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How to Use the Hidden Screen Recorder Tool in Windows 10

Written by Uday Kumar

Hello, folks! Here is our new post on how to use the hidden screen recorder tool in Windows 10. Most of us are newbies to Windows 10 and are not aware of the hidden features which can be used in our daily core activities. Certainly these features can replace the existing third party applications in our PC. Well, until now we have been dependent on third party software to record the desktop screen, but you no more need to install this software.

Yes, of course, you no more need them. Because you can use the hidden screen recorder tool which most of us are not aware of in Windows 10. Thanks to Microsoft for bringing up the changes in new Xbox app for Windows 10. Game bar is one of the new features in Xbox app which helps you to record your gameplay. But we always try to make the most benefit from these features. Without much delay let’s get into the art of modern learning.

Hidden Screen Recorder Tool in Windows 10

The Game bar feature as discussed above not only helps you to record your gameplay but also captures the screen. This thing has excited me even more like other newbies. Well, let’s move ahead and see how can we launch this Game bar feature.Game-bar

Launching the Game bar

Its quite easy to launch the Game bar in your PC running on Windows 10. Just press and hold the “Windows + G” keyboard keys for more than 5 seconds. Now the Game bar will pop up on your screen. Since you are launching it for the first time, you will find a message asking, “Do you want to open the Game bar?” Simply select the “Yes, this is a game.” check box.

Start Recording

Once the Game bar is launched, you can start recording your screen by pressing the keyboard shortcut key  “Windows + Alt+ R” or click on the red dot appearing in the popup window. To take a screenshot of your desktop, click on the camera button in the window or press the keyboard shortcut key “Windows + Alt +PrntScr“.

Game bar Settings

If you wish to change the settings in the Game bar feature, then click on the gear icon in the windows. This launches a small popup window on your screen with various options like background recording, clip timing and even you can change more setting by using “Go to Xbox app to see more settings”  at the bottom. You can view the recorded clippings in the “C:\Users\User***\Videos\Captures” location.

As of now, you can only record inside the app. Game bar certainly helps you to get your basic needs but if you want more features, then you need to install the third party apps in your PC. But it is really a good step taken by Microsoft by including this new Game bar feature in Windows 10 to help the users.

That’s it. If you want to learn even more new things in Windows 10, then visit Windows section in our website. If you find this post useful, do share it with your peers.