How to Record Your Screen on Windows 10?

Record Your Screen on Windows 10

Taking screenshots on Windows 10 is easy but recording the screen of Windows 10 can be challenging. However, Windows’ “Game Bar” feature can assist you in recording your screen easily. In this blog, we will teach you how to record your screen on Windows 10 using Game Bar.

What is the Game Bar?

Windows 10 has an in-built feature called Game Bar. The purpose of this Game Bar feature is to record games that you play on your computer. Those who stream from the Xbox One find this Game Bar feature beneficial to capture game videos from the internet browser.

However, the Game Bar requires compatible graphic cards to work efficiently. If you want to record the screen of your computer then take advantage of this Game Bar program. Here, we will enlighten you on how to record your screen on PC Windows 10. Let’s get started!

How to Record Your Screen on Windows 10?

To record the Windows 10 screen, we will follow the step by step guide. For instance, we will first enable the screen recording feature and then record the screen. You can also start screen recording in the background, record screen with audio, and customize the Game Bar. Let’s learn how to record your screen on Windows 10 using the Game Bar program.

Enable the Screen Recording

  • Press the “Windows” key on your keyboard.
  • Then, type “Settings” in the search bar.
  • Click on the “Settings” app when it appears in the result.
  • Go to “Gaming” and choose the “Game bar” option.
  • Enable the toggle that says “Record game clips, take screenshots, and broadcasts using Game bar”.
Record Your Screen on Windows 10

Here, you will also notice the Windows shortcuts for numerous actions. If it is required then you can change the keyboard shortcuts for certain actions such as open the Game bar, record the screen, or start and stop the recording.

Tip for gamers: If you are having an Xbox 360 controller or Xbox One controller with the correct driver then you can trigger the Game Bar with the Xbox button on the gamepad.

Start Recording the Screen

To know how to record your computer screen on Windows 10, you can perform a number of steps using the Game Bar.

Note: Windows’ Game Bar does not work for certain Windows apps and folders such as File Explorer and Weather app.

  • To launch the Game Bar, press the “Win+G” keys. This will show Game Bar widgets with different options to capture screen.
  • Then, click on the “Camera” icon to start recording the screen on Windows 10.

Tip: Instead of launching the Game Bar, use the “Win+Alt+R” key combination to directly start your screen recording.

If you are using Game Bar for the first time, it may ask you for permission. To grant permission, you can check the box that says “Enable gaming features for this app to record gameplay”. Then, you can again click on the Start Recording button to perform your action.

You can then capture the screen of your Windows 10. During this process, the Game Bar widget changes its appearance as the floating bar (located on the top right corner). From here, you can control the screen recording such as play and stop the recording.

When you are done recording your screen, the file gets saved in the File Explorer. Then, you can double-click the recorded video to play. If you are not willing to save your recorded screen in the File Explorer by default then you can change the location. For that, you can do the following.

  • Press the “Windows” key on your keyboard.
  • Then, type “Settings” in the search bar.
  • Click on the “Settings” app when it appears in the result.
  • Go to the “Gaming” section.
  • Then, choose the different folder to make its default location for saving your screen recording videos.

Record Screen in the Background

There are times when you want to record certain actions on your computer. With this Windows’ Game Bar program, you can set the time for background screen recording. To do so, you need to grant permission to record your background activities. For that, you can follow these steps:

  • Open the “Game Bar”.
  • Click the “Settings” icon.
  • Scroll down to check the box that says “Record in the background while I’m playing a game”.
  • Click the “Drop-down” menu for “Record the last”.
  • Then, change the time from 15 seconds to 10 minutes.

Once you do so, your Windows 10 computer is eligible to record your screen activity in the background. It will record the last several minutes or seconds after you have performed the screen activity.

So whenever you want to quickly capture something, all you need to hit the button, e.g., Record last 1 minute button. This will record the screen activity based on the number of seconds or minutes you have set.

Record Screen with Audio

While recording the screen, if you want to record your voice then you can do that too. Learn how to record your screen with audio on Windows 10.

  • During your screen recording process, press “Win + Alt + M” keys on your keyboard. This will enable the microphone. To disable the audio, you can press the same keys again.
  • If you want to record the audio of the current application (not from the other apps) then use “Win + G” to open the Game Bar.
  • Scroll down in the Settings menu and go to the “Audio to record” section.
  • Select the “Game Only” option.

You can also set the None option for not recording any kind of audio during the screen record on Windows 10.

Customize Your Game Bar

When you launch the Game Bar, it shows widgets on the screen. These widgets allow you to perform actions on screen. If you wish then you can customize these widgets. For that, you can follow these steps.

  • Launch Game Bar by using “Win+G” keys.
  • Click “Show All Captures” in the “Capture” widget. This will show you the list of videos and you can open any of them directly.

Also, when you open the Game Bar, it shows different widget pop-ups. You can close those that are not in need. From the toolbar, you can select the only widgets that you want to use. This will become easy for you to control the Game Bar.

From the Settings icon of the Game Bar, you can customize other settings such as shortcuts, change the accounts, recording options, theme, notifications, and other controls.

Till now we have discussed how to record your screen on Windows 10. By following the above-mentioned steps, you can enable the screen record to capture your Windows 10 screen. Also, customize the Game Bar control as per your requirement.

Tip: You can also run third-party screen recorder software on your PC. There are a number of software applications such as OBS Studio. These applications consist of smart functionality that assists you in the screen recording.

How to Record Your Phone Screen on Windows 10?

Most users ask how to record your phone screen on Windows 10. If you are one of them, the upcoming methods are for you.

Note: The steps you are going to read can be performed on Android phones.

To record your Android phone screen, you can use any of the best Android screen recorder software on your computer. You can download MirrorGo Android Recorder software on your Windows 10. This allows you to have proper control over the screen recording process and enjoy the Android phone screen on your computer.

Now, learn how to record your phone screen on Windows 10 with the MirrorGo Android recorder.

  • Download “MirrorGo Android recorder” on your Windows 10
  • Launch the software to perform.
  • Connect your “Android” phone to the computer. This will show a mobile screen pop-up on your PC.
  • Click on the “Android Recorder” button and proceed with recording.
  • To stop the recording, press the “Android Record” button again.

MirrorGo maintains the synchronization between your tasks that are performed on Android and PC. When you are done recording the screen on your PC, it will show the address where the video is saved.

So this is how you can screen your phone screen on your Windows 10 computer.

There are other apps for screen recording that must be available on the Google PlayStore. You can download them, read the instructions properly, and record the screen on Windows 10 computer.

Conclusion

Recording the screen on Windows 10 is easy with the Windows’ Game Bar program. If you want to learn how to record your screen on PC Windows 10, this guide has all the best methods to perform.

Whether you want to record the game or other screen activity on your computer, you can do it all right on your Windows 10 computer. Also, if you want to use your Android phone screen on your Windows 10, you can do it with the help of the screen recorder software.

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