What is Dell Display Manager?

Summary: Download the Dell Display Manager to help with general display needs such as resolution and brightness, and more complex display inventory needs.

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Dell Display Manager enhances everyday productivity through comprehensive management tools giving you optimal front of screen experience, efficient display management and easy, effortless multitasking.

With an improved Dell Display Manager, the ease of access and usability is further enhanced for the user.  IT Managers will now be able to manage and control monitors remotely improving overall productivity.


This link will take you to Dell Drivers and Downloads.  Please identify/select your product to access the correct file for Dell Display Manager from the list of downloads provided.

Click here to see the full list of  Dell Displays that Dell Display Manager support.


New Features

Accessing DDM features and most recent Easy Arrange layouts is easier than ever.  Simply enter preset hot-keys to bring up DDM UI at the touch of the keyboard.  Also toggle easily between your favorite Easy Arrange layouts and templates.

Function Hot Keys
Quick Key to enable DDM UI Ctrl+Shift+D 
(customizable by the user)
Toggle between Easy Arrange layouts Page Up / Page Down
Click on > icon to move across layouts
Accessing 5 most recently used layouts Ctrl+Shift+Home
(customizable by the user)

A more intuitive way to configure monitor settings.  Simply drag and drop the DDM UI menu across one monitor to another.  Allows user to control and change monitor settings easily in a multi-monitor configuration.

More customization options to view data based on individual preferences.  Users can now customize up to 48 max zones easily and assign it accordingly.


Viewing and using DDM in portrait mode is now possible.  DDM Easy Arrange templates automatically switch to portrait mode when monitor orientation is pivoted vertically.


KVM Wizard to simplify the KVM setup.  Follow step-by-step pop-up windows guide at the click of the KVM Wizard icon on the DDM user interface. (available on select Dell monitors with KVM capability only). 


Remote Management and Control (for IT managers only)

  • IT managers can issue specific instructions via command lines to DDM to execute tasks within specific times to individual monitor or an entire fleet
  • Remote Control capabilities (includes Power on/off, restoring factory defaults, changing monitor front of screen settings, optimal resolution, display modes, disabling OSD menu access, input switching)
  • Asset Management capabilities (includes monitor asset inventory monitoring, generating diagnostic reports on usage hours)

Learn how Dell Display Manager can help you make the most of your Dell Monitor 

(Please note, some features are based on specific Monitor Model Capability)

Video: YouTube, in English only - Dell Display Manager 2:02

More ways to multitask

Up to 38 layouts: With Dell Display Manager’s Easy Arrange you can organize multiple applications on your screen and snap them into a template of your choice, making multitasking easy and effortless.

QNA44541_en_US__638 layouts

Easy arrange can also be used to personalize with dual monitors side by side or expand desktop space by spanning across 2 monitors

Seamless transitions: Rapidly restore previous application windows when reconnecting with Auto-restore, a feature that remembers where you left off.


Input Manager:

  • Enables easy switching across multiple inputs
  • User can assign names to each input and define a shortcut key for quick and easy access to multiple connected devices – useful for programmers and gamers
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Optimal front of screen experience

Create your best work: Adjust brightness, contrast, and resolution directly through the software for an optimal front of screen experience.

QNA44541_en_US__11DDM - Basic

Easily optimize your view: Automode easily configures to your preset display settings as you multitask.
QNA44541_en_US__12Optimise view


Efficient manageability

Asset Report Creation: Allows IT manager to save and document monitor asset information

PowerNap: Manage energy consumption via power management settings.

DOWNLOAD Dell Display Manager

This link will take you to Dell Drivers and Downloads.  Please identify/select your product to access the correct file for Dell Display Manager from the list of downloads provided.



Q.   What OS is supported on Dell Display Manager (DDM)?
A.   DDM works with Microsoft Windows OS only. (Win 7, 8 and 10)

Q.   Does Dell Display Manager work on all brands of Monitors? 
A.   DDM works only with Dell monitors developed from 2013 and beyond, except Dell D-series and Nvidia G-SYNC based models.

Q.   Can Dell Display Manager support more than 2 monitors? 
A.   Yes.  It can support up to 16 monitors (some high-end graphics card can support up to 4 external monitors, with 4 such cards DDM can support up to 16 monitors)

Q: Does the DDM software work on Apple Products?
A: DDM is not supported or tested on Apple proprietary operating systems and hardware.

Q: Is DDM supported on a VDI Desktop?
A: DDM is not supported or tested on VDI Desktop.

Q.   What Video cards are supported by the Dell Display Manager?
A.   DDM is compatible with all graphics cards from major graphics vendors like NVidia, AMD and Intel.
  • Enables easy switching across multiple inputs
  • User can assign names to each input and define a shortcut key for quick and easy access to multiple connected devices – useful for programmers and game


Dell Displays (Monitor) Models supported by Dell Display Manager

Alienware Monitor
AW2518HF, AW2521HF, AW2521HFL, AW2720HF, AW5520QF


Dell C Series Displays
C5518QT, C5519Q, C7017T, C7520QT, C8618QT, C8621QT, C2422HE, C2722DE, C2722DE


Dell E Series Displays
E1715S, E1916H, E1916HE, E1916HV, E1920H, E2016H, E2016HM, E2016HV, E2020H, E2216H, E2216HV, E2218HN, E2219HN, E2220H, E2221HN, E2318H, E2318HN, E2417H, E2418HN, E2420H, E2420HS, E2421N, E2720H, E2720HS


Dell P-series Displays
P1917S, P1917SWh, P2016, P2017H, P2018H, P2217, P2217H, P2217WH, P2219H, P2219HC, P2314H, P2317H, P2317HWH, P2319H, P2415Q, P2417H, P2418D, P2418HT, P2418HZ, P2418HZM, P2419H, P2419HC, P2420D, P2420DC, P2421D, P2421DC, P2421, P2715Q, P2717H, P2719H, P2719HC, P2720D, P2720DC, P2721Q, P32221D, P3418HW, P3421W


Dell S Series Displays
S2319H, S2319HS, S2319NX, S2419H, S2419HGF, S2419HM, S2419NX, S2421H, S2421HN, S2421NX, S2421HGF, S2421HS, S2421HSX, S2719DC, S2719DGF, S2719DM, S2719H, S2719HS, S2719NX, S2721D, S2721DS, S2721DGF, S2721H, S2721HN, S2721NX, S2721HGF, S2721HS, S2721HSX, S2721Q, S2721QS, S3219D, S3220DGF, S3221QS


Dell SE Series Displays
SE2018HR, SE2018HV, SE2216H/SE2216HM, SE2218HV, SE2219H/SE2219HX, SE2416H, SE2416HM, SE2417HG, SE2419H/SE2419HX, SE2719H, SE2417HGR, SE2417HGX, SE2419HR, SE2719HR


Dell UltraSharp(U) Series Displays
U2415, U2417H, U2417HA, U2417HJ, U2417HWI, U2419H, U2419HX, U2419HC, U2419HS, U2421HE, U2421E, U2518D, U2518DR, U2518DX, U2520D, U2715H, U2717D, U2717DA, U2717DWH, U2718Q, U2718QM, U2719D, U2719DX, U2719DC, U2719DS, U2721DE, U2917W, U2720Q, U3219Q, U3415W, U3417W, U3419W, U3818DW, U3821DW,U4021QW, U4320Q, U4919DW


Dell UltraSharp PremierColor (UP) Series Displays
UP2516D, UP2716D, UP2718Q, UP2720Q, UP3017, UP3216Q, UP3218K

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