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    Record and Take Screenshots with Game Bar in Windows 10

    Record and Take Screenshots with Game Bar in Windows 10

    How to Record and Take Screenshots with Game Bar in Windows 10
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    How to Record and Take Screenshots with Game Bar in Windows 10

    information   Information
    The Game bar (when turned on) is a Xbox app Game DVR feature that lets you record and share game clips and screenshots in Windows 10. However, you can also use the Game bar to record, take screenshots, and broadcast any app and game in Windows 10.

    Recorded videos are saved as a .mp4 file, and screenshots are saved as a .png file.

    For more information, see: New Features in Preview for Xbox App on Windows 10 and Xbox One


    This tutorial will show you how to use the Game bar Xbox Game DVR feature to record video and take screenshots of any game or app in Windows 10.

    Tip   Tip
    When you have the Game bar open (Win + G), you can click/tap and hold on the move button and drag the Game bar to where you like, then release the move button.

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    CONTENTS:






    Record and Take Screenshots with Game Bar in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Record and Take Screenshots with Game Bar in Windows 10
    To Change Game DVR Settings for Game bar

    1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to open Game bar settings.


     2. Open Game DVR Settings from Game bar

    A) While you have an open game or app window active, press the Windows + G keys to open Game bar.

    B) Click/tap on the Settings button. (see screenshot below)

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    C) Make changes to the settings for what you want. If you like, you can also click/tap on Go to the Xbox app to see more settings at the bottom, and go to step 3b below. (see screenshot below)

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     3. Open Game DVR Settings from Xbox app

    A) Open the Xbox app.

    B) Click/tap on the Settings button on the left side, click/tap on Game DVR at the top, and make changes to the settings for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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    Record and Take Screenshots with Game Bar in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Record and Take Screenshots with Game Bar in Windows 10
    To Record that using Game bar

    Note   Note
    Record that lets you save the last 30 seconds of gameplay, or a 29 second long video screenshot of an app. The record timing can be adjusted in Game bar settings.


    1. If you have not already, you will need to check the Record game in the background box in Game bar settings to enable Record that. (see screenshot below)

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    2. While you have an open game or app window active, do step 3 or step 4 below for how you would like to use Record that.

    3. Press the Windows + Alt + G keys, and go to step 6 below.
    Note   Note
    The keyboard shortcut will only work if you have already previously done step 4 below for this specific game or app.



    4. Press the Windows + G keys, and click/tap on the Yes, this is a game box if prompted. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Click/tap on the Record that button. (see screenshot below)

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    6. You will now see a notification letting you know Game clip recorded. (see screenshot below)

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    7. If you click/tap on the notification, it will open to Xbox app -> Game DVR -> On this PC to see it. (see screenshot below)

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    8. Game bar screenshots and recordings are saved to your %UserProfile%\Videos\Captures folder below.

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    Record and Take Screenshots with Game Bar in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Record and Take Screenshots with Game Bar in Windows 10
    To Record using Game bar

    Note   Note
    Record lets you manually start and stop recording a game or app. The length of a recording, including the maximum length, can be changed in Game bar settings.


    1. While you have an open game or app window active, do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to Record.

    2. Press the Windows + Alt + R keys to start recording, and go to step 6 below.
    Note   Note
    The keyboard shortcut will only work if you have already previously done step 3 below for this specific game or app.



    3. Press the Windows + G keys, and click/tap on the Yes, this is a game box if prompted. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Click/tap on the Record button. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Press the Windows + Alt + R keys or click/tap on the Stop recording button when you want to stop recording the game or app window. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    You can toggle to show or hide the recording timer by pressing the Windows + Alt + T keys.
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    7. You will now see a notification letting you know Game clip recorded. (see screenshot below)

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    8. If you click/tap on the notification, it will open to Xbox app -> Game DVR -> On this PC to see it. (see screenshot below)

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    9. Game bar screenshots and recordings are saved to your %UserProfile%\Videos\Captures folder below.

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    Record and Take Screenshots with Game Bar in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Record and Take Screenshots with Game Bar in Windows 10
    To Take Screenshot using Game bar

    Note   Note
    Screenshot lets you manually take a screenshot of a game or app.


    1. While you have an open game or app window active, do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to Record.

    2. Press the Windows + Alt + PrtScn keys to start recording, and go to step 6 below.
    Note   Note
    The keyboard shortcut will only work if you have already previously done step 3 below for this specific game or app.



    3. Press the Windows + G keys, and click/tap on the Yes, this is a game box if prompted. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Click/tap on the Screenshot button. (see screenshot below)

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    6. You will now see a notification letting you know Screenshot saved. (see screenshot below)

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    7. If you click/tap on the notification, it will open to Xbox app -> Game DVR -> On this PC to see it. (see screenshot below)

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    8. Game bar screenshots and recordings are saved to your %UserProfile%\Videos\Captures folder below.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    01 Aug 2015 #1

    thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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       01 Aug 2015 #2

      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 8,732
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       01 Sep 2015 #3

    Great tut Brink. Just posted a link to it to help someone. I used it and I like it. I will use this instead of fraps now
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       01 Sep 2015 #4

    Thank you Doug. I'm glad it could help.
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  5.    14 Feb 2016 #5

    Crazzzzzyyyy quick question but can this be used for things other then apps and games. Such as a way to record a program or a browser for helping make tutorials. The way I understand "Snipping Tool" can take screen shots as well as custom cutouts of the screen your on. And the "Steps Recorder" records the steps taken and can also apply notes to the steps. But can the Game Bar record things like a tutorial steps. Like by recording your screen as a video rather then just steps. Like I said above Crazy Question.
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       14 Feb 2016 #6

    Hello Renee,

    Yes, you sure can.
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  7.    27 Jan 2017 #7

    I tried to record a game clip in star trek online and the game bar would NOT launch.
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       27 Jan 2017 #8

    Hey @xraiderv1,

    It could be an issue with the Game bar working for this specific game. Are you having issues with recording a game clip for any other games using the Game bar?
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  9.    27 Jan 2017 #9

    I havent tried, I wanted to show a buddy how the new pulse phasers fire in game..
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