Overview Dell Display Manager is a Windows application used to manage a monitor or a group of monitors. It allows manual adjustment of the displayed image, assignment of automatic settings, energy management, window organization, image rotation and other features on select Dell models. Once installed, Dell Display Manager will run each time the system...
Using the Quick Settings Dialog Clicking Dell Display Manager's notification tray icon opens the Quick Settings dialog box. When more than one supported Dell model is connected to the system, a specific target monitor can be selected using the menu provided. The Quick Settings dialog box allows convenient adjustment of the monitor's Brightness and Contrast levels, Preset Modes can be manually selected or set to Auto Mode, and the screen resolution can be changed.
Setting Basic Display Functions A Preset Mode for the selected monitor can be manually applied using the menu on the Basic tab. Alternatively, Auto Mode can be enabled. Auto Mode causes your preferred Preset Mode to be applied automatically when specific applications are active. An onscreen message momentarily displays the current Preset Mode whenever it changes. The selected monitor's Brightness and Contrast can also be directly adjusted from the Basic tab.
Assigning Preset Modes to Applications The Auto Mode tab allows you to associate a specific Preset Mode with a specific application, and apply it automatically. When Auto Mode is enabled, Dell Display Manager will automatically switch to the corresponding Preset Mode whenever the associated application is activated. The Preset Mode assigned to a particular application may be the same on each connected monitor, or it can vary from one monitor to the next.
Applying Energy Conservation Features On supported Dell models an Options tab will be available to provide PowerNap energy conservation options. When the screensaver activates, the monitor's Brightness can automatically be set to minimum level or the monitor can be put to sleep in order to save additional power.
Organizing Windows with Easy Arrange Some Dell models feature Easy Arrange, which allows the selected monitor's desktop to be organized into various predefined or custom window layouts. When Easy Arrange is enabled, windows can easily be made to reposition and resize automatically to fill specific regions within a window layout.
To use the currently saved custom layout, select the custom layout icon. To save a new custom layout, first postion and size up to 10 windows on the desktop and then click the Save link in Easy Arrange. To delete the currently saved custom layout, close all windows on the desktop and then click the Save link in Easy Arrange.