Win + G to Record Your Screen

Published August 31, 2020

If you’ve been following this blog recently, you know that I’ve been on a mini projector kick. I’ve still got two more reviews to do, but I’m interrupting my reviews to share something I just learned. It’s the Win + G function on Windows 10 PC. Most, if not all gamers know about this PC key combination. I’m not a gamer, but this combo is a game-changer for me.

Why Record Record the Screen

Because of my mini projector testing, I came across a need. Some of the projectors have wifi and Bluetooth, while others don’t. With wifi, you have a plethora of apps and options through which you can stream and watch movies. On projectors without wifi, I’ve got to supply the media source to display through the projector. That’s very easy when I can plug in an Amazon Firestick, but what about when I’m without the internet? That means I have to plan ahead to have the proper entertainment source to keep the grand kiddies happy.

No DownloadThere’s a particular show that my grandson likes. I tried in vain to download or purchase episodes. Unfortunately, it’s nowhere to be had. They do, however, have one and two-minute snippets of the show on Youtube. But alas, I cannot download these snippets from YouTube. This sent me on a "how can I download" hunt. That hunt led me to the Win + G solution.

Screen Record - Windows 10 Win + G

Here’s the scoop. By depressing the Win and the G key on a Windows 10 PC, you open a screen recording program. With this program, you can record both audio and visuals of what’s on your computer screen. Oh, the possibilities!

In order not to infringe on copyrights, I only record the one to two-minute freely available snippets. Here’s how the screen recording program works.

  1. Go to the video you wish to record.
  2. Press the Win and G keys on a Windows 10 PC. The recording program opens.
  3. Press the record button.
  4. Recording with Win+G
  5. When done recording, press the stop button
  6. End Recording

The software deposits the recorded video in the default location ( \videos\captures) on your computer.

Saved Recording

If you’re unsure where the software saved the videos, click on the “Game clip recorded” message and it will bring you to the saved file.

The screen recording program has several configuration options. I have not played with any of them. Maybe one day when I feel adventurous I’ll play around with the settings, but not now. For now, I’m satisfied with being able to record what I want and move the recordings to a micro SD card. That SD card is safely inserted into the mini projector and there it will stay until I need to add more recordings. That SD card is my “just in case” card.

Now that I’ve solved that problem, back to reviewing mini projectors...

Felicia (aka Low Tech Grandma) is a wife, mother, grandmother, freelance writer and low tech blogger.

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