macOS App: Clamshell / Lid Closed Mode
The macOS 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).
macOS 12 Monterey is now released and addresses the clamshell / lid closed use case on Intel macbook computers.
Is there any update from DisplayLink on when this will be completed?
Corey Franco commented
I was able to work around clamshell not working by downloading Amphetamine from the App Store. I have it trigger on connecting my dock and make sure you have "Allow system to sleep when display is closed" unchecked. I'd rather displaylink just work but this is the next best thing for me.
Chandra Sekhar commented
I am posting an update: I switched to previous DisplayLink version (1.3.1 (Build 56.126)) on BigSur, my problems are solved - Monitors do not sleep after sometime.
DisplayLink Manager 1.3.1 (Build 56.126) is fine with both my MBP 13" (TouchBar) and MBP 16" TouchBar versions. 3 external monitors.
Ben Wagner commented
Chandra Sekhar commented
Recent comment is on July 6th. That means this is not solved yet.
My current problems are...
1. Monitors sleep after sometime in clamshell mode (Dell D6000 Universal dock)
2. Minor problem: No night shift color on the monitors that are powered by DisplayLink.
I hope this problems get solved.
What a daunting and disturbing set of tasks for a work around solution to Displaylink software to make your high priced best in the world hardware to work.
If I understand correctly ... there are only just Two workarounds.
1) See if I can install another 3rd party software correctly ... to see if it works.
2) I program the Mac OS with, on the face of it, 4 individual written commands using the terminal pmset command back door sub system - then dance with Displaylink software a different more complex way with the Mac OS preferences ... to see if it works.
Of course the 3) is to wait .. until you fix it with a better Displaylink Installer ..
(to which I have to then uninstall the aforementioned 3rd party software if used as suggested... or ... spend 18 hours doing a Command Restore startup to clean out the terminal pmset commands.)
Unfortunately this is how it all works now.
Clamshell should be available soon - even though do not have the date available yet, I know that we are heading in the right direction.
As we work with the OS vendor and are dependent on them to support Clamshell mode it takes more time and requires more processes to take place.
You can sign up for notifications and you will get an email informing about the next driver release and new features/improvements: Notifications (displaylink.com)
Scratch that, it works for about 5 minutes, then cuts out and has same issues. Clamshell still not fully operational.
I started having this same behavior today. I was able to update to the latest beta version of Mac OS (12.0 Beta of macOS Monterey) and install the latest driver (1.4) and now everything works again in clamshell mode.
Remove all other versions first. Then Install DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for macOS (5.2.5).
I see it is in development from 8 of January this year? It has been more than 6 moths, is there ant new info on this? This is basic functionality IMO. If I connect to passive dongles to my MAC and connect 2 monitors I can close the lid and it works. Why do you guys have such an issue for more than 1 year now implementing this? This is just unacceptable. I payed 200 EUR plus for my dock and it is half useful..... PLS guys can you set this to the highest prio because it is very embarrassing for you tbh.
@JDG8R 5.2.5 or the latest version do not work for me.
MBP 16 2019
Installed DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for macOS (5.2.5). That seems to have worked.
Why are you so slow with this? I can't roll out a proper solution to the coporate fleet of macs where I work. Is there a timeline?
Ashirani Murata commented
is it still not updated?
The new macOS
is coming out. how are you guys going to keep up??
Naofumi Takeda commented
I'm waiting for it too. I'm looking forward to the day when I can use it on a large display.
Martyn Foster commented
1.4 Doesn't fix things - It would be very nice if we could get a status update from DisplayLink!
Nick Barthelemy commented
I have the same problem. Still using the November version of the driver to get this working. For such an expensive docking station, it is ridiculous it would on the market if this doesn't work.
Luke Huxley commented
Alban - I'm so happy to see this is in development. Working with a third party does generally slow things down and make it difficult to predict when a fix can be released but could you give us a rough idea. Is it months or years away? Less than 2 years? More than one month? Just some rough margin would be more helpful than not knowing at all. Thanks in advance :)
Mischa Imbiscuso commented
Clamshell still not working:
MacBook Pro 16 - 2019
Big Sur 11.4
I am using 2x24 1920x1080p Monitors.
DisplayLink macOS Application Release Note
Build: posix/57-2669-g8833ac24061 (120)
Date: 24th May 2021
H. Known issues and limitations
- An updated list of troubleshooting suggestions is available at http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/topics/80209
- No support for rotated DisplayLink screens in macOS Catalina 10.15.x
- No support for clamshell mode with DisplayLink screen connected on Intel Mac. Apple M1 details available at https://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/1963276
- Some HiDPI mode are not available on DisplayLink screens (29526)
- Screen rotation on Mac with Apple M1 chip is not supported on macOS Big Sur 11.1