Get to know Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10

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Xbox Game Bar makes it simple to take control of all your favorite gaming activities while playing.

The Game bar shows the audio settings for game capturing.

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How to open Xbox Game Bar

Press Windows logo key + G to open Game Bar over your game, app, or desktop.

I want to use capture features for my apps

All your favorite gaming features in one place

When you open Xbox Game Bar, you’ve got a variety of gaming activities at your fingertips. Select one and it’ll pop up as an overlay—many of these can be moved, resized, or pinned to your screen.

Overlay menu (1) – Select the Overlay menu icon to open a list of gaming overlays to choose from.

Settings (2) – Select the Settings icon to adjust preferences such as your accounts, keyboard shortcuts, and which notifications you want to receive.

Audio (3) – Get the perfect mix by adjusting the sound levels of your game, chat, and background apps.

Capture (4)Record a clip or take screenshot when something awesome happens.

Performance (5) – Track your game’s FPS and other real-time stats.

Captures (6) – Your game clips and screenshots will show up here.

Spotify (7) – Link your Spotify account to rock your games with your favorite songs.

Looking for Group (8) – Use Looking for Group to find players for your favorite multiplayer games.

Xbox Social and Xbox Chat (9) – Be part of the Xbox community. Connect with friends or make new ones, start a text or voice chat (one on one or in a group), and join a friend’s PC game or invite them to join yours.

Play your way

Xbox Game Bar has customization options that let you quickly jump between your game and favorite activities. For more info, see Customize Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 .

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