Windows 10 gets a redesigned Game Bar in light mode

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The Windows 10 Redstone 4 update, otherwise Spring Creators Update, will be soon be rolling out this April. The new update is introducing various enhancements for Windows 10, and those include a redesigned Game Bar.

Microsoft provided the first glimpses of the redesigned Game Bar last year, and now the company’s vice president for gaming, Mr. Ybarra, has shown off a new image of the revamped Game Bar on Twitter.

The first image showed the Game Bar in its new light mode. The light mode is a throwback to the Windows 7 Aero transparency effect that Microsoft largely removed from Win 10 and 8. The new Game Bar is transparent when you switch it to light mode.

Now Mr. Ybarra has included a new image of the Game Bar on Twitter. That snapshot shows the Game Bar in its opposite dark mode. Mr. Ybarra also stated on Twitter that there’s a customization option to adjust the Game Bar to match the current theme color.

Microsoft has expanded the new Game Bar. The most notable addition to its redesigned UI is perhaps the new clock. The Game Bar also includes new Xbox Live profile, recordings folder, settings and Mixer profile shortcuts just below the clock.

Microsoft has slightly modified the buttons on the updated Game Bar. The buttons have pretty much the same icons, but the icons are now included within circles. A Gamertag also replaces the Xbox avatar bubble.

Aside from the revamped Game Bar, the Redstone 4 update includes a few new settings for gaming. For example, you can configure the graphics specifications for games via Advanced graphics settings in the Settings tab. Players can also configure game notifications with the new Focus assist options.

The new Game Bar is not completely different from the original one. However, it is a little more customizable than before; and its new shortcuts will come in handy. Check out this post for further Spring Creators Update details.

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