On 26 November Synaptics released a new beta version of DisplayLink Manager for macOS with long-awaited support for external display rotation on M1 Mac. A company successfully completed the beat test and the final release is planned for late December
DisplayLink Manager For MacOS:
The DisplayLink macOS app or DisplayLink Manager app is a new way of enabling DisplayLink technology on macOS using a much simpler architecture. Today, the app is available as a standalone installer. In the future, the goal is to also distribute the app through the Mac App Store to make deployment even simpler.
DisplayLink adapters have proven popular in the M1 models of MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro because they allow the connection of multiple external displays, although Apple’s technical specifications indicate that the laptop supports only one external display. DisplayLink Manager helps to set up external displays via DisplayLink.
The new version of DisplayLink Manager allows the use of a DisplayLink adapter or dock to connect an external monitor to the M1 Mac for use in landscape and portrait orientation and the display preference control resolution and color of your MacBook Pro’s display and their arrangement with any nearby Mac or iPad signed into Apple ID.
DisplayLink Manager 1.6 beta is compatible with all macOS Monterey and macOS Big Sur versions and is free to download on the Synaptics website. The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models officially support up to two external displays with the M1 Pro chip, or up to four external displays with the M1 Max chip, without the use of DisplayLink adapters or other workarounds.