You can make the VLC player remember its window size so that you don’t have to drag the edges to resize it, every time you open the app. All it requires is a bit of tweaking or some changes in the settings. Let us find how to resize VLC player window permanently in Windows 11/10.
How to make VLC remember window size and position
If you use the VLC player quite frequently to play multimedia files or streaming protocols, you must have found the size of its window changes dimensions depending on the resolution of the file being played. So, when you run a low-resolution file, the application shrinks to a tiny window and when you play a high-resolution file, it expands automatically. To solve this issue, take the following steps.
- Launch the VLC player app.
- Go to Tools tab.
- Select Preferences from the list of options displayed.
- Switch to the Interface tab.
- Move to Look and feel section.
- Uncheck Resize interface to video size box.
- Save the changes.
- Close and relaunch the app.
- Adjust the size for one last time.
- Close the app.
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Launch the VLC player on your computer.
Go to the Tools menu and click to expand it.
From the list of options displayed therein, select the Preferences option.
When the Simple Preferences window opens, switch to the Interface tab.
Scroll down to Look and Feel section.
Under it, uncheck the box marked against the Resize interface to video size option.
When done, hit the Save button to save the changes.
Now, open the app again to resize it for one last time. Hereafter, whenever you open the VLC player, you’ll find it resized to the size you set earlier.
TIP: To make VLC remember its window size (and position), close the VLC-window (with the ‘x’ in the upper right corner) while pressing the CTRL key at the same time.
That’s all there is to it!