Citrix StoreFront 2.0 start the desktop or applications full screen

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Using Citrix StoreFront 2.0 the published desktop or applications start on 60% of the screen. For applications this isn’t too bad but for desktops it is better to show them 100%.

Here is how to change the default setting.

1. Open the file C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\UIBK\App_Data\default.ica on the StoreFront server(s) with notepad

2. Add the line


3. Save the file

4. Test if the Desktop and the Applications start full screen


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5 thoughts on “Citrix StoreFront 2.0 start the desktop or applications full screen

    1. Did you ever get a response to this? I am looking for this functionality because I can’t use Full Screen but I want it to take up as much of the screen as possible.

  1. Thanks Ralph.

    Although default ICA is only present under “Store” as opposed to “StoreWeb”, I can confirm the setting works for both Native and Web Receiver.

    I applied the setting DesktopViewer-ForceFullScreenStartup=true to default.ica and tested from Native receiver and Receiver for Web. Both Receivers create a desktop of two monitors, treating each one individually, returning the functionality I was after.

    What I really like is when launching a published app. e.g. Outlook, the main window is full screen on one monitor, whilst a new email window is opened on the other monitor but I can still see my “local” desktop. Awesome!

    My question on Citrix Forums:


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