Bandicam - General settings

The 'General' tab allows you to configure the general settings of Bandicam. Bandicam - General settings

  • Output folder: This feature allows you to change/open the captured video and image folderview
  • Bandicam window always on top: This feature allows the Bandicam window to stay on top of all other windows.
  • Start Bandicam minimized to tray: This feature allows Bandicam to start minimized to the system trayview
  • Run Bandicam on Windows startup: This feature allows the Bandicam program to automatically open when Windows starts.
  • Advanced: This button allows you to set advanced Bandicam options including Hooking/Language settings.
  • Scheduled Recording: This function allows you to schedule recordings that automatically start and stop at a specific time on a daily/weekly basis.
  • Auto Complete Recording: This function allows you to configure settings such as recording time limit, recorded file size limit, silent duration limit, and system shutdown upon the completion of recording.

[Advanced] - General

Bandicam - Advanced settings

  • Bandicam window always on top: This option allows Bandicam to be displayed on top of other windows.
  • Start Bandicam minimized to tray: This feature allows Bandicam to start minimized to the system tray.
  • Show FPS in captured video/image: This feature allows Bandicam to add the FPS number to videos/images.
  • Show tip/information bar: This feature allows Bandicam to show the tip/information bar at the bottom of the program.
  • Turn off tray balloon notifications: This feature allows Bandicam users to turn off tray balloon notifications.
  •      - To always check the recording status of Bandicam, add the Bandicam icon to the system tray (notification area)view.
  • Run Bandicam on Windows startup: This feature allows the Bandicam program to automatically open when Windows starts.
  • Start full-screen recording on Bandicam startup: This feature allows Bandicam to start full-screen recording.
  • Set timer for Auto Start Recording: This feature allows Bandicam to automatically start recording at a specific time.

[Advanced] - Output

Bandicam - Advanced settings, Output

  • Output folder: This feature allows you to change/open the captured video and image folder.
  • Enable write caching on the disk: If you check this option, Bandicam caches the data while recording. If you uncheck this option, Bandicam saves the data directly while recording.
  • Autocreate output sub-folder with name:
    • Save as recording target name: If the target name is "WOW.exe", Bandicam will create a "WOW" folder and save the files under the "WOW" folder.
    • "Videos" or "Images": If this option is selected, Bandicam will save videos under the "Videos" folder and images under the "Images" folder.
  • File naming settings: This option allows you to set the file name of the captured video and image files.

[Advanced] - Hooking

Bandicam - Hooking settings

  • Hooking target: You can choose/control the Hooking target. If you check "Windows Apps (UWP)," Bandicam will be able to record Windows apps/games from the Microsoft Store. If you uncheck "DirectX 11", Bandicam will not record DirectX 11 games.
  • Disable DX 10/11 hooking on IE9/Firefox: If this option is checked, Bandicam will not record Internet Explorer and Firefox. To record IE9/Firefox, you should use 'Screen Recording' mode.
  • Block DirectX video overlay: This option can prevent a black screen from being displayed in 'Screen Recording' mode. In addition, this option can improve the DirectX hooking in 'Game Recording' mode.
  • Blocked process list: ​​You can block a certain process/program (such as chrome.exe, firefox.exe, etc.) if you don't want to record with Bandicam’s 'Game Recording' mode.

[Advanced] - Language

Bandicam - Change languages

  • Language: Users can choose between a selection of languages to optimize their experience with Bandicam. » Download Bandicam program language files
  • Reset: This button allows users to reset Bandicam to default settings.


[Advanced] - Hotkeys

Users can change the main shortcut keys used in Bandicam.

Bandicam - Change Hotkeys


[Advanced] - Others

Bandicam - UAC settings

  • Run Bandicam as standard user (non-admin): If you choose this option, the Bandicam UAC window will not pop up. However, some recording targets may not be detected when using 'Game Recording' mode.
  • Run Bandicam as administrator: If you choose this option, the Bandicam UAC window will always appear and Bandicam will hook recording target processes without any issues.
  • Run as administrator on only 'Game Recording' mode: If you choose this option, the Bandicam UAC window will pop up only if 'Game Recording' mode is selected.