DisplayLink Feature Suggestions

  1. DisplayLink v5.2.1 , macOS 10.14.6, MacBook Pro 13,3. Memory leak in WindowServer

    I am using 1 DisplayLink screen, 3 other external screens (2 HDMI, 1 mini DisplayPort) and the internal laptop screen. I have noticed that over time, the WindowsServer process's memory use slowly creeps up, unless the user logs out and logs in again (restarting the window server) Sleeping the Mac does not prevent this. Eventually, the Mac reports that it is "Out of Application memory" and the computer must be rebooted. This only seems to happen if I use the DisplayLink screen.
    This is a relatively recent change. I've been using DisplayLink for many OS X/macOS releases and think that…

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  2. "Screen rotation option is not available on Mac OS X" don't work for extended displays/monitors. Please write workaround for this.

    "Screen rotation option is not available on Mac OS X" don't work for extended displays/monitors. Please write workaround for this.

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  3. Beta macOS App: Clamshell / Lid Closed Mode

    Beta Mac OS App driver does not allow me to operate on external monitors with the laptop closed. I had to uninstall the driver and reinstall the one from November to be able to work in clamshell mode. This is glitchy in the old driver, often freezing my computer. I was hoping to see this stabilize so I wouldn't have to restart so often (almost every time I disconnect my laptop from the docking station).

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  4. MacOS Display Arrangement does not save.

    With the latest release of Display Link, the Display Arrangement for a MacBook Air with 2 external monitors reverts back to default every time the machine is put to sleep or restarted.

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  5. Support for Target Display Mode (i.e. using an iMAC as a monitor)

    An iMAC can be used as an external monitor using Target Display Mode. Is it possible to get a DisplayLink dock to enable TDM when iMAC is plugged to the dock (i.e. using a Tunderbolt 2 to HDMI cable)?

    For example, I have a MAC Book Pro 13inch (2016) and an iMAC 27inch (2012). I use iMac as an external monitor using TDM with MacBook Pro (using a Thunderbolt 2 to USB-C cable) as described on https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/mh30822/mac

    I also have a Dell DA300 displaylink dock. Using Tunderbolt 2 to HDMI cable to connect iMAC to dock and USB-C from dock…

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  6. Support both Xorg and Wayland with acceptable performance in Ubuntu 20.04

    The current released Ubuntu installer doesn't work in 20.04, which will be released in a couple of months as the next LTS release.
    If you hack the installer not to compile the kernel module, and instead use the kernel module and install the libevdi0 that ship with Ubuntu, then you can use DisplayLink under Wayland, but the performance is terrible -- significant lags in display updates and watching videos is impossible. And in this configuration DisplayLink doesn't work with Xorg at all.
    Please rectify this before 20.04 ships.

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  7. Support Ubuntu 19.10

    Ubuntu 19.04 reached end of life on 23 January 2020, however, upgrading beyond 19.04 breaks DisplayLink functionality.

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  8. osx 10.9.5 browsers crash on 2.5 and 2.6

    2013 retina mac on 10.9.5 2.3 and 2.4 work until reboot then all external monitors go black forcing hard power down to recover from. 2.5 and 2.6 crash EVERY browser if it has a video on the page. this is really annoying and my hands are tied hopefully someone has an idea as to why

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  9. Have a rotating option for Mac Catalina

    There should be a driver where you have an option to rotate the screen for use on both sides. The Display monitor can only go on one side for Mac and it sucks because you should be able to use rotation for how you want your screen to be.

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  10. Fix logging for Displaylink on Linux

    The logfiles in /var/log/displaylink currently contain hashed garbage. It would be nice if I could read them.

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  11. Please make a disclaimer for Video Editors. Thanks!!

    usb 3.0 to hdmi on Mac OS 10.14 makes the external monitor image considerably darker. It is unusable for editing as the image is drastically compromised and does not represent the true output.

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  12. Retain Windows positions on screen when plugging in dock cable

    When i switch between 2 computers using the same dock, all the windows positions are lost and i have to spend time rearranging them back to where i like them (across multiple monitors). I swap pcs regularly during the day and i waste alot of time doing this. If it can retain the windows settings it would be awesome

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  13. When do you expect there will be support for MacOS 10.15.1?

    When do you expect there will be support for MacOS 10.15.1?

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  14. DisplayLink is still not working in MacOS 10.15.1

    I was reading all open threads in the forum, and I can see different behaviors. In my case, I cannot use my external monitors, after upgrading my system to Catalina. Beta 3 driver is not working, and when I tried to clean cache system is getting hung after restart.

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  15. 7 votes
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  16. overcome issue with starting 4K plug and play unit with Windows 10

    I note others have issues with the software update for your DisplayLink device as I do but, annoying as it is, there is a workaround that I have to use.
    Start your computer, (Mines a Dell Lattitude 3440), and add password to the Windows 10 start screen that appears on the laptop.
    The mouse and keyboard connected to the DisplayLink work so you can use them to go to "Restart" and restart your computer.
    Most times it will then migrate the screen image to my IPS LED screen.
    (The Windows 10 function key system to change monitors does not do…

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  17. Is there such a drive board design that can drive two 4K panels, and is it directly driven by type-C?

    Is there such a drive board design that can drive two 4K panels, and is it directly driven by type-C?
    In this way, DIYer can design its own portable display, which is double screen.
    I suggest we design such a driver board to realize the portable display that slidenjoy designed in 2015.
    That design hasn't come true. I've been waiting for so many years.

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  18. contact me to troubleshoot install to ubuntu linux 16.04

    Make an chat window for a virtual agent for live support

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  19. Potential work around for the Catalina Mac OS update

    I'm unsure if someone has already suggested this, but with the latest update Mac has rolled out (for Catalina 10.15), my DisplayLink stopped working with dual screen.

    I have updated the driver to the most recent release, and all that would display would be one of the two screens. DisplayLink lists a possible solution involving entering recovery mode and inputting commands, however, I am impatient and lazy and did not do that.

    But, I did get my dual display working again. For me, toggling my displays to mirror activated my dual screens, and toggling off mirroring has left my dual…

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