iPad Does Duet Display does work or not?

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  1. calliex macrumors member

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    I am getting the big iPad Pro and want like to use it as a second screen for my Mac. I hear that do a mac software update that it is no longer working. I have been searching web looking to find out if it has been fixed or not and can not find an answer. Any Ideas

    Joe
     
  2. mdbradigan macrumors regular

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    I used it with Ipad + 2018 MBP running Mojave a week ago. Seems to work now.
     
  3. kissfan macrumors regular

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    I just fired it up, loaded the latest update, and it works fine.
     
  4. calliex thread starter macrumors member

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    Great that is what I wanted to hear
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    Great to hear it works with Mojave. I hear so many great things about it and all of sudden mostly negative because of a software update.
     
  5. Beelzbub macrumors 6502

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    I use it with my Surface Pro and a 2017 iPad. Works fine when I need dual screens when traveling.
     
  6. RumorConsumer macrumors 6502a

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    My convo with them today:

    Me: Hi there - are you guys Mojave compatible at this point?

    [​IMG]
    Thank you for contacting Duet's support team! We are having some issues with MacOS Mojave, some users are stating that the app is crashing when they are trying to open it but other users stated that is working so that will be depending in the settings of the computer. We apologize if you were having problems with Duet before, we will be making sure to continue upgrading the app. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us.
    Me:
    Thank you! The menu item when attempted to click on it crashes the software.
    It works without it
    But this is what I see on my MacBook Pro 2017 to iPad Pro 12.9 over usb-c to lightning:
    <insert image>
    So I can see about 4/5th of the display size
    are you familiar with how to get to full screen?



    [​IMG]
    This is because MacOS' 10.13.4 incorporated eGPU technology, which rendered our previous driver unrecognizable by the OS. This, in turn, forced us to search for new ways to establish a connection with the computer.

    This leads to Airplay, which isn't currently optimized for iDevices such as iPads, iPods, and iPhones. Airplay only supports the Apple TVs' resolutions. Duet takes these resolutions and uses them on the iPad, causing the resolution conflicts and thus creating a black bar at the bottom of the iPad.

    By updating to MacOS 10.14 the black strip still shows, portrait mode is also currently incompatible with our working Airplay script, which we can't run without. We've contacted Apple on this and we are working on implementing support for the iDevice resolutions. Once this is implemented, you will be able to use the entirety of the iDevice's screen.

    Although there's no ETA on when a solution could be ready for this problem. Right now, I would recommend to only use both of the first resolutions 1024x768 and 1152x800 for a better performance.

    This is a quick GIF that shows you how to do this. https://cl.ly/0B1v0P263k3x


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    And this tweet by Avatron who makes the competitor:

    https://twitter.com/Avatron/status/1025949634768777218
     
  7. RumorConsumer macrumors 6502a

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    Duet Display guy says a fix forthcoming this week likely.
     
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    What about the new 5.0 DisplayLink driver for Mojave? Should that restore the original Duet installation without the AirPlay workaround?
     
  10. Calleknug macrumors member

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    When I took home an iPad pro 10.5 and tried it the colors were complete crap and animations laggy and glitchy. Tried to solve it with their support but nothing made a difference. I think the the usb 2 bandwidth is to low or something.
     
  11. RumorConsumer macrumors 6502a

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    Air Display has been awesome in terms of answering all my questions. When I get my iPad back next week I’ll be going with them.
     
  12. tootall macrumors regular

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    do not want to hijack this conversation, but Duet is working fine under Mojave except for the Touch Bar; it does appear but the iPad screen is not touch sensitive anymore... (excuse the poor translation)
     
  13. AlexJoda macrumors 6502a

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    It is not working fine because it does not support the nescessary resolutions to use the full iPad display. At the moment it is not able to use the native Duet display drivers and has to use Airplay with limited TV resolutions....
     
  14. lsh macrumors 6502a

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    Is Duet the only one that works with Windows too? I have Windows only software that I sometimes need to boot into boot camp to run and need a second display with that too.
     
  15. shotokaizer macrumors newbie

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    Duet Display Mac Version 2.0.3.4 - October 2018 is released.

    Download here

    upload_2018-11-1_23-25-31.png
     
  16. Time Less macrumors 6502

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    Part of the bottom screen is still missing on the iPad. I tried Yam display and it fills up the whole screen but performance is terrible. Too bad the new iPad Pro doesn’t have this as a native feature.
     
  17. RumorConsumer macrumors 6502a

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    Just tried Avatron’s Air Display on Mojave 10.14.1. Graphics tear and lag badly on both display. Duet was at least smooth. Sent ticket to their help so we’ll see. Ensured I was connected over USB-C.
     
  18. RecentlyConverted macrumors 6502a

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    Update out today (iOS and Mac). I always have to download my Mac app from the website, as when the Mac app checks it says I am running the latest version, when I am not.
     
  19. RumorConsumer macrumors 6502a

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    How’s Duet treating you?
     
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    I am not a big user of Duet. I tried the new update just now for you. All working ok. I played a video and no latency. All seems ok, and don't forget you get the Touch Bar features - if that's important to you.
     
  21. macquest1 macrumors newbie

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    ***I am getting the big iPad Pro and want like to use it as a second screen for my Mac. I hear that do a mac software update that it is no longer working. Joe***

    I am now using the newest 12.9" iPad Pro with my 15" Touch Bar MacBook Pro successfully EXCEPT for the black bar on the bottom of the iPad screen AND the menu Duet icon ends-then-reconnects the iPad connection, but won't allow me to use Preference.

    Tom
     
  22. RumorConsumer macrumors 6502a

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    The version that works on 10.4.2 beta?
     
  23. tatakit macrumors newbie

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    Did anyone use Mojave OS and work?

    I use iMac and iPad Pro 10.5
     
  24. Macalway macrumors 68030

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    You need to update Mac OS and download the new app (check version numbers)

    It's strange really. I'd like to know why this new MAC OS update has solved the issues. Duet now even works well with my MacBook 12", which isn't exactly a powerhouse.

    I'm just curious as to what Apple did. Did developers complain about Airplay being a mess?

    If Apple breaks this again i'm going to complain (which will be the first time for that). This functionality should be native. It's sorta lame Apple doesn't include this.
     
  25. RumorConsumer macrumors 6502a

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    So Duet is good now huh? I tried Air Display and it’s laggy dog**** on my very fast Mac.
     

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