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Why is Windows + Alt + R not working in Windows 10 or 11?

The screen recording shorcut Windows + Alt + R not working on Windows 10 or Windows 11? Learn why and how to screen record Windows easily.

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“I want to screen record on Mac with audio and I know the built-in QuickTime Player provides screen recording features. Can QuickTime record screen and audio at the same time?”

If Windows + Alt + R is not working on Windows 10 or Windows 11, you are likely using the shortcut to capture the screen or window that disallows Xbox Game Bar recording. More specifically, Xbox Game Bar only works to record the current active window and can’t record the desktop, File Explorer, or other UWP applications. Therefore, if you use Windows + Alt + R on the Windows desktop, in a File Explorer window, or other unsupported apps, it won’t work.

It’s also possible that you have accidentally disabled Xbox Game Bar recording in system settings, which will also lead to the Windows + Alt + R not working issue. You can go to Start > Settings > Gaming > Game Bar to see whether you have enabled Game Bar recording. If not, toggle on the option.

To screen record on Windows 10 or Windows 11 freely, you can try SurFlex Screen Recorder. By installing this app on your PC or laptop, you can capture any on-screen activities on your computer and save the video in your preferred format and quality. Besides, you can customize the screen recording shortcut. By doing so, you can start or stop recording at your convenience.

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