MacOS BigSur - M1 support: works great, but it would be really helpful to have the "looks like 2560x1440" option available for 4K resolution
use now a DisplayLink capable hub to use an 2nd external monitor on a M1 MacBook..
works great, but on that screen I can only choose between "Looks like 1920x1080" or the full 4K resolution - which is not really good to read on that monitor.....
Would be really great, if the "Looks like 2560x1440" resolution (scaling of UI) would be supported in one of the following updates.....
Would be great to have HiDPI support for all display resolutions the M1 Macs support for the 1st external monitor
DisplayLink Manager 1.8 Alpha is adding an alternative way of adding 2560x/3008x missing scaling modes from M1/M2 silicon.
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Mohamed Rishan commented
Better dummy works flawlessly on my 2020 M1 on a 4k display. As clear as a direct connection. With native displaylink on 4k everything that is scaled is blurry. Sounds like some thing with your better dummy configuration.
They told me they don't ignore this forum and that they are aware of the problem.
I don't believe that it is technically that complicated to fix. When I connected my Dell D6000 dock to my Windows PC, everything worked flawlessly on every possible resolution I changed it to.
My guess is that DisplayLink is willing to fix it, but that they need Apple to make this possible. Apple is not incentivised to care, since their customers will buy Apple products anyway.
The workaround via BetterDummy unfortunately doesn't give a workable solution. Like Philippe says (17 dec), it's still blurry.
my guess is that displaylink ignores this forum. Last response was 4 months ago and the release delivered nothing.
On other forums, progress is being made on adding more HiDPI resolutions on M1. I'll keep you posted when I learn more, but here's some exciting links:
Disclaimer: I don't have any DisplayLink product to test it on.
Marlon Basten commented
Yeah, I have a 1440p option available on the 1.5 Beta, but it's only low-res. So it's not really an option. Frustrating that my 250$ dock comes with software that doesn't even support such basic features..
Philippe Moretonas commented
2550x1440 is one of the most widely used resolution on Macs connecting to 27-32 inch monitors and is an ideal balance between the very large 108p and small 4k resolution.
The low resolution mode is not a workable solution unfortunately and the better dummy app is still very blurry so doesn't offer a very nice alternative.
I am so disappointed after recently purchasing a wavlink dual 4k hub.
It's of no use to me and I'm in a country that will cost just about the same to send it back. So I have no alternative than to use it as a paper weight for now.
Please could the option for 2550x1440 HidDPi mode be made available.
This thread is a open source solution to those using displaylink and waiting for this feature request for the last year. Solution works well and produces a non-blurry resolution for scale displays on a M1 MBP. Go grab that and your done.
2560×1440 is this working yet - I have DL Manager 1.5 installed with Dell 2718Q monitors and can only get 1080 in HiDPI mode.
Hi - Really need this feature!
On 1.5 still no HiDPI option expert 1080 and 4k .....
New Mac arrived. Sharp Dual Displays again!! It is wonderful. Now to sell off this D6000 dock.
I'll try this before my current M1 Mac goes away. Just think what could have been achieved if DisplayLink Drivers were Open Sourced. This could of been delivered much earlier potentially. Instead just need some one else to do it.
There is a workaround to get HiDPI:
So obviously the answer is that they are waiting for Apple to decide if they will support it would be my guess. The only real answer here is trade in and upgrade your previous M1 to a new device. It is very possible you can be waiting another year if not longer.
I have contacted DisplayLink support and got the following reply:
Thank you for your email.
I unfortunately cannot provide you with more information about it. We are indeed working on it with our partners but I cannot share it yet.
I completely understand that you are frustrated that it isn't still working but some changes cannot be simply implemented solely by our driver.
You may be sure that we are still working on having more HiDPi modes and other resolutions.
Sorry for not being able to provide it right now for you.
New MBP has finally shipped. Can not wait to get back a proper second screen that scales.
Billy Lo commented
Hi, @Alban, can you please share updates on 1440p HiDPI mode? 4K native without scaling is rarely used because the fonts are tiny.
I would be happily keeping and recommending your product if this is delivered in 2021. Frankly, if it's not going to be delivered, I would send it back to Amazon as returns.
Andrzej Nowak commented
Based on this submission, you can best see the company's approach to its users. The problem covers an absolutely basic function of the platform and yet no one responds. This type of constraint should be resolved as P1 and all other work should be abandoned before such a problem is resolved. My $7k computer setup with a station for another $350 does not support scaling the interface to 2560x1440! This whole situation is an unsavory joke and the DisplayLink team doesn't even deign to respond to the pleas of users.
You should be ashamed of yourself as a company and privately as a person because the work you do is of little value if you abandon user supportive tool even works.