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steel835
Familiar face
Status: In development

[Crowdicity: Full controls on Picture in Picture mode window, 109 votes atm, "Mozilla developing"]

Currently PiP window can only offer 3 buttons (4 if you turn on the mute button in config). Additionally it can rewind videos, but you can only do that with arrow buttons.

It would be a lot more intuitive if PiP window provided an interface, similar to default browser video control panel with a few additions

pip controls proposal.png

My concept is on the screenshot, where 

  • bottom panel allows you to pause/unpause, seek video, control volume, go fullscreen, etc
  • at the top-left there is a favicon and page(tab) title from where this video is playing. Clicking it would bring you to that tab, but the PiP window would stay open (for cases, when you need to click something on website js player, etc).
  • at the top-right there are buttons that close this window with opening the original tab and without

Top elements have some space between them and edges so you are able to use this space to drag the window too (aside from area in the middle). Black bars on the screenshot are a part of video, but for videos without them, top elements, when shown, would have soft shading (to be able to see them).

There's also a discussion, created by Mozilla team about this and other video features:How can we make video experience in Firefox better for you? 

23 Comments
ania
Employee
Employee

Hi all!

PiP team started some early design exploration on the new and improved PiP with more controls you've asked for. We are hoping to get some volunteers to help us out with user testing in the next couple of months. I'll be back in touch with the details later, but if you might be up for helping us out with feedback on the prototype, please leave a comment in this idea.

steel835
Familiar face

@aniaI'm in. Btw, did you mean we should kudo this idea, or your comment? Because we can't kudo idea comments, only replies in discussions.

nyojayo
New member

sweet, i'm on board to test the new PiP

Status changed to: In development
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Great news!

Our teams have reviewed this idea (and the supporting comments) and the feature is now "In development."

And per @ania 's comment above, we are hoping to get some volunteers to test out these features in the next couple months—if you're interested, add a comment to this thread.

-The Community Team

bizhuy
Strollin' around

I'd be down to test it.

jhwkim
Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks @Jon for the quick work. PiP team has been working on new design and like Ania mentioned it will be great to have some volunteers for user testing in a few months. Stay tuned ✌🏼

- Firefox UX Team

ania
Employee
Employee

@steel835, @bizhuy, @nyojayo thank you so much for volunteering, that would be fantastic. I'll be back in touch once we have a prototype!

@steel835my apologies, I forgot we're in Ideas and not in Discussions where posts can be kudoed. I fixed my original comment.

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

And heads up for those interested, the Picture-in-Picture team is currently running a poll here in the community to gather more feedback on subtitles support. Rock the vote here:  PiP Subtitles Support Poll: Vote for the next round of supported websites 

tgm
New member

Additionally.  Pause/Rewind 10 seconds buttons.  Video Capture button.

Legitimater
Strollin' around

The Picture-in-Picture should have a progress bar/seek bar so that we can adjust the time in videos without going to the tab that does the PiP mode