Game Bar Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a Game DVR feature, which was part of the Xbox app. Starting with Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703, it is directly integrated into the operating system. Here is the list of keyboard shortcuts you can use to manage the Game Bar features.

The Game bar was part of the built-in Xbox app in Windows 10. Starting with Windows 10 build 15019, it is a standalone option in Settings. It provides a special graphical user interface which can be used to record the screen's contents, capture your gameplay and save it as a video, take screenshots and so on. Captured videos are saved as a .mp4 file, and screenshots are saved as a .png file in the folder C:\Users\your username\Videos\Captures.

Windows 10 Game Bar Gear Icon

Game Bar Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Game Bar Tips In Action

Win + G  - open the Game bar when a game is running.

Win + Alt + R - start or stop recording.

Win + Alt + G - record the last 30 seconds.

Win + Alt + Print Screen - capture a screenshot of the running game.

Win + Alt + T - show or hide the recording timer.

That's it.

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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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