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Can alt tab out but games wont show on alt tab list

When playing any game in fullscreen and I alt+tab out, there is no way to alt+tab back in as the game does not show up on the available programs list to alt+tab back into. For the most part I just ...
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Windows 8.1: Flash video in Steam was working, then I installed Firefox, and now it is not

In Windows 8/8.1 64-bit, I know that Flash is built in to Internet Explorer 11 so you don't have to download it separately. And then I installed Steam, and videos in the Steam store worked fine so I ...
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Steam games mute all volume on computer

As soon as I start a steam game, the volume mutes, and so does the volume for everything on the Computer, and when i close the game, everything is still muted. If i restart my computer I can hear ...
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NTFS Junction Point from HDD to SSD, will it cause performance bottleneck? (steam game relocation)

Can an NTFS Junction Point between HDDs cause a bottleneck? Or will the junction be cached in memory? Specifically, I want to install Steam on a magnetic HDD. This means all the games will be ...
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How do I do this on a mac instead of windows? [closed]

I want to do this (see video) quite badly, but the problem is I have a Mac and not a windows. So I get lost after system32 and what not. Please help! :c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UucAscSUEvs
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Does Steam hog bandwidth or is it displaying incorrectly?

I'm currently downloading a game on steam. It's painfully slow, and it's probably going to take around 9 hours. What I don't understand however is the fact that steam is download at around 410kbps, ...
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Is there any way to run Steam on one screen, while having access to my desktop on the other?

Not much more to add really. All of the games I play on Steam only use one screen, is there any way to have my desktop active on the second screen or is this not possible? Thanks
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How to make Wine hide all app GUI?

I have a windows application, it works perfectly fine in Wine. I'm talking about Steam. Now, I need Wine to hide any kind of windows it opens, I need it to be hidden completely but yet still running ...
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Changing the ports a program uses

This question might not even make sense. I have a very limited understanding of how networking protocols work. My phrasing of these questions might be very poor. My school has a firewall enabled. ...
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Boost microphone volume on windows vista over max [duplicate]

I quite literally made an account on here to post this question. I've already tried the standard settings such as the slider that boosts your volume by 30% and I've maxed ALL the mic controls on both ...
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What ephemeral ports do Steam & Valve games use?

I need to know exactly which ports are ephemeral so that I can create QoS rules. This page doesn't state which are ephemeral. I know that some of those ports such as 28960 are static ephemeral ports. ...
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Set Teamviewer Remote Printer as Default

I am using TeamViewer, and need to print something from the remote computer to the local printer to which the computer I am actually on is attached. The thing that I am trying to print does not give ...
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Steam not work in Debian 7 - Illegal instruction

I don't know what can I do to make this work, help is needed. I installed steam from Debian repos - by synaptic, all I have is "not found": Illegal instruction /usr/games/steam: 16: ...
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I can not edit drive properies even when I use root

I use the gksu nemo (because my file explorer is nemo) command, yet when I go to the drive I use, I right-click, then go to properties I still cannot change the Permissions. I have a 1TB portable ...
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Program suspended in Windows 8.1. Can't kill it because 'Access is Denied'

I have been getting this problem since I upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. What happens is after any program crashes, I cannot open it again and I cannot change any of the files that would normally not ...
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Microphone keeps breaking up in Steam

I've just tried using my microphone with Steam (both the back and front microphone ports) and it constantly breaks up... my friend said he coudln't hear me properly, and having done the test through ...
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How to make Steam use Helvetica in its GUI instead of Arial?

I searched the web and found out that there's one solution: editing the steam.styles file (\Program Files (x86)\Steam\resource\styles\steam.styles). I edited it, changed the line from: // cool we ...
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Steam games lagging on Debian 7

I installed Steam on to my ThinkPad laptop which is running Debian 7. It has a Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @ 2.40Ghz and 4GB RAM, along with an Intel Mobile 4 Series graphics card. It's my understanding ...
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trouble with sound on my steam

every time I am in Game on steam the sound keep lowering and then every sound disappears and the sound will only come back when i close the game from steam itself i have been having this problem in 4 ...
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Can boot be customized such that I can switch between OSes by using a hardware switch or button (no keyboard)?

I'm thinking of building a home-made NAS that would double as a Steam Machine. It would have one small SSD for the operating systems and at LEAST one LARGE HDD for media, preferably a third so ...
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Steam on Enterprise Linux (RedHat, CentOS, Scientific Linux)

I'm using Scientific Linux 6.4 (as of now) and I'd like to figure out how I can install Steam on it so I can play my favorite game Counter-Strike )) I head over to Steam Community :: Steam for Linux ...
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Windows Store does not work after installing Steam

Before installing Steam everthing is working, so I can update Metro Apps and open the Windows Store app for app searching. When I install Steam, then I can not update the apps and the App Store says ...
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Programs open minimized after switching from Steam, cannot alt+tab

After opening a window in steam (might happen in other programs as well, not sure) I cannot switch between windows via the taskbar or alt+tab. The windows switched to are opened minimized by any way ...
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Steam client and ventrillo crashing

I recently did a fresh install of windows vista 64bit on a brand new HDD and everything worked fine until I tried to run Steam to install all of my games. It keeps crashing with "the program has ...
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Windows 7 elevated privilege window not appearing

