DisplayLink Feature Suggestions

  1. Support rotation on M1 Macs

    Update to enable rotation to work correctly on M1 Macs.

    196 votes
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  2. Implement Clamshell mode for Big Sur / M1 Chip

    I cannot run external displays while in clamshell mode on Big Sur, while the laptop is open it works perfectly fine.

    The second you close the laptop and enter clamshell mode you lose signal to your external displays.

    This has issue has over 450 votes and has been an issue since August 2020, how long do we have to wait for this to be implemented or is there any work arounds that are currently working?

    This is a major issue that is affecting thousands of users, we haven't had any update since November.... Will this ever be fixed?

    10 votes
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  3. Fix rotation of multiple external displays on MacOS

    Currently the 'workaround' specified on DisplayLink forum to enable rotation (open System Preferences with Opt-Cmd pressed) does not enable rotation scheme on all external displays (only allows rotation on internal laptop display..) This provides no assistance to setting rotation for DisplayLink devices.

    Please make the change to driver to allow different resolutions (rotated resolutions) on your displaylink devices so that MacOS Catalina etc. users can benefit from rotation on big external displays.

    Many thanks,

    M.

    44 votes
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  4. Option to disable the icon in the menu bar

    It would be good if you could configure to disable the icon of the DisplayLink manager in the menu bar (on macOS).

    6 votes
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  5. Please add a monitor rescan/refresh option

    Sometimes the only way to refresh/rescan connected monitors is to quit displaylink and reopen it. A refresh/rescan menu choice inside of display link menu would be better (Display link 1.2 later MAC OS M1 macs).

    1 vote
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  6. MacBook Air M1

    I have a HP G2 dock that I use with my work HPG7 laptop. I wanted to use my MacBook Air M1, purchased recently with this dock.
    I downloaded the display link driver, as recommended by a few website and within a few minutes, I have extended desktop from my MacBook Air onto my 2x HP E243i monitors.
    I can even close the MacBook Air and still use the monitors and USB peripherals.
    It's the same experience as my HP G7 laptop

    1 vote
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  7. Can’t unlock the MacBook Pro with Apple Watch while displaylink is active

    Can’t unlock the MacBook Pro with Apple Watch while displaylink is active because the machine thinks the screen is being shared. Please implement a flag to the OS that displaylink is not screen sharing but is an authorized virtual display.

    56 votes
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  8. MacOS BigSur - M1 support: works great, but it would be really helpful to have the "looks like 2560x1440" option available for 4K resolution

    use now a DisplayLink capable hub to use an 2nd external monitor on a M1 MacBook..

    works great, but on that screen I can only choose between "Looks like 1920x1080" or the full 4K resolution - which is not really good to read on that monitor.....

    Would be really great, if the "Looks like 2560x1440" resolution (scaling of UI) would be supported in one of the following updates.....

    Would be great to have HiDPI support for all display resolutions the M1 Macs support for the 1st external monitor

    239 votes
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  9. Fix the EXTREME Mouse Lag after updating to Big Sur (MacOS)

    I thought it's my system so I kept on restarting my system but then realized it's the DisplayLink driver after I updated to Big Sur. Any idea of when it's getting fixed.

    25 votes
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  10. Add display calibration with the Apple color calibrator

    Right now, the only profile allowed for my external displayPort displays is sRGB, whereas I have my own calibrations which color correct my monitors.

    As it is now, I only calibrate the color profile of my laptop monitor and the HDMI-connected screen, neither of which utilize your driver..

    15 votes
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  11. Support more than 4 external displays in MacOS Big Sur

    I recently upgraded to MacOS Big Sur and was forced to transition from the legacy driver to Display Link Manager 1.1. My five display setup no longer works . Please consider supporting more than 4 external monitors

    30 votes
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  12. Add normal USB-C to HDMI/displayport (no specific driver should be needed)

    Stop the shenanigans of having to install a driver for basic stuff!
    You're doing something wrong when a driver is needed on macOS and screen recording permissions needs to be given. Never have this been necessary for simple USB-C to HDMI/displayport.
    The base case should be to enable normal use like what you would achieve with a normal USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter.

