We are going to explain to you in a summarized and simple way what is the game bar of Windows 11, a tool inherited from the previous version of the operating system. This is a screen that overlays Windows, and where you can activate or deactivate information widgets
We are going to start by explaining what exactly this game bar is, aimed at offering you complementary information while you play. We’ll start by explaining what exactly the bar is, and then we’ll tell you its main widgets and how to add others.
What is the Windows 11 Game Bar
The Windows 10 Game Bar is a series of tools that are superimposed on the screen when you press the corresponding keyboard shortcut. With these tools, you will have widgets that you can show or hide whenever you want, including while you are playing your favorite video game.
The objective of this bar is to offer you additional information while you play, such as resource or performance monitoring, but also other useful things such as the music that plays.
To do this, it will allow you to have all types of Widgets visible, mainly aimed at your experience while you are playing. You will have access to Xbox Social chat, but also to audio mixing settings or performance displayor the options to record what happens on the screen or take a screenshot.
To launch the game bar you just have to press the keys at the same time Win+G from your keyboard. And when you do what you want, press the shortcut again or click on the background to make it disappear. If you don’t want it and accidentally click on the shortcut, in Basics we have explained how to deactivate the Windows 11 game bar.
What options does the bar offer and add widgets
When you open the Windows Game Bar, at the top you will see a bar where you can activate or deactivate the main functions, which are widgets that appear around the screen. Then, by pressing the button on the top panel Menu Widgets You will access a list of all the other widgets that you will be able to activate on the screen.
You will be able to see the audio options to customize the sound mix and the speaker or microphone volume. You will also have group searches or advanced screenshot options. Also a news feed from the game developer, as well as a gallery of your screenshots or Xbox achievements achieved.
You will also be able to activate widgets to monitor consumed resources or system performance, and the Xbox Social function for your chats. Also you have access to a widget store to get other specific ones for specific applications.
Finally, you will also have a configuration button to go to a panel where you will be able to customize the entire game bar experiencechanging the keyboard shortcuts to use, linking different user accounts, shortcuts, or customizing its appearance.
If you want to add widgetsyou just have to display these options Menu Widgets and activate from it the ones you want to appear. Besides, In the Widgets store you can also download others from third parties that you will also later be able to add to the visualization.