BetterDisplay Pro 1.4.6 – Unlock your displays on your Mac

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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

Version 1.4.6:

Enhancements

  • Added DDC support for the 2018 Intel Mac mini’s built-in HDMI port – #1602
  • Dedicated mute button to the DDC volume slider (clicking on the slider’s volume icon) – #1373
  • General handling of favorite resolutions + add favorites to the resolution menu – #1583
  • Added the ability to add/remove favorites from the resolution slider when special resolution markers are enabled – #1646
  • Added markers on the resolutions slider for special and favorite resolutions are – #1625
  • Keyboard shortcuts for display resolution favorites, default/native resolution, previous resolution – #1585
  • Show resolution value + favorites in the resolution increase/decrease keyboard shortcut OSD – #1612
  • Ability to set the previous resolution/display mode quickly – #1593
  • Added the default, native and native HiDPI resolutions to the top of the Set Resolution list – #1592
  • Resolution slider should snap to favorites, special resolutions as well as current resolution for easier selection – #1618
  • Resolution slider should show favorite and special resolution text instead of plain resolution when relevant when dragging knob – #1619
  • Made screen resolution keyboard shortcut OSD bar “stick” briefly on special resolutions and favorites – #1617
  • Made resolution modes that are not visible with default settings more reachable via additional Set Resolution or Refresh Rate menu options – #1605
  • Conflict detection with other apps that alter colors and brightness – #1598
  • Added keyboard shortcut to toggle True Tone (if available) – #1594
  • Option to restore factory EDID on quitting BetterDisplay for Apple Silicon – #1577
  • Option to provide continuity when a display changes UUID due to EDID override with different IDs – #1576
  • Added a Paste base64 Data button that pastes EDID data from the clipboard text if it contains a base64 encoded binary – #1578
  • Added color table compatibility mode so the app can work together with other apps that manipulate colors – #1601
  • Enabled semi-valid but seemingly working HiDPI resolution modes in Ventura 13.2 by default – #1570
  • Added option that allows restoring zero brightness + add a default 15% lower limit – #1566
  • Added feature to quickly swap position of displays with identical identifiers – #1358
  • Added keyboard shortcut to quickly swap identical displays – #1635
  • Progressively hide resolution slider icon when a special resolution marker overlaps during tracking – #1641
  • Improved the appearance of expandable blocks in Settings – #1561
  • App now plays the system feedback audio when DDC volume is changed – #1559
  • Option to change combined and software brightness startup settings – #1534
  • Make config protection more adamant – do not update protection settings on config protection induced resolution change – #1614
  • Improve BetterDisplay behavior on removing eGPU (avoid stuff that interferes with the process) – #1632
  • App now opens menu when app icon clicked again while the app is running + a little more explanation – #1637
  • Added an option to force-override resolution of mirrored displays – #1638

Fixed

  • Seemingly Duplicate Resolutions In Set Resolution Menu by default on Intel – #1630
  • Auto-reconnect of internal display fails when all displays are disconnected – #1623
  • When a display is reconnected to a different port, DDC might become unresponsive on Intel in some circumstances – #1606
  • Currently disconnected screens appear in the Move Next to menu – #1567
  • PIP window has a slightly wrong aspect ratio – #1543
  • Various display rotation / portrait orientation issues – #1537
  • In rare specific occasions the app might blank to zero an Apple screen on startup when combined brightness is used – #1565
  • Resolution slider contains same resolution for multiple bit-depths on Intel (this also causes duplication in special resolution markers in v1.4.5) – #1631
  • Slider snapping does not work properly (flickers) for displays with limited resolution options in v1.4.5 – #1647
  • Resolution slider markers and snapping is confused when slider set to magnifier style in v1.4.5 – #1648

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • macOS 11.0 or later

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