I don’t know if this is the proper place for my post, my apologies if it isn’t. Please be patient with me, I’m new here.
Let me start by saying that I did try to Google and Search the forms for an answer but I did not find one. If I have missed it, kindly point me in the right direction.
So I am running the KDE version of Manjaro and I set up VLC to autostart. That was working just fine, but I wanted it to start in minimal mode. I couldn’t find a way to do that but found these instructions and followed them " Tools → Preferences… (Show settings: All) Interface → Main interfaces… → Qt and Selection of the starting mode and look"
The good news is it works in that VLC instantly minimizes (it disappears).
The bad news is VLC doesn’t work and I cannot access it.
When I try to open it, it promptly disappears.
I tried to uninstall it but I can’t do to a dependency issue (another program relies on one of it’s dependencies and hence it won’t uninstall).
I have tried reinstalling, rebooting and no joy.
Does anyone know how I can fix this short of reinstalling Manjaro?
I don’t know whether this applies for vlc — I haven’t tried it yet — but some applications remember their last state. For instance, if juk and telegram-desktop are minimized to the system tray when they are closed, then they will restart minimized to the tray the next time.
I’m putting my Newbieness on full display here, I’m not sure what to do with the code you’ve kindly provided (I tried the first line in a terminal but you can guess what happened).
I’m guessing that code is a script?
Ok, I think I was able to make that an executable script and select it as Autostart at Login.
Fingers crossed, I’ll give it a try next.
Setting the interface to QT is what got me into trouble with VLC. I have VLC autostart and automatically play a stream when I boot into Manjaro.
When I set the main interface to QT, not only do I lose access to VLC, it does not play the stream. It remains hidden and silent.
I tried the new script, minus the "VLC& " and no joy.
Yes, that is exactly what I would like to happen.
The main interface is set to “Default”.
When I change it to “QT Interface”, VLC closes instantly and does not automatically play the stream (the stream is automatically played now, that isn’t a problem).
It is also impossible to make VLC appear on screen when QT interface is selected.
While I do want VLC to start in the systray, if I do need it, say to change the stream, it is impossible to do so without being able to access VLC.
I actually do have VLC currently starting and automatically playing my stream. The issue is if I set the main interface to QT, VLC disappears instantly and it will never appear on screen when you click on the icon. It also does not play the stream when QT interface is selected.
I don’t see that option anywhere (I looked in Preferences and selected show All).
I do have “Show systray icon” enabled, while that shows the icon in the systray, VLC still launches fully.
I think this is one of those things that I’ll just have to live with.
I used to have it open only in the systray in a previous distro that I used to use, but that was a long time ago and they’ll likely changed VLC since then.