How To Use Images In Image Mode In Google Chrome

Picture-in-Picture commonly abbreviated as PiP is a handy way that allows you to view videos in a floating window outside of your browser window or on top of any other application. It allows you to work and interact with other apps while still being able to watch videos.

Picture-in-Picture mode works on all platforms like Windows, Linux, macOS, and ChromeOS. To use images in picture mode, you’ll need to enable two features in your Google Chrome browser. After enabling this feature, you need to right-click twice on the video to use the image in picture mode. Note, however, that you can only play one PIP video at a time on the screen.

Not every video will be played in pip mode. However, YouTube and daily movement will work in pip mode.

In this article, we will see how to test photos in photo mode in Google Chrome. We will use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Operating System to describe the process mentioned in this article. However, you can use the same method in earlier Ubuntu versions.

For images in image mode to work, make sure you have the latest version of Google chrome available. To check for an update, click the three vertical dots in the top right corner of your browser, then go to Help > About Google chrome. If there are any updates available, it will automatically search for and download the updates.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome in your Linux operating system. Then, in the address bar, enter the following address.

Change settings from Default arrive Enabled using the dropdown in front of the option Enable Picture-in-Picture.

Step 2: Then, enter the following address in Google Chrome’s address bar:

Again change the setting from Default arrive Enabled in front of the option Enable the use of Surface Layer objects for videos.

Step 3: Now you will need to restart the chrome browser as prompted. Click Relaunch Now to restart chrome browser.


Step 4: Once you have completed the above steps, you can now test the new PIP feature.

To test PIP mode, open any video, right click on the video twice and from the options menu that appears, select Picture in picture. As soon as you select the option, you will see your video in a floating window in the bottom right corner of the screen.

You can now move the floating window around the screen, resize the video, and play and pause the video. To close the video, click x in the corner of its window,

When the floating window initially appears, it is small in size. You can make it bigger or even smaller, by stretching its corners. Place the cursor at the edge of the video and stretch it to the size you want.

Here you can watch the floating video on the File Manager window.

This is the floating video view on the Ubuntu desktop.

That’s how you can enable photo mode in your Google Chrome browser. Note, however, that if you disable the main browser window, it will also close the floating window. You can also disable this feature if you find it useless by disabling the two features described in step 1 and step 2.

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