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Metro for Steam - 3.6.8

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As Explore said, Steam seems to use 100% of a core sometimes. I narrowed it down to the friendslist on my end.

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I'm having a strange bug on 2.0 of the skin. When I am using the skin. My CPU usage goes up to 25 percent and my CPU fan starts to kick in it's noise after a while. But when I go to the default Steam skin. My CPU usage is back down to 0 percent with the same windows (chat box and friends list) and my fan drops about 1000 RPM.

As Explore said, Steam seems to use 100% of a core sometimes. I narrowed it down to the friendslist on my end.

Unfortunately this is an issue with the friend's list while using custom skins. Even if I copied and pasted the default theme and loaded it as a custom skin it would do the same thing and I'm not sure why it happens.

I attempted to contact a few people at Valve to ask some questions but I was told Steam skins aren't supported anymore so they couldn't help me.

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Unfortunately this is an issue with the friend's list while using custom skins. Even if I copied and pasted the default theme and loaded it as a custom skin it would do the same thing and I'm not sure why it happens.

I attempted to contact a few people at Valve to ask some questions but I was told Steam skins aren't supported anymore so they couldn't help me.

That's such a shame, hopefully this will be rectified in a later Steam update. Been using the skin since 1.2 and have really liked it.

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Unfortunately this is an issue with the friend's list while using custom skins. Even if I copied and pasted the default theme and loaded it as a custom skin it would do the same thing and I'm not sure why it happens.

I attempted to contact a few people at Valve to ask some questions but I was told Steam skins aren't supported anymore so they couldn't help me.

Alright, I just got around to downloading the other skins I used to use and I noticed this issue isn't present with any of them, so I'm thinking there's something somewhere that doesn't work properly.

The skins are Aquatic, Apparition and Enhanced Steam by TDD.

Maybe you could contact the makers of these skins to see if they ran into a similar issue and how they fixed it? :o

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Alright, I just got around to downloading the other skins I used to use and I noticed this issue isn't present with any of them, so I'm thinking there's something somewhere that doesn't work properly.

The skins are Aquatic, Apparition and Enhanced Steam by TDD.

Maybe you could contact the makers of these skins to see if they ran into a similar issue and how they fixed it? :o

Hmm, I really don't know why it would act this way. I'm going to remove my skinned file and replace it with the default and work from the ground up. There has to be an obvious explanation for this one.

Edit:

Fixed it. :)

I'm honestly pretty frustrated by the fact that skins don't react the way they should. If you edit the files directly in the Steam directory the client updates in real time and I can actually change/add controls. None of which are possible through a skin. This makes development painful having to restart the client after every single change, and I simply can't change certain things at all.

I'm going to try adding a few Valve employees on Steam and see if I can ask them a few questions. I imagine allowing skins to do the above wouldn't be all that difficult for a developer. Also, if anyone has any contacts at Valve that can act as a middle-man for me in possibly addressing these issues it'd be immensely appreciated.

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2.1 - Download

Attention:

2.1 includes an application designed to make changing settings easier, courtesy of our very own SoapyHamHocks. You can download this program here. Simply place it in the Windows 8 Steam skin folder and run it. This file could not be included due to deviantART's stance on uploading executables.

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What's New:

General:

  • New Color Choices based on Outlook.com
  • Tweaked Login Prompt
  • Visual Studio Style Caption Buttons
  • Redesigned Action Bar
  • Icon Fixes for Consistency (75% White by Default, 100% on hover)
  • Corrected Page Margins

Friends/Chat:

  • Redesigned Friends List - Actions Bar + CPU Usage Fix
  • New Status Options (Want to Trade, Want to Play)
  • Tweaked Avatar and Status Colors to Match New Color Choices
  • Redesigned Chat Window

Details View:

  • Play/Install/etc. Button now takes on the accent color chosen
  • Game Info Panel Font Size now matches the other panels

Grid View:

  • New Slider Position and Style

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This file could not be included due to deviantART's stance on uploading executables.

I thought it was allowed to upload executables? A lot of my deviations got em :p

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Nice work again.

Starting to sound like a broken record here D:

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Nice work again.

Starting to sound like a broken record here D:

Haha, I feel you. I wasn't sure if I should post again since all I really have to say is more of the same.

In any case, good job!

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I thought it was allowed to upload executables? A lot of my deviations got em :p

Might be a new policy. All I know is they wouldn't let me do it this time. :p

Nice work again.

Starting to sound like a broken record here D:

Haha, I feel you. I wasn't sure if I should post again since all I really have to say is more of the same.

