If you have ever had to write up a report or process for a particular task, you know that images can go a long way toward helping people understand what exactly needs to be done. For Windows 10 users, there is a built-in tool that you can utilize to take screenshots, record video, and even record audio alongside all of this: the Xbox Game Bar.
Before we dive into the details about how to use this feature natively available on Windows 10 devices, we would just like to point out that it is entirely possible that the Xbox Game Bar has been disabled or uninstalled completely from your work-related devices. Due to its nature, it is mostly used for gaming purposes, so your organization may have disabled it for this reason. If you need to use this solution for any reason, be sure to check with your IT department to determine whether or not it is the right tool for your current needs; don’t just go installing software on your workstation all willy-nilly!
That said, if it’s not disabled by default, why not use the tool to solve a current problem? It beats downloading an expensive screen recording software!
To start up the Xbox Game Bar, all you have to do is hold the Windows key and hit the G key. This will open up the overlay. The overlay has four main features, from left to right:
There are a couple of shortcomings of this application, though, namely that it cannot record File Explorer, and it cannot record more than one application at a time.
Now that we’ve put the idea in your brain, let’s go ahead and outline some ways that this feature might be used. Here are some common ways that you might use the Xbox Game Bar:
All of that said, if you want a solution that is meant for more than gaming, we recommend reaching out to Advantage IT Management for help. We can equip your business with enterprise-grade tools that might be a better fit for getting your work done. To learn more, reach out to us at 251-662-9770.