How to Screen Record on Windows 10

2022-Oct-11

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To record your screen using the free included XBOX Game Bar

youtube.com: How to Screen Record on Windows 10 by Kevin Stratvert, 2019-Aug-26

How to Record your Computer Screen & Webcam by Kevin Stratvert, 2019-Mar-03

This video shows how to use the FREE OBS Studio. It must be downloaded and installed. It works on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It can record your computer screen and a webcam simultaneously.

obsproject.com: Open Broadcaster Software

The following link has some useful info but if you simply want to record your screen you can get by without reading it:
Launching and Understanding the Xbox Game Bar by Eric Wyatt (last updated January 25, 2021)

You can record your Windows 10 computer screen without having to download any screen recorders or any software.

You use a free app that comes with Windows 10.

The app is called the XBOX Game Bar. You don't need XBOX to use it.

Quick Start

  1. Windows Key and g key at the same time ▶ opens XBOX Game Bar
  2. Windows Key, Alt key and r key at the same time ▶ start recording
  3. Do your thing.
  4. Stop recording.

Note: If the Capture Status Widget doesn't appear then your pc doesn't meet the hardware requirements for recording clips.

If you want to use the screen recording for a youtube video it's recommended to set your screen resolution to 1920px wide x 1080px height.

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To record your screen using the free included XBOX Game Bar

  1. Go to your desktop.
  2. I will use the Bluefish Editor to create a simple HTML file and record this activity.
  3. I open Bluefish.
  4. I press the key combination Windows Key and g key at the same time ▶ this opens the XBOX Game Bar.

    The XBOX Game Bar will appear middle top of your screen. It will resemble this picture:

  5. The following explains what each option is:
    1. Widget Menu
      • Audio
      • Capture
      • From the developer
      • Gallery
      • Looking for Group
      • Performance
      • Resouces
      • Spotify
      • Xbox Acheivements
      • Xbox Social
      • Widget Store
    2. Show Previous Widget (<)
    3. Audio opens the Audio Widget at the left side of the screen
    4. Capture opens Capture Widget at the left side of the screen
    5. Performance opens Performance Widget at the left side of the screen
    6. Show Next Widget (>)
    7. Time this matches your system clock
    8. Enable click-through an on/off toggle button. When you are playing a game and have open widgets, you might need to click behind the widget. Rather than moving the widget so you can get to what is behind it, this feature allows you click-through the widget as though it wasn't there, which allows you to still play the game.
    9. Settings opens settings that can be controlled within the Xbox Game Bar setting itself

    When you mouseover an option a tooltip will appear.

  6. Click Capture (4) to see the Capture Widget open at the left side of the screen:

  7. The following explains what each option is on the Capture Widget:
    1. Take screenshot
    2. Record last 30 seconds
    3. Start recording
    4. Turn mic off/on when recording

    When you mouseover an option a tooltip will appear.

  8. If you click the Start recording option, and see the message:

    Sorry, this pc doesn't meet the hardware requirements for recording clips. For more info...

    you'll have to find another computer to do your screen capture.
  9. You can turn the microphone on or off for your recording using the Microphone button. If you're using a laptop be aware of its microphone status. The mic can pick up other sounds besides your commentary and your wanted sounds:
            your breathing
            tv or radio
            other people talking
            street noises
  10. When you click Start recording (3) the recording starts and the Capture Status Widget opens:

  11. The screen recording has been started and will continue until you click the Stop recording button - indicated by the orange arrow:

  12. When screen recording starts the XBOX Game Bar and Capture Widget will disappear from the screen.

    The Capture Status Widget will remain visible to allow you to stop the screen recording.

    The Capture Status Widget will not show in the final screen recording.
  13. I can go ahead to create the HTML file.
  14. When I'm finished I click the Stop recording button on the Capture Status Widget.

    A message appears saying the clip has been recorded.
  15. Click Windows + g for the Xbox Game Bar.
  16. Click Show all captures to see the video just recorded.
  17. Play the video.
  18. Click on this open and File Explorer button.

    The recording is saved as a mp4 file to be uploaded to youtube or facebook. Pay attention to the file size - it may limit where it can be used.
  19. Open XBOX Game Bar again using Windows + g.
  20. Audio volume can be adjusted as compared to system sounds.
  21. You can see how well your computer is handling both the app and the screen recording at the same time using the Performance option.
  22. Some of the downsides of the XBOX Game Bar:
  23. For a better and more powerful screen recorder you can use OBS Studio
  24. Done.