How to Turn Off Game Mode Notifications in Windows 10

Windows 10 has native gaming support using Game Mode feature. This feature brings along the Game Bar which is basically a set of control to record, broadcast, take a screenshot, and turn game mode on or off. While everything is great about Game Bar, what annoys me is the Game Mode Notifications. Windows 10 asks you to press the shortcut key Win+G to enable Game Bar, and also tell you that Game Mode is on. In this guide, we will learn how to turn off Game Mode notifications in Windows 10.

Turn Off Game Mode Notifications in Windows 10

Every time you launch a game, this notification shows up. They show you what you can do with Game Bar, and ask you to turn on Game Mode. If you don’t like these notifications let ‘s understand how you can disable it for good.  Do note, after this, your game mode will still work, but you will not get any notification about it.

The notification is intentional for Game Mode. This mode makes sure you get the best experience when you play the game, by diverting all power, and priority to the game.

Game Mode Notifications in Windows 10

Windows 10 used to have an option to turn off notifications. It used to be in Settings > Gaming > Game Mode, where you unchecked the option which said “Get Game Mode” notifications. This option is only available when Game Mode is turned on. However, this option has been removed including the option to toggle Game Mode. Now, this section only shows if This PC supports Game Mode.

The option has been moved to the Game Bar, which comes with a huge Game Mode icon which looks like a Speedometer. If its a game, you can always manually turn it on.

Stop Game Mode Notifications via Registry

While the option has been removed, the notifications still show up. The good thing is that you can turn this off using the registry, and it’s pretty straightforward. However, you will need admin privilege to do this.

Type regedit in run prompt, and hit Enter.

Once the Registry Editor launched, navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\GameBar

Now modify the DWORD ShowGameModeNotifications  value in the registry key. Registry Game Mode Notification in Windows 10

Change it to 0 if you want to turn it off. If you set as 1, it will turn it on.

Hope this works for you.

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