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macOS Sonoma 14: Screen Recording Permission

macOS requires the user to permit "Screen Recording" for DisplayLink driver to work properly. Approving it enables the DisplayLink to access the pixels it needs to render a mirrored or extended screen and send the pixels over USB from your computer to the DisplayLink display. DisplayLink Manager does not send any data or pixels back to DisplayLink/Synaptics.

User is notified about a need for Screen Recording permission in three places.
  • By macOS dialog box on first DisplayLink device plug-in

  • By DisplayLink driver on each device plug-in:

By DisplayLink Manager app warning in macOS status bar:

To approve the permission, please follow these steps:
  1. Open System Settings;

  2. Go to Privacy & Security > Screen Recording;

  3. From Screen Recording tab toggle DisplayLink Manager;

  4. Authenticate the changes by using your login details;
  5. Click Quit & Reopen.

Once permissions are granted a new icon will show up in the macOS status bar:

macOS Sonoma introduces a new screen recording control, called screen sharing picker to help manage all the screen recording sessions.
See the following article for all the information about the new screen sharing picker: macOS Sonoma 14: Screen Sharing Picker and Stop Sharing Button.

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