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BetterDisplay
BetterDisplay
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BetterDisplay free download for Mac

BetterDisplay

Version 1.3.9

Unlock your displays on your Mac.

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BetterDisplay overview

BetterDisplay (formerly BetterDummy) is a truly wonderful tool! It let's you convert your displays to fully scalable screens, allows brightness control, provides XDR/HDR upscaling (extra brightness beyond 100% on compatible displays), full dimming to black, helps you create and manage virtual displays (dummies) for your Mac, create Picture in Picture windows of your displays and gives you a host of other features to manage your display's settings easily from the menu bar.

Features:
  • Convert your internal and natively connected external displays to smoothly-scaled HiDPI displays on Apple Silicon - now even without mirroring a dummy (displays with notch, HDR, HDCP, high refresh rate fully supported)! (Pro)
  • Reach the full brightness potential of your XDR or HDR display! (Pro)
  • Change the display's brightness, volume and colors via software and hardware (DDC) control via sliders and native or custom keyboard shortcuts!
  • Create custom HiDPI resolutions for real displays manually and redefine certain system display parameters!
  • Create any number of dummies (virtual screens) with varying aspect ratios.
  • Use headless Macs (servers) with any resolution and HiDPI mode for remote access.
  • Create Picture in Picture window for any real or dummy displays. (Pro)
  • Redirect your display's contents (real or dummy) to an other screen via streaming. (Pro)
  • If you are using a big TV up close, use the bottom half of your TV as a wide screen display (off-center streaming). (Pro)
  • Scale Sidecar resolutions. (Pro)
  • Portrait SideCar support. (Pro)
  • Better quality zooming (System Preferences»Accessibility»Zoom) or High Quality screenshots even on 1080p displays
  • Easily change the resolution of your real and dummy displays via a slider (or submenu) from the menubar.
  • Quickly accessible refresh rate and screen rotation menu.
  • Simplify creating mirrored sets. (Pro)
  • Easily move around displays relative to each other using the app menu.
  • Quickly designate a display to be main display.
  • Associate dummies with displays for auto connect/disconnect.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for basic operations.
  • Advanced keyboard shortcuts support. (Pro)
  • Custom dummies (resolution, orientation, naming). (Pro)
  • Create a dummy optimized for a real display. (Pro)

What’s new in version 1.3.9

Updated on Dec 09 2022

Enhancements
  • Added EDID override feature (Intel only) - #1204
  • Option to leave native mute key under OS control (for displays with problematic mute control) - #1220
  • Added options to select various DDC muting/unmuting methods - #1020
  • Added underscan slider for supported displays - #1207
  • Made EDID export folder selectable with a proper save dialog - #1239
Fixed
  • Config Protection - Protect Main Status toggle does not work - #1231
  • If mute is marked as not supported, the app does not switch to mute via zero volume - #1225
  • Last line is missing in under Show display information - #1209
  • Typo in General settings - #1221

Information

License

Free

Size

5.5 MB

Downloads

5921

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 11.0.0 or later
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BetterDisplay qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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anzeek
anzeek
Oct 25 2022
1.3.4
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Oct 25 2022
0.0
Version: 1.3.4
does it work on new ventura? thnx! apple should take care of natively..... u are doing good job!
ivryernest
ivryernest
Aug 23 2022
1.2.9
0.0
Aug 23 2022
0.0
Version: 1.2.9
I will never use an app called BetterDummy, which even after its name change (why?) continues to refer to its functions as "dummys".
k3725219
k3725219
Dec 30 2021
1.0.13
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Dec 30 2021
0.0
Version: 1.0.13
Thank you so much for creating this app. I apologize for saying this while using it for free, but there is a little mouse delay because mirroring is used when using it. It would be very good if you could technically supplement this part and switch it to a paid one.
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