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    Default AW: VLC Will not play and VLC icon cannot be removed from taskbar

    Kontact, Akregator can also only completly closed by File-----Quit/Close (CTRL+Q)

    I think that is the behavior because they are running in the taskbar.

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    Default Re: VLC Will not play and VLC icon cannot be removed from taskbar

    In my case VLC does NOT appear in the taskbar but is still in memory after I use menu Media/Quit to close it (there is no File menu option in VLC).

    However I just updated TW in the usual way and VLC was updated. Now I find when I select the Media/Quit option it DOES close completely and remove itself from memory. Perhaps this was part of the fixed just installed?

    Stuart

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    Default AW: VLC Will not play and VLC icon cannot be removed from taskbar

    Is vlc running as daemon?



    And yes no Files Menu ( translated from German) , its named Media.

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    Default Re: VLC Will not play and VLC icon cannot be removed from taskbar

    Quote Originally Posted by broadstairs View Post
    However I just updated TW in the usual way and VLC was updated. Now I find when I select the Media/Quit option it DOES close completely and remove itself from memory. Perhaps this was part of the fixed just installed?

    Stuart
    Well, go to the VLC site and search for the change history?
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    I am running 15.1 and do not see all of the above.

    When I start VLC from the main menu it runs as
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    henk     30340  1208 10 11:23 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/vlc --started-from-file
    When I then close the window, it is gone.

    When I look in the Preferences, it has the "Show systray icon" checked, bu I see nothing in the systray (??) (only the normal representation of a running program/window that stays as such when minimizing the window).

    I can not find the "Advanced Preferences" as shown above. I guess I am a bit dumb, or my version (3.0.9.2) does not have that.

    And indeed, the leftmost menu item is not called File", but "Media".
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: VLC Will not play and VLC icon cannot be removed from taskbar

    When I had the issue it was not running as a daemon ie. that setting was not checked.

    Stuart

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    Default Re: VLC Will not play and VLC icon cannot be removed from taskbar

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Well, go to the VLC site and search for the change history?
    Well the site is not very helpful I cannot easily find information about fixes. I'm not spending time searching it. As far as I'm concerned in TW it is no longer an issue for me.

    Stuart

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    Default AW: VLC Will not play and VLC icon cannot be removed from taskbar

    I am running 15.1 and do not see all of the above.
    You have to enable it on the right side: show advanced options, also on the left bottom show settings: all

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    Default Re: AW: VLC Will not play and VLC icon cannot be removed from taskbar

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauerland View Post
    You have to enable it on the right side: show advanced options, also on the left bottom show settings: all
    Sorry, bewildering wording for me preferences, options, what is what.

    I do not even understand at the right side of what. I do not see anything to click on the right side of the VLC window, nor on the right sight of the Prefernces window (where I would expect such settings).

    In any case, thanks and please do not spend time on my ignorance, I am not the OP and not really interested for the very few times I run VLC.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: VLC Will not play and VLC icon cannot be removed from taskbar

    Also on 15.2 the same problems with VLC, the program won't close and you can't play a new video.
    To close VLC I am using KSysGuard.
    I have installed Kaffeine, it has no problems luckily.
    But it does look like a bug in VLC.

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