DisplayLink Feature Suggestions

  1. Option to disable the icon in the menu bar

    It would be good if you could configure to disable the icon of the DisplayLink manager in the menu bar (on macOS).

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  2. Please add a monitor rescan/refresh option

    Sometimes the only way to refresh/rescan connected monitors is to quit displaylink and reopen it. A refresh/rescan menu choice inside of display link menu would be better (Display link 1.2 later MAC OS M1 macs).

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  3. MacBook Air M1

    I have a HP G2 dock that I use with my work HPG7 laptop. I wanted to use my MacBook Air M1, purchased recently with this dock.
    I downloaded the display link driver, as recommended by a few website and within a few minutes, I have extended desktop from my MacBook Air onto my 2x HP E243i monitors.
    I can even close the MacBook Air and still use the monitors and USB peripherals.
    It's the same experience as my HP G7 laptop

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  4. Fix the High CPU usage (20-40%) issue! Mint Linux 19.3 Kernel 5.4 & Cinnamon UI. Fan kicks in every 2 minutes-DisplayLink is top process

    Fix the High CPU usage (20-40%) issue! Mint Linux 19.3 Kernel 5.4 & Cinnamon UI. Fan kicks in every 2 minutes-DisplayLink is top process using between 20 and 50% of CPU every 2 minutes. I have only one 32" monitor connected at 2560x1440 resolution and 60 Hz and using Chrome to browse the web (Phillips 328E)

    12 votes
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  5. We need to be able to select the rendering GPU.

    I have 3 GPUs in my computer and the DisplayLink driver always defaults to GPU 0 in the system. I only want GPU 0 to drive a single monitor, and use my secondary GPUs for rendering non-intensive content, which is what I use the USB monitor for.

    9 votes
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  6. 2 votes
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  7. Add normal USB-C to HDMI/displayport (no specific driver should be needed)

    Stop the shenanigans of having to install a driver for basic stuff!
    You're doing something wrong when a driver is needed on macOS and screen recording permissions needs to be given. Never have this been necessary for simple USB-C to HDMI/displayport.
    The base case should be to enable normal use like what you would achieve with a normal USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter.

    3 votes
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  8. Ubuntu package with Linux Kernel 5.7 support for new Ryzen Renoir 4000 series laptops

    Ubuntu package with Linux Kernel 5.7 support for new Ryzen Renoir 4000 series laptops.

    I recently purchased a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 and purchased a Qgeem USB to HDMI adapter to add a second external monitor. The Ubuntu 20.04 displaylink package works but is quite buggy. The video has more lag than on other hardware and the video input can act erratic at times.

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  9. Provide a direct download link for latest the (Mac) driver download

    This would allow Mac Admins to automate the process of downloading DisplayLink software whenever there is a new version using open-source projects such as autopkg. The implementation of a ToS page breaks our current functionality.

    Perhaps even make a specific URL for admins, that when used implies that we agree to the ToS.

    This would allow us to push DisplayLink updates to our users much faster.

    4 votes
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  10. Add Display Controls, Brightness/Contrast for Windows 8.1 and above.

    Add these controls to the current displaylink taskbar application.

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  11. Solve the iTunes crash issue on Mac

    Every time iTunes is started on a Mac with a second monitor driven by a DisplayLink-based adapter, one has to be aware NEVER to minimize the iTunes window: this always lead to the OS crashing and sending the user back to the login window.

    It doesn't matter which monitor iTunes is displayed upon: if minimized, it WILL crash. Please fix.

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  12. Avoid boot time stall due to udev rules

    The script deployed by the displaylink installer at /opt/displaylink/udev.sh is triggered by udev rules and will run:

    systemctl start displaylink-driver

    Under certain conditions this will trigger "udevadm settle" to block forever as it leaved processes left and can't return.

    I found https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/pull/51760/commits/c72bb28b9cb5138d39647f8fa12394443fea682d which fixes the issue for them.
    Applying the same to /opt/displaylink/udev.sh in Ubuntu 20.04 works just fine, the boot is fast again and functionality had no negative impact.

    So please could you change this line in your code to be like:
    systemctl start --no-block displaylink-driver

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  13. Add an annotation: "Remember to update your equipment from the manufacturer's site"

    Since the last update of MacOS, it was no longer possible for me to use my 2 screens with my macbook 12 "and my dell docking station.
    Even uninstalling / reinstalling Displaylink nothing helped.

    The solution: Connect my Dell D6000 dock to a Windows PC and make the update available on the Dell site.
    Everything has been working again. If some are having problems with their docking stations, perhaps an update is available on the manufacturer's website.

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  14. API or Atom Feed of Downloads

    It would be highly beneficial to have access to an atom feed or API endpoint to query and determine if there are updates available for driver packages.

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  15. add wireless charging to docking stations

    Would be nice if docking stations like "HP USB-C/A Universal Dock G2" would include a wireless charging pad. So that you can charge your phone/etc on top of the docking station.

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  16. Provide the capacity to color correct monitors with ICC profiles and custom Look Up Tables.

    I would like to be able to use my monitor color calibration tool [i1Profiler] to create and used custom ICC profiles for the monitors attached to the Display Link docking station.
    There does not seem to be any capability to do this with the current system.

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  17. When is DisplayLink drivers going to work after suspend session on Ubuntu 20.04

    Any word as to when this will be fixed? Looks like this problem has been around awhile. Running Ubuntu 20.04 with latest DisplayLink 5.3.1.34. Have there been any work-arounds found to wake the device up rather than powering down, unplugging and then plugging back in after a power up? I haven't found any command line suggestions that appear to work. Great product when it is working - thanks!

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  18. Provide sha256 hashes to verify download integrity

    It'd be great to be able to check integrity of the downloaded displaylink drivers before invoking the .run file. Thx

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  19. Support lightning (aka HiDPI) resolutions

    On Mac Mojave, Displaylink does not support HiDPI resolutions. These are screen modes that render the desktop at double the size so that fonts become more crisp. For example on my 1440p monitor, there's a 720p HiDPI mode. When I connect the monitor directly to my mac, this mode can be selected. When I connect via my Dell D6000, nothing happens when selecting this mode.

    You can use the following open source application to select resolutions:

    https://github.com/chris1111/RDM

    A related issue is that custom resolutions added by the above application do not work when the monitor is connected via Displaylink -…

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  20. Temporary disable displaylink adapter even with the cable still plugged in.

    Some docking station support both HDMI alt mode and displaylink. I would like to be able to turn off displaylink temporary and switch to HDMI alt mode while leaving the cable plugged.

    The reason behind this is that if I leave displaylink on, gaming on integrated graphic card is mostly impossible but I get 4k60 while on the desktop. But then if I turn if off gaming is better (while not great) but then I can only do 4k30 on the desktop.

    Being able to switch off displaylink adapter temporarily would allow us to get the most of our system…

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