How to run apps in Picture in Picture mode in Windows 10 is the tutorial that we discuss in this article. Picture in Picture mode helps you to save apps on top of other apps, programs, apps, etc. Apps (say calendar, Microsoft Edge, Calculator, or any other UWP app) that are set to be in Picture in Picture mode are shown in small boxes that you can place anywhere on your desktop screen. This way, you can keep an eye on that app and use other apps or programs as well.
Natively, Windows 10 does not have such a feature. But, you can use a free tool which allows you to apply Picture in Picture mode on all installed apps in Windows 10. The name of this tool is ” Pip Tool “.
Using this tool, you can select the running app and also set how much area of the app should be displayed in Picture in Picture mode. After that, you can enable that mode and put that app where you want it. Apart from the UWP app, this tool also works for some software as well.
Running Apps in Picture in Picture Mode in Windows 10
In the screenshot above, you can see that Microsoft Edge is visible in Picture in Picture mode. So that you can apply Picture in Picture mode to all applications installed on your Windows 10 PC or laptop, follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Download the Pip Tool using the link given at the end of this article. Install and run.
Step 2: The black bar will be visible to you on the desktop screen. The black bar has a drop down menu. Use that menu and select one of the running applications.
Step 3: After selecting that app, this tool lets you select an area for that app. You can also select the entire app. Only the selected part is visible in the picture in picture mode. So, it’s your choice if you want the app to show complete or only the selected part. After that, click on the tick icon visible on the black bar of this tool.
There he is! Now you will see that the app is visible in a small box, i.e. Picture in Picture mode. Now you can minimize the original version of that app to the taskbars and place the Picture in Picture mode box for that app anywhere on the desktop screen.
You can also use that little box to select some other app for Picture in Picture mode or close that mode.
Red thread: Pip Tool is a very useful tool for all Windows OS users who want to run some Microsoft Store applications in Picture in Picture mode. Everything is very easy, as seen in the steps above. Just select an app, an app area, and run that app in Windows 10’s Picture in Picture mode.