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[TS] Thirteen Steam Features You Probably Don't Know About

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• The search bar on your friends list isn’t just for people. If you search a game’s name, it will pull up people playing that game, making it easier for you to jump in with them.

• The big ol’ box at the top of the Steam store front page? You can customize what appears in it. Used to be that you had to right click on it to pull up options, but now mousing over the box makes a “customize” tab appear.

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• Have a friend who changes their Steam handle a lot? If you go into their profile and click the arrow next to their name, you can see nicknames they’ve used in the past.

• Want to know when friends changed their names? Use this URL: http://steamcommunity.com/id/[insert user name here, no brackets]/namehistory

• Want to know all sorts of fun info about your graphics card, including exactly how much dedicated video memory it has? Open up Steam Big Picture Mode, then go to settings. From there, select “system.”

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• If you block a friend, their Steam friends list tells them you’re offline.

• Want to step behind Steam’s vaunted bluegray curtain? Find your Steam icon and right click it. Go to properties and add “-dev” and “-console” to the text in the field titled “target.” That will add a “Console” tab to the top of Steam alongside things like Steam, Library, Community, and whatnot. It opens a command-line-based developer’s console.

Here are a bunch of commands you can use in dev consoles

• You can hide games in your library, to cut down on clutter and/or shame. Right click a game’s title, go to “set categories,” and check the box marked “hide this game in my library.”

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• Friends change their Steam names a little too much? You can give them nicknames on your friends list. Just click the triangle next to their name on your friends list and select “add nickname.” Ka-boom. Now you’ll never forget which friend is your weed dealer and which is your parole officer ever again.

• You can make your screenshots not suck. Just select “settings” from the “Steam” drop-down menu in the top left corner, hit the “in-game” tab, and choose “save an uncompressed copy” under screenshots. Goodbye, blurry grossness.

• You can save your favorite servers from various games. If you want to access them quickly, just select the “view” drop-down menu near the top left corner followed by “servers.”

• You can open Steam store pages in new windows. Just click your mouse wheel on the link you want to access

Source: http://www.techspot.com/article/1068-thirteen-lesser-known-steam-features/
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I was pretty sure almost everybody knew about these.
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