Cannot Communicate With Browser While Running in PIP Mode

I recently came across this video by Jeppe on the Picture in Picture that I didn’t even knew existed, and I think it’s pretty awesome.

I developed a tiny automation just to try it out that involves the following steps:

  • Opening Chrome

  • Navigating to a given URL

  • And downloading a file

Pretty straightforward stuff.

This works without any issue when I run it normally, but when I toggle it to PIP, the program throws an error informing me that it is unable to communicate with the browser in the special environment that the PIP operates in.

I think the program is not able to communicate with the separate session that opens for PIP.
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Not sure why this is happening.

I hope someone has a solution for this, Thanks in advance!

Hi @ashwin.ashok,

try updating your studio to latest version!!

That you for your response @kantheshm,
My UiPath Studio is already up to date, yet the issue persists.

For the first run, when it opens PIP try to enable Ui extension in it. It is a one-time job. For the later run, it works seamlessly as expected. Please refer to the screenshot below…

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