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BetterDisplay
BetterDisplay
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BetterDisplay free download for Mac

BetterDisplay

Version 1.2.7

Unlock your displays on your Mac.

Free
FreeIn-app purchases

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 1.2.7

Updated on Jun 26 2022

Fixed:
  • Third party external display HDR upscaling does not activate
  • Some settings are not enabled until an other setting is changed on that specific pref pane
  • Brightness OSD is not visible on dummy screen when it is being mirrored to a real screen (regression)
  • If native media keys used during display configuration, keys might get stuck afterwards

Information

License

Free

Size

5.3 MB

Downloads

3197

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 11.0.0 or later
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k3725219
Dec 30 2021
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Dec 30 2021
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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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