What is the side toolbar?
The Side toolbar is the place where all the wonderful tools of BlueStacks are listed. These tools enhance your overall gaming experience and make it much more pleasant.
By clicking on these tools in the Side toolbar, you will gain access to them within a few seconds.
What can I do with 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: You can use this button to 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: This button allows you to lock your cursor within the gameplay window. You can press the Escape key (Esc) to disable this function.|
|Game controls: With this, you can view the Game Controls menu that allows you to view/edit game controls with a variety of other options.|
|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.|
|Take screenshot: This button lets you take a screenshot of the game you're playing.|
|Record screen: You can use this to record the game you're playing on BlueStacks. Refer to this article to learn more about recording gameplay.|
|Open media folder: You can use this button to gain access to all the recorded gameplay videos and screenshots saved on your computer.|
|UTC Converter: This lets you convert UTC to local time and set reminder for up-coming events in some game. Please visit this article to learn more.|
|More tools: You can use this button to gain access to even more tools!|
|Multi-instance manager: This button opens the Multi-instance manager, which lets you create new instances for BlueStacks. Refer to this article to learn more.|
|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.|
|Set location: You can use this button to change your location on any apps that require it. Please visit this article to learn more about this tool.|
|Eco mode: This button lets you use the Eco mode, which helps you help reduce resource consumption on your computer. This article will tell you more about it.|
|Shake: This button shakes your BlueStacks player in the games that require it.|
|Game Guide: This button opens the game guide, where all the controls for your game are listed. This article will tell you more about the Game Guide.|
|Settings: You can use this button to access the Settings menu. Refer to this article to learn all about the different features within the settings menu.|
|Back: You can use this button to step back into a game or exit out of it.|
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Last updated on Aug 19, 2020.