floating window

floating window

An on-screen window that can be dragged to any position within the application or even outside the main application window. Floating windows are common in graphics applications and allow tools to be moved closer to the image workspaces. They are also common in software development applications. Contrast with docked window.
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The special countdown floating window does the counting for you while you can do other tasks in the background.
The newly-added Game Countdown floating window could remind you the remaining time before the game starts, so that you can do more things while waiting.
There are also optimisations to the Face Unlock algorithm and adds floating window for incoming calls when you're in a game.
Flyme OS 7 can run apps in a small floating window, which will enhance the multitasking experience with some apps.
Instead, the YouTube clip will appear within a small floating window on your screen, thus implying that you can watch YouTube videos and message at the same time.
You can control the video on this floating window by double-clicking on it and then pausing or closing it.
You'll be able to keep a video playing in a floating window while you do other things, which is handy.
Newly added Speedup floating window displays the real time occupation ratio of memory and CPU temperature.
Its Floating Window function gives multi-taskers access to notes, messages, calendar and calculator, and Huawei's Simple UI aids customisationof the homescreen.
It brings functional autofill to mobile browsers for the first time with a transparent floating window that lets users apply their credentials as needed without interrupting what they're doing.
Those with a Samsung Galaxy S III will be familiar with the pop-up and play feature which can keep videos playing on top of other apps in a floating window.
Some critics thought it a little too well manicured, comparing it to a big floating window box, but the effect of a slab of lush greenery gliding past the arid concrete jungle of Manhattan will doubtless endure in the memory of those fortunate enough to witness it.