Senior Microsoft programmer Raymond Chen describes a feature in Windows 10 that is unusually useful:
Windows 10 brings the Xbox Game DVR feature to the PC. The Game DVR feature lets you record yourself playing a video game, so you can share the recording with your friends.
Suppose you have some program that you want to record, say for a bug report or for an instructional video. Just pretend it's a game:
- Put focus on the program you want to record.
- Press Win+G to open the Game Bar. If it asks whether you want to open the Game Bar, say, "Yes, this is a game."
- Press the red circle to start recording, or press Win+Alt+R.
- Do the thing you want to record.
- Open the Game Bar and press the red square to stop recording. Or use the hotkey Win+Alt+R.
- Optional: Open the Game Bar, click the gear icon, and uncheck "Remember this app as a game."
The recording is placed in your Videos\Captures folder.