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A significant update to Steam's UI appears to be on the way, according to a leaked post by Valve. Originally posted in the closed, developers-only Steamworks group, the document outlines all forthcoming changes to the storefront, including a home page visual refresh and new discoverability sections, among other things.

Originally leaked on NeoGAF, I've verified with a member of the closed group that the document is legit. Chief among the changes is the home page refresh, which Valve writes "will be getting a visual refresh to use bigger game images in some places, add some new ways of surfacing games, and remove some visual clutter".

A new left column will be added, with a menu linking to several destinations including new releases, top sellers, recently updated, upcoming releases and specials. Meanwhile, a new section called "popular among friends" will do as the name implies: highlight titles recently played or purchased by people in your friends list. There will also be a new section on the home page dedicated to "top selling new releases".

More interesting, is the promise of new "global customer preferences" which will allow users to permanently filter out categories on the home page they're not interested in. "This will let customers opt to exclude particular types of products, such as Early Access, Software, Videos, and VR from appearing on their Steam home page and on a couple other browse pages," Valve explains.

Source: http://www.pcgamer.com/steam-is-getting-a-ui-overhaul-soon-according-to-new-steamworks-post/
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I like UI Changes and all, but steams is pretty practical...
 
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I really hope they don't make the images and texts super big and annoying. The cleaner, the simpler it is, the better!
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This will let customers opt to exclude particular types of products, such as Early Access

wheee.gif I can't believe it's finally happening! Thanks Valve!
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About time.

 

Practical doesnt have to be ugly.

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Oh no. Not again.
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I wonder if this will apply to SteamOS/Big Picture
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I hope they give you an option to keep the old look.

IMO it is perfect the way it is.

Nothing needs to be changed for the hell of being changed.
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I thought u could already change the UI with skins.  

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