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    Turn On or Off Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Gaming
    02 Mar 2020
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    How to Turn On or Off Xbox 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 sharing captures to Twitter—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.

    See also: Introducing the New Xbox Game Bar for Windows 10 May 2019 Update version 1903

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Xbox Game bar feature for recording game clips, chatting with friends, and receiving game invites for your account in Windows 10.

    Keyboard shortcuts for Game bar



    Contents

    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Xbox Game Bar in Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Xbox Game Bar using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Xbox Game bar







    OPTION ONE

    To Turn On or Off Xbox 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 screenshots below)

    Starting with Windows 10 (20H1) builds, you will need to click/tap on Xbox Game bar on the left side instead, and turn on (default) or off Enable Xbox Game bar for things like recording game clips, chatting with friends, and receiving game invites.

    Turn On or Off Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10-game_bar_settings.jpg Turn On or Off Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10-xbox_game_bar.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To Turn On or Off Xbox 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 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Brink's Avatar
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       #1

    Tutorial has been updated to add OPTION TWO. :)
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  2. Posts : 51
    Windows 10 Home
       #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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       #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
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       #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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       #5

    Hello Irwin, :)

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

    Turn On or Off Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10-settings.jpg
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  6. xraiderv1's Avatar
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       #6

    when is that build to become available, brink?
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       #7

    The Windows 10 Creators Update will be released to the general public sometime this April 2017. :)
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  8. xraiderv1's Avatar
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       #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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       #9

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