Windows 10 is getting a modern Task Manager for your games.

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"An upcoming Windows 10 update looks to help gamers by making it easier to improve performance mid-game. Traditionally, your best bet — when your game's smoothness dips — was to exit the game and try and quit other applications or change settings in Windows 10 itself.

But nobody really wants to take all those steps, especially when every second lost fixing the issue is just as perilous to your success as the slowdown itself. So, Windows Latest reports that Microsoft is planning to remove the middle-man.

The site reports that a new Resources menu — which looks a lot like Task Manager — will be coming to the Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10. The Game Bar is found by selecting Windows + G, and the new Resources section looks like a speedometer, sitting as the third to last item in screens shared by Windows Latest"



https://www.windowslatest.com/2020/09/29/windows-10-game-bar-resources-monitor/
 
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Meh.

Just seems like they are trying to think of ways to get people to start using their useless game bar.

I don't want any game overlays. I wish I could uninstall all of that "Xbox" junk.

No, I don't want Nvidia's overlays either...
 

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did you all try it out? Windows + G yet?

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It sounds and based on the image above looks like useless garbage. I hope it can be fully disabled especially since most of those overlays can cause issues in some games even when they're not visible, unfortunately in typical MS fashion it will probably be difficult to fully turn off much less uninstall.
 

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It sounds and based on the image above looks like useless garbage. I hope it can be fully disabled especially since most of those overlays can cause issues in some games even when they're not visible, unfortunately in typical MS fashion it will probably be difficult to fully turn off much less uninstall.

this is all i could find:

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It sounds and based on the image above looks like useless garbage. I hope it can be fully disabled especially since most of those overlays can cause issues in some games even when they're not visible, unfortunately in typical MS fashion it will probably be difficult to fully turn off much less uninstall.

Can't be uninstalled. It's part of xbox integration which is an unremovable windows 10 app. Even if you don't play games at all, it's always there.

You can disable the overlay though.
 

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Can't be uninstalled. It's part of xbox integration which is an unremovable windows 10 app. Even if you don't play games at all, it's always there.

You can disable the overlay though.

  1. When PowerShell opens paste the following command and press Enter:
    • get-appxpackage *Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay* | remove-appxpackage
  2. After doing that, close the PowerShell and the Gaming Overlay app should be completely removed.
 

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  1. When PowerShell opens paste the following command and press Enter:
    • get-appxpackage *Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay* | remove-appxpackage
  2. After doing that, close the PowerShell and the Gaming Overlay app should be completely removed.

I've tried all of these command line tricks to try to uninstall unremovable apps before. None of them have ever worked.
 

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I've tried all of these command line tricks to try to uninstall unremovable apps before. None of them have ever worked.
Yep. MS is continually and sneakily blocking their crapware from being removed even by powershell commands that once worked in older builds.

Only way is ripping it out by the roots and deleting from the install ISO, with MSMG Toolkit or NLite.
 
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There is nothing wrong with the XBox App or the Gamebar, although I never really use the Gamebar and forget it is even there. However, the app is now where the games are installed and launched from, the ones that are sold in the store, anyways.
 

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Overlays never had a problem.let’s see Radeon,xbone steam.did I leave any out
 

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Overlays never had a problem.let’s see Radeon,xbone steam.did I leave any out
Steam and radeon overlays have caused issues for me as well the extremely basic overlays in fraps, dxtory, afterburner, and trixx. Depending on how games implement fullscreen modes they don't always like to share the screen with another program and then of course if you have multiple programs with overlays running it can sometimes cause issues as well.
 

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Steam and radeon overlays have caused issues for me as well the extremely basic overlays in fraps, dxtory, afterburner, and trixx.

Depending on how games implement fullscreen modes they don't always like to share the screen with another program and then of course if you have multiple programs with overlays running it can sometimes cause issues as well.
Trying sarcasm didn’t work well:(
 

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Trying sarcasm didn’t work well:(
I actually wasn't sure if your post was sarcasm but I thought I'd expand on it if nothing else though I forgot rivatuner which might have been the first overlay to give me issues.
 

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Just use Proejct mercury run and forget. it will elevate the cpu priority on your game automatically so background task does not affect the game.
I will predict this Microsoft gimmick will be just as effective as "Game mode"
 

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I've tried all of these command line tricks to try to uninstall unremovable apps before. None of them have ever worked.
Yep. MS is continually and sneakily blocking their crapware from being removed even by powershell commands that once worked in older builds.

Only way is ripping it out by the roots and deleting from the install ISO, with MSMG Toolkit or NLite.
They key is to allow the apps the update the first time. If you do a fresh install of 10 and immediately try to uninstall them, the update/installation process for them (which is trigged at OS install) has already begun which means they will reappear. Install 10 - Open the Store - Verify everything is updated- then remove them. I personally use CCLeaner (which has a built in uninstall tool) and remove the apps using that. For example, the XBOX apps on my PC are gone and have not came back.
 
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They key is to allow the apps the update the first time. If you do a fresh install of 10 and immediately try to uninstall them, the update/installation process for them (which is trigged at install) has already begun which means they will reappear. Install 10 - Open the Store - Verify everything is updated- then remove them. I personally use CCLeaner (which has a built in uninstall tool) and remove the apps using that. For example, the XBOX apps on my PC are gone and have not came back.
^^^
There are tools that will get rid of the apps permanently.
I haven't had any come back either
 

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The Windows 10 game bar kept causing an issue on my PC where I couldn't click on anything on the far right side of my screen, like you have to do to close or minimize a window, so I uninstalled it and haven't considered it again.
 

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I'll keep my LTSC.
Comments like this are dumb because people are not able to use that legally at home on personal devices. I run LTSC at work but I can't run it on my home computer because there's no way to buy a license. And just taking your company licensing and using at home is not right.

Therefore, what is the point of this comment? It's actually more of a troll comment than B00nie coming in talking about how awesome Linux is compared to 10, because at least in that case people can get Linux if they want.
 
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MS really is hilarious at times. Here let me close tasks or uninstall some stuff but not others. Oh hey we installed the new version of Edge with the latest update, whether you wanted it or not. Most of their game mode crap is just a waste of time.
 
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