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How do I enter Game Properties in Steam Library?

So I'm kinda new to Steam so I'm unsure how to get into Properties in Steam in my Steam Library?
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My Steam client won't go online

For some reason, when I powered my computer up and opened the Steam browser, it was in offline mode. I didn't see it, so I opened Garry's Mod, and when I connected to a server, after about 10 seconds ...
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What's the difference between GOG and Steam? [closed]

The header really says it all. Really just wondering about specifics and/or the future of each platform.
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How do I move Steam games from one computer to another without downloading them again? [duplicate]

So recently I got a new PC, mainly for gaming. I gave my old PC to my brother. Now what I am having trouble with is getting my old steam games on to my new computer, without having to download them. ...
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GTA IV won't start: 'SecuLauncer failed to start application' error?

When I click play on GTA 4 (steam) I get the Rockstar Social Club login (which I can log in fine), but after that this shows up: How do I fix this, so I can play the game?
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Is it possible to play two Steam games at once on the same computer/account?

I want to play Garry's Mod and Team Fortress 2 at the same time so when I get bored of one I can easily alt tab to the other and when I'm needed back on the RP sever I like to join I can go back then ...
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Making the map on GTA V PC look like PS4 or Xbox One?

Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC is great, but the only complaint I have is the map and general HUD. It seems to have stuck to the edge of my screen, and imagine this happens to anyone else on 1080p. Is ...
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Is it possible to Idle, and get trading cards?

In order to receive Steam Trading Cards, you must play a game for some period of time. Is it possible to keep the game open as you go run errands, and have the cards when you get back, or do you have ...
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How do I know what my offense level is?

I played CS:GO a few times a while ago, but I got kicked frequently (because of my internet connection) and every time I do something wrong I get a 7 day ban. The one thing I don't know is what level ...
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If I buy a game or DLC on one computer via Steam, can I play it on another?

I wanna buy it on my friends macbook tonight, then play it on my pc tomorrow night.
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Why is Steam saying my friends are playing Hello Kitty: Island Adventure when I know they aren't?

I frequently see that my friends on Steam are playing Hello Kitty: Island Adventure. I know that this is not accurate. Why is Steam reporting that they're playing a game that isn't on Steam? Is Steam ...
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How can I get Steam to download games during off hours?

My bandwidth provider has a window at night where my data isn't counted against my cap. How can I get Steam to download during that window? I know I can set the auto-updater for a specific time, but ...
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Turn off trade email confirmation

I do a fair amount of TF2 trading on steam through sites like backpack.tf. Every time I want to send or confirm trade offers steam sends me an email which I have to click in order to confirm the ...
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Way to play shared game that is in use in steam?

My brother just got me a new computer but he is always on so I can't play his steam shared games. Is there a way to play his games while he is playing a game too?
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How to prevent my Steam from messing with my outside audio?

Imagine me, sitting there at my computer watching a YouTube video. While I am sitting there, a friend of me messages me. Steam, trying to be the considerate person, lowers the volume of my video. I ...
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How can I clear Steam achievements for Portal 2?

My brother has played Portal 2 on my account and got a decent chunk of the achievements without specifically trying for them. Shamefully, I haven't yet played it, but I want to of course. I really ...
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How to fix “Steam unable to sync” error?

I have a steam version of torchlight 2, and this started happening when I installed and then removed some mods. Each time I'm starting torchlight I'm greeted by the following message: After this ...
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Where can I find out what games have cards?

Which games drop cards? I've been looking at the Steam Trading Card FAQ. However, I recently discovered that it's incomplete (eg. Trine 2 and A.R.E.S. now have cards, but aren't listed there). ...
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Steam beta shortcuts

Dota 2 recently release the option to start your game in the Reborn Beta. Usually, to do this you have to go to your library and hit the play button in the Steam client for it to give you the option. ...
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Where can I see the cards I'm selling on Steam?

I want to sell some cards on steam. After i clicked on the sell buton on some cards. i am no more able to see it in any of my account/settings or any page (former . Is there a page/place to track my ...
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What time can I play my pre-loaded game on Steam?

I've purchased a game on Steam and pre-loaded it so that I can play it on the release date. What I want to know is what time can I play my pre-loaded games? Is it at: Midnight (User's time.) ...
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Will I receive achievements for Steam games when using mods? [duplicate]

I know that using console commands will disable steam achievements in some games. Will using mods in e.g. Fallout new Vegas disable achievements as well?
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How can I map a button on a controller to launch Steam Big Picture

I'd like to be able to, like with a PS3, pick up my controller and hit a button and have Steam Big Picture load up. To complicate the situation, I already have steam running (to keep games up to ...
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Changing “team” name that appears in stats in CS:GO

When I bring up the in-game stats window in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a "team" column is included. It's empty for most users, but for some it includes a team/clan tag like players in others ...
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Steam launch commands: a way to launch a little script?

I know you can personalize the launch of a game by adding specific commands on Steam. Can you add a command that runs a little .bat script?
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My friend and I can't trade

In Team Fortress 2, I got this item my friend wanted to trade for, so we established a trade. But when we go to the items, it says I don't have any to trade, even for him. He has about 23 items and it ...
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Will my Rust character differ if not using family sharing?