I have identified a very big problem that I have seen referenced by other posts in some programs, but usually work-arounded. It is as simple as you trying to execute an application you have ...
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Steam hangs when downloading game content

I am helping a friend's son to install the game TotalWar, Rome II on a Windows 7 machine. We have the three discs retail version, but you need to use Steam to download 2 GB of files too. However, ...
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My computer crashes when I start a steam game

When I start a game, for example CS: GO, my computer crashes. First the screen goes black screen, then it crashes and starts again by it self. I think its something to do with DirectX, because when I ...
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Steam doesn't start in Debian. It lacks 32-bit libGL.so.1

I use Debian sid, with the proprietary NVIDIA driver, version 325.15. Whenever I start Steam, it says I don't have 32-bit libraries. I've seen lots of "fixes" to this problem, but every one of them ...
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Steam WSUS type server

I am planning on getting a new gaming rig, but with a small SSD drive. I have lots of games in my Steam Library, but I don't want to install a large hard drive just to fit them all on. I also have a ...
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Clear-Content : Access to the path is denied

I'm trying to delete my saves for steam cloud saved games, and I was told to do this, but I'm getting an error. I run CMD as Admin, and type "powershell". I then type the following command: clc ...
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Games for windows - Error 0x80070660 [closed]

I just bought a game on steam and trying to launch it. This game requiere 'Games for Windows Live' to run but when I want to install it i get this error code : 0x80070660 Do you have any idea to ...
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Steam reads registry key constantly

I currently noticed high hard drive activity and looked into it using procmon. I found out that Steam is constantly trying to read the same key without success and doesn't stop, even after hours. I ...
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Installing Steam on Ubuntu 12.04.2 64bit

So Steam is a 32 bit application, but after I install it on Ubuntu tells me I to type "steam" and "steamdeps" into the terminal to complete installation. But when I type either command, it says I am ...
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Mac - Emulate a (360) controller with second keyboard+mouse

I've been trying to play Portal 2 with my brother on my Macbook. I don't have Xbox or PS3 controllers, only Wii remotes (Which I don't want to use). However, I do have extra keyboards and mice. The ...
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Installing Steam on Linux leads to “Cannot install 'libc6:i386'”

I'm seeing the above error message when I try to install steam on my fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04. I'm unsure how to proceed obtaining this package. Does anyone have any advice?
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Overlay/Get FPS of window

I'm not sure if this is more proper in stackexchange, but how do programs such as steam (the game overlay) and FRAPS overlay data over a window? I've noticed that the overlay/fraps can only work on ...
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Make a permanent exception for Steam's BuildBot in Windows 7 UAC

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit. I am the only user of the computer, although I do have a password-protected backup account. I have not disabled UAC, nor do I wish to. I also use Steam (unfortunately). ...
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Steam hangs and fails to start

I have an internet connection, it seems to work fine. I am not in offline mode (nor can I switch to that). For some reason when I try to launch steam it just hangs on "Connecting to Steam account: ...
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Why can I only choose the drive I want to install my game onto for some games in Steam?

I have a 120GB SSD and a 2.0TB HDD. I love how steam has added the ability to specify where I can install my games. For most games when I go to install I get this option: To which I can then select ...
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Let a program (called by other program) run as admin without prompt

As you may know, Steam doesn't like non-admin accounts for installing games or whatsoever. In my case, I have a user in my computer that usually install a lot of games and every time I have to put my ...
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Installing Flash on Steam with Windows 8

I recently installed Steam on my Windows 8 desktop and the Flash content won't show up. I never had to install Flash separately for Steam so I wonder what's going on. I follow the usual instructions ...
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How to fix steam issues when playing games

So I got call of duty black Ops on my PC (Windows 7, 64bit, 8gig ram, 3.0ghz processor) but when I want to start the game I get this error message. Steam must be running to play this game. I did a ...
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How do I know what Steam is downloading?

It has been downloading something at full bandwidth for some time now. And it is just about 50% completed. But nothing is showing on the download tab. So, what is it downloading?
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How to access Steam chat logs?

How can I read my old conversations with my Steam friends? Facebook and Google Chat (whatever it's called now) let me review old conversations
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Make a bash script run another file in Debian

I've finished installing a Team Fortress 2 server on my Debian server, and I'd like to create a bash script to start my server without having to run ./srcds_run -game tf -maxplayers 32 every time I ...
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Steam games in wine run at resolution of both monitors combined

When I open games in steam they open at the resolution resolution of both monitors combined. This is quite irritating. I would like to know if there are any ways I can fix this without disabling one ...
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error installing a program becuase the admin has set a block on it?

When i try to install the program Steam, when it starts to download an error message pops up saying "the system administrator has set up policies to prevent this installation". the problem is im the ...
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Hard drive write speed - finding a lighter antivirus? [closed]

I recently have been getting a lot of system lag here (for example, the mouse and the display in general take about 15 seconds to react in the worst cases). After a lot of monitoring the resources, I ...
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Which data is transferred when I watch a game on Steam?

I press the “play“ button on Steam client to launch DOTA 2, while I am watching a game. When I press the “watch“ button , I see the title “loading“ on the screen. Which kind of data (graphics or ...
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Getting Steam.exe to run through a http proxy

I'm sitting behind an http proxy which Steam refuses to go through. Trying Proxifier to fix the solution rendered an error about having to use an https proxy, though research shows that it shouldn't ...