Any business owner responsible for drafting documents to explain processes or procedures knows that images can aid in this goal, giving your users a way to fully understand where to click and what to do. For Windows 10 users, there is a great feature built right into the operating system that lets you take screenshots, and we’re not just talking about the Prt Sc key. In fact, this proposed solution is more dynamic than that key could ever be.
This solution is the Xbox Game Bar, a tool built into Windows 10 that allows users to take screenshots, record video, and record audio. It might not seem like an immediate solution, but it gets the job done in a pinch, provided your organization has not disabled or uninstalled this feature on its workstations. This solution might be intended for gaming purposes, so it might be uninstalled or removed from work devices. If you have any questions, reach out to your IT provider (you can call us at 978-482-2020 if we handle your IT).
All that said, if it is not disabled, you might be able to get some value out of this tool. Let’s see what kind of stuff you can do with the Xbox Game Bar.
First, you need to start up the Xbox Game Bar by holding down the Windows key and hitting the G key. This opens up the overlay. The overlay has four primary features, from left to right. We’ve included the keyboard shortcuts in parentheses next to what they do:
Although there are some shortcomings to this application, such as the inability to record File Explorer and the inability to record more than one application at once, depending on your needs, you might get some value from it.
Now that we know what the application is capable of, let’s discuss some of the possibilities for how you might use the Xbox Game Bar for recording your screen:
Overall, you might get some value out of this solution, but if you want something for more professional purposes rather than gaming, reach out to BNMC. We have plenty of knowledge and expertise about various enterprise-grade solutions to modern business problems. To learn more, reach out to us at 978-482-2020.