Turn picture-in-picture mode controls on and off

Please update your version of Firefox for the latest features and security updates.

Note: This article applies to Firefox version 72 and above.

The Picture-in-picture feature allows you to pop videos out of their webpages and watch them in floating windows while you work in other tabs.

If you don’t want to see the controls while hovering, you can hide that option in Firefox. (Note: You can still turn on picture-in-picture view by right-clicking on a video.) Or you can use this to re-enable the control when you want to use it again.

  1. In the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and select Preferences.Click the menu button Fx89menuButton and select Settings.
  2. In the General panel, scroll down to the Browsing section.
  3. Clear the check mark for “Enable picture-in-picture video controls”.
    FXsettings-UncheckPIP

If you later want to re-enable the controls, simply add back the check mark.

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