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.
Max Tellez commented
they launched 1.3.1 today! still no support with the lid closed on my MacBook Pro 15 2018..
I'm convinced this company doesn't really pay attention to feedback for this to still be an issue after all this time. I also cannot close my macbook 2018. Would start researching an alternative docking solution. If anyone finds a good one let us know!
Works perfectly with my corporate 13" MacBook Pro 2019 Intel, using DisplayLink version 1.0.0, I can have the lid closed and everything behaves as expected, including only having two screens.
If I connect my wife's corporate 13" MacBook Pro 2018 Intel, DisplayLink version 1.0.0, it goes into sleep mode some 15 seconds after login. Repeatedly.
Any ideas as to why this is?
Also: fix this ASAP!!
I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) with macOS Catalina Version 10.15.7 (19H15) and found the older 5.2.5 driver to be working with a Dell (D6000) docking station and my two external displays.
All the newer drivers seem to suffer the issue of blinking external displays at intervals as already explained in this thread while putting the MacBook in clamshell mode.
Working driver on Catalina: https://www.displaylink.com/downloads/file?id=1636
What's the ETA for this feature? I expected this to be working by now and it has been a terrible experience for me to not be able to use my setup with my mac closed
Have been using my Dell D3100 (primarily for DisplayLink) for 6 years now, and love it. DisplayLink is such an amazing technology, thanks for offering and maintaining it!
I recently upgraded to DisplayLink Manager 1.3.0 to solve an issue with WebGL crashing. The WebGL issue is now working, and my external displays work when the clamshell is open.
When the clamshell is closed, my external monitors switch off every 60s, and I have to wake the device to bring them back.
- MacBook Pro 15" 2019
- Intel UHD Graphics 630
- macOS Catalina 10.15.7
- Dell 3100 DisplayLink (using 2 HDMI displays and 1 DisplayPort display (3 displays total))
- MacBook power adapter plugged-in
Would be fantastic to get the device working fully. Not sure what I would do without it.
David Golynskiy commented
I have found another workaround. Not a full fix. When I have more than 2 external monitors on my hub, then it works properly. Currently have 3 monitors and when I go into clamshell, all the monitors stay on. The main monitor switches to the external set up. And in the display arrangement the macbook internal monitor disappears.
I am on Catalina (intel CPU) with DisplayLink 1.3.0. Switching to the older 5.2.5 version did not work for me in this set up. I use a dell 3 monitor hub. 2 of the ports are display and 1 port is HDMI.
Hi as we are now into May is there any update?
works for me, im running it with 2 monitors on my M1 Mac with the clamshell closed. It wouldnt work unless powered by the factory apple power brick, and usbc cable though. I tried other usb c cables, and it wouldnt work with any others.
Will there be any update on this? Consumers and clients are losing significant productivity. DisplayLink is still not even fully integrated with M1 support. It only takes a few minutes to quickly convert your app to M1 Support.
I also have problems with version 1.3 and Big Sur on a Macbook Pro 16 (2019).
- the DisplayLink Manager app uses a lot of CPU
- sometimes the movements and the mouse cursor switch to slow motion - very annoying!
- sometimes the mouse cursor draws pixels on the screen
- clamshell mode doesn't work
- sometimes the 2 external monitors shut down (black) and can only be reactivated by switching off and on the power switch of the CADUAL4KDOCK.
So please hurry with the update which eliminates all these bugs!!!
Anything remotely resembling an update?
Downgrade to version 5.25 for Mojave and then you will be able to close your clamshell lid. The latest version of DisplayLink doesn't allow for it.
How do you not provide an update in over 120 days?
Ah same issue, I just installed the latest DisplayLink driver, and now I can't close the lid. It literally worked this morning. Im going to try and find an older version of the driver.
Saibabu T commented
Same issue . Just upgraded OS to solve one issue and this one came up :-(
Unable to use extended monitors by closing lid
Srikanth Mergu commented
Waiting for the update.
Lol.. updated because of CPU hogging and now I can’t use it with the lid closed great
Need an update ASAP
I have customers that need this capability.