DisplayLink Feature Suggestions

  1. 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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  2. Please add: Xenarc Model # 708TSU to your list of not supported devices

    my original post here: https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/graakc/cannotgetdisplaylinkwitha708tsumonitorto/

    But after reading your support page (which, duh, I should have done in the first place) I understand why my device is not working. Has a fricking storage device in it with the drivers.

    Please add: Xenarc Model # 708TSU to your list of not supported devices

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 11 votes
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  7. 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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  8. When do you expect there will be support for MacOS 10.15.1?

    When do you expect there will be support for MacOS 10.15.1?

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  9. 7 votes
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  10. Fix glitching mouse pointer in Ubuntu/Arch/Debian

    Hi,
    I've tried the DisplayLink driver using the recommended os (Ubuntu 16.04). After connecting a secondary display (1080p) using USB-C, I had a trail of blinking mouse pointers following the real one and all the animations started glitching.

    When moving the mouse over any Window except the Desktop, there would be a glitching square (about double the edge length of the mouse pointer sprite) containing the desktop background around the mouse pointer.

    I've also tried Arch Linux (using the AUR package) and Debian 9 (Using the Ubuntu package) and they show the exact same behavior.
    On the three operating systems,…

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  11. DisplayLink v5.2.1 , macOS 10.14.6, MacBook Pro 13,3. Memory leak in WindowServer

    I am using 1 DisplayLink screen, 3 other external screens (2 HDMI, 1 mini DisplayPort) and the internal laptop screen. I have noticed that over time, the WindowsServer process's memory use slowly creeps up, unless the user logs out and logs in again (restarting the window server) Sleeping the Mac does not prevent this. Eventually, the Mac reports that it is "Out of Application memory" and the computer must be rebooted. This only seems to happen if I use the DisplayLink screen.
    This is a relatively recent change. I've been using DisplayLink for many OS X/macOS releases and think that…

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  12. Retain Windows positions on screen when plugging in dock cable

    When i switch between 2 computers using the same dock, all the windows positions are lost and i have to spend time rearranging them back to where i like them (across multiple monitors). I swap pcs regularly during the day and i waste alot of time doing this. If it can retain the windows settings it would be awesome

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  13. Internal MBP monitor disabled after opening lid

    When using certain applications (namely, any Native Instruments product, e.g. Kontakt and Creator Tools), DisplayLink behaves strangely as reported in another issue.
    I'm used to keep the lid closed in order to use the external monitor only. Under certain circumstances, reopening the lid will keep the internal monitor disabled (i.e. black screen). The only workaround for this is hard-reboot.

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  14. Support for Target Display Mode (i.e. using an iMAC as a monitor)

    An iMAC can be used as an external monitor using Target Display Mode. Is it possible to get a DisplayLink dock to enable TDM when iMAC is plugged to the dock (i.e. using a Tunderbolt 2 to HDMI cable)?

    For example, I have a MAC Book Pro 13inch (2016) and an iMAC 27inch (2012). I use iMac as an external monitor using TDM with MacBook Pro (using a Thunderbolt 2 to USB-C cable) as described on https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/mh30822/mac

    I also have a Dell DA300 displaylink dock. Using Tunderbolt 2 to HDMI cable to connect iMAC to dock and USB-C from dock…

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  15. osx 10.9.5 browsers crash on 2.5 and 2.6

    2013 retina mac on 10.9.5 2.3 and 2.4 work until reboot then all external monitors go black forcing hard power down to recover from. 2.5 and 2.6 crash EVERY browser if it has a video on the page. this is really annoying and my hands are tied hopefully someone has an idea as to why

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  16. Add support for ios 13 or make a product mainly for it.

    Add support to ios ( idk if this is even possible ) but iOs 13 looks promising. A dock or stand for ipad pro for mainly desktop use would be great!

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  17. Potential work around for the Catalina Mac OS update

    I'm unsure if someone has already suggested this, but with the latest update Mac has rolled out (for Catalina 10.15), my DisplayLink stopped working with dual screen.

    I have updated the driver to the most recent release, and all that would display would be one of the two screens. DisplayLink lists a possible solution involving entering recovery mode and inputting commands, however, I am impatient and lazy and did not do that.

    But, I did get my dual display working again. For me, toggling my displays to mirror activated my dual screens, and toggling off mirroring has left my dual…

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  18. Fix logging for Displaylink on Linux

    The logfiles in /var/log/displaylink currently contain hashed garbage. It would be nice if I could read them.

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  19. Fix your broken driver for macOS High Sierra (10.13.6)!

    Having recently upgraded to High Sierra on a Mac that can't use Mojave I am now stuck with a completely useless Asus MB16AC that was supposedly enabled for use on Mac by your driver.
    Your supposed "fix" of extending via Airplay doesn't work. In Preferences, even when DisplayLinkUserAgent.app is enabled under Accessibility in the Security tab, when you got to the Displays Preferences the Airplay Display setting cannot be set to DisplayLink ("Could not connect to DisplayLink") and -- crucially -- the Arrangement tab of the Displays dialog does not appear! That leaves the MB16 stuck in mirroring mode, which…

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  20. Fix DisplayLinkManager taking up to 95% CPU on audio software or causing it not to open at all

    On macOS 10.14.6 (2017 MBP with i7, DisplayLink running on i-tec USB-C hub), DisplayLinkManager takes up to 5-10% when supposedly idle. When running audio software - namely, Ableton Live and Reaper, but likely this can reproduced on any audio software and DAW - DisplayLinkManager can take up to one full core (~95% CPU reported). This doesn't seem to be related to the size of the project, so even small projects that take up 15-20% CPU are massively affected by this issue.

    Native Instruments Kontakt has an even weirder behaviour:
    - restart MBP
    - connect external monitor via DisplayLink
    - try…

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