Microsoft Edge Canary brings back controls to disable picture-in-picture, auto-save passwords

According to the folks at Neowin, a button was recently integrated into Microsoft Edge for the sole purpose of activating picture-in-picture (PiP) mode. This comes after, some time ago, Microsoft introduced the picture-in-picture control and then retired it soon after.

Now it looks like control is back in Canary as spotted leopeva64. The button now appears on top of any video, allowing the user to easily access and activate it. Previously, the control was enabled by default and did not provide an alternative to disable it, which was a major concern for users, especially those who did not use it.

Well, that is about to change as the latest Microsoft Edge Canary comes with the option to allow users to disable the feature. Here is what you need to do to disable the feature:

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Then click on the ellipses at the top right of the page.
  3. Scroll down to Content, then select the picture-in-picture button.
  4. Finally, click the Show picture-in-picture control inside the video frame to turn it off.

You can choose to open the Settings app and find cookies and site permissions, then click on the Picture-in-Picture control to turn it off. However, note that disabling the feature will not prevent you from playing videos in PiP mode.

In addition to this feature, Edge Canary users can now also automatically save their passwords without necessarily being prompted. You can easily enable it by going to the password page under the browser settings page and clicking on the Automatically save passwords option. However, the feature is automatically enabled and does not provide an alternative to disable it for users who do not find it useful. The button appears at the top of any video for easier accessibility, rather than having users navigate through settings to find it.

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