Sometimes is annoying having all this popups when VLC is minimized and track changes.

Here is how to disable them (for version 1.x):
Go to Tools-> Preferences -> All -> Interfaces -> Main Interfaces -> Qt
and uncheck Notify on track change.

And since interface changed in new version (For version 2.x)

Go to Tools-> Preferences -> Interface -> Show media change popup

and change to Never

Here is a screenshot for reference:

VLC disable notification when minimized

Added by request(Trevor):

If you want to remove systray icon just above there is the setting “Show Systray Icon”. Uncheck it to remove icon from systray.


58 Responses to “How to disable VLC Media player system tray popup (updated for v 2.x)”

  1. Woz on December 24th, 2015 4:32 am

    You’ve saved my computer from a sudden brutal death (I may be too impatient and irrational to own a computer).

    Thank you!

  2. QueenGambit on January 19th, 2016 12:20 am

    I’m sure a lot of people wouldn’t like this notification each time, we should have it disabled by default.

  3. Lewis on January 27th, 2016 12:20 pm

    Thanks! Just switched to VLC 64-bit since media player started (just today) complaining about not having IE available in Windows 10 to handle DRM. Liking VLS so far but this notification was annoying. Your post helped me fix it. Thanks again!

  4. Wouter P on February 4th, 2016 2:06 pm


  5. Fuzzy on March 11th, 2016 5:21 am

    Thanks for info, happy Fuzzy now 🙂

  6. Trevor on April 25th, 2016 10:27 pm

    Tried the preferences change. Doesnt work for me. still get an instance in the sys tray that stays until i delete the process in tm. Windows 10 Lenovo lapop. Any suggs plz?

  7. hb on April 26th, 2016 7:33 am

    I’ve added this into the post.
    Enjoy 🙂

  8. Mohammad Mozamel on October 11th, 2016 6:54 am

    Thanks it is worked and saved my time

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