How to use BlueStacks 5's Mini mode for easier multi-tasking

What is Mini mode?   

You can now shrink BlueStacks 5 into a sleek mini-player at the bottom right of your screen, without missing out on any in-game moments, while you use the rest of the screen real estate to multi-task!

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When you activate the Mini mode, you can:

  • Multi-task with ease while playing your game e.g watch video tutorials and play at the same time
  • Never miss out on any in-game moments
  • Run macros and other features while in Mini mode
  • Perform in-game actions using key controls

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NOTE: You can use various functions while BlueStacks is in Mini mode by simply pressing their respective shortcut keys. For more details, you can refer to this article.


How can I use Mini mode?

1. Launch BlueStacks 5 and click on the hamburger menu, as shown below.

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2. Select "Mini mode" from the drop-down menu.

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3. BlueStacks 5 will then shrink to the bottom right of your screen allowing you to multi-task with the remaining screen real estate.

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Important information

When you activate Mini mode, "Pin to top" will be automatically enabled, keeping BlueStacks 5 above other apps, as shown below.

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However, if you would want to push BlueStacks 5's Mini window to the background, you can simply click on the "Pin to top" icon present on the top bar.

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4. To exit Mini mode, simply click on the "Maximize" icon, as shown below.

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NOTE: When you enter Mini mode, your Side toolbar will be automatically hidden. To view it again, once you maximize BlueStacks 5, simply click on the rightward-facing arrows on the top bar, as shown below.

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Thank you for choosing BlueStacks. We hope you enjoy using it. Happy Gaming!

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