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Dell Display Manager (DDM) enhances everyday productivity through comprehensive management tools giving you optimal front of screen experience, efficient display management, and easy, effortless multitasking.
See the list of Dell monitors that support Dell Display Manager. If your monitor is supported by both DDM 1.x and DDM 2.x, then it is recommended to download and use Dell Display Manager 2.x.
In a multiple monitor setup both DDM 1.x and DDM 2.x can be installed on a computer simultaneously. However, it is highly recommended to uninstall Dell Display Manager 1.x and use only Dell Display Manager 2.x if all your monitors are supported by Dell Display Manager 2.x.
To download and install Dell Display Manager for your Dell monitor:
Go to the Dell Display Manager page.
Click the Download button next to Dell Display Manager Application.
See the list of Dell monitors that support Dell Display Manager to find the supported version of Dell Display Manager.
Using File Explorer (also known as Windows Explorer), browse to the location where the downloaded file is saved.
Double-click the .exe driver installation file that you downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
After the installation is complete, restart the computer.
Alternatively you can also go to https://www.dell.com/support/ddm and download the software from there.
Connect your monitor to your computer as described in your monitor's user guide.
Figure 1: Connecting your monitor to a desktop
Figure 2: Connecting your monitor to a laptop
Before launching Dell Display Manager, go to Others in your monitor's On-Screen Display menu and ensure that the DDC/CI feature is enabled.
Figure 3: Enabling DDC/CI in OSD menu of Dell Monitor before using DDM2.x
Select the Dell Display Manager version for more details.
This section contains brief information about the features of DDM 2.x. For complete list of features and more details, see DDM 2.x user guide at Dell Display Manager 2.x Documentation.
The Easy Arrange menu simplifies the applications window organization on the monitor. To use it:
Figure 4: Easy Arrange Layout
You can also create customized layouts. To do so simply hover your mouse over the desired layout and click on the pen icon once it appears. Click and drag the partition line until the layout is customized to your preference. You can also save your customized layouts and use it in future.
Figure 5: Customized Layout
This feature allows you to assign applications or even files to the partitions of Easy Arrange, save the layout to create a profile and then restore the profile.
Figure 6: Assign applications or documents to windows
You can even assign a time when you want the profiles to launch and the Easy Arrange Memory will launch the applications in defined layout automatically at that time.
Figure 7: Launch option
Easy Memory might not be able to perform a window partition at launch if any of the following takes place:
Figure 8: Easy Arrange Settings to set personal preference
Application Windows Snap helps you with placing a program quickly to any screen. When enabled in Dell Display Manager 2.x, dragging the application window triggers a floating menu that contains recently-used Easy Arrange layouts. You can drop the application to any one of the listed layouts to perform window placement.
Figure 9: Enabling or disabling application Windows Snap from DDM icon on status bar
You can configure the Gaming menu that is available only on Alienware and Dell Gaming monitors. For more information, see DDM 2.x User guide.
Figure 10: Gaming menu - General settings
Figure 11: Gaming menu - Vision Engine settings
This feature allows sharing of keyboard and mouse between multiple computers. You can set up the KVM easily with USB KVM wizard.
The KVM feature is available when connected monitors support KVM functionality. DDM 2.x communicates with your monitor even when the monitor is displaying video from another computer.
Figure 12: USB KVM Settings
For information about how to setup KVM, see Setting up the KVM section of user guide available at Dell Display Manager 2.x | Manuals and Documents.
With DDM 2.x, you can get automatic notification for new updates on monitor firmware and software.
Figure 13: Firmware and software updates
DDM 2.x allows you to sync the color space of the monitor with associated International Color Consortium (ICC) profile.
Figure 14: Color Management
DDM 2.1 comes with CLI commands for following:
CLI commands are restricted for IT managers only. Contact Dell sales representative for more information.
Accessing Dell Display Manager (DDM) features and the most recent Easy Arrange layouts is easier than ever. Simply enter preset hotkeys to bring up Dell Display Manager (DDM) UI at the touch of the keyboard. Also, switch easily between your favorite Easy Arrange layouts and templates.
|Quick Key to enable Dell Display Manager (DDM) UI||Ctrl + Shift + D
(customizable by the user)
|Toggle between Easy Arrange layouts.||Page Up or Page Down
Click the > icon to move across layouts.
|Accessing five most recently used layouts||Ctrl + Shift + Home
(customizable by the user)
A more intuitive way to configure monitor settings. Simply drag and drop the Dell Display Manager UI menu from one monitor to another. Allows users to control and change monitor settings easily in a multimonitor configuration.
