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@UltimateGamerXFX:
Go to Steam -> Settings -> Interface Tab. At the bottom there will be a button saying "SET TASKBAR MENU/JUMPLIST PREFERENCES". Click, check "Exit Steam" option. Should give you the minimize/maximize/close buttons. Did for me a couple months ago.
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One of the reasons I like Steam, I got over $600 worth of Square Enix titles for $75!
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@UltimateGamerXFX:
Go to Steam -> Settings -> Interface Tab. At the bottom there will be a button saying "SET TASKBAR MENU/JUMPLIST PREFERENCES". Click, check "Exit Steam" option. Should give you the minimize/maximize/close buttons. Did for me a couple months ago.
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Steam is good for the deals it does, which is quite often it seems.

But buying a launch title on Steam is absolutely retarded, as 99 percent of the time you can find a much cheaper brand-new retail copy online.
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never had a problem with steam. I bought and used a game with no problems.
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Since everybody is singing the praises of Steam (which I use and love) let me list at least two disadvantages I have come across:

Sometimes the internet is down. Might happen once every two years but it does suck to have all these games sitting there installed and now way to play them. I'd say buy at least some single player only games like Oblivion/FO3/ME/ME2/Dragon Age on physical media so if the net goes down and you really want to play something at least there's an option.

Can't replace the primary .exe for I think any games. This is only an issue for games like Oblivion with all kinds of crazy mods that involves replacing Oblivion.exe. There's issues installing the "community service packs" for various games as well.

One thing I don't think anybody mentioned on the plus side was auto-updating to the latest version. I finally broke down and re-purchased BF2 because installing the patches at every LAN party was such a pain...
 
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I've used Steam since December of 2003. Back in the day it was god awful. The friends list almost never worked and the entire platform was riddled with annoying bugs.

That all changed around 2006. The platform became stable which was a big relief for a huge Valve game player like me.

I started buying games solely off of Steam in 2009. The deals they push are usually pretty awesome and I never have to deal with any stupid sales taxes which are very high in California. I've spent about $500 on Steam so far and I have a mountain of games to keep me busy.

Steam is continuously being updated with new features and improvements. Valve really has an extremely stable platform that is very innovative at the same time. I feel safe spending my money on Steam, and my trust is hard to earn. For all of you that dislike or distrust Valve, I feel sorry for you. You're really missing out on something great here.
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Been using steam for a little over a year now and its been great for me. I love steam sales!!!
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@UltimateGamerXFX:
Go to Steam -> Settings -> Interface Tab. At the bottom there will be a button saying "SET TASKBAR MENU/JUMPLIST PREFERENCES". Click, check "Exit Steam" option. Should give you the minimize/maximize/close buttons. Did for me a couple months ago.
uhhh...nope, tried check and unchecking, still not there :/
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I like steam, only problem is that if you're living in a country with a euro currency. Steam doesn't convert the valutta of dollars into euros. So in the steampowered store, 1 eur = 1 usd... Im not sure if they still do this though, correct me if they dont!
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