Recording your screen is a good way to capture a process, or even just something fun or interesting. Windows 11 comes with a built-in solution for screen recording, but you can also use other apps.
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Record your screen with the Xbox Game Bar
The only built-in solution to record your screen in Windows 11 is to use the Xbox Game Bar, which comes with Windows 11 by default. To open the Xbox Game Bar, press the Windows + G keyboard shortcut, or search for it in the start menu.
The Xbox Game Bar will appear at the top of your screen. Click the “Camera” icon to open the capture window.
The capture window is where you can select the option to record your screen. However, you’ll want to enable (or disable) the microphone before doing so. If you want to speak while recording your screen, make sure there is no crossed line on the microphone icon, or vice versa.
When you’re ready to record, click the Record button, which is the button with a solid white circle on it.
Your screen will start recording. When done, click the Stop button, which is a solid white square. It is located in the same place where the record button was previously.
To find your recording, click “Show All Snaps” at the bottom of the capture window.
Thats all about it!
Screenrecord using Microsoft PowerPoint
Although it’s not a built-in method, PowerPoint is developed by the same company as Windows, so you can safely use this app to record your screen without worrying about crapware that often comes with third-party downloads.
To record your screen with PowerPoint, open PowerPoint, click the Insert tab, and then select Record Screen from the Media group.
PowerPoint will disappear and a small bar will appear at the top of the screen. To the right of the menu bar, you can choose whether you want to record audio and/or cursor. If the option is highlighted in a peach color, it will be enabled and vice versa.
Next, you will need to select the area of the screen that you want to record. Your cursor is a plus by default once the menu bar appears, so click and drag your mouse across the screen to select the area you wish to record. The area is surrounded by a red pierced line.
When you are ready to record, click the Record option in the menu bar.
Your screen will start recording. You can pause the recording by clicking on the “Pause” option in the menu bar, and resume by clicking on “Play,” which will only appear if you pause your screen. Or, if you’re done recording, tap Stop, which is the solid blue square.
Note that the menu bar will disappear upon recording. And to make it appear again, place the mouse at the top of the screen.
After you finish recording, the recording will appear in your PowerPoint slide. To download it, right-click on the recording and then select “Save Media As” from the context menu.
From there, simply select the location where you wish to save the recording on your computer.
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Capture your screen using a third party app
You can also use a third-party app to record your screen on Windows 11, and there’s certainly no shortage of it. When looking for a third-party app, make sure to download it from an original source only. In other words, if you want to download Screenpresso (which works fine), be sure to download it from their official website.
If you decide to go the third-party app route, make sure you are using an antivirus. Be careful when downloading things online, and always make sure you follow basic cybersecurity practices.
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