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Can you use Steam music using only the Steam overlay?

Is there any way other than alt+tab to start playing music? To clarify I can only control music that is already playing from the Steam overlay(not in Big Picture mode). This seems like kind of basic ...
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How do I remove a Steam game from my library?

I like how Steam presents my library to me. However, there is one thing that keeps irritating me every time I open Steam: the Team Fortress 2 Beta. I don't want it, yet it is always in my games ...
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How can I have different Audio output for Steam Voice chat?

I was playing Portal 2 today and I wanted to have in-game audio (environmental sounds) through my main desktop speakers, while having my voice chat output to my headset. I couldn't find the setting ...
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Steam Shortcuts with no Images

Having created a series of shortcuts through the method of properties --> general --> create desktop shortcut I found that some, which I know have icons from installing it on a previous ...
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How to increase Steam account inventory

Recently I created a Steam account, purchased a $1 bundle from https://www.humblebundle.com, and activated the games in this new account. However, this new account only consists of 120 slots. If I'm ...
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Can I transfer my achievements along with my save?

A few days ago I went to a friend's house for a sleepover and he let me play Skyrim. I made a lot of progress. He sent me my saved game via email because I'm buying Skyrim. When I load my saved game, ...
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Install Civ 5 mod on Linux

Playing Portugal, I'd really like to have the Trade Opportunities mod. But how do I install it on a Linux system? I could not find it in the mod hub, as suggested by the link.
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Does GTA 4 retail activate with Steam?

I am thinking of buying a new copy of GTA 4. It says at the top of the box, "Games for windows Live". Does this game come with a code that activates/connects it with my steam account so I can connect ...
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Is it possible to limit the download bandwidth used by Steam?

Is it possible to limit the download rate/bandwidth used by Steam in some way? When I am downloading a game it greatly slows down or even blocks all internet activities in my house.
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I want to sell a non-marketable hat in TF2. Is there any way to go about it? [closed]

I just crafted a SUPER EPIC NEW HAT! Unfortunately I just did it for cash as I've pretty much quit TF2. I wanted to know, how can I get money from this hat?
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How can I integrate my game libraries in Steam and Desura?

I have perhaps 100 games installed in Steam and 50 in Desura. There are even a few duplicates. Other than manually adding shortcuts in Steam to my Desura games (or vice versa), how can I integrate the ...
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How do I download a game I traded for?

I traded a player in Team Fortress 2 for a copy of DOTA 2. However, I don't know what to do next. Where do I download the game from? This is a bit confusing as this is my first time trading with ...
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Counter-Strike Global Offensive stuck on updating at 100 percent

My CS:GO gets stuck on 100 percent when its updating. When I click on the game to play it pops up the box that shows the estimated amount of wait time till I can play the game. The estimated amount of ...
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How can I quickly tell whether I own a different version of the same game on Steam?

I have way too many Steam games. As a result I don't always remember which ones I have when browsing their fantastical sales, and more than once I've tried to check out only to have it warn me that I ...
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Getting “Unable to load Steam.dll” when trying to load Peggle Extreme

I installed a game called Peggle Extreme, a free game in the Steam web store, but when I tried to play it, it gave me an error: Unable to load Steam.dll I do not have this issue with any other ...
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How can I log out of Steam remotely?

I was playing TF2 at a friend's house and I believe I forgot to log off. Does deauthorizing all computers with Steam Guard log me out, too? Or do I need to do something else?
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Can you disable DLC for a campaign?

When you download a DLC, does the campaign creation screen allow you to choose whether to play the original version or with the DLC added? If it doesn't, can I disable DLC's somewhere else? And how ...
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PixelJunk shooter two-player mode greyed out

I've just installed PixelJunk shooter on my Mac and the Two player option is greyed out. I've tried it on both Windows and OSX. Is there any way to unlock it?
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How do I upload old screenshots taken with traditional methods to Steam?

Steam now has a screenshot-hosting feature, but I've been unable to break the habit of hitting F5 to take traditional TGA screenshots in Team Fortress 2, rather than the new hotkey F12 (the default) ...
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How do I disable or hide the big picture mode option on steam?

The steam big picture mode is really annoying on my desktop. Because of its location (right below the useful min/max/close buttons), and right above the "Friends" item in the right click menu, ...
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Can Steam be used to Launch Mass Effect 3?

I own Mass Effect 3 on Origin, but I very much prefer launching games from Steam (largely for the overlay, since I've got hundreds of Steam friends). I know that non-steam applications can be ...
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Why is my inventory in steam not showing up?

I was going through my inventory, cleaning up any items that I can sell on the market. I went to the Warframe one, and attempted to sell an item. It gave me an error, and told me to refresh. I ...
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Adding RCT3 to Steam

I just found out that Roller Coaster Tycoon 3: Platinum was added to Steam. I bought the game years ago, and unfortunately lost the disk. Is there any way to add RCT3 to Steam w/o the disk?
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Do Warframe Screenshot settings effect the screenshots that Steam takes?

I want to create some Warframe backgrounds, so I went into the settings and remove the UI from screen shots. Does this count when I am taking a screen shot with Steam?
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How can I list the users which have a game in Steam?

So, for example. Imagine I want to do some little research: to find out the average time invested in a game by its players. What I am looking for is a way to get a list of the people who have bought ...
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Can I skip the launcher on Skyrim?

