Support Night Shift and f.lux for Mac OS
As documented, there is work underway for Windows to support f.lux. However, I haven't seen any clear communication that support Night Shift of f.lux on Mac OS is in the works as neither are supported via DisplayLink. It would be really nice to have these options on Mac.
I support adding support for Night Shift for Mac OS. It's distracting to have my two DisplayLink monitors as blue while my Apple Display and Macbook Pro displayed are yellow.
The inability to set this up in 2020 is really annoying and it would be great to have the night-shift turned on not only for my MacBook display but also for the other two I am using. The blue light I was not used to when using the previous and simpler HyperDrive is tearing my eyes apart!
David Cameron commented
I've recently noticed this issue as the blue light has begun to impact my sleep patterns and so looked to turn on night shift (or flux but it's the same problem). As this problem appears to have been an issue for 3.5 years and has since been fixed for Windows devices, I am left with little choice to look for a new dock and actively avoid DisplayLink technology unless this is fixed very soon (even a rough ETA would be useful for the many people who have this problem).
Kevin Joyce commented
I have to return this docking station because this feature is essential.
Like Dawei Z. commented. Commenting again to bubble up a work around:
To get Night Shift working on Mac OS:
1. Quit the Display Link Manager app and set it so that it does not start on bootup.
2. Unplug the USB wire (or any other wire connected to the Macbook)
3. Replug it. Wait for 10 seconds. The monitor will show up and Night Shift will be working.
I am using a Dell D6000 hub which requires Display Link to show the displays - but monitors work fine AND with Night Shift if the DisplayLink Manager is not running in the background.
I am going to make sure to not recommend DisplayLink to anyone and point out the numerous shortcomings. Ergonomics being the utmost important for comfortable monitor use. This has been implemented for Windows only and there is no excuse to not have it for Mac or Linux still.
Cheng Huiyuan commented
You've been now gathering feedback for over three years. Time to actually do this.
Whomever working on DisplayLink who is capable of fixing this but hasn't yet prioritized the issue, you should be embarrassed by your level of gross negligence that went into the assault my eyes just received. I'm immediately returning my Dell D6000. Disgraceful!
please support this. thank you
Rainer Borowsky commented
I just got a Lenovo port replicator that needs DisplayLink to work with a macbook .... and night shift is not working. Awful! Laptop display image great, monitor image sucks. I switched back immediately to my old port replicator.
I will use the Lenovo again when night shift is working. Thus, I need to check this page regularly.
totally agree, it's a pain! will return it
I'm having a really hard time justifying a usb dock with this software if I can't filter blue light, hurts too much!
Is this being worked on?
Please, this is crucial in 2020.
Can we please have some kind of official comment on this? It's unbearable on my Dell dock.
Dawei Z. commented
Night Shift works, when I quit DisplayLink Manager 1.1 and replug D6000 to MacBook Pro. But it doesn't work while DisplayLink Manager 1.1 running at background. So don't choose to automatically open the app when login.
Tom Taylor commented
Lets hope this is fixed for Mac soon, 10.15.6 and Big Sur 11.1.1 please!
I just bought a D6000 secondhand, and would not recommend purchasing these devices until this problem is resolved. If I had paid full price at a retail store, I would be returning the dock tomorrow as I was unaware this would be a problem.
Sean Coates commented
I am strongly considering returning my DisplayLink-powered Dell hub since neither DDC nor NightShift seem to work with it. Please fix!