Currently running the newest version of VLC from the repos, and when I open a media file and then close it, the program stays open in the notification area and won't close. I can right click on the icon, choose exit, and nothing happens.
So when I open up another media file, a second VLC icon appears in the notification area, and again, won't close even when I choose exit.
So if I look at say ten media files, I'll end up with ten versions of VLC icon in the notification area, none of them will close via exit, and I have to go into task manager and manually kill all ten simultaneously running versions.
I have 'use only one instance when started from a file manager' unticked because I often run similar videos side by side for comparison purposes, but I've never had this problem before.