Usually, Windows+G opens up the Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10. But if youâ€™d like to launch the Game Bar with a custom keyboard shortcut, Windows Settings has you covered. Hereâ€™s how to set it up.
First, weâ€™ll need to visit Windows Settings. Open the Start menu and select the â€œgearâ€� icon on the left side of the menu, or you can press Windows+i on your keyboard.
In Settings, select â€œGaming.â€�
In â€œXbox Game Barâ€� settings, scroll down until you see the â€œKeyboard shortcutsâ€� section.
The first entry in the list is â€œOpen Xbox Game Bar.â€� To set your own custom shortcut, click the box beside â€œYour shortcut,â€� then press the keyboard combination youâ€™d like to use. For example, we entered Control+Shift+G.
If you try a combination thatâ€™s already taken by something else, youâ€™ll see an error message. If thatâ€™s the case, try a different shortcut.
After that, scroll down to the bottom of the â€œKeyboard shortcutsâ€� list and click the â€œSaveâ€� button. You must click Save for the new keyboard shortcut to take effect.
Tip: You can change keyboard shortcuts for other Game Bar functions like screen recording and live broadcasts here, too.
Press your new shortcut anywhere in Windows 10 and the Xbox Game Bar will appear.
If you want to disable your custom Game Bar shortcut in the future, revisit Windows Settings > Gaming, then clear the â€œOpen Xbox Game Barâ€� shortcut text box and click â€œSave.â€� You can also click the â€œResetâ€� button at the bottom of the list to clear all custom shortcuts. Happy gaming!
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