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StepsHow to Use the Game Bar in Windows 10

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One of the features Windows 10 introduced with its Creators Update was the Gaming features. The Gaming Bar is part of the Game DVR feature of this update.
With this bar, you can now take game screenshots, record a game video, Live-stream your game, and record your game in background for a specified time.

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Requirements

  • Windows 10 Creators Update

Tools and commands used

  • Gaming Settings
  • Windows Key
  • Letter G Key
  • File explorer

Step 1: Check if Game Bar is enabled (Settings -> Gaming -> Game bar)

To start using the game, you first need to check if the game bar is enabled. To do this, start the settings by doing the following:

Windows Key to open the Start menu
Type Settings while the Start menu open
Click on Settings
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Now click on Gaming icon as shown below:

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Make sure the setting to enable the gaming bar is on as shown below:

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Step 2: Start the game which will be used with the Game bar

In order to use the Game bar, a game must be running.

Start the game you would like to record.

Step 3: Start the Game bar (Windows Key + G)

To start the game bar, press:

Windows Key + G
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If the game you are trying to record is not recognized by windows, the following message will appear.

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To continue, click on "Yes, this is a game."
The Game bar will start and will look like this:

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Step 3: Start recording by clicking on Recod (Red Circle)

To start the recording anytime during the game, click on the red circle.

The red circle is the recording circle which looks like this:

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As soon as you start playing, the game bar will get smaller in size and move away.

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You can also record your voice through the microphone. To do this, click on "Record Mic" as shown blow:

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Or during the game by pressing on the mic icon as shown below:

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To store the recording click on the stop icon as shown below:

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The recorded video will be stored in "Captures" folder inside the "Videos" folder. To open it, start File explorer and type the following in the address bar:

shell:My Video\Captures

Step 4: Record your game in background (Camera Icon)

The background recording is a feature which allows you to save to disk the previous few seconds or minutes played.
First, you will need to make sure the settings for background recording is enabled. To do this, go back to the settings as shown above and then click on Game DVR. Make sure that "Record in background while I'm playing a game" is enabled as shown below:

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The default recording time is 30 seconds. You can increase or decrease the time from the settings up to 10 minutes as shown below:

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At any time you want Windows to save the previous playing time to disk, click on the "Record that" icon as shown below:

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The recorded video will also be stored in "Captures" folder as mentioned in step 3.

Step 5: Take a screenshot (Camera Icon)

To take a screenshot of any scene in the game, click on the camera icon.

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The screenshots taken will also be stored in "Captures" folder as mentioned in step 3

Step 6: Broadcast your gaming

The game bar also lets you broadcast your game, but you have to have a live Xbox account.
To broadcast your game click on the broadcast icon as shown blow:

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