[Update x5] DisplayLink OSX 10.9 Mavericks/10.10 Yosemite/10.11 El Capitan Resolution Display Fix

Update December 17th 2015 : DisplayLink 2.5 driver for Mac is now available (stable version). It makes sure everything works on OS X 10.11 El Capitan though I’m still seeing one screen that won’t reach its full resolution.

Update August 26th 2015 : DisplayLink 2.4 driver for Mac is now available (stable version). Haven’t tried it myself yet but claims that many of the issues from the beta have been resolved or have workarounds.

Update June 29th 2015 : A new DisplayLink 2.4 BETA2 driver for Mac is available (released June 3rd 2015). It claims that “includes workarounds for some of the most severe defects in OS X 10.9 and 10.10” and links this article with known issues.

Update December 12th 2014 : A new DisplayLink 2.3 BETA driver for Mac is available (released October 10th 2014). It’s only a beta but it makes a HUGE difference in terms of performance on Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite. If switching windows has been clunky and if your system has been overall slower than on Mavericks, then I highly recommend you give this patch a try.

Update June 17th 2014 : There’s a new DisplayLink 2.2 driver for Mac available (released June 10th).

I use a DisplayLink system to hook up a 3rd monitor to my laptop via USB. When Mavericks was released, the whole system broke but a beta driver was released (version 2.0) which seems to bring back the extra display even if very quirky. Then, version 2.1 was released but introduced a screen resolution problem.

The new driver has greatly improved mouse reactivity and screen refresh rate BUT the only option it gave me in terms of screen resolution was 1280×1024 (painful!) on a screen that can go to 1680×1050:

Resolution offered by DisplayLink's 2.1 driver for OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) on a screen that can go up to 1680x1050
Resolution offered by DisplayLink’s 2.1 driver for OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) on a screen that can go up to 1680×1050

I knew there must be a way to force the screen resolution by messing with OS settings at the plist level but it turns out there’s a much easier option:

In the Displays panel of System Preferences, hold the alt/option key while you click on the “Scaled” radio button and all of your screen’s supported resolution will appear:

Hold alt/option key while clicking on "Scaled" to refresh the resolution options of your display
Hold alt/option key while clicking on “Scaled” to refresh the resolution options of your display

You can now select whichever resolution you desire. I set mine to the maximum possible. It’s true that the screen refresh rate decreased a bit but it is acceptable given my uses of this third monitor.

I hope this helped you! Please leave a comment if you have other tips to share.


3,450 thoughts on “[Update x5] DisplayLink OSX 10.9 Mavericks/10.10 Yosemite/10.11 El Capitan Resolution Display Fix”

  1. I’ve just received my DisplayLink FY-1016A and have spent a couple of hours trying to make it work to my monitor’s native resolution (1920×1080). I found something that worked: hooking up another display with an HDMI adapter to the DL USB adapter, and then pluging back my VGA monitor that didn’t want to go past 1600×1200. It worked, but your solution is so much more elegant and convenient! Thank you 🙂
    If anyone’s looking for information, it works on a MacBook Pro late 2012 (OSX 10.9). I use an external display on the Thunderbolt port with an HDMI adapter, and another display with the DisplayLink. Extended desktop works fine. Only problem is that the second display becomes really sluggish with high bitrate content (HD video, 3D effects…). Otherwise for most content it’s fine. Also note that the DL driver uses 5-30 % CPU depending on the content’s bitrate.
    Hope that helps.

  2. This saved me a ton! I use an older HD CRT Television as a 2nd monitor. I stream a lot of programs and Mavericks took away 480p as an option, leaving only 720p and 1080i. Most streams are 480 so this helps them look their best! Thanks tons!

  3. I got this web site from my buddy who told me about this website and at the moment this time I am browsing this web page and reading very informative articles at this place.|

  4. Hello would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re using? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you recommend a good internet hosting provider at a reasonable price? Cheers, I appreciate it!|

  5. I just couldn’t leave your web site prior to suggesting that I extremely enjoyed the usual info an individual supply to your visitors? Is gonna be again regularly in order to check up on new posts|

  6. Hi there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using? I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m having a hard time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!|

  7. Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m inspired! Extremely helpful info particularly the ultimate part 🙂 I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this certain info for a long time. Thank you and good luck. |

  8. Hi, I do think your blog could be having web browser compatibility issues. Whenever I take a look at your website in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in IE, it has some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to give you a quick heads up! Aside from that, excellent site!|

  9. When I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is a way you can remove me from that service? Thank you!|

  10. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation however I find this topic to be really one thing which I believe I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely large for me. I’m looking ahead to your subsequent put up, I’ll try to get the hang of it!|

  11. Can I simply just say what a relief to discover somebody that truly understands what they are discussing over the internet. You certainly understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important. A lot more people have to check this out and understand this side of the story. I can’t believe you’re not more popular given that you surely have the gift.|

  12. Magnificent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you’re just too great. I actually like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you are saying and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it smart. I cant wait to read much more from you. This is actually a terrific website.|

  13. Have you ever considered publishing an ebook or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based upon on the same topics you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my visitors would value your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an email.|

