Auto HDR update for Game Bar on Windows 11 includes a lot of improvements

Microsoft has released an update to the Game Bar for Windows 11 users. It brings with it additional improvements to the Auto HDR experience on PC, which is now more flexible and customizable.

The key changes include.

Auto HDR Intensity Slider

The Auto HDR Intensity Slider allows you to control how bright and vibrant the colors in your game should be with Auto HDR. In games with very bright or dull colors, you can adjust the slider to improve the image. If you drag the slider all the way to the left, you'll have the minimum intensity, which is the equivalent of turning off Auto HDR, and if you drag the slider all the way to the right, you'll get the full Auto HDR intensity.

The new option is available in Game Bar (Win + G) > Settings  > Gaming features. There, click the Adjust HDR Intensity button to access the slider. The level of intensity is saved per game.

Game Bar Auto HDR Checkbox

You can now enable Auto HDR right from the Game Bar. It has got the appropriate option under  Settings  > Gaming features. There, you'll find a new checkbox, Use Auto HDR with supported games. Enabling it is similar to the option earlier available exclusively in Settings. After you enable it, you must relaunch the game.

New features for Windows Insiders

The next two features are only available to Insiders in the Dev and Beta channel.

Multi-GPU Compatibility

Last year Microsoft added Auto HDR support for multi-GPU rigs such as Nvidia's Scalable Link Interface (SLI) and AMD CrossFire in DirectX12 games. If you have a setup with multiple GPUs, you can now use Auto HDR in more games.

Customize Auto HDR Notifications

You can now disable Auto HDR notifications, so they will no longer appear when you can playing a game. The option is available in Settings (Win + I) > System > Notifications. There, you will find a new Auto HDR toggle switch.

Clicking it will open advanced settings. There, you can change the position of these notifications, enable or disable its sound, and customize a few more options.

The official announcement is here.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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