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Open the Citrix Receiver Group Policy Object administrative template by running gpedit.msc. Under the Computer Configuration node, go to Administrative Templates Citrix Components Citrix Receiver DPI Select High DPI policy. Change the settings as required.

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  • From the menu, select 'Change Citrix Receiver' You will now see a welcome screen, with a 'Detect Receiver' button - click that button The following popup window may appear. Enable the 'Remember my choice.'
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    This article is intended for Citrix administrators and technical teams only.Non-admin users must contact their company’s Help Desk/IT support team and can refer to CTX297149 for more information
    How to disable Citrix Receiver from popping up during logon to the Desktop.


    Disabling Startup Programs in Windows 7, Vista, or XP

    For some programs, it’s smart to have them start with Windows, such as anti-virus and firewall software. However, for most programs, starting them at boot-up just wastes resources and extends startup time. There is a tool installed with Windows, called MSConfig, that allows you to quickly and easily see what’s running at startup and disable the programs you prefer to run on our own after startup as needed. This tool is available and can be used to disable startup programs in Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

    NOTE: MSConfig can be used to configure several things other than just startup programs, so be careful what you do with it. If you’re not sure about using it, just follow the steps in this article and you should be fine.

    To run MSConfig, open the Start menu and type “msconfig.exe” (without the quotes) in the Search box. As you type, results display. When you see “msconfig.exe,” click on it or press Enter, if it is highlighted.

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    NOTE: If you are using Windows XP, open the Run dialog box from the Start menu, type “msconfig.exe” in the Open edit box, and click OK.

    Click the Startup tab on the System Configuration main window. A list of all the startup programs displays with a check box next to each one. To prevent receiver from starting up with Windows, select the check box next to the Citrix Receiver so there is NO check mark in the box. Click OK once you have made your choices.

    A dialog box displays telling you that you may need to restart your computer for the changes to take affect. Click Restart to restart your computer immediately. If are not ready to restart your computer, click Exit without restart.

    Disabling Startup Programs in Windows 8 or 8.1 or 10

    Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 make it really simple to disable startup applications. All you have to do is open up Task Manager by right-clicking on the Taskbar, or using the CTRL + SHIFT + ESC shortcut key, clicking “More Details,” switching to the Startup tab, and then using the Disable button.
    For Windows Server OS - locate the startup folder using 'shell:common startup' command in Run.
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    A typical Citrix environment can be so complex. What might seem like a simple problem in the Citrix Receiver can turn out to be very hard to troubleshoot. For instance, if a user’s Citrix Receiver is not launching applications, you need to consider a number of factors.


    A lot of the solutions involve editing the Windows Registry—a high-risk operation that, if done wrong, can have serious consequences.

    Citrix Receiver not Launching Applications: Misconfigured LogoffCheckSysModules registry value in HKLM

    When published applications don’t launch and the user doesn’t see any error message, then admins don’t see any entry that stands out in the Event Log of your Citrix server. One of the places you’ll want to check is the value of LogoffCheckSysModules. This is found in the registry subkey:


    The value of this registry key SHOULD NOT contain the executable for the application the user is attempting to launch. If the name of the executable in question is there, create a backup of the registry key and then remove the executable’s name from the key.

    Application launch attempts in a published desktop get disconnected

    When you attempt to launch a published application from a published desktop, that action may disconnect the session of the published desktop. That’s because Citrix receiver is configured by default to reconnect all open sessions upon launch.

    To make the application launch succeed, you need to change the value of the WSCReconnectMode key from 3 to 0 in one of the following:

    • 64-bit system: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeCitrixDazzle
    • 32-bit system: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWARECitrixDazzle

    Application not given enough time to launch

    Some launch-related issues occur because certain applications need more time to launch. There are two registry key values you can change that might remedy the problem. Both are in the registry key:


    The first is LogoffCheckerStartupDelayInSeconds. Try setting this initially to 10 seconds and then increase by 10 seconds until 600 seconds.

    The second one is ApplicationLaunchWaitTimeoutMS. Try setting this initially to 10,000 milliseconds and then increase up to 30,000.

    Notice that, for these two registry key values alone, much time can be spent trying out different values. And these are just some of the many possible causes why Citrix Receiver is not launching applications.

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    Citrix Receiver not Launching in Windows 10

    Citrix Receiver for Windows 10 has a list of arguably smart features, however there are several issues that constantly pop-up and prevent Citrix Receiver from launching in Windows 10. For instance, launching Citrix with the regular domain user account fails to launch the desktops and applications. If your Citrix Receiver is not launching in Windows 10, mentioned below are the steps you can undertake to fix these errors.


    1. Refresh Citrix Receiver applications.

    Click on the drop-down next to your name in the upper-right corner of the menu, and click Refresh Apps.


    2. Allocate full permissions to the user count being used.

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    Assign full permissions for the user account under HKEY_USERUSER_SIDSOFTWARECitrix on the client machine.

    3. Download the latest available version to prevent compatibility issues.

    Navigate to the Citrix Receiver icon >> Advanced Preferences >> About to check the version. Compare it with the latest available version and download a new one if it does not match.

    4. Reset the Citrix Receiver if everything else fails. This might cause accounts, apps, and cached files to be removed.

    Navigate to Receiver icon >> Advanced Preferences >> Reset Receiver. A prompt appears, asking if you want to reset the receiver. Click Yes, Reset Receiver and type the URL in the popup box that appears next. Enter your credentials again.

    Applications not launching on Apple Safari 12

    Apple has removed the support for NPAPI, hence Citrix applications now fail to launch in Apple Safari 12. This problem can be solved by carrying out some changes in the server side or the client side. You can modify the web config under the Receiver for Web (RfWeb) site in the server. The client-side change includes enabling the Develop tab at the Safari menu, using which the Safari cache and all Safari Windows are closed prior to starting Safari to browse the Storefront’s receiver.

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