This new topic is basically a complaint to the opera team at how terrible the new "picture-in-picture" mode is.
Things that the new picture-in-picture mode does wrong when compared to the previous iteration of the same feature.
-Almost all the interface within picture-in-picture window has been removed. The only remaining interface is the video time bar, that is, without the time indicated and no media controls to be seen. In other words, pretty much useless.
-The maximum size for the picture-in-picture window has been limited, and for me is limited to a quarter the area of my monitor. I was used to watching picture-in-picture window full screen and this limitation is a horrible decision
-When hovering over the picture-in-picture window it turns grey, and to pause a video a specific icon needs to be clicked, whereas before you just needed to clicked anywhere, to pause and it didn't gay over either.
-Another annoying feature is that the original video is not shown when in picture-in-picture mode, unlike previously where both picture-in-picture and original video was shown.
This is a direct comparison between the old system and the new. Which means that going from old to new they removed all functionality from this feature and in comparison is absolutely useless. This screw up from designers of this update needs to be fixed and opera's defining FUNCTIONAL feature needs to be returned. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the previous iteration of this system and it was a poor decision to update this feature.
Saying all this, i am aware that the new system does reflect google/google chromes 'picture-in-picture' mode, and there might be some limitations of the opera team. This complaint is more aimed at whoever, from whatever company designed this new system.