How to Change the Xbox Game Bar Theme in Windows 11

Windows 11 monitor with xbox game bar

This article explains how to change the theme on the Xbox Game Bar, including selecting a dark mode in Windows 11.

The Xbox Game Bar on Windows devices has a Controller Bar feature that allows you to quickly access games and apps using any Xbox controller, including standard controllers, the Elite Controller Series 2, and the Xbox Adaptive Controller.

You can customize Xbox Game Bar to jump between your game and your favorite gaming activities seamlessly using the Xbox Game Bar.

The Xbox Game Bar is also customizable. You can change the default theme, add and remove favorites, and more. In addition, if the current Theme is unsuitable for your device, you can change it.

Here’s how to do that in Windows 11

Change the Xbox Game Bar theme

As mentioned above, the Xbox Game Bar is customizable. It allows you to change the Theme, add and remove favorites, and more.

Here’s how to do it.

First, Open the Xbox Game Bar (Window key + G ).

Then click on the Settings (gear) button on the Game Bar.

Xbox Game Bar Settings option

On the Settings window, select the Personalization tab on the left. The Personalization page lets you adjust the look of the Xbox Game Bar.

On the right, under Theme, choose a theme option to use with the Xbox Game Bar. You can choose from one of the following:

  • Light
  • Dark
  • Current Windows theme
Xbox Game Bar Personalization page

If you select the Current Windows theme option, the Xbox Game Bar theme will match the setting currently set for the Windows theme.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to change the Xbox Game Bar theme in Windows 11. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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