Special pick: Movavi Screen Recorder
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How to record a screen on a laptop with Game Bar
Step 1. Launch the program
On your laptop, press the Windows key + G shortcut to open Game Bar.
Step 2. Capture your screen
From the menu that you call up, click on the red circle (Record from now) button to start recording your gaming.
To stop recording, click the Stop recording button.
If you’re playing your game in full-screen mode, you can also start and stop video recording by pressing Windows + Alt + G at the same time.
Step 3. Locate and edit your video
When it’s time to edit your clips, you can call up your captured video by pressing Windows + G to call up the Game Bar menu. Then select Captures to open up your videos for trimming and more.
How to record a laptop screen with audio using Movavi Screen Recorder
Step 1. Download and install the program
Download the installation file for your OS and install the program.
Step 2. Adjust the recording settings
Launch Movavi Screen Recorder and select Preferences from the control panel that pops up to adjust your recording settings.
In Preferences, you’re able to control a lot of features, like where your file output will go, whether to record your mouse and keystrokes or not, cursor settings, video quality, choice of webcam and microphones, and much more.
Step 3. Record the screen
Click on the Screen recording button and then use your mouse to select the capture area you wish to record. You can select the whole screen or just a part of it. Once you select your capture area, a recording panel will pop up that allows you to tailor your recording. You can turn your microphone or system audio on or off, and also choose whether to record from your webcam at the same time as your video capture.
When you’re ready, click on the REC button to start your laptop recording. You can pause your recording and then restart it again. When you’re finished, click the Stop button.
Step 4. Edit and save your video
Your video will open as a file in a new pop-up window. You can choose where to save the file and also trim out unwanted parts using the simple editing controls.
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Frequently asked questions
Can I record my screen on a laptop?
Yes, you can. You can use a built-in program like QuickTime Player if you’re on a Mac, choose an online app, add a browser extension, or download powerful screen-recording software like Movavi Screen Recorder. There are lots of options!
Why can’t I record on my Windows laptop?
The main reasons why you might not be able to record successfully include:
Not having enough free memory to save a recording
Not having given permission to the program to access webcam or microphone feeds
Using an outdated graphics card
Can all laptops screen-record?
The short answer is yes, as long as your laptop isn’t a total dinosaur. Whether you’re using macOS, Windows, or even Linux, there are options for screen recording available. It’s just video quality and functionality which sets them apart.
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