Configure User Interface Dialog Box

You can configure which type of user interface to use (Reflection provides five interfaces), its look and feel, and other user interface options. You can also specify sounds to play when Reflection opens or closes.

UI Preferences

NOTE:If you change this setting after configuring a session, the appearance of that session may be unpredictable.

User interface mode

Ribbon is the default UI for Reflection. It provides a user experience similar to the most recent Office applications, including features such as super tooltips and Ribbon galleries.

When using the Ribbon, you can have more than one document open in the same workspace. Tabs allow you to see which documents are open, and to change between documents.

Classic provides the familiar menu and toolbar interface. When using the Classic UI, only one document can be open in a workspace, and other features may not be available.

NOTE:All of the Help procedures are written for the Ribbon, the Browser, or TouchUx.


Browser provides a "minimalist" look and feel that is similar to the latest Web browsers. Multiple documents are displayed in tabs.


TouchUxprovides a touchscreen user experience. (You can run Reflection natively on Microsoft Windows 8 devices. For iOS or Android devices, you must access Reflection through a Citrix XenApp server, with the Citrix Receiver client software installed on the device. Reflection only supports versions of Citrix software that Citrix currently supports.


Classic MDI is similar to the Classic option. Unlike Classic, it provides a multi-document interface that allows more than one document to be open in a workspace.

Look and Feel / Color scheme

Select the base color for the application and Ribbon background. The color scheme does not affect your host screen, only the frame around it. To change the colors of the host screen, choose a different theme.


When the Ribbon mode is selected, you can configure your workspace with two different types of "look and feel" settings that provide different ways to access the Workspace Menu The Workspace menu contains layout options, application and document settings, and a list of recent documents. It is accessed by clicking the Reflection button (when using the Office 2007 look and feel) or the File menu (when using the Office 2010 look and feel). .

With the "Office 2007" look and feel, you use the Reflection button to access the workspace menu.

With the "Office 2010" look and feel, you use the Reflection File menu to access the workspace menu.


When TouchUx mode is selected, you can choose an operating system look and feel (iOS, Android, or Windows). This look and feel changes only the colors and style of the display. It does not affect functionality.

For the Windows look and feel, you can select whether to to open Reflection in Full Screen mode.

Arrange documents as

Documents in the workspace are displayed in tabs by default. If you are using the Reflection Ribbon, you can choose to display them in windows that can be tiled or cascaded.

Tab strip location

Specify whether to display document tabs at the top (default), bottom, left, or right.

Show Help on Ribbon

Select to display the Help button and menus on the Ribbon.

Show Close button on each tab

Clear to remove the Close button from the document tabs. Individual document tabs can still be closed using the Close button at the end of the tab strip.

Show search text input box

Select to display the Search box on the Ribbon.

Show Quick Access Toolbar

Select to display the Quick Access Toolbar on the Ribbon or the Browser.

Show search suggestion

Select to display search suggestions when you type in the Search box. (This applies only to Browser mode.)

Suppress Ribbon tooltip footer

Select to hide the F1 Help link that is displayed on tooltips by default.

Windows Full Screen

Select to display Reflection in full screen mode. This setting applies only to TouchUx mode.

User interface language

Select the language you want to use for the Reflection UI.



Select the application event with which to associate a sound.


The sound file played when the associated application event occurs.


Click to locate a sound file to associate with application events.


Play the sound file associated with the selected application event.