So, when I start watching a video or something of the like, VLC puts a nice little icon in the tray. The problem is, that when I open and close VLC it keeps adding another nice little icon in the tray.

Here's a SS for example's sake.

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Go to Tools->Preferences

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Check the option of “allow only one instance". You may want to check the related "Enqueue files in playlist when in one instance mode" too. Press save.

  • Works like a charm. Cheers for that Jasmines – Brandon Bertelsen Jul 13 '12 at 20:31
  • I recommend also to uncheck show systray, so after use vlc doesnt active occupying memory! – pablo.vix Jun 19 '20 at 16:16

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