How change capture bar position during capture by Win-Alt-R (see on screen on right side) or minimize bar or something? enter image description here

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While the overlay is active, you can simply hover the mouse over the controls. A titlebar will show, which you can use to drag the small window to a new position. Once you move the mouse away from that window element, the title for that window element will disappear too. This works for all windows, not just the record button window element.

To my knowledge, it is not possible to actually hide the recording toolbar once you start recording. Closing will end the recording.

This is what you see when you start to record from the game overlay (Win+G). Notice the grayed background showing as the overlay is active.

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In the overlay, if I hover the mouse over the recording window, notice how a titlebar becomes visible with an X button. You can drag this window to anywhere on the screen to alter its location, and it will stay there when you Escape out of the XBox Overlay.

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  • From Microsoft Developers many many things - "it is not possible" :(
    – ilw
    Aug 23, 2019 at 15:04
  • I have succesfully moved the icon, but every attempt I do to minimize the button results in the recording stopping.
    – LPChip
    Aug 23, 2019 at 16:22
  • >A titlebar will show - for me not show absolutely. Can you give screen? Maybe dependents on the version of Windows.
    – ilw
    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:28
  • I've added a before and after screenshot for your convenience. Do note, you HAVE to be in the overlay to move the control.
    – LPChip
    Aug 24, 2019 at 10:07
  • Thank, but titlebar in my case really don't appear . I'm don't know why...
    – ilw
    Aug 24, 2019 at 20:39

The solution is so asinine.

You have to open the Windows Game Bar, default Windows + G

Then you have to go to the capture widget and start capturing.

While you're capturing the window will pop up and you can move it.

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