SOLVED!!! VLC GUI does not work properly in external monitor

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SOLVED!!! VLC GUI does not work properly in external monitor

Post by jjcmmgb » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:54 am

Hi guys,
I'm working with LM long time ago in my laptop connected to an external monitor through HDMI interface.
I recently migrated to the new LM 19 Cinnamon release and I've noticed that when I open VLC media player in my laptop screen the GUI application shows well but when I move the VLC media player window to my external monitor the VLC GUI changes drastically showing fonts, buttons.. everything with a huge size.
That did not happen with previous versions of LM or VLC media player.
I attach 3 files, my laptop system info, VLC media player screenshot in my laptop display and in my HDMI display
VLC media player in HDMI display.png
vlc media player in laptop display.png
laptop system info.png
Any clue what's happening?
Thanks
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Re: VLC GUI does not work properly in external monitor

Post by gm10 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:30 am

See if this works:

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QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0 vlc
If not then this will work:

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QT_SCALE_FACTOR=1 vlc
Just modify your menu-entry accordingly or add export QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0 to your ~/.profile to have this apply to all Qt apps.

PS: If you need to scale your two screens separately you can do that as well, e.g. QT_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTORS=1;1.5
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Re: VLC GUI does not work properly in external monitor

Post by jjcmmgb » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:03 am

Wow!!!! first option worked like hell!!!!
I added the entry to my .profile, rebooted my laptop and checked out
I really appreciate your help
many, many thanks :-)

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Re: VLC GUI does not work properly in external monitor

Post by gm10 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:09 am

Happy to help. Don't forget to mark the thread as solved by editing the subject line of the OP. :)

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Re: SOLVED!!! VLC GUI does not work properly in external monitor

Post by jimthedj65 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:53 am

Just popping in to say thanks for this, it solved my 19.1 recent download also.

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