktop or application
How to switch from Citrix Workspace App for Windows to Citrix Workspace App for HTML5:
1. Follow this guide to log into Citrix
2. Once logged in. Click the down arrow next to your name in the top right corner
3. From the menu, click "Change Citrix Receiver"
4. On the "Welcome to Citrix Receiver" menu select the "Use Light Version"
Now you are ready to use Citrix in the Browser. You will notice when you click a desktop, or application…it will now run in the browser as a separate tab. 

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OwnerMatthew H.GroupFVTC
Created2019-02-27 10:33:38Updated2023-04-03 08:17:48
SitesFox Valley Technical College
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