General - HybridDesktop Browser Redirection

Last modified by Tobias Wintrich on 2023/06/21 13:03



Firmware and software (recommended):


  • firmware x64 - 11.00 build 302
  • Hybrid Desktop Browser Redirection 11.00 Build 008

To use the ICA Channel (Optional)


  • HybridDesktop Browser Redirection or Rangee Browser Redirection (not included in "All")

Browser on server side:

  • Google Chrome (Download) or Microsoft Edge (Chrome based)
  • Plugin: HD BrowserRedirection Extension (Download)

On the server side:

  • HybridDesktopBrowser Redirection Connector
  • HybridDesktop Channel Agent
  • HybridDesktop Channel for ICA

HybridDesktop Browser Redirection allows to display specified pages via a local browser upstream of the server browser. This provides significantly better performance when playing media or using conferencing and video telephony solutions than is possible via an RDP/ICA/PCOIP connection or other remote protocols.



Install on the thin client side

Firmware 11.00 Build 302

and the software module "hybrid-desktop-browser-redirection

To use the Citrix ICA channel, the package "hybrid-desktop-channel_1.0-x64" is also required.

You also need a suitable ICA client (see above for versions). 


Instructions for installing software and firmware updates can be found here.


After installation, navigate to Connections & Applications HYBRID DESKTOP BROWSER REDIRECTION - CONFIGURATION

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License error

If you see a license error instead of options on this page, there is currently no valid license for Rangee Browser Redirection on the device.

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If you already have a license for the module, you can deposit this license as here  described.

If you don't have a license for the module yet, you can purchase a license through our Sales or our Contact form  or request a 30-day demo license.


An explanation of all other available options, is displayed with a click on the blue question mark icon (top right).

Here is an overview of the most important options:

  • Enable: This option enables the Remote Browser service.
    Once the service is enabled, a corresponding icon will appear in the tray of the thin client:

  • Allowed websites: At this point, any number of websites (one entry per line) can be defined for forwarding. The entry must include HTTP or HTTPS. "*" can be used as a wildcard as often as desired.
  • Allow forwarding of user defined web pages: With this option you allow users to forward any web pages. Using the associated browser plugin, if this option is enabled, the user can create their own list of web pages to forward or forward the current web page with the click of a button.
  • Connection mode: This option defines how the communication between server and client should take place. Select "Websocket" for the generic TCP based connection or "Channel" for the use of the Citrix ICA channel.


Installation of the "HybridDesktop Redirection Connector"

Using the "HybridDesktop Redirection Connector", the browser plugin can automatically query the current IP of the thin client in the background, or the entire traffic can be tunneled using a corresponding channel plugin.

This makes it convenient to work with changing client IP addresses.

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Installation of the Chrome "HD BrowserRedirection Extension"

Option 1 - Manual per user

When using the Microsoft Edge browser, you must first agree to the installation of extensions from other stores. See Add, disable or remove extensions in Microsoft Edge

Open or search for "HD BrowserRedirection Extension" in the Chrome Store and select ADD (at the very bottom).


Option 2 - Automatically via GPO

A guide to distributing Chrome plugins via GPO can be found here.

Plugin data:

id: kgihjigonjmklfpbmagbdofjafegeoke

The distribution via group policy is currently only possible for the Google Chrome browser. Microsoft does not offer a guideline for the automatic installation of plugins from other stores.

Configuration of the Chrome "HD BrowserRedirection Extension"

Open the options of the Chrome plugin

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With default settings, the plugin tries to determine the thin client and the required settings via the "HybridDesktop Redirection Connector".


If a green status icon is displayed here, the configuration is complete. If not, further settings must be made manually.


Remote Browser Mode:  Here you can choose between Auto (Channel/IP-Detection) and Manual. In Auto mode, the necessary data is automatically stored by the HybridDesktop Redirection Connector. In Manual mode, on the other hand, the connection settings must be configured manually.

IP-Address: Either the IP of the client (mode -> websocket on client side) or "HybridDesktop Channel".

port: port for websocket communication or empty if mode channel on client side

Session token: Token for the websocket communication or empty if mode channel on client side

Remoting URLs (server defined): is filled in automatically on successful connection, shows all pages to be redirected (configured on thin client side)

Remoting URLs (user-defined): In this list, the user can independently configure pages for permanent redirection (option "Allow redirection of user-defined web pages" must be set on thin client side).

Display of the plugin status icon (optional)

To display the current plugin status, the plugin must first be pinned

The plugin can display the following statuses:

  • icon0.pngPlugin active and successfully configured, current tab is not redirected
  • icon1.pngPlugin active and configured, current tab is redirected
  • icon2.pngPlugin not active - Possibly error in configuration or Thin Client not reachable - Check options page for more detailed message

Forward current web page

If the "Allow redirection of user-defined web pages" option is enabled on Thin Client page, any currently displayed web page can be redirected immediately by clicking the plugin icon.

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