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Is it possible to play/pause a movie just by clicking on the window? I really miss this feature from Media Player Classic, but from what I could find, it's not possible in VLC.

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I've created lua extension for doing exactly what you want to do. Please check project at github or videolan addons page

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Aaand... from the project page: "You need to tick it every time you open VLC. This is a limitation of VLC lua api." Why in the hell this has to be so hard ?! –  Halil Özgür Oct 20 '13 at 23:57
    
@HalilÖzgür: as you noticed, "This is a limitation of VLC lua api." +1, but indeed, the need to tick it every time you open VLC is a big downside –  cipricus Dec 7 '13 at 16:17
    
Why on earth it's so hard to bind primary click to play/pause in such a popular player? This shouldn't even need an extension. And then, the requirement of the extension is ridiculous, regardless of the origin. For this reason I'm using SMPlayer. –  Halil Özgür Dec 7 '13 at 21:46
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There is a tool called Nifty Windows, it allows you to associate an action with a press of the mouse. These actions can be key combinations, or execution of a program.

Hope this helps.

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Not a bad idea, although a bit overkill :). –  alex Aug 5 '10 at 20:57
    
of course! but that's the only way i know of! –  bryan Aug 5 '10 at 22:24
    
does that work in Vista, win7 and above? –  cipricus Dec 7 '13 at 16:22
    
It worked in Vista and Windows 7. Have not tried in Windows 8 –  bryan Dec 9 '13 at 19:01
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If you right click on the VLC window a menu list comes up with play, pause and more yepon it. I use this all the time.

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It's ok, but not what I want. I want to left click and pause. –  alex Aug 5 '10 at 20:56
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