1. Alex:

    Thanks! needed just that little hint :D

    August 3, 2009 at 6:21 am |
  2. jack:

    Aah finally figured it out

    You have to use the native look for it to minimize to the system tray. Apparently if you use skins it doesn’t work (at least that’s how it seemed).

    August 25, 2009 at 8:26 pm |
  3. viktor:

    Cool! Thank you very much. That was what I was looking for ;-)

    September 30, 2009 at 7:43 am |
  4. Drew:

    Great Tip, thanks!

    January 7, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  5. John B.:

    Very helpful! You know yer vlc stuff!

    January 8, 2010 at 7:48 am |
  6. Geoff:

    Yes, Jack is right, it seems that the tray icon does not appear to function in skins mode.

    Does anyone know of a fix?

    February 2, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
  7. Dope! Thanks!

    February 22, 2010 at 2:52 pm |
  8. Sean:

    Thank you!

    April 18, 2010 at 9:32 pm |
  9. Richard:

    Thanks for that, been bugging me for ages!

    April 26, 2010 at 9:14 pm |
  10. john:

    Thank you very much for the great tip.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:49 am |
  11. Valentin:

    There is still an unpleasant thing. Each time I want to minimize VLC to tray, have to right click that icon and choose the option. The setiing isn’t saved so that next time VLC is minimized automatically to tray instead of going in the taskbar. :(
    More attention to this kind of details would be great, but regardless of this the developers are doing a great job with VLC. ;)

    August 26, 2010 at 3:40 am |
  12. Dolby:

    Thanks a bunch… was kind of puzzling me! Solved!

    September 4, 2010 at 2:43 am |
  13. Iain:

    Hey! Thank you very much! Recently upgraded and couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong! Was beginning to think they had removed the feature and was almost about to pull my hair out! haha =] Thanks again fella!

    November 4, 2010 at 4:47 am |
  14. Marty:

    You just have to left click on the system tray icon. It does the same thing.

    November 14, 2010 at 3:04 am |
  15. jhunalie:

    thanks! thumbs up to you :D

    January 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
  16. Michael Chauvin:

    Thank you. That was something that had frustrated me for some time.

    June 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
  17. Geoff Clements:

    Do you know anyway to get VLC to minimize to the tray when you press the close button?

    July 16, 2011 at 4:23 am |
  18. Lik:

    Thanxxxx a lot!

    August 28, 2011 at 8:42 am |
  19. llan dona:

    Thanks dude, this has been a itch for me for quite awhile.
    Can’t believe it was that simple.

    August 30, 2011 at 2:58 am |
  20. Karmo:

    Hiding VLC Media Player in taskbar takes two times more memory. When its in taskbar the memory usage is 4 MB and more, but when it’s hidden or the window is opened it takes 8 MB and more. Why is it so? Can it be fixed?

    October 27, 2011 at 11:33 am |
  21. Evey:

    Huh… I searched “minimize VLC to tray” and got this, first hit! Very useful, thank you!! Do you do more VLC-for-Dummies, or was this just a lucky break? Keep that taskbar clean, mine is clear thanks to your help!

    December 1, 2011 at 6:56 am |
  22. saby:

    every thing was according to what u said before i got that simple tip except was not clicking on the taskbar icon :D Thanks alot

    March 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  23. Kamlesh:

    Hello Bro…..
    It is not working in Windows 7.
    Thanks in advance.

    May 3, 2012 at 5:18 am |
  24. JD:

    doesn’t work. It should have a ‘show in taskbar’ tickbox.

    May 8, 2012 at 4:05 am |
  25. Fer:

    It does work on Windows 7 (VLC 2.0.1). The option is not available, you just need to click the icon on the tray.

    June 13, 2012 at 7:49 am |
  26. Lukan:

    How stupid is that? I’ve been using VLC for a year and just thought the developers hadn’t implemented a minimise-to-systray option. They need to put in the preferences to click the icon to minimise it.

    July 8, 2012 at 10:25 pm |

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