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    VLC interface too big in 18.04

    Just installed 18.04 but VLC interface is too big and can't be made any smaller than quarter of the screen.

    In Screen display settings the monitor is reported as 7" yet it is 42".

    Other apps appear okay.

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    Re: VLC interface too big in 18.04

    What graphics card do you have in there? Did you install a driver for it? If so, what driver and where did you get it from?

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    Re: VLC interface too big in 18.04

    Intel N3700 (i915 chipset) never needed to install any driver for it.

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    Re: VLC interface too big in 18.04

    Fixed by adding a file called gnome-qt.sh in /etc/profile.d

    with this inside.

    export QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0

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    Re: VLC interface too big in 18.04

    +1 - had the same problem with my tv-box computer after I upgraded from 17.10 to 18.04. worked for both the gnome and xubuntu desktops.

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    Re: VLC interface too big in 18.04

    I had the same problem, that solved it, thankyou very much
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    Re: VLC interface too big in 18.04

    Thanks a ton, saved me a headache.

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    Re: VLC interface too big in 18.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheltspy View Post
    Fixed by adding a file called gnome-qt.sh in /etc/profile.d

    with this inside.

    export QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0
    Cheers, your solution worked perfectly for me, all I needed to do afterwards was restart the PC and VLC appeared normally.

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    Exclamation Re: VLC interface too big in 18.04

    I created a bug report. Please also mark it as affecting you and add your system specs so that this issue gets solved soon!

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    Stepwise, this is how I fixed it

    1. open a terminal and type:
    sudo -H /bin/bash

    2. Type your password.

    3. navigate to the etc/profile.d folder by typing:
    cd /etc/profile.d

    4. Open the text editor and type the following:
    export QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0

    Now save the file to the desktop as gnome-qt.sh
    Close the text editor.

    5. Back in the terminal type the following, where USER is your own user name. Press enter when done.

    sudo cp '/home/USER/Desktop/gnome-qt.sh' /etc/profile.d
    You can even drag the file into the terminal after sudo cp .

    What this will do is copy your file from the desktop into the profile.d folder.

    6. Now you can close the terminal. Delete the desktop file if you want.

    7. Restart the computer and VLC should look normal.
    Last edited by eagleestar; February 10th, 2019 at 11:06 AM.

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