August 8, 2020

Windows 10’s Xbox Game Bar adds a widget store and much-needed transparency controls

Microsoft began offering more customization for Windows 10's Xbox Game Bar on Wednesday, including a new “widget store� complete with a dedicated Destiny 2 widget that tracks your game progress. Microsoft also added some long-wanted transparenc...

Microsoft began offering more customization for Windows 10's Xbox Game Bar on Wednesday, including a new “widget store� complete with a dedicated Destiny 2 widget that tracks your game progress. Microsoft also added some long-wanted transparency controls to help reduce the Game Bar screen clutter while you’re gaming.

When it was first added, Microsoft’s Game Bar (which can be triggered with Win + G, even when a game isn’t running) gave gamers on-screen shortcuts to take screenshots, record video, and the like. Over time, Microsoft has continued to add functionality, including performance monitors and specific widgets for streaming controls and other functions.

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