Whenever I fire up Steam for the first time after a reboot, the library view defaults to "All Games". My list of games is far too long for this, and every time I fire it up I switch it to "Installed" view. How can I get Steam library view to default to this?


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If you select the "Installed" view on the Library tab, and then exit Steam (file > exit) and restart Steam again, clicking on the Library tab will default you to the last selected view before you exited Steam (which would be the installed games view).

This only seems to work if you specifically exit the game, rather than let it close when you restart your computer.

Tested as working on Steam 1367621987 build date May 3 2013, 15:12:10

  • Are you sure your date is right? Might be 3 june instead of 3 may?
    – Lyrion
    Jun 3, 2013 at 12:45
  • Absolutely 100% certain...
    – kalina
    Jun 3, 2013 at 12:54
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    Note that as of today, this same method will determine the default game selected. Jun 5, 2014 at 1:26

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