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.
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.
Charlie Zimmerman commented
Like many others, I've been waiting on this since upgrading to DisplayLink Manager, which I only did in order to avoid persistent freezes during video streaming and teleconferences. It's been over three months since we got a less-than-inspiring update: "Development is in progress with a third party."
Please give us a better answer than that!
Big Sur OS has been in the market since June 22 '20 for developers and November 12 '20 for consumers. This fix has yet to be delivered to DisplayLink customers who use the software in their daily workflows- and a sizeable group of consumers at that.
Please get back to us on a feasible timeline for us to get back to normalcy, or it would seem that avoiding DL products is in the pipeline for us consumers.
I've been waiting for a response here for 4 months now... Look at how many comments and votes there are, can you at least reply to the thread with an update? This company is garbage.
@Imran: to get rid of the third display, set your first monitor to mirror your MacBook screen rather than extend the display.
How long will development take DisplayLink? This is basically making the product useless for a lot of users on Mac Intel.
I am having the same issue as the last comment, I installed Amphetamine it kept the display from going dark but it does not remove the 3rd display. Please let us know when this will be fixed. Thanks. I am using a 2012 MacBook Air.
To validate all the comments already made, Amphetamine kept the display from going black as the drives begin to sleep but it does not remove the 3rd display of the closed laptop. Please complete the development ASAP.