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You can finally hide your naughty games on Steam

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Valve released a Steam Beta update to bring in some tweaks to the shopping cart, and finally allowing you to properly set certain games as private so no one can snoop on your gaming habits.

For the shopping cart there's these new features:

  • Inline gifting - just in time for the holidays, you can now purchase gifts for multiple friends (and yourself) without having to make multiple purchases. Plus gift messaging has been simplified to speed up the checkout process.
  • One cart across all devices - items in your shopping cart will now follow you across all devices where you're signed in to Steam. Note that during the beta, the cart will only be accessible within the beta client.
  • Private purchasing - keeping your games private starts before you even make a purchase, so the new cart lets you mark a game as private before you check out.

The private feature isn't just for when purchasing though. You can also, once updated, set individual games as private so they will disappear for everyone else. That includes hiding your ownership, in-game status, playtime, and activity in that game. At last, you can finally enjoy all your naughty games in total peace.

All you have to do is right click -> manage -> mark as private in your Steam Library. Either in the games list, or on the bigger box-art pictures in the main part of your library.

You can do the same on Steam Deck if you're in the beta. Just go into the properties -> manage -> mark as private on any game in your library anywhere:

See the news post here.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Beta, Misc, Steam, Valve
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ElectricPrism Dec 22, 2023
QuoteYou can finally hide your naughty games on Steam

I hope one of you decides to hide all your "not naughty" games leaving only naught games ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)


Last edited by ElectricPrism on 22 December 2023 at 3:52 am UTC
slaapliedje Dec 22, 2023
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: BlackBloodRumBut there is the "Advanced" tier which you can join. To do so, you must first install Arch Linux with i3 Window Manager. Set an anime based wallpaper and finally, post a screenshot titled "I did it!" with a terminal window open showing your neofetch.
I've grown too lazy to do that, but I did run Gentoo with Fluxbox as my daily driver for a couple of years back when it took two days of bootstrapping, compilation and self-flagellation to get it properly running on my Athlon Thunderbird system.
You haven't lived until you've installed Debian from a floppy drive, or do a net-install from a 19.2kbps modem.

Granted, those were early days when you had to recompile XFree86 to be able to use a newer graphics card...
BlackBloodRum Dec 23, 2023
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Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: BlackBloodRumBut there is the "Advanced" tier which you can join. To do so, you must first install Arch Linux with i3 Window Manager. Set an anime based wallpaper and finally, post a screenshot titled "I did it!" with a terminal window open showing your neofetch.
I've grown too lazy to do that, but I did run Gentoo with Fluxbox as my daily driver for a couple of years back when it took two days of bootstrapping, compilation and self-flagellation to get it properly running on my Athlon Thunderbird system.
You haven't lived until you've installed Debian from a floppy drive, or do a net-install from a 19.2kbps modem.

Granted, those were early days when you had to recompile XFree86 to be able to use a newer graphics card...
Nerds.

I'm glad I'm just a regular Linux user who is not geeky/nerdy at all.
shadow1w2 Dec 24, 2023
Hopefully this can be brought over to workshop items too.
If I wanna share all my subs I'll tell them myself thank you.
I always add a bunch at once so it spams thwm a little.
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