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How do I add applications to Pinned in the Steam Context Menu on the Taskbar

I have Steam on my Taskbar, right clicking it opens this menu: How can I add applications to this list (Indicated by the red arrow)? I tried marking as favorite on steam but it didn't do anything. ...
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Why can't I run Steam games with bumblebee optirun on NixOS?

I am having trouble running any Steam game on the dedicated nvidia video card. Bumblebee works great, I get 600 fps from running glxgears with optirun. When I use optirun on a steam game it gives me ...
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Error: An unhandled win32 exception occurred in Uplay.exe

I was trying to install a game, I payed for it on Steam, downloaded it, installed it and then when I tried to run it, it gave me an error, that Ubisoft Game Launcher couldn't be found. I made a ...
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How can I use our Vive VR headset when another user is playing a different Steam game?

I've got a small library of Steam games I've purchased over the years. For a while, I only had one computer and now we have two for my children. I thought, it makes perfect sense to NOT purchase ...
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Trying to set up QoS on my router for my machine but it demands that I use a destination IP?

So I'm trying to set QoS for my machine to steam and from what I've seen I should be fine with what I have now but it demands I have a destination ip, what do I do?
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Steam GLX context is not using direct rendering

A few month ago I messed up with my mesa libs and openGL for a school project, I don't remember what I changed exactly, it had something to do with the OpenGL version I think, but now I realise that I ...
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How to enable OpenGL 2.0 support on a Windows guest on VirtualBox

I am trying to run some games on Steam (specifically Dota 2 Reborn) on a Windows 7 64 bit guest under VirtualBox running on a Fedora Linux 23 64 bit host. I have enabled 2D and 3D acceleration on the ...
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Mouse jumps around in games when pressing middle mouse button

The problem I experience is happening when pressing the middle mouse button (or equivalently "mouse wheel button") in a game where you can aim with the cursor. I am using a "Mad Catz R.A.T 3"-mouse ...
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Windows 10 : Launch custom resolution for a program

I have two 1080p monitor, and I would like to play games on these. But, the game dosen't allow to changes settings in game, and dosen't have compatibility for two screen. Is there any way for ...
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Way to transfer Steam Family Share cconfigurations when reinstalling OS?

I wanted to reinstall my operating system, but I wanted to know if there is any way I dont have to go through that annoying verifications in order to reinstate the Steam Family Share settings. ...
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How to set my Steam status to Away while the computer is locked?

I was surprised to learn that Steam does not automatically set my status to Away while Windows 7 is locked. How do i fix that? Whether YouTube is open should not matter.
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Where to download is it that I download libc.so.6 which is what the error box says i need as well

I saw a post that was similar to my question but the person who asked about it had diffrent versions on top of other problems that dont quite relate to mine. When i try to run steam it says Steam ...
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Steam and file explorer do not open

Just loaded up my computer and tried to access steam via the task bar (windows 10), the icon flashes, the "updating steam" loading bar comes up and then it goes orange. But steam doesn't open. if i ...
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Bitdefender blocks gmod update file

I haven't used Steam for a week or so, but a "gift" is presented to me on my return: An error occurred while updating Garry's Mod (disk write error) After reading Steam Support's article on this ...
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Steam client behaving differently when started using runas on Windows 7

I sometime use the Steam client, for Valve games, by logging into a particular unprivileged account, and at other times use it by starting it on that account using runas, while logged into a different ...
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Can I use Steam in home streaming with windows 10 without a physical display attached?

Without a physical display attached, Windows 10 defaults to a 1024x768 display even though it has a very capable video card attached. When i connect with RDC, windows is willing to connect at, say, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Steam - OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display

I have a problem with Valve's Steam on Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I try to start steam I get an error "OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display". OpenGL GLX extension not supported by displayAssert( ...
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How to use programs on a restricted internet connection

My current internet connection blocks certain websites (Including steampowered.com) and to access these websites I use tor browser (using meek-google). Is there any way to use programs like steam on ...
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Conflicts between new 32 bit and old 64 bit packages when installing rpmfusion's steam on fedora

I have a fresh install of the KDE spin of fedora 22. Quite simple install instructions are given here to install steam: Download rpmfusion repos sudo dnf install <downloaded rpms> sudo dnf ...
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How can I undo changes I made to install Steam on Debian 8?

I tried to install Steam on my T450s Thinkpad via this guide. I didn't read the fine bold print that says Instructions are for Jessie and Sid systems only. Do not do this on Wheezy (stable) or ...
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Windows 10 font not rendering properly [duplicate]

I just installed a couple of steam games, and after that the system font looks like this: Browsing on Firefox looks OK, except for some special characters, but steam, spotify and some other ...
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Steam In-Home Streaming with OpenVPN Server on ASUS RT-AC68U

So I've tested out in-home streaming with hamachi on mac osx. Worked flawlessly. Currently I want to host an OpenVPN server on my Asus RT-AC68U. I've got the server up and running and I'm able to ...
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bandwith issue with remote gaming in local network

The question is similar but not identical to this one. I've got a powerful gaming PC, which is a little noisy. While playing competetive FPS and such, this isn't much of a problem due my headphones ...
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Blocking connection to internet only when certain program is run

I wonder if that is possible. For example: I want to block "Steam"s connection to the internet when I run a certain game. Is that possible or do I have to keep disabling and enabling the rule?
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Is there a good way to determine whether a Steam Key has been used without redeeming it?

