Yikes! That is big! No not my wife saying that. But VLC filled the entire big screen with icon buttons the size of my fist. Totally unusable…
This happened after I upgraded the PC to Lubuntu 18.x. I had to fix this as I just could not move or resize the VLC window to manageable proportions.
I had difficulty in Googling [?] for the fix. After 20 minutes I had found out the cause. It is Qt5. It is also not applicable just to VLC but quite a few other ‘apps’. VLC just happens to be the only one on the big-screen PC.
IF you run VLC from a terminal, you will need to set up Qt before running VLC. This can be done by setting an environment variable.
[yes they are capital letters.] then run VLC.
BUT – like always this doesn’t ‘stick’. So copy and paste this line into your [user] profile file, called ‘.profile’ . That way it will affect any application you the user will run…
Great! Now back to watching VLC…