  14. I’m extremely impressed together with your writing talents and also with the layout to your weblog. Is that this a paid topic or did you modify it yourself? Either way stay up the nice high quality writing, it is rare to peer a great weblog like this one these days..|

  15. You have made some really good points there. I looked on the net for more information about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this website.|

  16. hi!,I really like your writing very much! proportion we keep up a correspondence extra approximately your post on AOL? I need an expert in this house to unravel my problem. Maybe that’s you! Looking ahead to peer you. |

  17. I just like the valuable info you supply in your articles. I’ll bookmark your weblog and take a look at again here regularly. I’m somewhat sure I’ll be informed many new stuff proper here! Good luck for the next!|

  18. Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you can be a great author. I will remember to bookmark your blog and may come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage you to ultimately continue your great posts, have a nice day!|

  19. Having read this I believed it was very enlightening. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worth it!|

  20. Hey are using WordPress for your blog platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up my own. Do you require any coding expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!|

  21. Hi there, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam feedback? If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can recommend? I get so much lately it’s driving me insane so any help is very much appreciated.|

  22. Just want to say your article is as amazing. The clearness to your post is simply nice and that i could assume you’re an expert on this subject. Well together with your permission let me to snatch your feed to keep updated with drawing close post. Thank you one million and please keep up the rewarding work.|

  23. Greetings from Idaho! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to check out your blog on my iphone during lunch break. I love the information you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, excellent blog!|

  24. Pingback: Google
  25. Pingback: Google
  26. I don’t know whether it’s just me or if everyone else encountering problems with your blog. It appears like some of the text in your posts are running off the screen. Can somebody else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them as well? This might be a issue with my internet browser because I’ve had this happen before. Thanks|

  27. I blog frequently and I seriously thank you for your information. The article has truly peaked my interest. I will book mark your blog and keep checking for new information about once per week. I opted in for your Feed as well.|

  28. Pingback: adam and eve dildo
  29. Pingback: free sexy
  30. Unquestionably believe that that you stated. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the internet the simplest factor to be mindful of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed at the same time as people think about worries that they just do not realize about. You managed to hit the nail upon the highest as smartly as outlined out the whole thing with no need side effect , other people can take a signal. Will probably be again to get more. Thanks|

  31. Hello there, just became alert to your weblog via Google, and found that it’s really informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I will be grateful in the event you continue this in future. Many people might be benefited from your writing. Cheers!|

  32. Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it’s truly informative. I am going to watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future. A lot of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!|

  33. Pingback: FCMB Transfer Code
  34. Pingback: Google
  35. Pingback: prostate vibrator
  36. Its like you learn my thoughts! You seem to grasp a lot about this, like you wrote the guide in it or something.
    I think that you just could do with some p.c. to power the message house a
    little bit, however instead of that, that is excellent blog.

    A fantastic read. I’ll definitely be back.

  37. Pingback: fleshlight stroker
  38. Pingback: ONLINE SEX
  39. My partner and I stumbled over here different page and thought I may as well check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to checking out your web page repeatedly.|

  40. If you are seeking for the top service to get website visitors to your web page, i advise to use seowebsitetrafficnet. I am using it with a great result. Simply just type “seo website traffic net” in google, yahoo and bing.

  41. If you are seeking for the top service to get website visitors to your web page, i advise to use seowebsitetrafficnet. I am using it with a great result. Simply just type “seo website traffic net” in google, yahoo and bing.

  42. Hey there, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, terrific blog!|

  43. Pingback: SEX
  44. Hi, I do believe this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to come back once again since i have saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.|

  45. I don’t know if it’s just me or if everyone else experiencing problems with your website. It looks like some of the written text on your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them as well? This might be a problem with my internet browser because I’ve had this happen before. Kudos|

  46. Simply want to say your article is as amazing. The clarity to your put up is simply cool and that i can assume you’re knowledgeable in this subject. Fine together with your permission let me to clutch your feed to keep up to date with imminent post. Thank you 1,000,000 and please continue the rewarding work.|

  47. Fantastic beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a blog site? The account helped me a appropriate deal. I were a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept|

  48. Superb blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any recommendations? Appreciate it!|

  49. Great beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your website, how can i subscribe for a blog site? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea|

  50. Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you will be a great author.I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and will often come back later in life. I want to encourage yourself to continue your great work, have a nice afternoon!|

  51. I was recommended this web site through my cousin. I am not sure whether or not this submit is written via him as nobody else recognize such distinctive approximately my difficulty. You are amazing! Thanks!|

  52. Today, while I was at work, my sister stole my iPad and tested to see if it can survive a twenty five foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now destroyed and she has 83 views. I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone!|

  53. First of all I want to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your head before writing. I’ve had a hard time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out. I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or hints? Many thanks!|

  54. Hello, Neat post. There is an issue together with your site in internet explorer, may check this? IE nonetheless is the market leader and a huge section of people will pass over your great writing due to this problem.|

  55. Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day. It will always be helpful to read content from other authors and use a little something from other sites. |

  56. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your web site provided us with valuable information to work on. You’ve done a formidable job and our whole community will be thankful to you.|

  57. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something not enough people are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy I came across this in my search for something relating to this.|

  58. Pingback: suction massager
  59. Pingback: peak wand massager
  60. Pingback: chinese takeout
  61. Hi there! This post could not be written any better! Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept preaching about this. I’ll forward this information to him. Fairly certain he will have a great read. Thanks for sharing!

