How to Use Windows 10 Secret Screen Recorder

In many occasions we will have the need to record screen on our computer to make a video for different purposes. So it's necessary to have a good screen recorder tool on our computer. Many Windows 10 users don't know that there is a secret screen recorder being introduced in the Windows 10 as one of its new features. It's named as Gamebar, but as for its feature of screen recording, it's also called "Secret Screen Recorder Windows 10 tool."

Secret Screen Recorder

Secret Screen Recorder

Part 1. What is Windows 10 secret screen recorder

In order to find the secret screen recording tool on your Windows 10, please press "Win+ G". And here is how it looks like:

Windows 10 gamebar

Features:

Please note that the Gamebar itself is not an application, it's an extra feature rather than an app. Gamebar is a feature of the Xbox app, which is already built in Windows 10. Therefore, you can directly share your screenshots and the screen recording works over the Xbox Network. That's why we call the Gamebar extension as Windows 10 secret screen recorder.

Part 2. How to use Windows 10 secret screen recorder

What you can do with Windows 10 secret screen recorder

How to take screenshots with Windows 10 secret screen recorder

There is something you need to know before using the Windows 10 Gamebar to capture screen or record Windows 10 screen.

The Gamebar will only appear when there are applications running in the background. It will not open on desktop or while switching between applications. What's more, the application should be the target application of which the screenshot or recording will be made. The application can be a game or any other apps.

When you know the basic knowledge of Windows 10 secret screen recorder, we can start to learn how to take screenshots now.

Step 1 Open the app that you want to take a screenshot of, then open Gamebar by pressing Hotkeys "Win + G". Then it will pop up a message asking you "Do you want to open Game bar?" Just check "Yes, this is a game" to open the Game bar.

Open gamebar

Step 2 To take a screenshot, just click the Camera icon, then you will be notified that a screenshot has been taken of the target app. The screenshot will be saved to "This PC > Videos > Captures" by default.

Take screenshot

How to record screen with Windows 10 secret screen recorder

Step 1 Open the target app of which you want to record screen, then open Gamebar with Hotkeys "Win + G".

Start recording

Step 2 Click the Red Dot icon to start recording. The recorded video will also be saved to "This PC > Videos > Captures" by default.

How to make settings to the Gamebar on Windows 10

Step 1 Click the Settings button on the Gamebar.

Make settings

Step 2 Make the settings as you like on the page shown as below:

Gamebar settings

Step 3 Click "Go to the Xbox app to see more settings" if you want to make DVR settings.

You will be lead to the page like below:

Xbox app Gamedvr settings

You can make all settings related to screenshot taken or video recording, as well as shortcuts, hotkeys and other stuff.

After you learn these tips, you can start to record video on your Windows 10 screen now.

Part 3. The best alternative screen recorder for Windows and Mac

Windows 10 secret screen recorder can meet the basic needs of recording games or videos on your computer. However, if you want to edit the recorded video, or if you are not a Windows 10 user, what tool you can use to record screen on your computer?

Aiseesoft Screen Recorder is the best screen recording software we recommend for you to capture any activity on your computer or Mac. You can use it as a good video game recorder, Skype call capture, YouTube video recording app, and more to capture any area of your screen. Last but not least, it allows you to edit video/snapshot while recording and draw new labels to the output file.

Interface

Features:

How to use Aiseesoft Screen Recorder

Record video

If you only need to record screen on Windows 10 for basic purpose, Windows 10 built-in secret screen recorder is enough for you. But if you are a Windows 7/8/ or Mac user, or you have more demands such as customize recording area, edit recorded video etc. rather than only record screen, Aiseesoft Screen recorder will be more suitable for you.

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