What is the side toolbar?
There are a number of tools present within BlueStacks that make the gaming experience for the users much more pleasant. BlueStacks also ensures that our users are easily able to access these tools with the help of the side toolbar.
The side toolbar is a very intuitive feature where a wide array of tools are listed. Clicking on these tools will let the users access them in the matter of seconds.
What can I do in the side toolbar?
Every button on the side toolbar opens a specific tool, each with its own function. Let's discuss about each one of them:
|Toggle full screen: This button lets you enter and exit the full screen mode while playing a game.|
|Manage volume: This button lets you increase, decrease or mute the volume of the game you're playing.|
|Lock/Unlock cursor: You can use this button to lock the cursor within the gameplay window. You can use Ctrl +Shift + F8 to disable this function.|
|Show/Hide key overlay: You can use this button to see the key overlay available for your game. You can adjust the slider to set the opacity of the keys.|
|Controls Editor: This button lets you add or edit key controls for the game you're playing.|
|Toggle game controls: This button lets you enable or disable the keyboard controls used for a game.|
|Gamepad controls window: You can click this button to view the controls for the games that support gamepads on BlueStacks.|
|Macro recorder: You can use this button to record a macro and improve your gameplay. You may refer to this article to learn how to record macros.|
|More tools: You can use this button to gain access to even more tools!|
|Record screen: This button allows you to record the game you're playing on BlueStacks. Refer to this article to learn more about recording gameplay.|
|Set location: This button lets you set or change your location for the apps that require it. Please visit this article to learn more about this tool.|
|Shake: This button shakes your BlueStacks player in the games that require it.|
|Take screenshot: This button allows you to take a picture of the game you are playing.|
|Open media folder: This button lets you access the recorded gameplay videos or screenshots saved in your computer.|
|Multi-instance manager: This button opens the Multi-instance manager from where you can create and manage new instances for BlueStacks.|
|Rotate: This button rotates an application on BlueStacks from landscape mode to portrait and vice-versa. Refer to this article to know more about the Rotate tool.|
|Game Guide: This button lets you access the game guide, where all the controls for the your game are listed. This article will tell you more about the Game Guide.|
|Settings: This button opens up the settings menu for you. You may refer to this article to learn all about the different features within the settings menu.|
|Back: Using this button, you can step back into a game or exit out of it.|
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Last updated on May 29, 2020.