Windows 11/10 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 the Game mode on or off. While everything is great about Game Bar, the Game Mode Notifications annoy some. Windows 11/10 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 11/10.
Disable Game Bar Tips & Notifications in Windows 11/10
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 ensures you get the best experience when you play the game by diverting all power and priority to the game.
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 it’s 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 is launched, navigate to:
Now modify the DWORD ShowGameModeNotifications value in the registry key.
If you do not see it, create this DWORD.
Change it to 0 if you want to turn it off. If you set it as 1, it will turn it on.
I hope this works for you.