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.
Feasibility is in progress.
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!
Michael Barrett commented
Have run into the same issue as other users; really love the DisplayLink product otherwise. It allows me to use a 2012 Mac mini with three monitors and is the sole reason I don't have to purchase a old Mac Pro instead. Were it possible that this feature be added it would be about perfect. Hoping for progress on this one!
This should be implemented.
🌜In the meantime, I'm using an app called shady that darkens my screen at night.
Please implement this, flux is great :)
This is the top issue reported - I would get started on this soon or people will stop buying your product. Not being able to adjust display brightness using your operating system is basically a deal breaker.