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How to Disable Xbox Bar?

Xbox is an entertaining box by Microsoft that connects to your TV and lets you play games by using a special controller. The Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 offers access to the Xbox app, friends list, video capture, screenshot functionality, Spotify controls, and live gameplay broadcasting. 

You can do this all without leaving the game. This feature increases the gaming experience for many users, and some of them find certain tooltips irritating. If you are among those who wish to disable the Xbox Game Bar, you are in the right article. Stay here to learn how to disable the Xbox bar.

These are simple methods to get help, follow them carefully.

Method 1 – Settings

  • Press `Win + I` to open the Settings menu.
  • Select “Gaming.”
  • Choose “Game Bar,” in the left sidebar.
  • Toggle off the switch under “Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game Bar.”

Method 2 – Pro, Enterprise, or Education Editions

  • Press `Win + `R to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type `gpedit.msc` and press Enter to open the Group Policy Editor.
  • Navigate to `Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Xbox Game Bar`.
  • Double-click on “Turn off the Game Bar.”
  • Select the “Enabled” option.
  • Click “Apply” and then “OK” to save the changes.

Also Read: How to Connect Xbox Controller to Mac?

Method 3 – Registry Editor

  • Press `Win + R` to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type `regedit` and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  • Navigate to `HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows`.
  • Right-click on the “Windows” key, select “New,” and then choose “Key.” Name the new key “GameDVR.”
  • Inside the “GameDVR” key, right-click on the right side, select “New,” and then choose “DWORD (32-bit) Value.” Name it “AllowGameDVR.”
  • Double-click on “AllowGameDVR” and set its value to 0.
  • Close the Registry Editor.
  • Restart your computer to apply the changes.

These methods should assist you to disable the Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10. Choose the method that best suits your edition of Windows and your comfort level with the approach.

Kiran Yahya
Kiran Yahya
Kiran Yahya is a professional technical writer with 4+ years of experience. Her expertise include writing detailed, unbiased reviews on tech products and tools, along with covering trending news on relevant topics.


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