How to Get Rid of Menu Bar Grey Ghost in VLC 2.1.4 in Mavericks OS X on Second Display

Whether it’s a bug in Mavericks or VLC Player, when full-screening a video on a second display the OS X Menu bar will often appear as a grey bar. See here for example:

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In order to remove the bar, click VLC > Preferences, and make sure you’re on the “Interface” tab. De-select “Use the native fullscreen mode.”

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 1.06.18 PMNow, the video should take up the full screen of the second display without that annoying bar.

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