Game Bar, or more precisely Xbox Game Bar, is a built-in feature of the Windows 10 operating system that may be used to record and broadcast games, capture screenshots, or interact with others.
You can toggle the Game Bar overlay on Windows 10 by using the keyboard shortcut Windows-G. Windows displays the overlay and you may use Game Bar functionality or configure the service.
Most Windows 10 users come into contact with Game Bar when they launch a game on their device. Game Bar may display tips during game launch, e.g. "record what you just did", "do you want to open Game Bar", or "Press Win + G to open Game Bar".
While these are great to inform gamers about Game Bar, they may become annoying quickly to gamers who don't want to use the functionality.
The following guide explains how to disable Game Bar tips and notifications in particular, but covers disabling Game Bar completely as well.
If you just want to disable tips and notifications while playing games, do the following:
Just close the window once you are done configuring the settings. The changes are saved automatically and you should not receive any new tips or notifications anymore when playing fullscreen games on the device.
Disabling tips and notifications works best for Windows 10 gamers who use Game Bar to capture screenshots, videos or for broadcasting. Those who don't may also disable the feature entirely instead.
Option 1: the Settings application
You may disable Game Bar and related functionality system wide by configuring a policy in the Group Policy editor.
Note: The editor is only available in professional and Enterprise editions of Windows 10.
The Registry option is available to Home devices as well.
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