Annoying Game Bar in Windows 10

Windows 10 has finally represented itself with a feature I don't like: the game bar notification. It's annoying.

I have a shortcut defined for Windows+G, so every time I press it I get the dialog asking if I want to use game bar and if this is a game. There is no option to say "no, it's not, stop bugging me!"

There is a way to disable it through the Xbox app. But that requires signing in. I don't use Xbox things on my work laptop, I don't want to sign in. Why can't I disable this otherwise?

I even uninstalled the Xbox app thinking that might work (PowerShell, Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp*| Remove-AppxPackage). No, the game bar thingy is completely separate, just its settings are handled by it. Crap.

Fortunately there is a way to disable it. You'll just have to dive into registry.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameDVR\AppCaptureEnabled DWORD, value 0

After you add this value the question about game bar no longer jumps up and you can be at peace.

I really hope MS adds the "no, this is not a game, stop bugging me" option to this. Haven't checked in the latest builds, maybe it already is there. And also a setting to disable it altogether without signing in.

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