Gaming Open Xbox Game Bar 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.

If you’re having trouble using Xbox Game Bar—like getting keyboard shortcuts to work—here are some things to try.:

This tutorial will show you how to open the Xbox Game Bar over your game, app, or desktop in Windows 11.


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EXAMPLE: Xbox Game Bar

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Option One

Open Xbox Game Bar with Keyboard Shortcut


1 Press the Win + G keys.




Option One

Open Xbox Game Bar from Start Menu


1 Open the Start menu, and click/tap on All apps. (see screenshot below)

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2 Click/tap on Xbox Game Bar. (see screenshot below)

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Option Three

Open Xbox Game Bar using Game Controller


This option requires turning on Open Xbox Game Bar using this button on a controller.


1 Press the Xbox button on the connected game controller. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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