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    Turn On or Off Game Bar in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Game Bar in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off the Game Bar in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Gaming
    03 Jul 2018
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    How to Turn On or Off the Game Bar in Windows 10


    The Game bar is a Xbox app Game DVR feature that makes it simple to take control of your gaming activities—such as broadcasting, capturing clips, and optimizing your PC for play—all from one dashboard in Windows 10.

    You can also use the Game bar with any app and game in Windows 10.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17093, Microsoft made some Game bar improvements.
    • Given Game bar a makeover so it’s even easier to find what you’re looking for.
    • Go to your captures, toggle your microphone and camera, and edit the title of your Mixer stream—all from new buttons on Game bar.
    • Quickly check the time using the new clock.
    • Choose a theme—Dark, Light, or your current Windows theme.
    • Game bar settings are easier to use.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Game bar Xbox Game DVR feature to record video and take screenshots of any game or app for your account in Windows 10.

    Keyboard shortcuts for Game bar


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    Turn On or Off Game Bar in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Game Bar in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Game Bar in Settings

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

    2. Click/tap on Game bar on the left side, and turn on (default) or off Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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    Turn On or Off Game Bar in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Game Bar in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Game Bar using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORDs in the registry keys below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameDVR

    AppCaptureEnabled DWORD

    0 = Off
    1 = On

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\GameConfigStore

    GameDVR_Enabled DWORD

    0 = Off
    1 = On


    1. Close the Xbox app if open.

    2. Do step 3 (on) or step 4 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     3. To Turn On Game Bar

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Turn_On_GameBar.reg

    download


     4. To Turn Off Game Bar

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Turn_Off_GameBar.reg

    download

    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. If you have File Explorer open, then you could either navigate to another location or close and reopen File Explorer to apply.

    9. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18282
       28 Mar 2016 #1

    Tutorial has been updated to add OPTION TWO. :)
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  2.    23 May 2016 #2

    How can Admin turn off Game box for all users.


    We have 14 computers on a domain with over 500 users in an over 55 community. We would like to turn off game box at the admin level so none of the users see the game box pop up. This tutorial only turns it off by individual user.
    Can anyone help?
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18282
    Thread Starter
       23 May 2016 #3

    Hello @Peggsie,

    I hope the new tutorial below will be able to help you with this. :)

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  4. Posts : 32
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview
       07 Feb 2017 #4

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Gaming icon.
    What Gaming icon? - Gone in build 1607 at least.

    1. Open the Xbox app.
    2. Click/tap on the Settings icon on the left, click/tap on Game DVR at the top
    Now Settings is at the very bottom, you must locate the nearly invisible scrollbar to expose it.

    Am I the only one annoyed at having full Programs now called "apps" as if they were coded by teenagers for $0.99 download?
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18282
    Thread Starter
       07 Feb 2017 #5

    Hello Irwin, :)

    Option One is only available starting with in Windows 10 build 15019.

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  6.    07 Feb 2017 #6

    when is that build to become available, brink?
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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    Thread Starter
       07 Feb 2017 #7

    The Windows 10 Creators Update will be released to the general public sometime this April 2017. :)
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  8.    07 Feb 2017 #8

    will this allow for dvr recording of games that presently dont seem to react to the traditional xbox app commands?
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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    Thread Starter
       07 Feb 2017 #9

    It's supposed to, but we'll see.
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