Known issues with DisplayLink on OS X 10.9 and 10.10 (Mavericks & Yosemite)
ID: 354 - Updated: Mar 13, 2015 - Category: Troubleshooting
This article details the known issues with DisplayLink displays with
OS X 10.9 and OS X 10.10.
The following issues have been found on OS X 10.9 and 10.10 and do
have a resolution:
- Corruption on the border of application windows.
- Some applications can show corruption and/or missing contents while
updating windows contents. Examples are Maps, iBooks and the Dock.
- All screens black and unusable after unplugging a DisplayLink
screen. This is caused by Apple's Window server crashing. This can be
recovered by replugging the DisplayLink device.
- On the Retina Macbook Pro, layout changes involving the built in
graphics can log the user out. Again this is caused by Apple's Window
- The Window Server crashes logging out the user during some full
screen transitions, for example Show Desktop.
- Apple menu icon misplaced on DisplayLink screens
Version 2.4b1 and later of the DisplayLink drivers include
workarounds for some OS defects and is recommended to all Mavericks and
DisplayLink uses standard Apple interfaces to integrate into OS X to
add additional USB graphics displays and obtain screen updates.
Unfortunately there are still issues with these interfaces preventing
us from providing a good user experience in all use cases on OS X 10.9
DisplayLink has raised these bugs to Apple and continues to look for
further workarounds to improve the user experience.
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