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wonkyumlee-9707 asked AveryChapman-1487 published

how can I remove yellow border line when screen capture?

I am building screen recording applications using Windows.Graphics.Capture namespace. Especially I am capturing monitors with the handle of HMONITOR.

When I run the applications, I see yellow border around the screen. I am wondering if there is any way to remove this. Looking at user side, it would help for them recognize app is recording, however, it's also annoying them.

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RoyLi-MSFT answered AveryChapman-1487 published

Hello,

Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

> how can I remove yellow border line when screen capture?

No, this is by design. As you mentioned, you've already known that this border will let the customer know the app is recording. On the other hand, it will also let the customer know which part of their device is being recorded. The users should be aware of what and when and where the current app is recording.

Thank you.


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I'm in IT and I find this feature ridiculous, even for security purposes. This feature does not indicate that an app is recording, (as your statement would indicate), only that an app MAY be recording - it shows up immediately once a window has been selected for recording purposes. This feature should be user controlled, even if you have to add password controls to it for security. A user shouldn't have to be subjected to this while recording their own screen anyway. One window with a yellow border is bad enough. Try adding a bunch of windows with yellow borders. Then where does that leave you? Especially since the borders aren't actually indicating that the windows are being recorded, only selected. So it's not even a good tracking system. It only serves its purpose when a hacker shows up, but not for normal every day use.

In short, good idea, bad implementation. This needs to be reworked.

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Between the audio problems the 2004 update caused, the constant need to "reset" the photos app in order to use it, and now this hideous yellow window border, I am not a happy Windows user right now!

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I got it. Thanks for clarification.

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It's dumb, it should have been an optional feature. I KNOW what I select to be recorded, I don't need windows to tell me something I already know.

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Anonymous-7854 answered YourordinaryWindowsuser-7746 published

I find this to be very offputting and unnecessary. Please add this as an optional feature rather than something mandatory the PC will perform regardless of our wishes. Maybe even add a whitelist function. it's very distracting and uncalled for, I did not ask for or need this feature. Please, do not add unavoidable features like this to windows. This causes the user to try and edit the registry unnecesarily.

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I agree, there should be a whitelist where a specific program is ignored. Its very off-putting when trying to record or stream and very distracting to have a vibrant BORDER distracting me from what I'm actually trying to do

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MohamadrezaIzadpanah-5498 answered andrewia-6691 commented

what does it mean? shulde I run these codes?

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This is for programmers. You can modify your source code to use this screen capture API, and to have your app ask to hide the yellow border when it is capturing the screen.

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