Changing Appliance Mode Picture

Issue

How to change the Appliance Mode appearance: pictures (XenDesktop and Horizon View appliances), picture style (XenDesktop appliances), and desktop background color (XenDesktop appliances).

Solution

Pictures:

The pictures can be changed via Custom Command or UMS File Transfer.

  • XenDesktop Appliance Mode uses following pictures located in /services/xen/share/pixmaps (depending on User Interface > Language setting; "en_US" is used if there is no png for selected language):
    • Standard Ctrl-Alt-Del dialogue picture:
      ctrlaltdel_en_US.png
      ctrlaltdel_de_DE.png
      ctrlaltdel_zh_CN.png
      ctrlaltdel_zh_HK.png
    • Smartcard setting if registry key xen.xenapp-morph.smartcard_enable is enabled:
      smartcard_en_US.png
      smartcard_de_DE.png
    • Error message if server is unreachable:
      serverunreach_en_US.png
      serverunreach_de_DE.png
      serverunreach_zh_CN.png
      serverunreach_zh_HK.png
  • Horizon View Appliance Mode picture: /usr/share/pixmaps/vmware-view-bg.png


Picture Style:

For XenDesktop Appliance Mode, the style of the dialog pictures can be adapted to the wallpaper style of the first monitor. The wallpaper style of the first monitor can be configured under User Interface > Desktop > Background (1st Monitor) > selection list Wallpaper style.

To make the style of the dialog pictures adapt to the first monitor's wallpaper style, activate the registry key xen.xenapp-morph.customization.use_wallpaper_style (xen > xenapp-morph > customization > use_wallpaper_style).

If the registry key is deactivated, the dialog images are displayed centered without being resized.


Desktop Background:

For XenDesktop Appliance Mode, the background color can be adapted to the background color of the first monitor. The background color of the first monitor can be configured under User Interface > Desktop > Background (1st Monitor) > color picker Desktop Color (1st Monitor).

To make the background color adapt to the desktop background color, activate the registry key xen.xenapp-morph.customization.use_desktop_color (xen > xenapp-morph > customization > use_desktop_color).

If the registry key is deactivated, the background color is black.


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Last update: November 6, 2018