    3 votes
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  13. DisplayLinkManager.exe priority should start High, not Normal

    On my Windows 7 x64 computer, in times of heavy CPU usage, the mouse cursor becomes extremely choppy. This is because DisplayLinkManager's priority is the same as that of the process using all the CPU time.

    I have found that if I set DisplayLinkManager.exe to High priority, the mouse cursor remains mostly smooth. Please consider defaulting DisplayLinkManager.exe priority to High at startup. This is an easy change in code and would solve one big irritation with this product.

    7 votes
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  14. 2 votes
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  15. Solve the iTunes crash issue on Mac

    Every time iTunes is started on a Mac with a second monitor driven by a DisplayLink-based adapter, one has to be aware NEVER to minimize the iTunes window: this always lead to the OS crashing and sending the user back to the login window.

    It doesn't matter which monitor iTunes is displayed upon: if minimized, it WILL crash. Please fix.

    1 vote
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  16. Avoid boot time stall due to udev rules

    The script deployed by the displaylink installer at /opt/displaylink/udev.sh is triggered by udev rules and will run:

    systemctl start displaylink-driver

    Under certain conditions this will trigger "udevadm settle" to block forever as it leaved processes left and can't return.

    I found https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/pull/51760/commits/c72bb28b9cb5138d39647f8fa12394443fea682d which fixes the issue for them.
    Applying the same to /opt/displaylink/udev.sh in Ubuntu 20.04 works just fine, the boot is fast again and functionality had no negative impact.

    So please could you change this line in your code to be like:
    systemctl start --no-block displaylink-driver

    7 votes
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  17. Work to provide RHEL/CentOS native compatibility

    Every employee in the modern corporate environment has a laptop.

    On each laptop are displaylink drivers to support the docks at workstations (for 2 to 6 monitors).

    All of those workstations run windows, but they don't have to - they could run RHEL or CentOS instead, if there was a displaylink driver available.

    Please work to create and support a displaylink driver for RHEL/CentOS. You would bring joy to many developers and engineers working from both home and office.

    As the displays are relevant for only the workstations, creating it only for the latest version and not back-porting (RHEL/CentOS 8)…

    14 votes
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  18. Add an annotation: "Remember to update your equipment from the manufacturer's site"

    Since the last update of MacOS, it was no longer possible for me to use my 2 screens with my macbook 12 "and my dell docking station.
    Even uninstalling / reinstalling Displaylink nothing helped.

    The solution: Connect my Dell D6000 dock to a Windows PC and make the update available on the Dell site.
    Everything has been working again. If some are having problems with their docking stations, perhaps an update is available on the manufacturer's website.

    1 vote
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  19. Support for Samsung's Dex and Huawei's Desktop mode Android

    Guys will be awesome that displaylink apps could take advantage of these features, they are already working desktop experiences for Android, we will only need you guys to support those functionalities over the wired connection instead just mirroring the phone.

    128 votes
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  20. Fix drivers about screen lag when using external 4K monitor (macOS Catalina)

    Please fix DisplayLink Drivers as using an external 4K monitor (Samsung S32R750) with Targus DV4K with latest drivers (5.2.5) on macOS Catalina (10.15.6 on MacBook Pro 16" 2020) plugged through Apple USB-C cable (40 Gbits) is making everything "laggy" on the external 4K (mouse, space change, video playing, etc.).
    Everything has been tested (cables check and changes, switching HDMI or DisplayPort, using original Targus single USB-C cable or using Apple USB-C cable, etc.) to see this issue it is ONLY and DIRECTLY linked to DisplayLink Drivers on MacOS.
    No issues when using a simple USB-C adapter with 4K HDMI (instead…

    152 votes
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