Faffing about with VLC to sort out sound distortion issue,I discoverd that if you go into preferences and change from default audio device to alsa and save the changes,the next time you open vlc it opens maximized.
I reset by deleting ~/home/.config/vlc/vlrc and vlc-qt interface.conf
I thought I was seeing things at first,I repeated the same steps several times and the result was the same. Using a saved youtube music video.
Anyone else seeing this behaviour.
PS. I am not knocking VLC,I love it and respect its devs highly.