Yes !! Finally someone else who has this problem. I’ve asked a classical teacher and the violin shop but did not get an answer.
I’ve never learned. I just hold the violin in my lap and pluck the string with my thumb til I get close and then use the fine tuner.
I’ve never figured out how violinists tune with left hand on the peg while bowing without the peg slipping. It’s always been a mystery to me.