I have steam on my windows 7 PC and I knew about the new UI for a while, yet I still have the old UI. Even when I check for new steam updates it say that steam is up to date. I also can't completely uninstall steam since I have many games installed. All I want to know is how to update steam to the new UI.

  • If you are talking about that Big Screen on your TV UI sort of thing, there is just a button to change to it.. Its a full screen app though and is not really meant for a PC running other things as well but when you want your games on your TV or the like.
    – James
    Sep 12, 2014 at 19:42
  • @James: They recently overhauled the UI, changing the colors (more blue and more contrast-y) and some of the fonts. It's similar enough that most people probably won't even notice, though. Sep 12, 2014 at 19:53

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The update which included a minor change to the Steam UI was delivered via the normal Steam update. In the unlikely case that you have not yet received yet this update, go to your Steam Client and run the following menu entry while being connected to the internet:

Screenshot of menu entry

Also, make sure that you do not have any custom skins activated:

Screenshot of option

After updating your Steam Client, you should have the new Steam Skin. If all that fails, shut down Steam, delete everything except Steam.exe and the folder userdata and steamapps. After that launch Steam.exe again and it should update regulary.

  • So the deleting issue fixed everything thanks a ton! Sep 12, 2014 at 22:23

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