If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million. Whether you’re showing someone how to perform a task in an important application or just want to show off your game process, Windows screen recording is a great way to do it.
Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 have screen recording functionality built in as part of the Xbox Game Bar tools, making it very easy to use even if you want to capture activity in non-game apps. However, Game Bar has some limitations, including the fact that you can only screen record one app at a time, not the entire screen. So if you want to do something more complicated than just capturing, use another method like OBS for screen recording. application at once.
Here’s how to record your screen on Windows 10 or Windows 11 using both Xbox Game Bar and OBS. If you just want a static image, see our article on how to take a screenshot in Windows 11.
Record your Windows screen with Xbox Game Bar
Xbox Game Bar, built into both Windows 11 and Windows 10, has many features including CPU and GPU monitoring. However, its most useful feature is the ability to output to MP4 format and screen recordings in Windows.
XBox Gme Bar works the same in other applications like Chrome as it does in games, but it only works within one application at a time and cannot capture the Windows desktop or File Explorer. So if you want to show someone how to do something that involves multiple programs (for example programming his web page in a code editor and viewing it in a browser), you have to get multiple videos. I have. And if you want to show them how to do something with the Windows 11 or 10 UI, like using the Start Menu, you can’t. These activities require the use of another tool such as OBS. We will discuss how to screen recordings using this tool later in this article.
1. click the app I want to record
2. Press Windows key + Alt + R Start screen recording. A small recording widget will appear somewhere on the screen showing the recording time. Most often it appears in the corner. You can also launch the Xbox Gamebar (Windows key + G), find the capture widget and get there, but keyboard shortcuts are much easier.
3. perform the required action Record audio using a microphone. You can also mute your microphone if you don’t want to capture sound.
Four. Press Windows key + Alt + R again Stop screen recording. You can also press the stop button on the widget. “A game clip has been recorded. Clicking it will take you to the Gallery section of the Gamebar app where you can preview the captured video. You can also find his recorded MP4 file under the Videos/Captures folder .
Configure screen recording for Xbox Gamebar
In most cases the default settings are fine, but there are some options that you can change.