Menu path: Sessions > WVD > WVD Sessions > [Session Name]

In this area, you can configure desktop integration for the WVD session.

Session name: Name for the session.
The session name must not contain any of these characters: \ / : * ? “ < > | [ ] { } ( )

Starting Methods for Session

Start menu

☑ The session can be launched from the start menu.

Application Launcher

☑ The session can be launched with the Application Launcher.

Desktop

☑ The session can be launched with a program launcher on the desktop.

Quick start panel

☑ The session can be launched with the quick start panel.

Start menu's system tab

☑ The session can be launched with the start menu's system tab.

Application Launcher's system tab

☑ The session can be launched with the Application Launcher's system tab.

Desktop context menu

☑ The session can be launched with the desktop context menu.

Menu folder: If you specify a folder name or a path comprising a number of folder names separated by "/", a menu path will be created for the session. The menu path will be used in the start menu and in the desktop context menu.

Application Launcher folder: If you specify a folder name or a path comprising a number of folder names separated by "/", a menu path will be created for the session. The menu path will be used in the Application Launcher.

Desktop folder: If you specify a folder name or a path comprising a number of folder names separated by "/", a menu path will be created for the session. The menu path will be used for the program launcher on the desktop.

Password protection: Specifies which password will be requested when launching the session.
Possible values:
  • None: No password is requested when launching the session.
  • Administrator: The administrator password is requested when launching the session.
  • User: The user password is requested when launching the session.
  • Setup user: The setup user's password is requested when launching the session.

Hotkey

☑ The session can be started with a hotkey. A hotkey consists of one or more modifiers and a key.

Modifiers: A modifier or a combination of several modifiers for the hotkey. You can select a set key symbol/combination or your own key symbol/combination. A key symbol is a defined chain of characters, e.g. Ctrl.

Do not use [AltGr] as a modifier (represented as Mod5). Otherwise, the key that is configured as a hotkey with AltGr cannot be used as a regular key anymore. Example: If you configure [AltGr] + [E] as a hotkey, it is impossible to enter an "e".


These are the pre-defined modifiers and the associated key symbols:

  • (No modifier) = None
  •  = Shift
  • [Ctrl] = Ctrl
  •  = Mod4

    When this keyboard key is used as a modifier, it is represented as Mod4; when it is used as a key, it is represented as Super_L.

  • [Alt] = Alt

Key combinations are formed as follows with |:

  • Ctrl +  = Ctrl|Super_L

Key: Key for the hotkey
To enter a key that does not have a visible character, e. g. the [Tab] key, open a terminal, log on as user and enter xev -event keyboard. Press the key to be used for the hotkey. The text in brackets that begins with keysym contains the key symbol for the Key field. Example: Tab in (keysym 0xff09, Tab)

Autostart

☑ The session will be launched automatically when the device boots.

Restart

☑ The session will be relaunched automatically after the termination.

Autostart delay: Waiting time in seconds between the complete startup of the desktop and the automatic session launch.

Autostart notification: This parameter is available if Autostart is activated and Autostart delay is set to a value greater than zero.

☑ For the duration defined by Autostart delay, a dialog is shown which allows the user to start the session immediately or cancel the automatic session start.

☐ No dialog is shown; the session is started automatically after the timespan specified with Autostart delay.

Autostart requires network

☑ If no network is available at system startup, the session is not started. A message is shown. As soon as the network is available, the session is started automatically.

☐ The session is started automatically, even when no network is available.