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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


    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.

    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.


     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

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Gaming icon.

    2. Click/tap on Game DVR on the left side, and make changes to the Game DVR settings on the right side for what you want. (see screenshots 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


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

    1. If you have not already, you will need to turn on Record in the background while I'm playing a game in Game bar settings to enable Record that.

    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.

    This keyboard shortcut will only work if you have previously opened the Game bar using 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 above, it will open to Xbox app > Game DVR > On this PC to see it. You can now review, resume, trim, delete, upload, and/or open folder for this game clip. (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 from now using Game bar


    Record from now 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 from now.

    2. Press the Windows + Alt + R keys to start recording, and go to step 6 below.

    This keyboard shortcut will only work if you have previously opened the Game bar using 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 from now button. (see screenshot below)

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    6. When you want to stop recording the game or app window, press the Windows + Alt + R keys or click/tap on the Stop recording button . (see screenshots below)

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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. You can now review, resume, trim, delete, upload, and/or open folder for this game clip. (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


    Take 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 take a screenshot.

    2. Press the Windows + Alt + PrtScn keys to start recording, and go to step 6 below.

    This keyboard shortcut will only work if you have previously opened the Game bar using 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 Take 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. You can now rename, delete, upload, and/or open folder for this game clip. (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
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       01 Aug 2015 #2

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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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