Gaming Enable or Disable Open Xbox Game Bar using Game Controller in Windows 11


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

When you open Game Bar, a variety of Xbox gaming activities are at your fingertips. Select a feature from the Widget Menu and it’ll pop up as a widget. Many of these can be moved, resized, or pinned to your screen.

Xbox Game Bar has customization options that let you quickly jump between your game and favorite activities.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22616, Windows Insiders who like to game on their PCs with an Xbox Controller on the latest Insider Preview builds in the Dev and Beta Channels can try out the new controller bar feature.

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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable open Xbox Game Bar using the Xbox button on a Xbox game controller for your account in Windows 11.

Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Open Xbox Game Bar using Xbox button on Game Controller in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Open Xbox Game Bar using Xbox button on Game Controller using REG file


EXAMPLE: Xbox button on Xbox Game Controller and Controller Bar

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Option One

Turn On or Off Open Xbox Game Bar using Xbox button on Game Controller in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Gaming on the left side, and click/tap on Xbox Game Bar on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Turn On or Off (default) Open Xbox Game Bar using this button on a controller for what you want on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Open Xbox Game Bar using Xbox button on Game Controller using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.


2 Turn On Open Xbox Game Bar using Xbox button on Game Controller

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_open_Xbox_Game_Bar_using_Xbox_button_on_game_controller.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\GameBar]
"UseNexusForGameBarEnabled"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off Open Xbox Game Bar using Xbox button on Game Controller

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_open_Xbox_Game_Bar_using_Xbox_button_on_game_controller.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\GameBar]
"UseNexusForGameBarEnabled"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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