Most of the time after watching a video while I am closing the VLC player, there always is a task stays in the task manager and task bar, I can't play any video until I manually kills it from task manager. How to fix this problem?

  • Ah, let me see. Me Rpi4B buster 2019sep26. Just now I did this: (1) opened VLC, (2) played a short mp4 file, (3) closed VLC. (A) The VLC task icon on the top task bar disappeared. Nothing unusual.
    – tlfong01
    Commented Oct 22, 2019 at 1:16

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To disable vlc from running in the background, do this: VLC --> Tools --> Preferences --> Deselect "Show systray icon".

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