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[Windows 11/10]「Game Bar」Feature

Applicable Products: Notebook, Desktop, All-in-One PC, Gaming Handheld, MiniPC


The Windows Game Bar is an inherent feature of the Windows operating system, designed to provide gamers with a convenient way to manage their gaming experiences while enabling a series of operations. By selecting a feature from the widget menu, it pops up as a widget display. Many of these windows can be moved, resized, or pinned to the screen. Below is an overview of the features and operational instructions for the Windows Game Bar:

Note: To use many of the Xbox features within Game Bar, you must have the Xbox app for Windows installed and be signed in. Click here to Get the Xbox app for Windows.


How to open Game Bar

  • Press the Windows key + G to open the Game Bar above your game, application, or desktop.

    Note: Gaming handhelds can utilize an on-screen keyboard and set the keyboard configuration to 'traditional' to access the Game Bar using keyboard shortcuts.
  • All your favorite features are conveniently displayed in popup widgets.


Widget Menu

  • Widget menu: Select the Widget menu icon to open a list of activities to choose from.
  • Mouse click-through: Click-through ensures that all mouse activity will go through a pinned widget and straight to the underlying game or app. Select the mouse icon to enable or disable click-through.
  • Settings: Select the Settings icon to adjust preferences such as your accounts, keyboard shortcuts, and what notifications you want to receive.
  • Audio: Get the perfect mix by adjusting the sound levels of your game, chat, and background apps.
  • Capture: Record a clip or take a screenshot when something awesome happens. For more info, go to: Use Game Bar to capture game clips and screenshots on Windows.
  • From the developer: Stay in the know from the creators of your favorite games.
  • Gallery: Your game clips and screenshots will show up here.
  • Looking for Group: Use Looking for Group to find players for your favorite multiplayer games. For more info, visit: Use Game Bar to play and chat with friends.
  • Performance: Track your game’s frames-per-second (FPS) and other real-time stats. For more info, go to: Track your PC’s performance with Game Bar.
  • Resources: See what apps and processes are using system resources to help you optimize gaming performance.
  • Spotify: Link your Spotify account to rock your games with your favorite songs. For more info, visit: Use Spotify in Game Bar on Windows 10/11.
  • Xbox Achievements: Track your games’ progress and see what you’ve unlocked.
  • Xbox Chat and Xbox Social: Start a text or voice chat, one on one or in a group. Connect with friends or make new ones and join a friend’s PC game or invite them to join yours. For more info, go to: Use Game Bar to play and chat with friends.
  • Widget Store: Looking for more Game Bar widgets? Get them here.

The above information is derived from Microsoft's Get to know Game Bar on Windows.

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Last update:
‎04-06-2024 10:20 AM
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