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Dell Display and Peripheral Manager for macOS

Summary: Dell Display and Peripheral Manager (DDPM) is software that enhances productivity and customization for Dell monitors and webcams on macOS.

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Instructions

Note: Dell Display Manager for macOS is now replaced by Dell Display and Peripheral Manager. Download the new software to continue using your devices seamlessly.

How to download and install Dell Display and Peripheral Manager?

  1. Browse to: Dell.com/Support
  2. Identify your Dell monitor or accessory.
    1. Enter the Service Tag or Model Number and click Search.
    2. Or, click Browse all products to manually select the Model from the catalog.
  3. Select Apple Mac OS as the Operating System.
  4. Click the Download button next to Dell Display and Peripheral Manager.
  5. Using Finder, browse to the Downloads folder.
  6. Double-click the downloaded .zip file to extract the package.
  7. Go to the extracted folder, install DDPM by running the DDPM_Installer.pkg.
  8. Follow the installation flow to complete the installation.
  9. After installation, launch DDPM from Launchpad.
  10. When launching DDPM for the first time, the application requests access to Screen Recording and Accessibility privileges. Open System Preferences and follow the on-screen instructions to enable Screen Recording and Accessibility.

You can also go to Dell.com/Support/DDPM and download the software from there. The Dell support website detects the Operating System of the computer so the Dell Display and Peripheral Manager download link will be displayed if browsing from a Mac device. Alternatively, Operating System can be selected from the Operating System dropdown.

Note: Screen Recording and Accessibility privileges must be granted in order for Dell Display and Peripheral Manager to launch on your Mac.

 

What are the key features available for monitors?

  • Optimal Front of Screen Experience: The Quick Settings dialog box provides quick access to commonly used features, such as:
    1. Resolution
    2. Brightness and Contrast
    3. Presets (auto or manual mode)

    To access this, click the Dell Display and Peripheral Managers icon on the status bar. When multiple Dell monitors are connected to the Mac, you can select any monitor from the drop-down menu (Figure 1).
    Dell Display and Peripheral Manager Menu
    Figure 1
     
  • Color: The Color menu allows you to associate any Preset Mode with an application. When Auto Mode is enabled, Dell Display and Peripheral Manager automatically switches to the corresponding Preset Mode whenever the associated application is activated (Figure 2).
    Dell Display and Peripheral Manager Color Menu
    Figure 2
     
  • Easy Arrange: With Easy Arrange, you can organize multiple applications on your screen and snap them into a template of your choice, making multitasking easy and effortless. You can choose from predefined or custom layouts to configure your screen layout (Figure 3).

    Easy Arrange can also be used to personalize with dual monitors side by side or expand desktop space by spanning across two monitors.
    Dell Display and Peripheral Manager Easy Arrange Menu
    Figure 3
     
  • Input Source: The Input Source menu allows you to manage multiple video inputs on your Dell monitor. This makes it easy to switch between inputs while you work with multiple computers (Figure 4).
    Note: Refer to your monitor User Guide for available inputs and KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) feature availability.

    Dell Display and Peripheral Manager Input Source Menu
    Figure 4
     
  • Power Conservation: On supported Dell models, PowerNap energy conservation options are available in the Others menu. You can choose to set the brightness of the monitor to the minimum level, or to put the monitor to sleep when the screen saver is activated (Figure 5).
    Dell Display and Peripheral Manager Others Menu
    Figure 5
     

 

What are the key features available for the Dell WB5023 and WB7022 webcams?

  • Webcam Control Features (Figure 6)
    • AI Auto Framing - AI auto framing keeps you at the center of the picture by tracking your movement and adjusting accordingly.
    • Field of View (FOV) adjustment - This feature allows you to customize how much you want to show yourself and your surroundings.
      • 65° FOV: Best for face-to-face conversations.
      • 78° FOV: Provides a glimpse of your environment while maintaining eye contact.
      • 90° FOV: Wide-angle, ideal for showing objects or whiteboard content.
    • Other features available are Preset, Autofocus, Exposure & Priority.

    Dell Display and Peripheral Manager Webcam Control Menu
    Figure 6
     
  • Color and Image (Figure 7)
    This option allows you to achieve optimal image quality at various lighting conditions using HDR (High Dynamic Range). Other settings like Auto White Balance, Brightness, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, and Anti Flicker for the Dell webcam makes it easier to get an image of your choice.
    Note: AI Auto Framing and HDR is available on the WB7022 webcam when it is connected to the Mac using a USB 3.0 cable.
    Dell Display and Peripheral Manager Webcam Color and Image Menu
    Figure 7
     
  • Firmware Updates (Figure 8)
    Firmware can be upgraded in the Settings dialog. You can click Update to download and update Dell webcam firmware immediately.
    Dell Display and Peripheral Manager Webcam Firmware Menu
    Figure 8
     
  • Camera Microphone
    You can switch the built-in microphone on or off for clear communication optimized for your personal workspace.
    Note: A microphone is only available on the WB5023 webcam.

 

Does the Dell Display and Peripheral Manager software work on all Apple Products?

Dell Display and Peripheral Manager is supported on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini (2018 onwards) and Mac Pro (2019 onwards). Dell Display and Peripheral Manager is not supported on iMac.

Supported macOS versions are 10.14, 10.15, 11 and 12.

 

Which Dell monitors are supported on Dell Display and Peripheral Manager for Mac?

Dell UltraSharp (U) Series Monitors:
U3219Q
U3419W
U4919DW
U2520D
U2520DR
U2720Q
U2720QM
U4320Q
U2421E
U2421HE
U2721DE
U3421WE
U3821DW
U4021QW
U2422H
U2422HE
U2422HX
U2722D
U2722DE
U2722DX
U2723QE
U2723QX
U3023E
U3223QE
U3223QZ
U3423WE
U4323QE

Dell UltraSharp PremierColor (UP) Series Monitors:
UP2720Q
UP2720QA
UP3221Q

Dell C Series Monitors:
C2722DE
C2422HE
C3422WE
C2423H
C2723H

 

Which Dell Peripherals are supported on Dell Display and Peripheral Manager for Mac?

WB5023
WB7022

 

Remote Management and Control (for IT managers only)

Dell Display and Peripheral Manager comes with CLI commands for querying asset inventory logs and to set basic monitor settings.

 

Do I need to update my Dell display firmware to support Dell Display and Peripheral Manager for Mac?

Yes, your Dell monitor must be updated to the latest firmware version to work with Dell Display and Peripheral Manager for Mac.
To update display firmware:

  1. Go to the Dell Drivers & Downloads page.
  2. Enter your Monitor Model Number or Service Tag.
  3. Select Apple Mac OS and download the firmware package.
  4. Connect your Type-C or Thunderbolt cable to your monitor, Run the Firmware Package, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete firmware update for your monitor.
     
Note: The firmware update may take several minutes to complete. Disable sleep mode on your Mac when updating your monitor firmware.
 
  1. Some hardware-dependent features are only available on monitors or webcams that support those features. Refer to your monitors or webcams User Guide for information about which features are available.
  2. Screenshots in this document are for illustrative purposes only. The User Interface (UI) might appear different if some features are not available in your monitor or accessory.


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Last Published Date

29 Sep 2022

Version

8

Article Type

How To