Steam UI Update – Nice, just Hugggeee

Odd thing, the new UI update for Steam looks okay, as so far it was functional before but has shading and stuff now. It also allows you to filter games so only installed ones are shown, which is great.

It’s just huge.


I have a second monitor and it takes up half of it (it’s 1680×1050!). I am not blind, I can perfectly use the friends list which is much more acceptable in size…

This screenshot below is as small a width as I could make it (height limitations are not as bad, ie; it’ll go down to 500 or so pixels high):

Huuuggeee Steam UI

I really, really prefer a smaller Pidgen/Skype/IM client style, is it too much to ask to have such an option back so it doesn’t waste so much screen space if I have it open on top of or next to things? 🙂 This is also the smallest way to display games – although the grid option is there to display more games you can’t narrow it any further. A simple list, ala the steam friends view, and previous game small view, would be awesome.

Or I’m missing the button to change it (although I’ve tried every button, you can’t even remove the toolbar at the top either, and the options are 90% the same in the settings menu for UI things 🙁 ).

Sadly, not being a Steam Forums member, for strictly sanity reasons, it appears there is no email to feedback this to! how…silly!

I’m also surprised, since I thought netbook-sized screen resolutions (or just small laptops) wouldn’t even be able to display so much width, and that, you know, we weren’t blind and that the previous small list worked fine.

3 thoughts on “Steam UI Update – Nice, just Hugggeee”

  1. Mine didn’t look like that at all when I tried it, it was just a text list of the games.

    although, they may have changed it, I wouldn’t know because I reverted back to normal after noticing that it had deleted 3 of my games. Oh btw, you just go to your beta prefs and change it back to none to go back to the old steam.

  2. I thought there is a Mini option in one of the menus? Doesn’t bother me anyway! You should play TF2 sometime, unless you’ve become bored of it.

  3. Yeah, they added it almost when the beta was over, thank goodness. I’d love to think it was entirely down to me, although I know it wasn’t it did me beta testing it! 🙂

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