What are these notifications about? These are tips and tricks on using the game bar and game mode that can help you. This can help beginners who do not know better, but how often do you need to see the same tips? Fortunately, there are ways to disable contextual notifications from the gamebar in Windows 10.
1. Disable Bar Game Settings Notifications
There is no need to open a game before you can change the gamebar settings. Just press the Windows + G keys on your keyboard to open the game bar. In my case, this worked on a desktop, but not when the browser was open. Perhaps this is because different applications have different shortcuts.
Click the Settings icon in the top toolbar here.
On the General tab, clear Show tips when I launch a game option.
Can you see a Notifications tab there? I can not, but it should be there if you have not upgraded to the latest version of Windows. Click on it to specify the type of popup notifications you want to see or not.
You can choose to hide notifications when you play games. This is the moment when they are the most boring. You can also choose to receive a notification only when you receive an invitation to a party or multiplayer party. Well, you do not want to miss these events, is not it? There are some other options that go beyond explanation. Review them all or you can edit them later, at your convenience.
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2. What happened to Games Mode Notifications
Here is the thing. Microsoft does not want you to disable game mode notifications that often appear when you start a game. I do not know why. Maybe if enough users have complained, the company could listen to them.
Depending on the version of Windows that you have installed, this may not work for you.
On your computer, press the Windows key + shortcut to open Settings, and then click Games.
In the sidebar, under Game Mode, do you see the Get Game Mode Notifications? Option. If yes, activate it. Otherwise, you are already using the latest version of Windows. It should be just below the game mode rocker switch.
If you are determined to get this option, you will be able to restore your computer at an earlier time, but you will need to upgrade sooner or later.
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3. Tweak Registry
If the option is gone, there is a registry setting that works for multiple users. Press the Windows + R keys on the keyboard to open the Run command and type regedit before pressing Enter.
Drill down to the folder structure below.
Right-click on the right pane to create a new 32-bit DWORD value file and name it – TurnOffGameBarNotifications.
Double-click on this file to open it. Enter 0 (zero) in the Value Data field to disable the notifications from the gamebar and 1 to enable it. Do not touch anything else and click OK to save.
Now create another 32-bit DWORD value file, name it 'ShowGameModeNotifications', and enter 0 as a value to disable notifications in game mode too. If things do not work as expected at any time or if something breaks , come back here, delete the two DWORD files you created (one at a time) and reboot to check again.
The game bar and game mode have come a long way. They are packed with features and work well. I do not know why Microsoft wants to treat all players as novices. We know this stuff and even if we do not know it, we can know it. Most of us just want to continue our games anyway. We do not like these notifications, especially when they are set to repeat mode. Other than that, we love Microsoft and Xbox.
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