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DisplayLink Manager Release Notes 1.3.0
DisplayLink macOS Application Release Note
Version: v1.3.0
Build: posix/55-8038-gfe36308bc9e (111)
Date: 1st February 2021
A. Introduction
This is DisplayLink Manager macOS app v1.3.0 release.
Details about this app can be found in our FAQ:
This version supports macOS versions 10.15.x and 11.2. See section D for details.
A full list of known issues can be found in the "Known issues and limitations" section below.
B. Contents
A. Introduction
B. Contents
C. Changes in this release
D. Supported operating systems
E. Language support
F. Supported hardware
G. Operating system limitations
H. Known issues and limitations
C. Changes in this release
C.4 Changes in 1.3 release
- Added native support for Mac using the Apple M1 chip with new universal binary
- Added Retina resolutions on 4K displays (32677)
- Addressed tearing detected in some high load cases (32648)
C.3 Changes in 1.2 release
- Introducing support for Mac using the Apple M1 chip
- Dual 5K Ultrawide (5120x1440 @ 60 Hz) displays now supported on DisplayLink DL-6950 products
- Create technical support requests directly from the application
- Improved stability and reliability
- Monitors light-up quicker after login (32264)
- Fixed stretched image on some monitors (32531)
- Monitor preferred mode is now selected first (32531)
- Added command line option to enable autostart of the application
- Improved application architecture
C.2 Changes in 1.1 release
- Improved graphical user interface
- Application is starting on macOS Big Sur 11.0 beta
- Displays are added or removed without delay
- Screen rotation is now available in macOS 11.0 Big Sur Public Beta.
- User will be prompted to uninstall legacy drivers if detected.
C.1 Changes in 1.0 release
- Occasional black DisplayLink connected screens caused by a state change (e.g. user switch or login/logout) (30180)
- User is sometimes logged out when dock is plugged in (30916)
- WindowServer memory usage increases after DisplayLink dock replug (30311)
D. Supported operating systems
The DisplayLink macOS application can be installed on Apple Mac computers running OS version:
- macOS Catalina 10.15.x
- macOS Big Sur 11.2
Classic DisplayLink driver 5.2.5 stays available for macOS 10.14 Mojave and macOS 10.15 Catalina.
Visit to download the fully featured current classic driver package.
E. Language support
The DisplayLink macOS application is only available in English.
F. Supported hardware
DisplayLink IC series supported:
- DL-6xxx
- DL-5xxx
- DL-41xx
- DL-3xxx
- DL-1x5
G. Operating system limitations
Protected content from iTunes and other players is not visible on built-in graphics when DisplayLink screens are connected. (17087)
The list of available resolutions and the default resolution for 4K displays depends on the type of connection (HDMI or DisplayPort). To see a more complete list of resolutions follow these steps:
- Open the Displays preference in System Preferences
- Go to the preferences panel for the DisplayLink screen
- While keeping the option (alt) key pressed, select the "Scaled" option for the list of resolutions.
Manual Ethernet speed setting is not retained across reboots. (20973)
H. Known issues and limitations
- An updated list of troubleshooting suggestions is available at
- No support for rotated DisplayLink screens in macOS Catalina 10.15.x
- No support for clamshell mode with DisplayLink screen connected on Intel Mac. Apple M1 details available at
- Some HiDPI mode are not available on DisplayLink screens (29526)
- Screen rotation on Mac with Apple M1 chip is not supported on macOS Big Sur 11.2
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