Screen Recording: Windows has a built-in tool called Game Bar to help you record your screen during PC and Xbox playback times. But this tool can also be used to record applications that do not play with the function.
Taking a screenshot on Windows is quick and easy, but capturing your screen work video is a big challenge. Microsoft has made it easier by using a built-in video capture tool called Game Bar.
This feature is designed to record games that you play directly on your PC, or those that you stream from the Xbox console, but can easily capture video activity on your web browser, Windows applications, and other applications. Any activity you record is automatically saved as an MP4 video file.
To use the Game Bar, you will need to meet certain system requirements, including the correct graphics card type. If you try to use Game Bar and your PC does not work, you may find an error telling you that your PC does not meet the hardware requirement for recording clips. But fear not, as there is a way around this limit.
Enable Screen Recording
In Windows 10, go to Settings> Games> Xbox Game Bar and open the Xbox Game Bar enable switch. If you have an Xbox controller or an Xbox 360 controller with the right driver, you can launch the Game Bar by using the Xbox button on the gamepad.
To enable that feature, click the Open Xbox Game Bar checkbox using this button as a controller. From this screen, you can also change any keyboard shortcuts related to opening the Game Bar, taking a screenshot, and recording a video.
In Windows 11, go to Settings> Games> Xbox Game Bar. To use the Xbox controller or Xbox 360 controller, open the Open Xbox Game Bar switch using this button as controller. In Windows 11, you can’t change any of the keyboard shortcuts on the Windows settings screen; you will need to do that using the settings in the Xbox Game Bar app itself.
Record your screen
Open the app you wish to record. You can start recording in most apps and windows, but you can’t start recording from Windows desktop, File Explorer, or certain Windows applications such as weather. Press Win + G to open the Game Bar.
Several Web Game widgets come with options for taking screenshots, controlling your video and audio, and viewing your Xbox public account. The window also displays the name of your current application, file, or window as a source for video capture.
Click the camera icon to take a simple screenshot or click the Start Recording button to capture your screen activity. Instead of going through the Game Bar window next time, you can also press Win + Alt + R to quickly start your recording.
The first time you choose to record screen activity, the Game Bar needs your permission. Click the check box next to Enable game features for this app to record game play. Now you can perform any screen actions you want to download.
To stop recording, click the record button on the floating bar. A notification appears telling you that a game clip has been recorded. Click the notification, and a window will appear showing your video.
Click the Play button to watch the video. You can also access your local video in File Explorer, automatically C: \ Users \ [username] \ Videos \ Captures. Go to Settings> Games> Download and click the Open Folder button, then select a separate folder.
Enable Background Recording
Have you ever done something on your computer and wished you had taken that moment? With the Windows Game Bar, you can record the last few seconds or minutes of screen activity afterwards. To do this, you first need to give permission for the computer to record your activities in the background.
In Windows 10, go to Settings> Games> Capture and turn on the Recording switch in the background while playing the game. While you are here, click the drop-down menu to Record one last time to change the interval anywhere from 15 to 10 seconds.
In Windows 11, go to Settings> Games> Capture and turn on the switch to Record what happened. Here, you can set the maximum recording length to 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, or 4 hours.
Now you do not need to miss a minute again.