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How to Use Windows 10 Screen Recorder

Oliva Eve
2023-04-20 19:43:27 • Filed to: Screen Record on Windows

No matter what you are using a Mac, Windows PC, a tablet, or a phone. We can give you endless reasons to record your screen--for creating a YouTube video, making a work presentation, or making some software tutorials. Probably the first thing one might do to get their screen recorded is hunt for any free screen recorder, but wait for a second! You also probably are not aware that Windows has its in-built recording software, the Xbox Game Bar. In the below article we will see how to use Windows 10 screen recorder in detail.

The in-built screen recorder allows one to record the screen you can capture a simple browser window or the entire screen. Another noticeable fact is that the screen recording with the Xbox Game Bar can be done without even downloading or installing any additional bulky program. Other factors such as the purpose of recording the screen, the hardware used, and so on. When the recording is done, it can be shared with some great adjustments (such as adding titles, trimming the clip, or even voiceover recording) that can be made with the use of free video editor.

Part 1. How to Use Windows 10 Screen Recorder

Though the Xbox Game Bar is thoroughly hidden, it is still present, and let us tell you all that Windows 10 does have its in-built screen recorder which is particularly made for recording games. Follow the below steps to know how to use screen recorder Windows 10.

Step 1: Launch the Xbox app that is pre-installed. This can be done by simply searching the term "Xbox" in the search. Now use Windows+G on the keyboard and tap "Yes, this is a game" option.

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Step 2: Tap on the option "Start recording" to initiate the screen recording. You can also use the hotkey combination Windows+Alt+R to start recording. Once the recording is done, use the same hotkey combination to stop the recording.

Step 3: All the recorded videos are saved in MP4 format in the folder Videos/Capture.

game dvr options

Step 4: For customizing the settings of the recorder, log in to the Xbox app. You will find the options for Game DVR. Here you can adjust the quality of the video, choose to record the audio or not, as well as select the clip length.

Part 2. Easy Recorder to Cpature Windows 10 Screen

In case you find it difficult to use or even find the built-in Windows 10 screen recording tool. Simply switch to Wondershare DemoCreator. It has proved to be the best alternative for the built-in screen recorder for its numerous features. Of the many features, DemoCreator provides are the feature to add markers and various annotation during recording to highlight vital points, detach record or audio voice narration while editing the video, record video and system audio as well as mic and webcam simultaneously, reduce the noise, and capture entire PC screen or even a particular part of the screen. Other noticeable features are recording high-paced games and create a blur effect to get rid of any watermark or simply hide any private info. Follow the below steps to know how to use a screen recorder, Wondershare DemoCreator.

Step 1: Download, install, and run the software on your PC. Click on "New Recording" to further customize any recording settings is you wish to. For example, adjust the recording area, frame rate, audio settings, as well as other settings of webcam. In case you do not wish to change anything, you continue with the default recording settings with "Click Quick Capture".

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Step 2: When the customization of the recording settings is done, to initiate the recording by clicking the red button. The hotkey combination Shift+Command+2 can also be sued to start the recording. The same hotkey combination is used. In case you want to pause or unpause the recording, go with hotkeys Option+Command+2.

set up capture settings

Step 3: When done with recording the screen, you can save the recorded videos on your PC or even export it to the Video Editor as well.

save video


In the above article, we saw a step-by-step guide to know how to use Windows 10 built-in screen recorder. This built-in Windows screen recorder is not that easily found. Some people are even not aware of it. We have also seen how to find this hidden screen recorder in Windows. On the other hand, if for reason you are not able to use the built-in screen recorder for Windows or you are not able to find it, worry not. We have also discussed how to record Windows 10 screen with an easy recorder. We highly recommend using Wondershare DemoCreator for getting everything from your screen. The whole and the sole reason is its numerous features that are available freely. You can even go for a premium version which brings with it a whole new editing suite for enhancing your recorded videos.