Hey there! This should be fairly simply to figure out with a combination of manipulate a window actions. I’m away from my computer and can’t build a test macro for you, but you could likely just use manipulate a window action to minimize VLC window with index “x”, the x being whichever one corresponds to the playlist window and not the media window.
I don’t really use VLC for anything, and again am away from my computer, but this might give you something to work with until some more folks chime in.
thanks for replying, I've tried a bit but didn't have success because the playlist window becomes the not active window in the background and can't be accessed without a click, and I think he media and playlist window are both titled vlc media player, I'll wait, hopefully someone can figure it out, I think window actions are definitely the key.
Right, but each window should have an index number independent of what it’s title is. They can therefore be controlled regardless of their relative position on the screen. Were you able to try minimizing the window with index 1, 2, 3 etc.?
I don’t believe this to be the case. The playlist window appears to be title “Charles in charge s01e01.mkv” which may or may not be different from the actual media window. But the point is the titles may not be what they appear to be. You can verify this with that macro I listed above.
(1) Opens the VLC app with the selected TV channel.
(3) The macro pauses until the playlist window appears.
(4) The playlist window is placed in the center of the desktop, otherwise it jumps into the corner with the following TV station and the positioning fails.
(5) The window with the TV station is positioned (here lower left corner).
(6) The window of the playlist is brought to the foreground.
(7) The window of the playlist is minimized.
hi appleianer, thanks for the macro, I watched the video I think I will need to make changes to the macro because I just watch on my laptop opening from finder, don't need any resizing, just open a video and minimize all other windows except the media window, but I can take some ideas from your macro to try out.
Got it ccstone, my MacBook has a small screen low resolution so it didn't fit all the way, the only part missing was you select Finder as the application in the "in up,down symbol," section.
Here are two macros.
This one is for when VLC is already active in dock and you are browsing files with Finder, it minimizes Finder, but if you know window indexes you could probably get it to minimize anything else behind the media like Chrome.