1.    06 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 40
    windows 10

    Invasive Game Overlay


    With the recent anniversary patch the XBox Game Overlay pops up now whenever I play some games that have nothing to do with Microsoft. I find this kind of thing extremely annoying, I didn't ask for this and don't want this overlay running on my PC. From what I can see, however, there is no way to disable it?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    06 Aug 2016 #2

    You could try this.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    06 Aug 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 40
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I have done that, but since the anniversary patch the overlay is still there.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    06 Aug 2016 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 40
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    OK in the end I seem to have found a registry key that switches it off. I have no idea how it enabled itself. It's possible that the key has been there since the early days, but some change in the anniversary enabled it even though the xbox app has been removed.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Weird Windows Snap Overlay
So my laptop has done this weird thing ever since I got it. Whenever I drag a window, this pops up: 74274 It did it when I was using it before and after I reinstalled windows, and I haven't seen it on any other computer, Windows 10 or no....
General Support
Solved Laptop dual monitors overlay
Hi, I have a laptop with an external monitor connected by a DVI to HDMI cable. Everything works fine but there is one feature I find annoying that I would like to disable. Whenever I click on a window's title bar to move it, an overlay of two...
General Support
Solved Screen gets a red overlay in games and videos.
Yello. My screen turns red/gets a red overlay only when I put stuff in fullscreen mode. Haven't had any problems with the graphics otherwise, I do know that my screen is a bit extreme and that it might explain some of my issues but I don't...
Graphic Cards
Elevated firefox webcam overlay
so in ten (for some unholy reason) When anything in firefox uses the webcam there's a horrible and pointless overlay of the firefox logo next to a generic camera picture surrounded by orange. Any way to stop this or delete the associated overlays...
Customization
Icon overlay limit in windows 10?
As you may be aware of, windows 7 and windows 8 only allows for 15 icon overlays to be used by such programs as: Dropbox Tortoise SVN Mega I wonder if this limit has been increased in windows 10? Reference: Windows 8 Max Overlay Icons
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:54.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums