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Call it a minor annoiance, but I'd really like if vlc used the app menu instead of displaying it in the main window.

Is there a way to correct this behavior?

I don't really know if this would require patching vlc or if it's something that could be enabled with a plugin. Extra points if you can provide me more info on this.

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You mean like Minimized version for playing Audio files, If so please include that info in question – atenz Aug 22 '12 at 4:42
No, I mean the that the vlc menubar should be in the appmenu indicator not in the application window. – tutuca Aug 22 '12 at 15:41
Glad that you got your solution, thanks for clarifying :) – atenz Aug 22 '12 at 15:44
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Unfortunately, due to a bug in Qt, you cannot enable the global menu in some Qt applications such as VLC. Once the bug is fixed, VLC will use the global menu as usual.

If, however, you use the daily build version of VLC, the global menu works just fine. You can get it from the following PPA:

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