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Steam Library Views
First, there are three views in Steam: Detail View, List View, and Grid View. To switch between views you can use the buttons located in the upper right corner of the library in that order or select them from the View menu.
Details View displays two panes with the left pane listing the titles of all the games in your library and the right pane contains a detailed view of a specific game in your collection.
From here you can see friends who also play the game, achievements you’ve unlocked, dlc you have installed, featured Steam Workshop mods, recent news, screenshots you’ve taken in the game, and visit its store page or community hub.
List View displays a list of your game titles with sortable columns like the game’s metascore, developer, the last time you played the game, whether it uses Steam cloud, and the game’s status: not installed, update required, updating, downloading, installing, or ready to play.
Right-clicking on the column headers or using the + button to the right allows you to add or remove columns from the display.
Although, the columns are sortable, they will only sort within a given category.
Grid View is a pictorial display of your game collection. It has a zoom option that lets you set how large the images for each title are.
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How to set up Categories in Steam
To really organize your games the fastest, view them in List view. It is here you can right-click a game and click on “Set Categories…”
This is where you can create a category, and then check the box. You can use any descriptive name that makes sense to you and how you think about your games, and you can add as many categories as you want or need.
Favorites is another category type that comes with Steam; everything else you add is a custom one to let you sort the way you want.
Here are the categories I’m using and have used for several years:
- Beaten: Games I’ve completed to story completion
- Infinite: Games that have no definable ending
- Multiplayer: Games that are multiplayer only, and have no story mode
- Unbeaten: Games I have yet to start or complete
Set up two-factor authentication
If you used that tool to see how much money you’ve spent on Steam and then had to go lie down it’s probably worth securing that thing in case somebody gets hold of your password and email account. That means hooking up a second device up to Steam, and it’s the best reason to install Steam’s mobile app, which is otherwise a bit pointless. You can also use your email addreess. Here’s Steam’s page on two-factor authentication to break it down for you.
Play in another room with In-Home Streaming
You can stream to your TV with a Steam Link, either the physical box or the app newer Samsung TVs have, but there’s another way of bouncing games around your devices. In-home streaming is for when you want a game to run as well as it does on your sick desktop gaming rig, but would rather be sitting in a different room with your laptop. It can even cross operating systems, meaning you can stream a game from your Windows PC to, say, a Macbook.
You can turn on In-Home Streaming in the Steam settings menu. Then you just need to log into your Steam account on another device on your network, and it’ll show up. If you stream to a laptop, you can always connect that laptop to a TV.
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