I downloaded Rust from the shared library of a friend. As I enter the game I see that I have a black character. I'm no racist but I absolutely hate my character with that skin tone. So the question ...
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How do I install a Steam game from the DVD disc, and into a custom directory?

I want to install a Steam game into a custom directory. For example, I want to install my new game which I activated through Stem but then cancelled the installation because I have the retail disc, ...
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How do I start Steam without it automatically logging in?

When I start Steam it automatically logs into my account. I want it setup so that when Steam starts next time, it will ask me for my credentials. I know how to do this the normal way (logging into ...
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If Steam is installed on a seperate partition from windows, can I reinstall to that folder without redownloading my games?

I'm looking at upgrading to windows 10 beta through a clean install. I have steam and all my games installed on my secondary drive. If I wipe and reinstall windows, can I point steam to my D:\Steam ...
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How can I disable Steam from starting up with Windows without logging in to Steam?

Is there a way to disable Steam from starting up automatically with Windows (XP/Vista/7) after installing it? I fix systems for people and some of them request or have Steam, so I reinstall it for ...
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Can I see the precise breakdown of the achievements' percentage obtained in Steam?

When viewing achievements on Steam it shows a percentage number for each achievement, which is the number of players that have unlocked that particular achievement. Is there any way to view the ...
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What is the easiest way to level up my profile?

While there's tons of badges out there, collecting cards and cards takes a lot of time, and only results in a 100 xp badge, is there anything other than just crafting badges that would help increase ...
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What happens if I buy a game without the DLC's the first time and then want to buy the game with all the DLC's

I first bought the normal version of Civ V without all the DLC's, but that was really boring, so I wanted the complete edition. That was $40, so I waited until the sale. I want to buy the complete ...
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How do I transfer Borderlands 2 game save files onto another account or computer?

How do I move the game save from my friend's Steam account onto my account? This is on the same computer. Also, how do I put game save files on a hard drive and move it onto a different computer? ...
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Why does Steam keep validating files?

For a few months now, Steam has been validating my files whenever I open it. For years, Steam did not do this. What exactly is Steam doing when it says that it is validating files, and why does it ...
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Remove From Family Share

A few months ago a friend and I family shared eachother, and have since not talked to eachother. We are no longer friends and I have removed him from my family share, but I want him to remove me from ...
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How exactly does one enable Family Sharing on Steam? [duplicate]

Steam's documentation about Family Sharing (this and this) confusing, sometimes with respect to what happens on the borrower's side and what happens on the lender's side. Besides, it has generally ...
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How do I get card drops in the Steam summer sale game?

I tried playing the Summer Sale clicking game for a bit, but it's pretty boring. The description says that playing will win you Steam trading cards. But how: is it just time spent clicking?
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How do you force Steam to use a different account for each Windows user account on the same machine?

I just built a PC because my son wants to play PC games. I installed Windows 7, and created 2 user accounts, one for each of us. Within my Windows user account I installed Steam, and downloaded some ...
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Installing AVP 2010 without Steam

The initial install of AVP 2010 worked fine with Steam. After reinstalling the OS and downloading and installing Steam, I can't install AVP 2010 from disc again. I don't want to download the game ...
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Can you buy a DLC via Steam and install it whenever you want to?

I'm planning to buy some Europa Universalis IV DLC's due to the steam sales. What i wanted to know is if i can buy them, and install the DLCs later when i finished my current game or will i be forced ...
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How do I find the ID for a game on Steam?

Every game on Steam has a different Game ID (also known as App ID). For instance, looking on my own computer, Portal has an ID of 400, and FTL: Faster Than Light is 212680. How do I find this ID for ...
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Splinter Cell: Conviction (from Steam) on OS X crashes on load

I'm trying to play Splinter Cell: Conviction on a Mac and it crashes on first load. Remedies tried: Reinstall Steam Reinstall game (delete local content then redownloaded) The last Console ...
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Do people still play the original Counter Strike online on steam? [closed]

I used to play this game (last time in 2003), but I would like to know if it's still active. So, do people still play this game online? And if so, where is the best place to do this?
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Are Steam games sandboxed?

Now that Steam is officially available on Linux, I am very interested in it! However, I wonder what is the security system in Steam? When I download a game through Steam, will the game run as native ...
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Can I force Steam to install games on a drive that isn't C when in Big Picture mode?

I'm setting up an HTPC/Steam machine. It has a 60GB SSD drive for C (wow, small right?). There are several other drives, totalling about 2TB. I'm using Steam in big picture mode. When I install games ...
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How many levels are there for Steam Trading Card badges?

With the new Steam Trading Cards, I decided to craft the badge for CS:GO. I got this: I then noticed that this is only a level 1 badge, and there was a level 2 badge to get. So I crafted it too: ...
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How to earn Monster Summer Sale cards? [duplicate]

When I press the "Play game" button I get referred to the Monster game. While playing the game I just earn more card drops instead of the cards. By playing the Monster game for a while I have ...
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How can I find games by price in Steam?

I want to look at Steam games in their store sorted by price (I want to see their $30 games if it matters), but I can't figure out how (other than games under $10/$5). Am I missing something?