Dismal User Experience for Remote Applications

Discussion in 'Parallels Client for Linux' started by ricdgr, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. ricdgr

    ricdgr Bit Poster

    Hi there,

    I'm not sure about you, but I find the use of Remote Applications unusable from modern Linux Clients. Since Unity / Gnome3 the experience is dismal, and Parallels never took the time to improve things out.
    Some main gripes I face:
    - Some applications show duplicate shadows. I can see, for example, some Menus with their own Windows shadow and then the local Window Manager.
    - Mouse interaction with this particular applications is much slower than running the same application from a full remote desktop
    - Application icons do not show on the local "bars". For example, Gnome3 shows all applications as a rectangle with a "X" mark
    - Every time I start a applications that required a new session, the Windows Server blue "Welcome" screen shows, only to be hidden after the required application starts.
    - Applications that rely on transparency show garbled on the client, because all transparent areas show as a black rectangle.

    I took the time to test the Parallels owned "Demo" RAS server and can see the same exact results, so this seems not to be a problem with my particular installation.

    So, my questions are:
    - Does anyone really uses, on a real scenario, Remote Applications from a Linux client?
    - Doesn't this issues bother you?
    - Is the support for Linux only meant to work properly on 5y older Desktops?
    - Does it work properly from Mainstream Linux Thin Clients?

    What am I missing here?


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