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Xbox game bar - free and pre-installed Screen Recorder comes with windows 10

By Mahmoud Salem on December 2, 2020
TurnBrain - Xbox game bar - free and pre-installed Screen Recorder comes with windows 10

Hi everyone, today I will show you how you can use an app that comes free and pre-installed with windows 10 to record your screen and it's called the Xbox game bar and yes I know Xbox is in the name but you could record things outside of games as well.


TurnBrain - Xbox Game Bar -Start or Stop Recording button

To launch the game bar go down to your taskbar and within the search field type in game bar you should see the best match appear for the Xbox game bar, You can also launch the game bar by pressing the Windows logo key on your keyboard together with the G key, G as in game, when we click on this it will launch the game bar and you will see the App interface like in the photo below.

In the top left-hand corner there's a window for capture this is what we're going to use to capture our screen.

To record your screen once again hit windows key + G to bring up the game bar and I can click on the Start Recording button to start recording the screen.

The recording is now active and I can scroll around my page I can narrate whatever I want to do, once I'm done I'm going to click on the stop button and now my game clip has been recorded.


TurnBrain - Xbox Game Bar -  Open file explorer and go to recorded video location

If you click on the blue bar that shows after I clicked on the stop recording button, it will open up file explorer and you can see how it turned out the recording.


TurnBrain - Xbox Game Bar - Settings - Keyboard Shortcuts

If you want to adjust settings for the game bar simply go right back down to your taskbar and in the search field type in game bar settings and you'll see the best match up here, if we click on that search result, this will allow you to adjust all sorts of things related to the game bar, For instance, you can set the shortcut key you can also set a shortcut key to start recording by default it's the Windows logo key + alt + G.


TurnBrain - Xbox Game Bar - Settings - Captures

Under captures on the left-hand side, you can also adjust the quality of your recordings, for instance, you could set the audio quality you could set the frame rate and you can set the quality of the video.

Now is the Xbox game bar the best screen recorder? well, it's not the best but it comes free and pre-installed with windows and it does a decent job when you're in a pinch this is a great screen recorder to use.