[QUICK TIP] Fix VLC Player Opening in New Windows

Hi Guys,

VLC Player as we all know it, is a very good player that rocks our multimedia files for us anytime anywhere, be it on your desktop or laptop computer, even your smartphones and devices.

Recently I installed a new VLC Player on my freshly installed Elementary OS ‘Luna’ but I had a problem with it for days. This was when VLC Players always start a new instance when I click a media file instead of playing in the current running window.


Below is how I quickly fixed this temporary issue:

Launch VLC Player.

Click on the Tools menu and Select Preferences;


Set Show Settings in the lower left corner to All.

Select Advanced, from the side bar.


Finally, under Performance Options, check the box before: Allow only one running instance, and Click Save.

Restart all instances of running VLC Player.