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New version of LG Display Manager available for macOS High Sierra with USB, camera tweaks

LG has released a new version of its utility for owners of the company's UltraFine displays for High Sierra, bringing improvements to USB connectivity, the built-in web camera, and the integrated speakers.




According to LG, the new version 2.08 of the utility released on Sept. 22 is now High Sierra-compatible, and improves connectivity quality on the USB-C ports on any of the LG UltraFine displays. Additionally, the company has made fixes in software to the integrated camera assisting with performance in low-light conditions.

LG also notes that the speakers on the device are now more precisely controlled with the volume controls from the Mac itself, or attached keyboards.

Updates to a connected display's firmware are now handled through the utility as well. Apple recommends use of the utility on its own support page for the display.

Brief AppleInsider testing over the weekend on the utility gave mixed results. While connectivity of the rear-mounted USB-C ports with USB 2.0 speeds is better, the actual delivered speed is noticeably lower — but as the ports are intended for keyboards and mice, this may not be of significance to most users.

Volume control increments have in fact increased, but it is unclear given the relatively low wattage of the speakers in the display how much that matters, with a large jump in volume one button-press after 50 percent.

The LG Screen Manager for Mac is a 26-megabyte download from the LG support website for the Ultrafine displays.