BetterDisplay Pro 2.0.11 – Unlock your displays on your Mac


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.



  • 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)



Version 2.0.11:

About this version

  • This version provides improved compatibility with the initial release of macOS Sonoma and contains some minor enhancements/fixes based on the feedback received for the previous version.


  • Added option to enable/disable dock icon or just show it when Settings is opened (default)
  • Added an option whether the app puts itself into the macOS Dock’s recent items on startup (off by default)
  • The app now uniformly opens Settings when clicking on the dock icon or relaunching the app while the app is already running
  • Added shortcut button to Settings to open app menu – even when the app menu is hidden
  • Added option to force an underscan slider for native display connections on Apple Silicon


  • “Dim display on screen saver or lock” might not restore full brightness after sleep/wake
  • Displays with “turn off display backlight on screen saver or lock” might not have their backlight restored properly at wake
  • Slowly waking display might not load its configuration due to the Sonoma configuration bug even with “Reinitialize external displays with smooth scaling enabled” turned on
  • “Redetect displays” has missing icon on Monterey/Ventura

Localizations included in this release

  • Chinese, Simplified – 100%
  • English – 100%
  • German – 6%
  • Japanese- 100%
  • Portugese (Brazil) – 100%
  • Romanian – 98%

Note: you can change the app’s language under System Settings > General > Language & Region > Applications.



  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • macOS 12.4 or later



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Size – 9MB