  62. Pingback: netprobk
  63. Pingback: cbd oil near me
  64. Pingback: hp 8800 printer
  65. Pingback: best cbd capsules
  66. Pingback: aclamar glorificar
  67. Pingback: History
  68. Pingback: cheap vibrators
  69. Pingback: enamel mug
  70. Pingback: increase DR
  71. Pingback: Neumöbellogistik
  72. Pingback: electric bicycles
  73. Pingback: jetsurf
  74. Pingback: onewalmart login
  75. Pingback: msn hotmail
  76. Pingback: pocket pussy
  77. Pingback: TEPSLF
  78. Pingback: loki wave
  79. Pingback: best cbd gummies
  80. Pingback: Naija News
  81. Pingback: Odogwu Blog
  82. Pingback: WAEC Time Table
  83. Pingback: NaijaLoaded
  84. Pingback: Obiano News
  85. Pingback: FINPECIA (1x10)
  86. Pingback: Download songs
  87. Pingback: female sex toys
  88. Pingback: description
  89. Pingback: sous traitance web
  90. Pingback: Dank cartridges
  91. Pingback: strap on
  92. Pingback: realistic dildo
  93. Pingback: rabbit vibrator
  94. Pingback: sous traitance web
  95. Pingback: best cbd capsules
  96. Pingback: ehlers danlos
  97. Pingback: cbd near me
  98. Pingback: best cbd gummies
  99. Pingback: Super fast money
  100. excellent put up, very informative. I wonder why the other experts of this sector don’t notice this.You should continue your writing. I’m sure, you have a huge readers’ base already!

  101. Pingback: lsd blotter sheets
  102. Pingback: THE CAMERA GUYS
  103. Pingback: male stroker
  104. Pingback: cyberskin extender
  105. In other words, although an HDMI cable with a nice set of extra layers will save you money in the long run, make sure that it doesn’t ruin the whole practicality of a cable: its flexibility.

  106. Pingback: thick dong
  107. Pingback: seo liverpool
  108. Pingback: Pressure washing
  109. Pingback: mimai beach
  110. Pingback: Scam
  111. Thanks for your publication. I also believe laptop computers have grown to be more and more popular right now, and now are often the only sort of computer included in a household. Simply because at the same time potentially they are becoming more and more very affordable, their computing power is growing to the point where they can be as strong as desktop computers out of just a few years ago.

  112. Pingback: vibrating dildo
  113. Pingback: "gay porn"
  114. Pingback: Free Ads UK
  115. Pingback: نقل عفش
  116. Pingback: free porn
  117. Pingback: Kenya Ads
  118. Pingback: cbd oil
  119. Pingback: Cbd products
  120. Pingback: bitcoin trading
  121. Pingback: sex toys for men
  122. Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this information. Today bloggers publish only about gossip and web stuff and this is actually irritating. A good website with exciting content, this is what I need. Thank you for making this website, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  123. Pingback: 710 King Pen
  124. Pingback: Moon Rocks Weed
  125. Pingback: Xanax for Sale
  126. Pingback: Game Poker Seru
  127. Pingback: Get it now
  128. Pingback: support contacts
  129. Pingback: crictime
  130. Pingback: gul ahmed 2020
  131. Pingback: Cool gadgets
  132. I simply want to say I’m new to weblog and actually enjoyed you’re web-site. Most likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You actually have good writings. Kudos for revealing your blog site.

  133. Pingback: anal butt plugs
  134. Pingback: couples with toys
  135. Pingback: increase DR fast
  136. Pingback: viagra
  137. Pingback: viagra
  138. Pingback: Rajapoker
  139. Pingback: tea cleansing diet
  140. Pingback: Bronwyn Hoye
  141. Pingback: viagra
  142. Pingback: cannabis
  143. Pingback: Zevera
  144. Pingback: Promethazine Syrup
  145. Pingback: top market
  146. Pingback: adam and eve toys
  147. Pingback: Cherry Pie Strain
  148. Pingback: نقل عفش
  149. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. many thanks

  150. Pingback: learn to sing
  151. Pingback: buy cbd oil
  152. Pingback: cbd oil
  153. To use a USB to HDMI adapter you will typically need to install special software on your computer that the adapter manufacturer creates. This software is often included with the adapter and can also be found on the manufacturer’s website.

  154. Pingback: buy hacklink
  155. Hey there. I found your website by the use of Google even as looking for a similar topic, your web site got here up. It seems to be great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  156. Pingback: Dresses
  157. Pingback: Guelph Theatre
  158. Pingback: Medical Marijuana
  159. Pingback: Vape shop
  160. Pingback: robuw generator
  161. Pingback: INDIAN VISA ONLINE
  162. Pingback: my prepaid center
  163. Pingback: good lawyer