- Jan 12, 2005
I just right click on the tray icon and start my game from there usually, does that still work?
That sounds great. I think I will sign up. Thanks!I like the fact I can see all my GoG, Steam, Epic, Ubisoft etc games in one interface, I can filter the list easily and have custom lists. It just feels neater and more user friendly to me having over 800 games in one easy to use program.
I think you nailed it. I'm adapting, but there's a lot going on on that screen that I just don't need or care about. Don't really care about news. Don't really care about in-game events.Steam is very data driven, my guess is people who have this layout buy more “stuff”
I’m sure I’ll get used to it but there is so much clutter I don’t think I’d even find a news article in the mess.I think you nailed it. I'm adapting, but there's a lot going on on that screen that I just don't need or care about. Don't really care about news. Don't really care about in-game events.
Are all the various game clients running in the background like is Galaxy running and steam and origin and whatever or do they start up when you start the game?
I took a bit of a closer look, and I don't think it's the exact same.. but you can get it decently close. Now, I'm not sure if these settings are already available or not, but at least on beta, there are a few available under Steam > Settings > Library.Thanks for the news. Hopefully they decide to release a classic view to everyone. Giving your users a choice is always is never a bad idea.
Thanks. I don't see an option for removing the icons in the library. I hope they make it an option since I keep a small steam window so the icons are too small to be useful. I did tick the other boxes and it removed a few things. I also see that you can remove the "shelves" on the right side of the screen. All of them but the top "what's new" shelf. I have a feeling this will be eventually used for store ads.I took a bit of a closer look, and I don't think it's the exact same.. but you can get it decently close. Now, I'm not sure if these settings are already available or not, but at least on beta, there are a few available under Steam > Settings > Library.
It sounds like people would prefer doing things like unchecking "Show game icons in the left column" and possible just checking "Low Bandwidth Mode", which will likely disable other content in addition to the community content. (I'm not really sure what.) You could also try enabling Low Performance Mode to remove any sort of extraneous graphics effects.
It's natural. The funny thing is a few months from now many of those same people will be praising the changes, or just forgetting how the Steam library used to look. I actually like the new look, and it's about time. It was time for a change. People love complaining so it doesn't suprise me that they dislike the new look. Social media platforms go thru this all the time. They update their home page and people freak. A week later it's all forgotten.So many people are against change. I personally love the new look for the game list, but I'm not particularly fond of all the junk on the right. I would like to be able to customize what's shown on the right, but it's not a huge deal. I like the new style.
Aw crap.....Small mode doesn't really solve the problem. All the individual game stats you used to get when you highlighted a game in your library no longer appear when you're in Small Mode. The new library is just too cluttered, and they didn't offer a way to get rid of the clutter. It gets rid of everything.
edit: some functions aren't working in Small Mode, either. Uninstall doesn't work until you leave Small Mode (you can initiate the action, but you have to return to the normal library to complete the uninstall).