I can't seem to find Picture-in-Picture (PiP) in QuickTime 10.4.

Is macOS Sierra's new PiP feature only for Safari?


QuickTime has had this feature for a while now, well before Sierra.

  1. Open a video with QuickTime Player.

  2. View > Float on Top.

  3. Right-click or Control-click on the QuickTime Player icon in the Dock.

  4. Options > Assign To: All Desktops. (This is available for any app.)

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    Perfect! Just what I was looking for. – Trent Oct 13 '16 at 6:39
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    Also, to answer your explicit question, PIP is specifically a feature of Safari and iTunes. – tubedogg Oct 14 '16 at 3:54
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    Just for the record, this is not the same feature. PIP floats above desktops so when switching spaces it is still in the corner of the screen, whereas in quicktime the floating window is still fixed to a space. – George Green Feb 2 '17 at 13:46
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    To add to the previous comment by @GeorgeGreen: you can work around this limitation by right-clicking QuickTime’s Dock icon, clicking options, and assigning it to "all desktops". – Macrod Feb 6 '17 at 15:09
  • While it is not the same feature, it definitely fulfills a similar end-result that many users may be looking for. – Trent Feb 27 '17 at 20:23

A good solution is to simply drag a video file to the address bar in Safari and use its PIP feature.

  • This should be the accepted answer. – Hans Kristian Sep 30 '17 at 18:07
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    Great little hack! Only shame is that while in PIP mode, the seek controls are missing, so if you need to skip forward or back, you need to come out of PIP, move the playback head, then put it back in PIP mode. – Jowie Feb 19 '18 at 9:40
  • Good thinking! Never occurred to me. – Can Sürmeli Jul 6 '18 at 9:20

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