The Windows 10 Compact Overlay makes multitasking easier
As we’ve already mentioned in our Windows 10 build 15031 announcement post, Microsoft introduced the new Compact Overlay feature to the system allowing users to easily multitask between two Windows 10 apps with a picture-in-picture system.
This system is the most effective with video playback. For example, if you’re watching a movie with the Windows 10 Movies app, you can switch to another app and you’ll still be able to see the playback in the top right corner of the screen.
When an app window enters compact overlay mode it’ll be shown above other windows so it won’t get blocked. The best part is that compact overlay windows work just like normal windows in all other ways so app developers can tailor the experience with what they already know.
This is a well-known feature for Android users who can use it in YouTube’s official app. However, Microsoft is the first developer that implements such a feature in its operating system.
Compact Overlay is, for now, available to Insiders on the Fast Ring running at least Windows 10 build 15031. However, it will surely be released to the general public with the Creators Update for Windows 10 this April.
What do you think about Compact Overlay for Windows 10? Will it make you more productive or cause even more procrastination because you’ll be able to watch your favorite movie even if you minimize the app? Let us know in the comments below.
RELATED STORIES YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT
- Windows 10 Game Mode performance tests reveal mediocre results
- Leaked screenshots of Windows 10 Cloud’s initial build
- Google drops support for Chrome 53 and below by the end of 2017
- Microsoft Flow brings Gmail support and custom API
- Xbox One achievement tracker lets users control transparency and achievements
Editing videos isn’t as hard if you have the right tool for the job. There is a wide array of video editors on the market. […]
Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft’s Office suite, and it’s available to both individual users and organizations alike. Although often used as […]
Despite being excellent browsers, Google Chrome and Mozilla fire are occasionally affected by some bugs. For example, the address bar doesn’t search in these browsing […]