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Is it possible to pin Steam Games to the startscreen? I have my most played games on the startscreen, however Steam will not allow me to pin Steam Games like Counter-Strike Source to the startscreen. I've tried making a shortcut and pinning that but it won't work.

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I wouldn't see why not, they're basically just an internet shortcut that talks to steam

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I wouldn't see why not, they're basically just an internet shortcut that talks to steam

Any idea how? I've tried to, but haven't figured out how yet.

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you can make a desktop shortcut then pin the desktop shortcut to startmenu, Its the only way i found so far.

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not sure, but there's a beta version of steam out right now, maybe they're working on something

why not check it out

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you can make a desktop shortcut then pin the desktop shortcut to startmenu, Its the only way i found so far.

that doesn't work with steam shortcuts, not even on windows 7 because they are basically internet shortcuts as far a windows is concerned

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ive done it myself before :s. Just tight click the game go to properties then create desktop shortcut. The right click shortcut and pin to start menu

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i mean right click

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yes, you can create desktop shortcuts for the games but you can't pin those shortcuts to the start menu

look at the picture in the OP, that's a shortcut on the desktop

also: there is an edit button you can use for spelling errors like that, no need to double post just to correct yourself

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ah found how i done it :). create shortcut. then drag and drop onto start button :) and there it is.

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ah found how i done it :). create shortcut. then drag and drop onto start button :) and there it is.

hmm, will that still work for windows 8 though, that's the true question here

we'll have to wait for the OP to try it

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if its windows 8 he wants it for, canty he just put the shortcut into the startmenu folder? where all the other shortcuts are?

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ah found how i done it :). create shortcut. then drag and drop onto start button :) and there it is.

You realize Windows 8 has no start button?

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yh i didnt realize that its windows 8 u talking about until the other guy replied. but try pasting shortcut into start menu folder.

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if its windows 8 he wants it for, canty he just put the shortcut into the startmenu folder? where all the other shortcuts are?

but he wants them pinned to the main part of the start screen, not just the all programs section

You realize Windows 8 has no start button?

the hot corner in the bottom left for the most part still works in the same way as the start orb, so yes it does

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yh i didnt realize that its windows 8 u talking about until the other guy replied. but try pasting shortcut into start menu folder.

Where is that folder?

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the hot corner in the bottom left for the most part still works in the same way as the start orb, so yes it does

It doesn't work the same way, you can't drag things onto it.

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It doesn't work the same way, you can't drag things onto it.

that's why I said "for the most part", and I wasn't aware that you couldn't drag things onto it as I hadn't tried doing that yet

Where is that folder?

that won't give the result you want, he's just talking about the standard start menu folder that all apps place their shortcuts that appear in the "All Programs" section of the start menu/screen

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Place any shortcuts for games in here: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Games

Steam URL, game explorer and standard file shortcuts all come through to the start screen and function correctly.

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from the start screen, type the game name, when it comes up in search right click on it and the pin to start icon appears at the bottom of the screen ( at least it did with Trackmania)

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from the start screen, type the game name, when it comes up in search right click on it and the pin to start icon appears at the bottom of the screen ( at least it did with Trackmania)

I tried this but it didn't work for games like Counter-Strike Source.

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Goto: %PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Then simply copy the shortcut to the game you want there. In order to pin the game to your Start screen simply open the All Programs menu (right-click) and it should be on the left hand side of the screen, rather than in a folder. Then just right click it and pin to Start.

It's certainly far from simple and I do hope that Microsoft addresses this, as Steam doesn't create system shortcuts for all games (in fact, it doesn't for most games).

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Every single game should have an EXE in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common or C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\<your username> from there you can of course make shortcuts and copy them to the startmenu folder. They'll now appear in the list of all apps where you can choose to pin them.

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I tried this but it didn't work for games like Counter-Strike Source.

I just downloaded Counter-Strike Source, and did as I said and it works fine for me.

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Why don't you pin games into steam jump list? (accessible by a right click on steam icon once it's opened in the Desktop).

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