Gaming Add or Remove Favorites on Home Bar of Xbox Game Bar in Windows 11

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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove favorite widgets on the Home Bar of the Xbox Game Bar screen for your account in Windows 11.

You can open the Xbox Game Bar to take control of all your favorite gaming activities while playing on your Windows 11 device.

The Home Bar is the bar at the top of the Game Bar screen. Your favorites will appear on the Home Bar for quicker access to widgets.

You can add and remove your favorite widgets on the Home Bar.
  • Audio – Get the perfect mix by adjusting the sound levels of your game, chat, and background apps.
  • Capture – Record a clip or take a screenshot when something awesome happens.
  • From the developer – Stay in the know from the creators of your favorite games.
  • Gallery – Your game clips and screenshots will show up here.
  • Looking for Group – Use Looking for Group to find players for your favorite multiplayer games.
  • Performance – Track your game’s frames-per-second (FPS) and other real-time stats.
  • Resources – See what apps and processes are using system resources to help you optimize gaming performance.
  • Spotify – Link your Spotify account to rock your games with your favorite songs. For more info, see:
  • Xbox Achievements – Track your games’ progress and see what you’ve unlocked.
  • Xbox Social – Start a text or voice chat, one on one or in a group. Connect with friends or make new ones and join a friend’s PC game or invite them to join yours.

EXAMPLE: Favorites on Home Bar on Xbox Game Bar screen



Here's How:

1 Open the Xbox Game Bar (Win+G).

2 Click/tap on the Widgets menu button on the Home Bar. (see screenshot below)

3 In the Widgets menu, perform the following actions below to add and remove widgets as favorites on the Home Bar:
  • Click/tap on the Unfavorite icon (solid white star) to remove a widget as a favorite.
  • Click/tap on the Favorite icon (outlined star) to add a widget as a favorite.

That's it,
Shawn Brink

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