Dell Display and Peripheral Manager for macOS
NOTE: Dell Display and Peripheral Manager (DDPM) replaces Dell Display Manager for macOS. Download DDPM for macOS to continue using your devices seamlessly.
How to download and install Dell Display and Peripheral Manager?
- Browse to: Dell Drivers & Downloads
- Identify your Dell monitor or accessory.
- Enter the Service Tag or Model Number and click Search.
- Or, click Browse all products to manually select the Model from the catalog.
- Select Apple Mac OS as the Operating System.
NOTE: The Dell support website detects the Operating System used by your computer to set the Operating System field. If you are using Mac device, the Dell Display and Peripheral Manager download link is displayed for Mac OS. Alternatively, Operating System can be selected from the Operating System dropdown.
- Click the Download button next to Dell Display and Peripheral Manager.
- Using Finder, browse to the Downloads folder.
- Double-click the downloaded .zip file to extract the package.
- Go to the extracted folder, install DDPM by running the DDPM_Installer.pkg.
- Follow the installation flow to complete the installation.
- After installation, launch DDPM from Launchpad.
NOTE: DDPM requires Accessibility and Automation permission for the Easy Arrange and Easy Memory to open the documents, resize and arrange them to the selected layout. When prompted by OS, click OK to allow access.
If you have a webcam connected, allow DDPM to access camera when prompted. Update webcam firmware requires Automation to access the downloaded firmware package and Input Monitoring for the updating tool to update the firmware.
You can also enable these permissions from Privacy & Security under System Settings.
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What are the key features available for monitors?
- Optimal Front of Screen Experience: The Menu Launcher dialog box provides quick access to commonly used features, such as:
- Brightness and Contrast
- Easy Arrange
- KVM and Webcam (if applicable)
To access these controls, 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).
Figure 1: Dell Display and Peripheral Manager Menu
- Brightness and contrast: This feature allows you to adjust brightness and contrast with ease. You can even apply the brightness, contrast, and color presets controls to all connected supported monitors with Enable Display matrix control.
Figure 2: Brightness and contrast controls
- Input Source: This 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. You can arrange the inputs in Picture in Picture (PIP) or Picture By Picture (PBP) mode (Figure 3 and 4).
NOTE: See your monitor User Guide for available inputs and KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) feature availability.
Figure 3: Input source general controls
Figure 4: Input source PIP and PBP controls
- 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 5).
Figure 5: Dell Display and Peripheral Manager Color Menu
- 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 6).
Easy Arrange can also be used to personalize with dual monitors side by side or expand desktop space by spanning across two monitors.
Figure 6: Easy Arrange menu
- Easy Arrange Memory: 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.
NOTE: For each app added to the Easy Memory for the first time, you must explicitly provide automation permission to DDPM. You must click OK when the computer will display the permission dialog.
Clicking Don't Allow will cause DDPM to be prohibited from launching the app on its own. You will then not be able to save the profile.
Figure 7: Easy Arrange profile configuration
Easy Arrange Memory usability may vary according to application type and launch behavior. Easy Memory works with general productivity apps such as Microsoft Office, Adobe, web browsers and more.
Easy Memory might not be able to perform a window partition at launch if any of the following takes place:
- App displays a pop-up dialog box upon launch (that is, login screen, error dialog, or unsaved files)
- App is launched in full screen mode
- Files are opened as individual tabs within the app
- Overlapping Easy Arrange layouts
- Application Windows Snap: This feature helps you with placing a program quickly to any screen. When enabled in Dell Display and Peripheral Manager, 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 8: Application Windows Snap
- KVM: This feature allows sharing of keyboard and mouse between multiple computers. You can set up the KVM easily with step-by-step instructions on USB KVM Settings of Dell Display and Peripheral Manager.
The KVM feature is available when connected monitors support KVM functionality.
Figure 9: USB KVM Settings
- 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 10).
Figure 10: Power Conservation through PowerNap settings
- Color Management: This feature allows you to sync the color space of the monitor with associated International Color Consortium (ICC) profile.
Figure 11: Color Management
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What are the key features available for the Dell WB5023, and WB7022 webcams?
- Webcam Control Features
- 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.
Figure 12: Dell Display and Peripheral Manager Webcam Control Menu
- Color and Image
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.
Figure 13: Dell Display and Peripheral Manager Webcam Color and Image Menu
- Camera Microphone
You can switch the integrated microphone on or off for clear communication optimized for your personal workspace.
NOTE: A microphone is available on the WB5023 webcams.
- Firmware Updates
Firmware can be upgraded in the Settings dialog. You can click Update to download and update Dell webcam firmware immediately.
Figure 14: Dell Display and Peripheral Manager Webcam Firmware Menu
- Remote Management and Control (for IT managers only)
The Dell Display and Peripheral Manager comes with CLI commands for following:
- Asset management Querying monitor inventory logs
- Display info and Monitor control: Query the current monitor settings and to set basic monitor settings such as brightness, color preset, volume, resolution and much more.
- Export & import settings: Export Settings command write all DDPM settings for all currently active monitors to the designated file. Import Settings command reads all the settings recorded in the designated filename and assigns them to other monitors of the same model.
NOTE: CLI commands are restricted for IT managers only. Contact Dell sales representative for more information.
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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 11, 12, and 13.
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Which Dell monitors are supported on Dell Display and Peripheral Manager for Mac?
Dell UltraSharp (U) Series Monitors:
Dell UltraSharp PremierColor (UP) Series Monitors:
Dell C Series Monitors:
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Which Dell Peripherals are supported on Dell Display and Peripheral Manager for Mac?
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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:
- Go to the Dell Drivers & Downloads page.
- Enter your Monitor Model Number or Service Tag.
- Select Apple Mac OS and download the firmware package.
- 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.
The firmware update may take several minutes to complete. Disable sleep mode on your Mac when updating your monitor firmware.
- Some hardware-dependent features are only available on monitors or webcams that support those features. See your monitors or webcams User Guide for information about which features are available.
- 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.
- For details on each feature mentioned here, see User Guide for Dell Display and Peripheral Manager for macOS at Dell Product Documentation for your Dell monitor.
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