I am trying to open an application from my work's citrix presentation server on my macbook. I just downloaded the latest citrix client for mac from their website but when I go to launch an app it tries to open the app in VMware. If I right-click on the app and save target as, I get a launch.ica file which if I try to open in Citrix Dazzle it does not know how to open this file type.
I was able to fix the same problem by changing the settings on the VMWare virtual machine, so that "windows applications" (i.e. Citrix apps, or so the system thinks) are not automatically opened with VMWare Fusion. I already had the Citrix plug-in downloaded, but the problem wasn't solved until I changed the settings in VMWare Fusion.
On macOS 10.15.7 with VMware Fusion 11.5.6 installed you need to go into Virtual Machine menu > Settings > Default Applications > uncheck Open your Mac files ans web links using Windows applications
You need the Citrix ICA Client (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/9610/citrix-ica-client).
Once you have installed it and associated .ica files with this app you should have no problems, although I would recommend using FireFox to login to your works' presentation server as I've have had issues with Safari.
This is caused by a VMWare Helper Application
1) you need to unregister it from VMWare
/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -v -u ~/Documents/Virtual\ Machines/Windows.vmwarevm/Applications/Citrix\ Remote\ Application\ Runtime\ —\ Window.app/
2) Optionally delete the App to prevent it re-registering at the next login
3) Reinstall the Citrix Online Web Plugin
The is repaired quickly by reinstalling the 10.00.603 ICA client found in this location: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/9610/citrix-ica-client as well as possibly on the Citrix web site.
My problem started when trying to grab the 11.x client, and all hell broke loose. I simply reinstalled the 10.X client over the top of the fouled 11.x and all associations are fine and works as expected.
This is not the final answer for those who need to run the latest ICA client plus VMs on Fusion, but it will get you working again.
My configuration: Citrix Online Plug-in 11.2, VMware Fusion 3.1.2, OS X 10.6.6 I tried to unregister/move the Citrix*.app from the VMware Fusion Applications folder, reinstalled Citrix plugin 11 again and again - no success. But it worked fine with doing the following:
- download ica file via "save link as" function of the browser
- select ica file in finder and press cmd+i
- select Citrix Online Web Plug-in as open with
- press change all
- restart browser and try again
Just changeing the association of one ica file seems not to work, because the VMware Application helper stuff, or the Citrix connnection start mechanism itself, tries to start another ica file. That's my assumption.