Steam is getting a library redesign beta later this month

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    Your Steam Library is going to look a little prettier, soon, as Valve will be redesigning Steam's library design to make it a little more visually appealing to users. A new opt-in update will be pushed out to willing Steam gamers on September 17th, which will give a look at what the new style will be like, before it officially goes out to all users later down the line. Valve states that this update is meant to help players keep better track of what your friends are playing, better locate your games, and to let you easily find out what's going on in a respective game's community on Steam. Game pages now offer more information at a glance, while your entire library will have larger icons, to easily allow you to find your games, without having to search through your library. If you're interested in joining in on the beta update when it launches, you can do so by following this guide.

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  1. emigre

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    Thank fucking God.
     
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  2. DKB

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    Fucking finally.
     
  3. Mikitok

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    who use steam?
     
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  4. MythicalData

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    almost everyone I'd say
    also yayy more aesthetic
     
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  5. alexander1970

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    Hello.:)

    Thank you for this great News.

    What else is left for them, GOG Galaxy 2.0 is in the starting blocks.

    Whenever you get used to something ....
    ..and also works reasonably well, if you have various "mischief" off.
     
  6. Xzi

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    Personally not a fan of the giant cover art icons which seem to be the direction that everyone is going lately. It certainly looks nice at a glance, but when you've got hundreds of games in your library it can become a bit unruly and slow to navigate. Still, I expect Steam will continue to provide multiple sorting options, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.
     
  7. Orangy57

    Orangy57 bruh

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    I hope it's actually better functioning and not one of those fancy, ram-hogging "minimalist" styles every company goes for nowadays
     
  8. 8BitWonder

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    Reminds me a lot of GOG 2.0's UI.
    It's nice to see another platform introduce a prettier interface.
     
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  9. Bladexdsl

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    hope it fixes the broken ass recommended games for you like actually use the fucking filters and only show you the games in the language (ENGLISH) you set!
     
  10. Jiehfeng

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    Nice, excited for this. I'll finally be able to launch games in style.
     
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  11. Sakitoshi

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    what's wrong with this??
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    I can see my games and is functional.

    I mean, I'm not opposed to change things up, but please don't go full retard making the design get on the way of the functionality.
     
  12. fanheavy

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    Looks somewhat cluttered. If they could allow us to switch between the old and new that would be great, but that would be too convenient.
     
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  13. Burlsol

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    Great, now when someone walks by my Steam they'll see the massive block of anime games I've been gifted by 'friends' and think stranger things about me, instead of me just keeping the library listing scrolled to a low anime section when not in use.
     
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    At least they're keeping the detail view, I have 340something games in my library that I'm too lazy to scroll through a grid view of.
     
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    You can add games you'd rather others didn't see to the 'hidden' category and then just access them from the 'hidden' section of games, rather than your main section.
     
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  16. MrCokeacola

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    Idk, I know I hate added DRM like Steam.
     
  17. jajamundo

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    I really dont care about the redisign. For me the actual design works to
     
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    Your mom's basement.
    I prefer text.
     
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    I mean, I find it fine just the way it is right now, but I'm curious as to see what this will look like
     
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