How to use Windows 10 built-in screen recorder

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Windows 10 has a built-in screen recording tool which is a sigh of relief for many users around the world who want to record their screen activity without using third party software. Using a built-in tool has its advantage, the main one is that you don't have a single concern in mind that you are carrying an adware or malware just because you have installed unknown software from the Internet, which you are skeptical of. Windows should present itself and empower users, with more useful tools that users need and around which a huge, twisted market has floated. Therefore, Windows 10 has taken the initiative to provide a basic screen recording utility for free for Windows 10 users. Although its basic use is for recording xbox games, you can use it for any purpose while recording your PC screen.

How to use Windows 10 built-in screen recorder

To use the Windows 10 hidden built-in screen recording app, please follow the steps below.

Step 1 - First press windows key + g to start the screen recording application.

Step 2 - Recording will start as soon as you press the red circle record button.

You can also press Press Windows + Alt + R to start and stop recording.

Once recording has started, do your normal on-screen activities and all your recordings will be recorded.

Steps 3 - Once you have stopped recording by pressing Press Windows + Alt + R, the recording will be automatically acquired and saved in the Videos / Capture folder.

Note: - Videos are captured in mp4 format only.

You can also click the settings icon for some settings from the default Windows game screen recording tool.

Setting : - You can set to change the maximum duration or the recording duration. This is a cool feature, because if you forget to stop recording, it won't keep creating the recording, filling up your hard drive. It is simply better to set the maximum duration of the screen recording. There is also an option to hide or show the timer. Note that the timer is only visible after it has been recorded.


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