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Use Game bar on Windows 10

Game bar makes it simple to take control of your gaming activities—such as broadcasting, capturing clips, and sharing captures to Twitter—all from one dashboard.

The Game bar shows the audio settings for game capturing.

To open Game bar:

  1. Launch a game.
  2. Press Windows logo key + G. Or, if you’ve connected an Xbox One controller, press the Xbox button.
  3. Most games will automatically be detected as a game, but if your game is not recognized, select the Enable gaming features for this app to record gameplay check box if prompted.

Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts for Game bar include:

  • Windows logo key+ G: Open Game bar
  • Windows logo key+ Alt+Print Screen: Take a screenshot of your game
  • Windows logo key+ Alt+G: Record the last few moments of gameplay (You can change the amount of time recorded in Windows Settings > Gaming > Captures)
  • Windows logo key+ Alt+R: Start or stop recording
  • Windows logo key+ Alt+M: Start or stop microphone recording
  • Windows logo key+ Alt+B: Start or pause broadcast
  • Windows logo key+ Alt+W: Show camera in broadcast

To create customized keyboard shortcuts, press the Start button, select Settings > Gaming > Game bar, then enter your shortcuts.

The keyboard shortcuts screen shows Windows shortcuts and options to customize your own.

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