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MohamedxSalah
New Contributor

right now there is two essential Features that keep me from using any browser except for opera

 

for the first Feature Request : PIP
For a while now google had it's own extension in the chrome store or built in chrome browser

for pip ( picture in picture ) which let you play your online videos from youtube etc on top of other things 

even on top of browsing your files on your computer 

example :

Image result for chrome picture in picture

the problem is that this picture in picture mode is so limited in it's functions , it's small thing but it's matter alot for me

see ,  i'm using opera

and in opera native picture in picture mode while it's based on chrome one it's superior to chrome

because simply it's have a video controls " pause , seeking , volume etc " on top of the pop up picture in picture video

example

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also it does have an overlayer button on top of whatever video you are playing that by simply clicking it activate picture in picture instead of clicking on extension button or right clicking two times like chrome etc

i would like something like this implanted in Edge 

2nd Feature Request : the sidebar

the sidebar as name suggest is simply a sidebar in the browser that let you browse to web pages at the same time side by side in the same tab 

it's a feature that's been out for a while for vivaldi browser , and it's quite handy for watching videos while having a chat side by side or reading article  while chatting without switching tabs , also it's super handy for twitter users

Image result for vivaldi browser sidebar

 

also in vivaldi browser case they use the sidebar in addition of browsing two sites side by side they use it for writing notes bookmarks etc 

Image result for vivaldi browser sidebar notes

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2 Replies

Hi @MohamedxSalah, thank you for reaching out to us.  I have some good news for your first ask: it is already in Microsoft Edge.  If you right click on an HTML5 video, you will get the following context menu:Capture1.PNG

You can select Picture in picture and the video will continue playing in a small window in the lower corner of your screen.  You can drag and resize this window to get it to the size and spot that works best for you.

For the second suggestion, I will bring it back to the product team that owns this feature for consideration.

 

@Elliot Kirk i  know that edge as most chromium based browsers have native PIP support 

but as i mentioned this is the basic picture in picture that google makes , that doesn't have a video controls on them they just have pause button

what i'm asking for is something like opera's picture in picture

where the pop up windows does have a video lapse on them so you can go forward in the video or backward withing the video it self and does have all the controls you would find on a typical youtube video player

so basically the idea is you know how the youtube video player looks like ? take this and make it a pop out picture in picture