C.1 Description of Profile Settings

Each time the SGD Client starts it uses a profile. A profile is a group of configuration settings that control the SGD Client.

Table C.1, “Profile Settings for the SGD Client” lists the settings available in a profile, with a description of what they do.

If you are unsure about a setting, ask your SGD Administrator for help.

Table C.1 Profile Settings for the SGD Client



Login URL

The SGD URL to use for the profile. This is usually https://server.example.com/sgd, where server.example.com is the name of an SGD server.

If you use a browser to display the SGD workspace, the URL is loaded automatically in your default browser so that you can log in and access your workspace.

The default Login URL is https://server.example.com/sgd/index.jsp.

Alternative PDF Viewer

The application command for an alternative PDF viewer to use with PDF printing.

If the application is not on your PATH, enter the full path to the application.

This setting only applies to UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X platform computers.


Controls the amount of information that is output to the SGD Client log file.

On Windows platforms, output is logged to the user's application data folder. On UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms, output is logged to the system log location.

The default is Errors only.

Preferred Language

The default language to use when the SGD Client is started from the command line.

The language selected is used for messages displayed by the SGD Client, the login dialog, and the workspace.

The default is English.

Span Multiple Monitors

(Kiosk Mode)

Enables X applications to be displayed in kiosk mode on a multihead or dual head monitor.

This is a legacy setting, for applications that do not use the RANDR X extension.

When enabled, the kiosk mode display is spanned across all monitors.

When disabled, the kiosk mode display uses the primary monitor only. This is the default setting.

Allow Applications to Warp the Client Pointer

Enables applications to take control of the mouse pointer.

Try to Match the Client Keyboard Layout

When enabled, SGD attempts to detect the locale and keyboard layout for the client keyboard automatically.

For some client keyboards, you may still need to configure these settings manually. Disable the Try to Match the Client Keyboard Layout setting and configure the layout and locale appropriate for your keyboard.

By default, this setting is enabled and should work well with most keyboards. Contact your SGD Administrator if you encounter issues when using the default setting.

Proxy Settings

Settings that control how the SGD Client determines what proxy servers to use.

Use Default Web Browser Settings means use the proxy server settings configured in your default browser.

Manual Proxy Settings enable you to define the proxy server settings in the profile. You can specify a HTTP proxy server.

If the proxy settings are determined from a browser, the settings are stored and used the next time the SGD Client starts.

If Establish Proxy Settings on Session Start is enabled, the SGD Client obtains the proxy settings from the browser every time it starts. The stored proxy settings are not used.

By default, the Use Default Web Browser Settings check box is selected and the Establish Proxy Settings on Session Start check box is not selected.

Connection Failure

Settings that control what the SGD Client does if the connection to an SGD server is lost: Whether to always reconnect, to never reconnect or to ask you what to do.

If the SGD Client reconnects, these settings control how many attempts are made to reconnect and the time in seconds between each attempt.

If the SGD Client is unable to reconnect, the user session ends and any running applications are ended or suspended, depending on how they have been configured for you.

The default settings are: Always Attempt to Reconnect, Number of Attempts: 6, and Interval: 10.

Clipboard Synchronisation

Settings that control how data on the SGD clipboard is synchronized with the clipboard on the client device.

For some client platforms, such as Mac OS X, you might need to use these settings to configure copy and paste to and from SGD applications.

CLIPBOARD selection refers to data that is copied and pasted using menu options. PRIMARY selection refers to data that is copied and pasted by highlighting and using the middle mouse button.

These settings only apply to UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X platform computers.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Enables you to configure the following keyboard shortcuts for use with SGD applications:

  • Current Desktop Snapshot: Places a snapshot of the entire desktop area on to the client clipboard.

  • Active Window Snapshot: Places a snapshot of the active window area on to the client clipboard.

  • Full Screen Toggle: Toggles between a full screen (kiosk mode) display and an independent window display.

  • Scale to Fit Toggle: Only for applications where the Window Size: Scale to Fit Window attribute is enabled. Toggles between a scaled display and an unscaled display.

  • Iconify Kiosk Window: Minimizes the active window. Only applies for kiosk mode applications.

These settings only apply to UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X platform computers.