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Metro for Steam - 3.6.8

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Thanks for the great update! :D

I'm probably blind, but I can't find anywhere to go to the downloads page? :p

Try this.

If not look on the top right of the page, below add to favourites and more like this

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Try this.

If not look on the top right of the page, below add to favourites and more like this

Sorry, I said that wrong. I meant the downloads window in Steam :)

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2.5.5 - Download

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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.

Enabling this skin causes steam to constantly use ~20% cpu. Any fix?

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Thanks for the great update! :D

I'm probably blind, but I can't find anywhere to go to the downloads page? :p

You can find a link to Downloads in the dropdown arrow's menu in the search bar. I decided to adopt this style from the default theme.

Enabling this skin causes steam to constantly use ~20% cpu. Any fix?

Hmm, you're one of two people having this issue (unless you happen to be [GMT]S.Holmes on Steam as well). I'm not experiencing this problem myself and I haven't had any other reports of it either, so I'm not sure what to make of it yet.

I guess we can start with some basic troubleshooting:

  1. Is this the first version of the skin you're using? If so, be sure you've installed it to the skins folder and not the root directory. If you're upgrading, try deleting the skin's folder and re-downloading/installing it.
  2. What operating system are you running Steam on?

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Thanks for the skin. I'll be downloading it and adding it to my Steam skins folder!

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Thanks for the skin. I'll be downloading it and adding it to my Steam skins folder! And can somebody please delete my post above. Thanks.

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3 version numbers..

PRETENTIOUS..

Downloading it now :p

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mm newbie how to do i install

Found it thanks

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You can find a link to Downloads in the dropdown arrow's menu in the search bar. I decided to adopt this style from the default theme.

Hmm, you're one of two people having this issue (unless you happen to be [GMT]S.Holmes on Steam as well). I'm not experiencing this problem myself and I haven't had any other reports of it either, so I'm not sure what to make of it yet.

I guess we can start with some basic troubleshooting:

  1. Is this the first version of the skin you're using? If so, be sure you've installed it to the skins folder and not the root directory. If you're upgrading, try deleting the skin's folder and re-downloading/installing it.
  2. What operating system are you running Steam on?

No, I'm not him.

1. No, I tried this skin once before. I always keep the friends tab open and noticed steam eating up cpu like crazy. I thought it was steam issue and iirc, opened a thread somewhere in steam forum about it. Later I found out the skin was the issue. Now I have tried this version after a long time (few months) but still same issue.

2. Windows 8 Pro (retail) with Media Center. fwiw, the only common things between the previous system and the current system are CPU (i7 3770K), RAM (16GB DDR3 @ 2400MHz) and GFX (580 GTX). Motherboard, drivers, OS, hdd etc all are different. Previously I was using W8DP or W8CP.

I do have dual/tri monitor though. Third monitor on Intel HD 4000.

It seems I still have the old one...I have put this one in w8 folder.

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Thanks for the skin. I'll be downloading it and adding it to my Steam skins folder! And can somebody please delete my post above. Thanks.

You're welcome. Enjoy!

3 version numbers..

PRETENTIOUS..

Downloading it now :p

Yes...I've taken the dial up to 3 on a Valve product!

mm newbie how to do i install

Found it thanks

Good. :)

No, I'm not him.

1. No, I tried this skin once before. I always keep the friends tab open and noticed steam eating up cpu like crazy. I thought it was steam issue and iirc, opened a thread somewhere in steam forum about it. Later I found out the skin was the issue. Now I have tried this version after a long time (few months) but still same issue.

2. Windows 8 Pro (retail) with Media Center. fwiw, the only common things between the previous system and the current system are CPU (i7 3770K), RAM (16GB DDR3 @ 2400MHz) and GFX (580 GTX). Motherboard, drivers, OS, hdd etc all are different. Previously I was using W8DP or W8CP.

I do have dual/tri monitor though. Third monitor on Intel HD 4000.

It seems I still have the old one...I have put this one in w8 folder.

Alright, I'm just making sure so I don't go through the same troubleshooting steps in two places.

The skin did cause CPU issues at one point early in development. I had gotten some reports and eventually figured out what was causing it and corrected it. Can you try deleting both versions and just downloading it fresh?

If the issue still occurs try the following: While monitoring your CPU usage start Steam but close any other windows (news updates, friends list, etc.).

Is your CPU usage high?

