Tech Tip: Watch A Video or Carry On Your Skype Call While Using Another App

If you need to make maximum use of your time and watch a video or carry on your Skype call while using another app, mini view will allow you to do just that.

In the Windows 10 Creators Update, mini view was added so that you can have a small screen e.g. for your Skype call, visible while you’re working on something else (it’s limited to Movies & TV, and Skype Preview apps for now).

The mini view will stay on top of any other windows you have open. You can click and drag to move it around your screen, or click a corner and drag to resize the window.

Here’s how to use it:

  • Launch the Movies & TV / or Skype app (and click a movie to start playing it).
  • Click the “Play in mini view” button in the bottom right-hand corner.
  • Click the “Leave mini view” button when you want to exit.