I am executing Skyrim through Steam Big Picture with the controller but when I select Play on Big Picture, the launcher of the game appears and I have to use the mouse to start to play. This is very ...
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Steam Backups Question

I am going to be getting a new computer with SSD next week and want to be able to effectively preload my games (i.e. not have to start over or transfer save data manually). As I understand it, I want ...
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How can I get my Steam Game to Launch?

I just bought Sonic CD on my Steam account. Whenever I try to play it, A window opens up giving me two options: "Play Sonic CD", or "Video Setup." If I choose "Play Sonic CD", Steam will go to a ...
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How can i install and play games that require Steam without installing Steam?

I have a bunch of games ready to be played but my internet connection is too slow to download steam. I tried getting a updated installation file, which i did, but it still requires internet to ...
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How do I transfer items between two accounts on the same computer?

I have one premium steam account that I play TF2 on, and another F2P account that I idle in. I don't know how to transfer my items from my idle account to my main account on the same computer. I ...
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LA Noire Launcher DirectX not found problem (Windows XP)

I keep getting the "The Launcher cannot query DirectX. Please update DirectX by installing the latest redistributable" I'm on Windows XP and this is the Steam version of the game. GPU=NVIDIA 9800 ...
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Buying Item from A Steam Account without the game

I want to buy an CS:GO Item on steam from an account which doesn't have the game CS:GO. My library has no games. I will be trading/gifting/selling the items afterwards that I buy, but I also have ...
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Can you transfer Batman Arkham City saves from PS3 to Steam?

When Batman Arkham City first came out, I bought it for PS3 and beat the game while finishing a few extra side missions. Since then, I've gotten rid of my PS3 copy and got a steam version. I still ...
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Where can I see my perfect games in steam?

In my achievement showcase there is an item which says that I have 1 perfect game (which means 100% of the achievements gathered). So I browsed my games game by game and was still unable to find that ...
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How can I disable Street Fighter IV from lowering my volume during multiplayer battles?

When I play Street Fighter IV AE in Steam and I open or join a multiplayer game the volume of my music (e.g. iTunes, Spotify) gets lowered. How can I prevent this?
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Force “controller support” so game shows up in Big Picture

I've got some old (and some new) games on Steam that fully/partially support controllers, but their devs haven't listed controller support in the steam store. Is there any way to force these games ...
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Can you play Battleblock Theater with local players and online players at the same time?

I and my friend loved playing Battleblock Theater on Xbox Live, and so it was pretty awesome when it turned out it was coming out on Steam soon after I no longer had access to the family Xbox 360 due ...
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Will I be able to purchase items from steam market after additional credit transfer?

I am waiting for steam market to become available (still in pending due to "30 days after first purchase ever" restriction). Unfortunately I noticed I won't be able to purchase what I want for the ...
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Where are Skyrim Screenshots saved?

I just took a screen shot in Skyrim. The message in the corner says it was saved, but it does not say where... Where are these saved on my computer?
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Archangel armor flight mode – is this a bug or am I completely missing something?

I've just acquired the Archangel armor in XCOM: Enemy Within and I'm not able to ascend when in Flight Mode. I activate Flight Mode, my sniper levitates slightly off the ground, but I'm not able to ...
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Do Steam's global achievement stats sample from users who have launched the game or from all owners? [closed]

Are Steam's global achievement statistics out of all owners or only those who have launched the game? The latter would make more sense, but Universe Sandbox has an achievement awarded upon first ...
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What request should I send to steam to buy an item from the community market? [closed]

I wrote a little python script that watches community market's items I'm interested in, and makes a sound when he finds an item that matches the price I inputted. The thing is, since the community ...
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Which Half-Life 2/Ep1/Ep2 save files store what in my Steam folders?

I was hoping to find the answer to this question somewhere, since it seemed so simple, and since Half-Life 2 and Episode 1 and 2 are such popular story driven games, but with no luck. I have a ...
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Why can't I install TF2 in a non-default game library location?

I've set up 2 non-default game library locations. One in C:\Games and the other D:\Games. Steam is installed on C: so I have 2 libraries on C and one on D. When I go to install most games it lets me ...
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Can't start game (app already running)

I just installed TF2 and launched it. A steam pop-up said the app already was running. That weird because I haven't played it on that computer. There is no task called team fortress 2, and the game ...
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Can I transfer Steam Games from Win7 to Linux?

Does the Linux version of Steam use the same .gcf files as the Windows version? And if so where is the Steam install located by default on a *nix system? /usr/share/ or /home/user/.steam or somewhere ...
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Install steam game does not give other library folders as option

I want to install a new game but only the default library location is being offered. I have two locations setup in the steam settings. D:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\SteamApps (0 installed) - DEFAULT ...
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Can I get Steam to stop annoying me with notifications that I've earned a nickel?

Steam has trading cards. Great. Now I have a bunch of nigh-worthless digital bits to get rid of. Fortunately, the Market provides an easy way to do that! I can recoup pennies on the dollar from the ...
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Games that account for colourblind [closed]

What games have an option for people with colourblindness to play?
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How can I list all of my steam games I've ever downloaded in my library? [duplicate]

Some time ago I downloaded a bunch of steam games, that later I found out I couldn't play due to my shit graphics card. Now that I got a new one, I want to re download them, but they don't show up in ...