Did you know Windows 10 has a screen recording utility called the Xbox Game Bar? Whether you want to film games or make a lesson for someone using Microsoft Office, you can do so with this program installed on your Windows notebook. We’ve detailed the basic procedures for screen recording in Windows 10 to save you time and effort.
The Windows 10 initial installation includes the Xbox program, which contains the screen capture utility. The Xbox Game Bar has been vastly improved, allowing for the creation of images and even parodies.
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How to record your screen in Windows 10
1. Open the app you want to record. While the screen recorder does function in standard desktop applications, it is unable to record from some programs like File Manager or the full desktop. (and those from the Windows Store).
2. Press the Windows key + G at the same time to open the Game Bar dialog.
3. Check the “Yes, this is a game” checkbox for the Game Bar to open. This is the standard operating process for capturing any kind of program or game on a computer screen.
4. Click on the Start Recording button (or Win + Alt + R) to begin capturing video.
5. Stop the recording by clicking on the red recording bar that will be in the upper right corner of the screen. (If the Game Bar mysteriously vanishes, just hit Win + G again.)
All done! Your captured video recordings (in MP4 format) can be found in a subdirectory named Captures inside the Videos section. You can also find them in the Xbox app, in the Game DVR section, from which you can cut and upload gameplay footage directly to Xbox Live.
Note that you can also use the Xbox screen recording tool to take screenshots. Instead of clicking the recording button, click the camera icon on the Game Bar or Win + Alt + PrtScn.