[xubuntu-users] VLC on fullscreen in XFCE

Joshua O'Leary joshua.oleary at btinternet.com
Mon Jun 25 17:25:52 UTC 2012

On 25/06/12 17:53, Paul Donlan wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:42:46 -0700, Benoit <frombenny at aliceadsl.fr> 
> wrote:
>> +1
>> noticed too and not found a solution yet.
>> Le 25/06/2012 15:53, Joshua O'Leary a écrit :
>>> Hi,
>>> Has anyone noticed that VLC doesn't play videos properly in 
>>> fullscreen under XFCE? The panel is still visible above the video. 
>>> Using the hotkey F instead of clicking the fullscreen button still 
>>> does the same thing, and it still happens using the latest daily 
>>> build of VLC (2.1.0-git) from the PPA. Has anyone found a solution 
>>> to this?
>>> Thanks
>>> Joshua
> Same here.
> Paul
A rather hackish workaround would be to make a wrapper script for VLC, 
with these commands:
killall xfce4-panel && vlc && xfce4-panel

That way, the panel is killed before VLC runs, and loaded again when it 
is closed.


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