I don't know why but for a few days Steam has been always starting in Big Picture mode.

It has even been doing this for the login screen:

Big Picture login screen

How do I fix this?


Have you checked if the option to always start in Big Picture Mode is set? It's on the Interface tab.

  • Three things : 1) How did that box ticked it by itself >< because I'm sure I never ticked that ? 2) I'm blind and missed that in the parameters 3) Thanks :D
    – WizLiz
    Nov 9 '14 at 12:48

Click Steam > Settings then the Interface tab and uncheck Start Steam in Big Picture Mode.

Interface section of the Settings window

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