My internet is 5MB/s, which is exactly one of the steam's download speed option. The next lowest option is 3MB/s.
I.e. I can't choose 5MB/s - it is too high since it spoils my browsing experience while steam is downloading. But 3MB/s is also not good since it is much lower than necessary. Something like 4.5MB/s would be ideal.
Is there a way to do it? A way to edit steam files may be, and to change the default options list?

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    Just to clarify question, closest Steam options are 3MB/s and 5MB/s, OP wants something in between – arghtype Oct 18 at 17:14
  • I've been searching through all the Steam Files installed in the Program Files x86 location but everything is within a text file from what I've found which I doubt a text file is being used to populate this list - and everything I've found so far doesn't even match what the list contains... I fear its likely baked into a .DLL. – Timmy Jim Oct 18 at 17:18
  • If you want to take a look, maybe try the steamclient.dll, SteamUI,dll, or libcef.dll. – Timmy Jim Oct 18 at 17:43

I found (and slightly redacted) this solution on SuperUser, which was copied verbatim from Reddit, whence it was sourced from the Steam community:

  • Go into your Steam directory, and open the config directory [C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\config by default.]

  • Go into the config directory and open the "config.vdf" file.

  • Find the DownloadThrottleKbps setting, and set it to the desired speed (take the amount in Mb/s you want to set it to, and multiply it by 8000 - e.g. 4.5 Mb/s makes 36000).

  • Save the file, open Steam, and verify that it is working.

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    I can confirm it works. Thank you. – klm123 Oct 19 at 7:30
  • Although this setting will be lost if you change the speed. It can also sometimes get lost in a steam update. I wish there was a way to add it to a permanent list of custom speeds. – Smock Oct 21 at 8:48

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