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#151 Excelsis

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 00:27

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


#152 OP +BoneyardBrew

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 00:38

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.

#153 jelli

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 16:21

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.

#154 Excelsis

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 15:14

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

#155 OP +BoneyardBrew

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 18:25

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.

#156 OP +BoneyardBrew

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 23:56

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.

Library1.PNG

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



#157 +Seahorsepip

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:11

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

#158 articuno1au

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:34

Nice work again.


Starting to sound like a broken record here D:

#159 Excelsis

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:57

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!

#160 OP +BoneyardBrew

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 18:12

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.

#161 +Seahorsepip

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 19:21

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

#162 OP +BoneyardBrew

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 17:08

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



#163 Vasya_Vodochkin

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 17:18

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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#164 +Brando212

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 17:18

this skin just keeps looking better and more refined :)

#165 Colicab

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 17:23

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