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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Gobshyte, Dec 24, 2021.

  1. Gobshyte

    Gobshyte Newbie
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    I have a lot of annoyances with my new Huawei phone. One is that when trying to close running apps real quick it just minimises them instead of closing, including Google maps, Chrome videos, etc. It takes forever to choose an app and if I can't fix this I'll have to get rid of the phone. Screenshot_20211224_064442_com.huawei.android.launcher~2.jpg

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    That particular "annoyance" is actually a feature, called Picture-in-Picture(PiP), that certain apps can do, like YouTube, Google Maps, etc. You can turn it OFF in the Settings > search "pip". Then the app(s) will always close, and not minimise to a small window.
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  3. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    You can also deny the picture in picture permission on a per-app basis.

    That way you can pick and choose which apps can and cannot do picture in picture.
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  4. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Nothing out of the ordinary here, other than going into your app settings
  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    Well, you can teach an old dog new tricks. I didn't know I could turn that crap off. Thanks! :)
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  6. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    On the Maps window thing, I think it's set by default now. On my Chinese made Xiaomi at least - if you long press on that small Maps window with Navigation running it will expand slightly to reveal a settings wheel on the top left where you can turn off PIP permanently, or an X on top right to close one time.

    Regarding the minimised apps I thought that was a regular feature on all Androids, unless you were trying to close the current app. Do you not have an X on a button to close all, or a Clear All at the end.
    Maybe that's not what you were asking and I haven't used a Huawei phone.

    @Unforgiven please take a notepad and pencil and wait at the back of the room for a little exam before your status is restored.



    (I've no idea what you discovered!)
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