Long story short, I had a brief period where I signed up for just about every software bundle I could because I got caught up in collecting the games. The Humble Bundles work nicely in that they ...
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Timed out on most CS:GO servers

Most of the time when I try to connect to a CS:GO server I get timed out. I don't know why and how this happens but this has been happening for the last week. when I try to ping a CS:GO server in CMD ...
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Open applications on startup without explorer.exe running

I have set Steam's Big Picture as my default shell and I would like to start up a program automatically, SCP Server (DS4 Tool). I have changed the shell using RegEdit and have added a string value ...
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How to set an environment variable for an specific game on Steam for Linux?

Well, how? There is that "SET LAUNCH OPTIONS" button, but I believe that is only fit to command line switches.
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Steam network error. Suddenly fails to connect. Same issue with PS4 online

Recently I have been unable to connect to steam on any computer in my house. Even on my PS4 I cant play online games for some strange reason. I cant change my ISP since it is the only one available in ...
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Task manager can't find the process

I launched a game call Dirty Bomb but it crashed. My steam told me I was still playing it. I shutdown my PC and turned it back on to find that I was still playing dirty bomb. I couldn't find the ...
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Is it possible to tweak Steam's download bandwith limit settings?

In Settings > Downloads > Download Restrictions, we can limit the download bandwidth to one of a number of predefined speeds. Is it possible to set arbitrary values (for example, in some file) to ...
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Portal 2 won't launch

Usually I can figure this stuff out on my own, but I am stumped with this one: When trying to open portal 2 in steam, I get the preparing to launch portal 2 message, the message closes, then nothing. ...
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steam wont launch after driver update

recently acquired wolfenstein:the old blood in the steam sale and upon startup it recommended I update my graphics card driver. I opened the device manager, updated my card, came back to steam and ...
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Getting controller to work on second x-server

I am using Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon as my primary WM. I want to run Steam in a separate x-server for better fullscreen performance and because unredirect doesn't work properly in Cinnamon and ...
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Steam constantly timeouts

Surface Pro 3 i5 4GB RAM, Windows 8.1 I cannot update steam or any installed games. They all download very slowly (<10kb/s) and then fail and reset. Attached is the log from the C:\Program Files (...
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Dodgy window focus in EA's Origin client

For the past few weeks I've had a setup at home whereby I use Steam in-home streaming to stream Origin games from one computer to another, by adding Origin as a non-Steam program on the host PC. ...
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Cannot run any game on Steam for Linux (Ubuntu)

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, installed Bumblebee and Steam. Everything worked fine, but now, suddenly, I cannot run any game. Here is a copy of terminal output: [ ... ] Running Steam on ubuntu 14.04 ...
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OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display when starting Steam (CS:S)

On my Linux Mint machine I can't get Counter-Strike Source started with my nVidia GeForce GT645M card. I installed bumblebee drivers and in NVIDIA X Server Configuration the nVidia card is selected. ...
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Steam can only connect in TCP mode, cannot join any gameservers

A few months ago Steam stopped being able to log in. I thought there may be a server outage so I waited a few days but when it still didn't work I started investigating. I ran through Valve's Network ...
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Can I download from Steam for different OS?

I would like to avoid having my main computer turned on just to download from Steam for a considerable amount of time, although it shouldn't be that expensive since most of the CPU will be sleeping ...
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How to Remove Synergy from Mac OSX

Hi I don't remember installing synergy but it's been in my computer for a while. However now since I don't have much space in my computer, I can't afford it taking up any space. But I couldn't ...
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Can't browse steampowered.com

Surface Pro 3 i5 4GB RAM, Windows 8.1 Chrome 41.0.2272.101 m When I open the steam store or other steam sites (e.g. steam community) it takes absolutely ages to load. This carries over to steam ...
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Is there a way to lock the access to a folder for x days?

I need a method to lock the access to a folder from myself any allowed it to open only at weekends. I'm addicted to gaming and right now I have to delete my games (steam) and download it again every ...
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All input unresponsive during/after games on Ubuntu Linux

The vast majority of times which I fire up a game on my PC, after a period of play time [random, 15 minutes up to several hours] my system will become unresponsive to all input. It isn't a full ...
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VNC/Steam game Streaming service with a Windows server with no monitor plugged in is only 640x480 resolution

VNC, Steam Streaming, and Windows 7 desktop only seem to support 640x480 resolution when there is no monitor plugged in. Is there an application that can "spoof" a monitor being plugged in? I'd like ...
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Accidentally killed SteamService.exe under wininit (Process explorer) [duplicate]

I rebooted my computer and checked on process explorer to see if it had returned. But it was gone. What is SteamService.exe exactly? And why has it not come back after I killed the process under ...
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Steam Unturned Server on VPS Ubuntu 14.04 - No GPU

I'm using a VPS from vpsdime.com I have been looking all over the web for a way to do this but can't get it to work. I've used xvfb-run wine /home/unturned/steam/apps/Unturned.exe -port:...
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Will Steam not run if its partition is copied to another using dd?

If I have Steam installed on one windows partition and then I copy that windows partition into another partition using dd, will Steam not run in that new partition? If so is there a way to fix it?
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What is the list of minimum services needed to run Steam on windows 7?

There are a lot of services running in the background for windows 7. If one is using there windows computer only to play steam games, then I am willing to bet that a good chunk of the services running ...
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Unable to install steam on Ubuntu

I've just installed Ubuntu on my chromebook because I want a little more functionality (<3 the design, not much utility on chrome os besides crosh) I used sudo apt-get to get the steam-launcher ...