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    266 comments  ·  DisplayLink Feature Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Michael Johnson commented  · 

    Thought I'd update to say that I decided to completely bail on my $350 DisplayLink dock. Went with a $70 Lention plug & play (no drivers needed) dock from Amazon and it's working like a charm, EVEN IN CLAMSHELL / CLOSED MODE!

    I recommend you all do the same.

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    Michael Johnson commented  · 

    Thank you Valentin and Jared! This mirroring hack is working for me, the only issue is that I have to rerun the sudo pmset command every time my system is rebooted. It's absurd that they haven't fixed this after more than a year and a half of knowing of it and 9 months of supposedly working on it, but at least this is a functional workaround, albeit a bit of a pain in the ass.

    For those looking for the hack:
    1 - open terminal and run `sudo pmset -a disablesleep 1`
    2 - dock or connect to your external monitors
    3 - open the system Displays Preferences
    4 - hold the `Alt` key and drag one of the external monitors on top of the Built-in Display
    5 - you'll need to rerun the terminal command every time you reboot

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    Michael Johnson commented  · 

    As Vikas and Jared said, v1.4 with `sudo pmset -a disablesleep 1` seems to be working for me on Big Sur v11.5.2, but it keeps the built-in display active which is bad for many reasons including cursor disappearing and apps getting stuck on that display...

    How is this bug not fixed yet??? I spent >$300 on a DisplayLink dock that hasn't worked properly with MacOS for more than a year...

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