How to Disable Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10

Game bar is the part of the Gaming settings offered by the Xbox app in Windows 10. The Game bar includes icons for quickly opening the Xbox app, controlling background recording, taking a screenshot, recording a gameplay video, and accessing settings.

Even though Game bar is a feature of the Xbox app, you can use Game bar to record and take screenshots of any app in Windows 10. If you have a PC with Windows 10 on it and don’t plan on doing any sort of gaming at all or you just don’t want to use Game Bar, you can disable the Game Bar completely. This means that nothing will happen when you hit the Windows key + G shortcut on your keyboard or hit the Xbox button on your gamepad.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off game bar in Windows 10.

  8 Steps to Optimize Windows 10 for Gaming

Turn On or Off Game Bar in Windows 10:

  1. Open Settings from Start icon
    Settings

  2. Select Gaming settingsWindows Gaming Settings

  3. Toggle the switch Off under, Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar
    Game bar settings

  4. Also, untick the square that Open Game bar using this button on a controller

  Windows 10 Has Hidden Screen Recording Functionality

Turn On or Off Game Bar in Windows 10 ( for version 1809 and below)

  1. Open the Xbox app.
  2. Click on the Settings icon on the left.
  3. Click on the Game DVR.
  4. Under Record game clips and screenshots using Game DVR, turn the toggle to the right to turn On the Game bar.
  5. Turn the toggle left to turn Off the Game bar.
    Turn On or Off Game Bar

Disable Xbox Game Bar FAQs

1. Does Game Bar affect performance?

Game Bar does not directly affect the game performance, however, while in full-screen mode it may cause some performance issues and glitches in the game.

2. Does game bar lower FPS?

Game bar is an excellent option to record and broadcast the game play in Windows 10. However it also causes the drop in the Frame Per Second (FPS). However, low FPS can also be because of low RAM and processor.

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