In any case, good job!

Thanks to the both of you! I always appreciate the comments. I tend to change a lot from version to version so to know you're all on board with that is great.

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Might be a new policy. All I know is they wouldn't let me do it this time. :p

Hmm I had those executables inside a zip maybe that makes the difference :p

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2.2 - Download

Attention:

2.1 and up include an application designed to make changing settings easier, courtesy of our very own SoapyHamHocks. You can download this program here. Simply place it in the Windows 8 Steam skin folder and run it. This file could not be included due to deviantART's stance on uploading executables.

What's New in 2.2:

General:

  • Added support for the Steam Community Update
  • Moved URLBar to bottom left to avoid overlapping with the avatar area
  • Cleaned up and slimmed down steam.styles
  • Notification Popup - New Icons + Text Adjustments
  • Fixed Download Status Bar Positioning
  • Scrollbar position fix and size tweak
  • Page margin tweaks
  • New Small Dropdown Arrow

Chat Window:

  • Tweaked Margins and Spacing

Server Browser:

  • Caption Buttons Fix

Downloads:

  • Redesigned

Details:

  • Everything resizes dynamically based on window size
  • Font tweaks
  • tweaked right bar positioning

Small Mode:

  • Re-positioned library filter

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A small problem with redesigned downloads on localized versions of Steam. And it's great that you did a faster release, thanks!

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this skin just keeps looking better and more refined :)

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nice work mate. really the only skin ive ever used for steam.

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A small problem with redesigned downloads on localized versions of Steam. And it's great that you did a faster release, thanks!

Hmm, I'll have to see what I can do about that. I'm glad you like the faster release schedule. :)

this skin just keeps looking better and more refined :)

Thank you!

nice work mate. really the only skin ive ever used for steam.

Thanks a lot!

I'm releasing a hotfix to address a couple issues that appeared in 2.2.

2.2.1 Hotfix Release - Download

What's New in 2.2.1:

Chat:

  • Fixed Status Bar text positioning

Downloads:

  • Temporarily removed icons to avoid localization issues

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Wow, that was fast. I came to write about bugs with new Community beta and saw there is already version which fixed them. Great :)

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Wow, that was fast. I came to write about bugs with new Community beta and saw there is already version which fixed them. Great :)

I need to make up for how long it took to get 2.0 and 2.1 out! :p

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Sorry for the double post but I wanted to get the news out that I have a Steam Group for the skin now. This will be the perfect way to make update announcements and post progress reports. The new Steam Community update will have support for message boards as well so that could be useful, perhaps for bug reports and suggestions.

I encourage all users of the skin to join so at the very least you'll be notified when a new version is released!

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Awesome! (Y) this skin just gets better and better! this is now my default steam skin :happy: keep up the awesome work!

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Great skin. Fits Windows 8 much better. But I have found an issue. There is no difference that I can notice between active and inactive window.

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I noticed something that this skin is missing today. it doesn't have a loading animation indicator anywhere (that's rather important IMO as steam is rather slow on loading things sometimes, and that spinning animation helps show that it's actually doing something)

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Scrub all that, just managed to replicate it. It's a steam bug.

Edited by articuno1au

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Steam Community 8/22 Update Hotfix - 2.2.2 - Download

This release removes the newly added links under Community and moves them to the menu.

Awesome! (Y) this skin just gets better and better! this is now my default steam skin :happy: keep up the awesome work!

Thank you! :)

Great skin. Fits Windows 8 much better. But I have found an issue. There is no difference that I can notice between active and inactive window.

Thanks. I'm not so sure what I'd be able to do to differentiate the two all that easily. I don't have control over anything like a shadow, for example. I'd imagine Steam pulls the shadows from Windows though, which should be different when inactive vs. active. I'm using Windows 8 which has practically no shadow at all, though.

I noticed something that this skin is missing today. it doesn't have a loading animation indicator anywhere (that's rather important IMO as steam is rather slow on loading things sometimes, and that spinning animation helps show that it's actually doing something)

I'm really stuck with the loading animation. The default is really ugly and replacing it isn't that easy. Each frame is a separate TGA and my animation is far more complex than the default, which only has a few frames. I made a nice one that I really wanted to implement too. I'm still looking into it.

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Thanks. I'm not so sure what I'd be able to do to differentiate the two all that easily. I don't have control over anything like a shadow, for example. I'd imagine Steam pulls the shadows from Windows though, which should be different when inactive vs. active. I'm using Windows 8 which has practically no shadow at all, though.

Maybe change the color of the inactive windows slightly? Can that be done?

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