Universal Control Remains Unavailable in macOS Monterey Beta 10, But Now Has 'Beta' Label

Universal Control, one of the main new features that Apple highlighted for macOS Monterey back in June, has yet to be implemented even in the tenth beta and it is still unclear if it will be available when the software launches.

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Though not yet implemented, ‌Universal Control‌ settings can be force enabled with a feature flag, and it is clear that Apple is working on it behind the scenes. In the latest beta update released this morning, ‌Universal Control‌ settings that have been manually enabled have a "Beta" label.

The "Beta" labeling suggests that Apple could be planning to make the feature available to users when ‌macOS Monterey‌ launches, even if all the bugs have not been worked out. Apple did something similar for the iCloud+ Private Relay feature, which is also available in a beta capacity at the current time.

‌Universal Control‌, which is an iPadOS 15 and Monterey feature, is designed to allow multiple Macs and iPads to be operated the same time using the same input devices, so Mac and iPad owners can use a single mouse and keyboard across more than one Mac, more than one ‌iPad‌, or a mix of Macs and iPads.

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chrisleeolson Avatar
9 months ago
It looks like UC won't work with a non apple external display? I'm running an LG Ultrafine 5K Display of an M1 Air and not seeing the advanced option even after clicking on display settings.

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Rychiar Avatar
9 months ago
Why is Apple, with their endless resources and manpower so FAIL
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fwmireault Avatar
9 months ago
At this rate it will be officially enabled for testing in macOS 13.0 beta next June
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Think|Different Avatar
9 months ago
Welp! Guess we should be happy it even made it into the shipped product?
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slydar Avatar
9 months ago
Well, the executable files certainly exist for it, and Monterrey loads them at boot even without the "force enable" hack, so it looks like Universal Control interacts with the rest of the System at a pretty fundamental level.

If you use Activity Monitor to force quit either of the running process, they are automatically relaunched.

They seems to take up virtually no CPU resources or CPU Time.

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jinx.pt Avatar
9 months ago

It looks like UC won't work with a non apple external display? I'm running an LG Ultrafine 5K Display of an M1 Air and not seeing the advanced option even after clicking on display settings.
Ugh, I'm seeing the same thing. My iMac shows the advanced button, but my Macbook only shows it if I disconnect the two external monitors.

...I'm hoping this is still in the works in terms of UI, since we literally had nothing on the previous version of the Beta.
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