when im running a video in fullscreen in vlc on my second monitor or any other video player the top panel bar appears as soon as i give focus to an application on my main monitor. Have never seen this behavior on other desktop environtments. Is it a bug? I can't find any way to fix this.

Bug/missing feature since 2011. Is this ever gonna get looked into? https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/853865

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    What is your Ubuntu version? This has been fixed long ago. – Pilot6 Aug 12 '15 at 11:05
  • 15.04 fully updated and fresh install from yesterday. – okaydokay Aug 12 '15 at 11:14
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    I did not test it on 15.04 because I do not have a second screen there. But in 14.04 it has been fixed. Maybe it is a regression in unity again. If you use VLC, clicking on the window title ans selecting "always on top" is a workaround. – Pilot6 Aug 12 '15 at 11:17
  • I converted it to a question, because it seems to affect many people in 15.04. – Pilot6 Aug 12 '15 at 11:23
  • I suggest reporting it as a separate bug in 15.04. There will be a chance to get it fixed again. – Pilot6 Aug 12 '15 at 11:27

This seems to be a bug in 15.04.

A workaround for VLC is to right-click the window title and select "Always on top".

  • This can be controlled from command-line as well: wmctrl -r "VLC media player" -b add,fullscreen,above (tested with Ubuntu 16.04). Allows me to put the top-bar below the VLC player fullscreen window, looks good even if VLC is not active on the second display. – hakre Dec 14 '16 at 22:59

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