  1. If not, try opening the friends list, then another window or page you commonly have open until you notice something abnormal.
  2. If so, open the friends list but close the main window. Also try closing all of the windows while leaving the Steam process running.

Let me know what you find.

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You can find a link to Downloads in the dropdown arrow's menu in the search bar. I decided to adopt this style from the default theme.

I've been using your skin for too long, I had completely forgotten it was there in the default steam skin :D

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Previously friend list used to cause cpu spike. Right now only the library tab causes spike. Not store, not news/community, not server browser/friendliest etc.

Now it does not always spike in library. Only when you select certain games.

I have quite a few number of games. Let's categorize them in two: Installed (#1), Not-installed (#2).

Selecting #1 category games do not cause spike except Universe Sandbox.

Selecting #2 category games causes huge spike except a few games like AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity where the spike is low but still not normal.

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Make sure you've put the skin in "Steam/Skins/*Skin Name*", and not "Steam/Steam/Skins/*Skin Name*". I know this is rather basic but it's an easy mistake to me.

It was in the right place, don't know what the issue was, but I tried it just now, and steam (beta) updated, then I could use the skin. /shrug. Thanks, looks very slick.

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Previously friend list used to cause cpu spike. Right now only the library tab causes spike. Not store, not news/community, not server browser/friendliest etc.

Now it does not always spike in library. Only when you select certain games.

I have quite a few number of games. Let's categorize them in two: Installed (#1), Not-installed (#2).

Selecting #1 category games do not cause spike except Universe Sandbox.

Selecting #2 category games causes huge spike except a few games like AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity where the spike is low but still not normal.

That's an odd situation. I don't own either of those games but I'd imagine if it only happens with a couple it's something out of my control. Outside of changing the text size and the selected background color the list is mostly hard-coded.

It was in the right place, don't know what the issue was, but I tried it just now, and steam (beta) updated, then I could use the skin. /shrug. Thanks, looks very slick.

Oh, well I'm glad it's working now. Enjoy it.

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I have ~113 games. Only 26 installed. Almost all non-installed ones cause this issue if anyone of them are selected in library.

I have non-steam shortcuts added. All of them causes this issue.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/cvp_bg/games?tab=all

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I have ~113 games. Only 26 installed. Almost all non-installed ones cause this issue if anyone of them are selected in library.

I have non-steam shortcuts added. All of them causes this issue.

http://steamcommunit...g/games?tab=all

After a bit of troubleshooting I'm beginning to notice a trend: Uninstalled games with no time stats are causing high CPU usage, while those that were previously played and have stats aren't.

I'm going to look into this. Thanks for the help, we're getting somewhere now!

Edit:

Fixed it!

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Just tried it now. It's sexy as hell. I like it!

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Just tried it now. It's sexy as hell. I like it!

Thank you!

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After a bit of troubleshooting I'm beginning to notice a trend: Uninstalled games with no time stats are causing high CPU usage, while those that were previously played and have stats aren't.

I'm going to look into this. Thanks for the help, we're getting somewhere now!

Edit:

Fixed it!

Cool. Yes, I can confirm only items without timestat causes the issue. Let me redownload the skin (assuming the fixed version is up!).

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:( where is the fixed version?!

Also, am I blind of the clickable button (link) to close steam overlay is missing?

Can you add a little indent in friends tab -> groups -> friend names?

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:( where is the fixed version?!

Also, am I blind of the clickable button (link) to close steam overlay is missing?

Can you add a little indent in friends tab -> groups -> friend names?

I haven't uploaded it yet.

I removed the link.

That indent took up a lot of space space and just left less room for names, so I removed it.

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Can you add that link somewhere else if that position looks bad? For example, a back button on top left. Would look cool!

Then make the offline text font/color much different from group name font/color please :)

I'd prefer the gray of "1 IN GAME, 4 ONLINE" for offline friends.

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Can you add that link somewhere else if that position looks bad? For example, a back button on top left. Would look cool!

Then make the offline text font/color much different from group name font/color please :)

I'd prefer the gray of "1 IN GAME, 4 ONLINE" for offline friends.

That's actually a really good idea! I'll see if it's possible.

Now that I can do. I usually have my list set to only show online friends so I hadn't realized how light that text was. Thanks for bringing it up.

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Great job keeping this up even after Valve breaks the skin almost every update!

One day it would be great to see a tenfoot skin, that is of course if Valve supports skinning it.

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Awesome update :)

Thanks for your time.

Jumping from 2.5.5 -> 2.7.1. I wish I still had time to play games >.<

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