The Xbox Game Bar for PC now has a calculator and a web browser

Xbox Game Bar Browser
Xbox Game Bar Browser (Image credit: Windows Central)

Xbox Game Bar Calculator

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The Xbox Game Bar is an awesome tool on Windows 10, giving you access to a range of gaming features by hitting Windows Key + G on your keyboard. A short while ago, Microsoft added a brand new Widget Store to the Xbox Game Bar, allowing users to add a range of additional features to their dashboard (it really is more of a dashboard than a "bar" at this point.)

The initial offering included streaming tools from XSplit, and some features for Razer Cortex users. However, independent developers are now stepping up to include other tools and features as well.

The first is a simple calculator, which lets you to perform simple sums without leaving your game. While perhaps not the most useful in action-packed first-person shooters, I've played MMOs and strategy games where this sort of thing might be more useful than you'd expect. Some MMO guilds use point-scoring systems for assigning loot to players, for example.

Arguably far more useful is this new web browser widget, which is a lightweight and simple tool for quickly opening up websites. It doesn't have tabs or many features, but if you just need to take a quick glance at a walkthrough for a complex achievement or reply to a message on the Discord or Slack web apps, it's really handy.

You can grab the widgets by going into the Widget Browser in the Xbox Game Bar app, or hitting the links below for the direct downloads from the Microsoft Store.

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