Up For Debate - How Have You Customised Your Steam UI?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Aug 6, 2016 2:00 PM

Over the weekend I had a sudden realisation - I was sick of how Steam looked. Valve’s PC gaming client has had much the same look for years now, although fortunately we’ve come a long way from that torrid olive green monstrosity it once was. I feel like it had stagnated for me visually. It was time for a change. Which led me to the weird and wonderful world of customising my Steam experience.

As far as PC gaming goes, having the ability to customise just about anything is a real plus point. We can build custom cases. Choose our operating systems. Pick and choose controllers. Mod our games. And customise our applications to our heart’s content also. Have a look around and you’ll find hundreds, thousands, of different Steam skins out there with which to freshen up your user experience.

After trying quite a few I ended up with one of the more popular ones - Air. Steam Air is a combination of white and pastel blue, which is just about as far removed as the base blacks, blues and whites of the normal Steam client. Suddenly Steam looked awesome again.

That’s customisation using external sources, but there’s also plenty of tweaks which can be made inside. Everything from how view your library to how it’s laid out can radically alter how you’re using Steam, and considering most of us have hundreds of games by this stage, keeping the whole lot in check is a big deal.

So how do you keep your Steam library organised? Are you using any custom skins? Share the details below and grab some screenshots if you can!

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23:35 Aug-09-2016

I never even thought about it, but since this article I went and downloaded the metro Windows look for Steam. I like it a lot. It looks nice. :D

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00:00 Aug-09-2016

Hundreds? I have like 60ish. Ok, about 60. Almost 60. Fine..... 58. But they're good ones, I swear!!!

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00:13 Aug-08-2016

I feel like a traitor linking a PC Gamer article but man was that green ugly XD.


Also, my Steam is 100% classic :)

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13:50 Aug-07-2016

Now I know I can customize Steam :)

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12:03 Aug-07-2016

air for steam, dark with red

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09:41 Aug-07-2016

I have skin called Pressure, looks pretty awesome in my opinion. :D

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12:04 Aug-07-2016

Reminds me of the new origin look

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03:52 Aug-07-2016

Love Metro for steam, such a clean and nice skin :)

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02:40 Aug-07-2016

I had no idea you could even change the appearance of the Steam UI until now o__o

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02:44 Aug-07-2016

Me too.

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20:51 Aug-06-2016

You Can Get Skins Here


http://steamskins.org/

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03:41 Aug-07-2016

thanks man

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20:31 Aug-06-2016

Metro UI is love. Metro UI is life.

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13:43 Aug-07-2016

^^^

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20:15 Aug-06-2016

Metro For Steam is my favorite

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19:55 Aug-06-2016

Default steam.

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19:35 Aug-06-2016

tried that air theme as shown in the article, it's alright. I downloaded pixelised just now and like it even better.

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19:32 Aug-06-2016

Pixelvision is one of the best, still using it

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18:59 Aug-06-2016

I tried the other UI's but some of them have different layouts so i don't wanna relearn where everything is so i just use the normal one Steam

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18:23 Aug-06-2016

Steam is good like it is

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18:14 Aug-06-2016

I use the Air and metro skins just kinda really like the simple style of them both, they are just pleasant to look at for me

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17:33 Aug-06-2016

Let´s just thank god (Gabe) that Steam exists and be done with it.

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17:25 Aug-06-2016

I had no idea you could even customize it. Still feels pointless for me.Since i have no problem with the normal one.

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17:01 Aug-06-2016

You can customise your Steam UI? O_o

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17:18 Aug-06-2016

LOL I had the same reaction. Up until now I didn't even know something like this was possible.

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17:31 Aug-06-2016

I know right... I guess I was too busy playing games to find out :P

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05:31 Aug-07-2016

Now may be its time to try out new things then

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19:36 Aug-06-2016

same here, but I customised it now, pixelvison is the best.

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