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revised Is there a keybind to minimize all windows, without a toggle?
An Ubuntu version tag is not truly appropriate. Technically, this involves 10.04, not 11.04.
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comment VLC will sometimes have issues displaying video in fullscreen.
The problem is that under some circumstance(s) fullscreen mode will display nothing but the black background. I have tried turning off compiz, but that didn't solve the problem It made it less likely that it would crop up, but it didn't solve it. Note with regard to the two monitor setup, that generally seems to be working for me. When VLC is having this issue, it will occur on either monitor.
Apr
22
comment VLC will sometimes have issues displaying video in fullscreen.
My apologies for taking so long to respond. VLC generally works, displaying on either monitor. Occasionally, it will glitch and display fullscreen on the wrong monitor. (I'm not certain if that glitch has it displaying on the primary monitor every time or the one on which VLC appeared when it launched.) Regardless, that's not a big deal. Toggling fullscreen once is usually enough to clear that issue.
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comment VLC will sometimes have issues displaying video in fullscreen.
@aking Well, re-enabling compiz sure didn't help. I ran into this problem with just one instance of VLC running. (I selected the "moderate" setting for compiz when I re-enabled it and even turned off the Expo plugin.) At this point, I suspect that it's the composting that is causing the problem. (I'm not sure if it's related, but this last time minimizing all windows helped with the issue. However, I fear that isn't a consistent fix.)
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comment VLC will sometimes have issues displaying video in fullscreen.
@kom What about compiz do you suspect would cause this issue? (I'd rather not turn it off completely.) Do you have any links which explain that boot param? (I'm researching it, but if you have info on it that would be great.) The only non-standard PPA I have is one for dropbox. Why do ask about PPAs?
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12
comment VLC will sometimes have issues displaying video in fullscreen.
@LGB Thanks for the input. That gives me some direction for further research. VLC provides various output options, including XVideo and X11. With X11 selected it could display many more videos fullscreen, though with high CPU utilization. Ironically, when I was doing this testing VLC was able to display 2 videos fullscreen while using the XVideo output.
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11
revised VLC will sometimes have issues displaying video in fullscreen.
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