UiPath Robot

The UiPath Robot Guide

PiP - Virtual Desktop


Picture in Picture - Virtual Desktop allows you to run automations in a virtual desktop on your machine, freeing your main desktop. It also supports multiple PiP user sessions per machine and does not require re-authentication or starting any apps already opened in the main desktop.

How it works

When a process is started in PiP, a new virtual desktop is launched and the process runs there, leaving the main desktops free to interact with.

There is also a dialog window, which allows you to switch to the PiP session to see what actions the robot is performing and how the automation runs in real time.



The following controls are available for the PiP window:

  • search - Enable this to keep the PiP window on top of other applications even when it's out of focus.
  • search Minimize - Minimizes the PiP window to the main desktop taskbar without interrupting the process.
  • search Close - Closes the PiP window.

Additional information

Updated 7 days ago

PiP - Virtual Desktop

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