Figure 15: Configure settings screen of Dell Display Manager
More customization options to view data based on individual preferences. Users can now customize up to 48 max zones easily and assign them accordingly.
Figure 16: Zone customization screen in Dell Display Manager
Figure 17: Name your screen layout in Dell Display Manager
Figure 18: Rename custom layout box
Viewing and using Dell Display Manager (DDM) in portrait mode is now possible. Dell Display Manager (DDM) Easy Arrange templates automatically switch to portrait mode when monitor orientation is pivoted vertically.
Figure 19: Portrait mode screen in Dell Display Manager
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 Dell Display Manager (DDM) user interface. (available on select Dell monitors with KVM capability only.)
Figure 20: Input manager in Dell Display Manage
Remote Management and Control (for IT managers only)
Closed captions: English only
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.
Figure 21: Recently used templates in Dell Display Manager
Easy arrange can also be used to personalize with dual monitors side by side or expand desktop space by spanning across two monitors.
Figure 22: Dual monitors in Dell Display Manager
Figure 23: Arrange dual monitor view in Dell Display Manager
Seamless transitions: Rapidly restore previous application windows when reconnecting with Auto-restore, a feature that remembers where you left off.
Figure 24: Restore icon in the system tray
Figure 25: Auto restore window layout in the system tray menu
Figure 26: Using multiple inputs in Dell Display Manager
Create your best work: Adjust brightness, contrast, and resolution directly through the software for an optimal front of screen experience.
Figure 27: Optimal screen resolution in Dell Display Manager
Easily optimize your view: Automode easily configures to your preset display settings as you multitask.
Figure 28: Preset setting by application in Dell Display Manager
Asset Report Creation: Allows IT manager to save and document monitor asset information.
Figure 29: Asset report creation
To generate a monitor asset report:
For example, the log from a C2722DE included the following information:
Name = "ModelName" - "Dell C2722DE"
Name = "SerialNumber" - "Service Tag-xxxxxxxxxx"
Name = "UsageTime" - Value = "xxx hours"
Name = "OptimalResolution" - Value = "2560x1440 at 60 Hz"
PowerNap: Manage energy consumption using power management settings.
Dell Display Manager 2.x requires Windows 11 or Windows 10 build 17763 or newer.
|Model||Supports DDM 2.x||Supports DDM 1.x Only|
|Dell Gaming Monitors||
|Dell C Series Displays||
|Dell SE Series Monitors||
|Dell P Series Monitors||
|Dell S Series Monitors||
|Dell E Series Monitors||
|Dell UltraSharp (U) Series Monitors||
|Dell Ultrasharp Premier Color (UP) Series Monitors||
MacOS users are supported through Dell Display and Peripheral Manager for select models. For more information, see Dell Display and Peripheral Manager for macOS.
DDM 2.x works with Microsoft Windows Operating System (Windows 11, and Windows 10 build 17763 and above).
DDM 1.x works with Microsoft Windows Operating System (Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or 8, Windows 7).
For macOS, download Dell Display and Peripheral Manager. For more information, see Dell Display and Peripheral Manager for macOS.
Dell Display Manager (DDM) works only with select Dell monitors. See list below for details.
No. Both DDM 1.x and 2.x are same across all models. However, features that are offered may vary from model to model.
Yes. It can support up to 16 monitors (some high-end graphics cards can support up to four external monitors, with four such cards, Dell Display Manager (DDM) can support up to 16 monitors).
Yes, your Dell displays need to be updated to the latest firmware version to work with Dell Display and Peripheral Manager (DDPM) for Mac. To update display firmware:
Figure 27: Selecting your Apple OS in the dropdown on the Dell Drivers page
Dell Display Manager (DDM) is not supported or tested on VDI Desktop.
Dell Display Manager (DDM) is compatible with all graphics cards from major graphics card vendors such as NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel.
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article Uninstall or remove apps and programs in Windows for information about how to uninstall programs.
No, you can have different Dell Display Manager versions running on the computers. However, Dell highly recommends running the latest version of Dell Display Manager so that you get up-to-date fixes, enhancements, and new device enablement.
No, there are various settings in Dell Display Manager that you can configure. It does not need to be the same settings, and it is up to you which settings to use.
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This issue has been fixed. Download and install the latest DDM version (Ver 22.214.171.124 or newer).
Alienware and Dell Gaming Monitors, C Series, E Series, P Series, S Series, SE Series, UltraSharp Premier (UP) Series, UltraSharp (U) Series, Dell Display Manager 2.x, Dell Webcam WB7022
07 Feb 2023