Accepting Ideas - PC Game Bar

Team Xbox would love to hear how you would like to use the Windows 10 Game Bar! What are ways the Windows 10 Game Bar can enhance your overall gaming experience? What features would you like added or changed to make the Game Bar experience even better? Create suggestions, vote for suggestions, and leave comments below!

  • What are the ways you want to use Game Bar while playing a game? How would you like to use Game Bar right before or after you’ve played a game?
  • How can Game Bar make it easier to create and manage screenshots and videos? How would you like to edit and share your captures?
  • How can Game Bar make it easier to communicate with friends?

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  1. Add a Battery Indicator for Connected Controllers

    Since (by default) the Game Bar takes away the button that shows the controller's battery status, you should show it in the Game Bar when appropriate.

    355 votes
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    • Add A Framerate Monitor that Can Be Toggled

      Please add a setting to Game Bar to enable/disable the ability to display FPS while I'm playing games.

      291 votes
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      • Make the Game Bar Display a PC Performance Overlay

        I want to be able to see my CPU, RAM, GPU utilization etc as an overlay on my screen similar to RTSS, EVGA Precision X, etc. Should be easy to just pull the stats that you have in W10 task manger.

        268 votes
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        • Let Users Voice and Chat via Text Directly Through Game Bar

          Let me use game bar to do party chat as well as send text messages to my friends.

          157 votes
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          • Let me connect a Bluetooth Controller to the PC Easier

            When attempting to connect a Bluetooth controller to the PC, I have to go to Settings. It would be great if I could use Game Bar to quickly pair a controller.

            136 votes
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            • Allow Users to Create Game Clips in Full Resolution for Ultrawide Monitors

              I game at 3440x1440 but when I capture through Game Bar, no matter the settings, the maximum video width is 1920 pixels. I want full resolution, not this gimped stuff. ShadowPlay can do this just fine...

              70 votes
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              • Gamebar Should Remember Location When Accessed After Being Moved

                I would like the Game Bar to remember the location of where I last dragged it. So when I press Window + Alt + G to activate, it goes back to where it was last dragged to. The default location covers important game graphics and is a pain to move when using an Xbox controller.

                66 votes
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                • Allow Users to Create GIFs from Video Clips

                  When I record gameplay, I'd love to be able to create a GIF from that video clip .

                  101 votes
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                  • Allow Users to Display A Game Walkthrough While in Game

                    Give users to option to look up a walkthrough for a game via the Game Bar.

                    92 votes
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                    • Allow Users to Share Screenshots to Twitter

                      Please add functionality to share screenshots directly to Twitter via the Game Bar.

                      92 votes
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                      • Allow Users to Broadcast to different Streaming Services via Game Bar

                        Let me choose twitch as an option next to mixer to stream games.

                        14 votes
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                        • Restore Performance Visualizations in the Game Bar

                          In build 17692 you gave us a Performance visualizations feature in the game bar then quickly removed it. Van we have it back?

                          (https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/06/14/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17692/)

                          12 votes
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                          • Allow Users to Quickly Share Screenshots/Clips with Game Bar to Various Social Media Sites

                            Quickly share Screenshots/Clips Button with interface for Twitter, Dropbox etc.

                            10 votes
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                            • Allow Users to Change Display Size and Transparency of Game Bar

                              The current game bar is too large and obstructing. Please make it semitransparent, and make it smaller like the previous version.

                              9 votes
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                              • Game Bar Should Be Dismissed When Recording is Started

                                I think the record feature used to work like this but now it doesn't. When I press record, please have the game bar disappear instead of me having to manually close it. I can't think of a reason why having the game bar stay on screen after I start recording, should be the default behaviour.

                                7 votes
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                                • Add Mixer Squad View to Game Bar

                                  Mixer has really fun Squad functionality, where you can multiplex streams from friends into a single presented stream. However, managing participants has to be done through the browser and can't be done in overlays. For a lot of squad-based games (Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, PUBG, etc), this is where Mixer would have an edge over for example Twitch.

                                  7 votes
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