The Windows 10 game bar is an efficient tool in this operating system. This tool is designed to capture the video, play online, take screenshots of games and access the Xbox application while playing games. No doubt that it is an effective tool but it doesn’t need to be used by everyone or wanted on their computer. So you can turn the game bar off from your Windows 10 if you don’t have any use of it. In this article, we will guide you the procedure to turn off the game bar in Windows 10.

Turn off the game bar in Windows 10

You can turn off the game bar if you have a Windows 10 and do not plan to play any kind of gaming. To turn off the game bar in Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step:

Click the Search button. Type Settings in the search bar. Select Settings option as shown in below image.

Microsoft store settings

As you will select Settings option, Windows 10 Settings will open. The screen will look like this:

Windows Settings

Select the Gaming option from Windows Settings as highlighted in the above image.

Once you have selected the Gaming option Game bar settings and options will appear on your screen. The screen of the Game bar will look like this:

Game Bar = Off

Here you can turn off the game bar by turning the toggle button (Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar) off. Also, uncheck the box (Open Game bar using this button on a controller). As highlighted in the above image.

Once this step is performed you have successfully turned off the game bar in Windows 10. You can turn it on any time by undoing the changes.


By following this procedure, you can turn off the game bar in Windows 10. This means that now you will not be able to record game clips, screenshot and broadcast the games. You have the option to turn it on anytime whenever you feel its need.

How to Turn the Game Bar Off in Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn

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