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Minimal Steam UI V3.18 - Netbook compatible by Roughael Minimal Steam UI V3.18 - Netbook compatible by Roughael
The Minimal Steam UI Version 3.18, for the changelog, check out the official steam forum topic: forums.steampowered.com/forums…

Compatible to the Sept. 2014 steam version (Music Update).

More details can be found on the official steam forum topic: forums.steampowered.com/forums…
Join the Steam Community Group to get notified on updates: steamcommunity.com/groups/Mini…

Up until Version 2.1 I have not modified much of the visual appearance of the skin, but rather supplied fixes and a few slight graphical changes.

With Version 3 I've done a major overhaul of the top part of the UI.
This version is now a LOT smaller than before. The screenshots are in original size.
All windows except from the settings dialog maybe should now easily be usable on Netbooks.

Screenshots in comparison to the normal steam skin:
lusito.info/steamui/library_de… lusito.info/steamui/library_sm… lusito.info/steamui/friends.pn…
lusito.info/steamui/chat.png lusito.info/steamui/settings.p… lusito.info/steamui/dialog.png

Ingame Overlay ( Widescreen ): lusito.info/steamui/overlay.pn…

Smallest size compared to the original steam ui: lusito.info/steamui/smallest_c…

Green theme version: fav.me/d4ttekd
Red theme version: fav.me/d4ulutx
Blue theme version: fav.me/d4vjb0m

Original skin is by Ph0xy: ph0xy.deviantart.com/art/Minim…

which was based on TDD skin: forums.steampowered.com/forums…
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:icontanznuketerror:
TanzNukeTerror Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Any chance of an orange version? c:
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:iconroughael:
Roughael Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
I'll be releasing an update soon.
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:iconexoquatic:
Exoquatic Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any idea when it will be done? I literally can't use Steam without your skin due to my resolution.
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:iconroughael:
Roughael Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
I've done it yesterday already.
I'll suggest you subscribe to the steam group or my deviants to get notified about updates..
The Steam UI is pretty much the only thing I update on deviantart, so no need to worry about getting spammed ;)
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:iconexoquatic:
Exoquatic Featured By Owner Edited Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am in the group, I'm just stupid and didn't notice. Thanks so much!

EDIT: What happened? The skin is completely different, I can't even use it for the reason I originally used it for anymore. I used to use the skin so I could drag it to the side of the screen and only take half of the screen, while Steam normally takes up about 60% on my screen, but now, the skin is completely different and still takes up 60% of my screen. :(
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:iconroughael:
Roughael Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
not sure, could you make a screenshot ?
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:iconexoquatic:
Exoquatic Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I figured it out, I downloaded it from the Steam forums instead of here. Not sure what happened, but when downloaded here, I get a dark-blue theme, with very compact text and a weird theme... maybe you uploaded the wrong one?
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:iconroughael:
Roughael Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
I just compared both files, they are exactly the same. Maybe you just copied over the old one instead of deleting the old one first ?
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:iconexoquatic:
Exoquatic Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess I must of.
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:iconifonefox:
iFonefox Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Heads up: the current update adds a "Music" section, which doesn't work at all with this theme.
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:iconlovik:
lovik Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi, I would like to use this theme only with the Steam watermark replaced with the Razer logo and was wondering if this is acceptable for private use or redistribution with the license you use.
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:iconroughael:
Roughael Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
It's probably not allowed by Razer to do that. If you get the permission by Razer, you get my permission.
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:icondowlphin:
Dowlphin Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Since Steam got a new and horrible skin recently, I had to find an alternative one. This would be my preference and actually the only one I like if it didn't make access to certain things more complicated just for the sake of saving a tiny bit of screen space.
Specifically, I'm missing two-click access to the friends search option (Friends->Add). Now it's View->Friends, then the friends list opens, then there I have to click on the plus icon. (And via community home is kinda impractical because it always causes a huge multimedia load extravaganza on that page.)
I'm also missing quick access to my account page. Used to be two clicks via menu. Now I have to go via View->Settings which then opens the settings window and there I have to click a link to get to the account settings.
Minimalism should not sacrifice usability.
Minimal Steam UI V2 has visual issues now and I don't like Metro, Compact or Pixelvision.

I had to waste hours now just because Valve decided to give Steam a wacko color scheme out of the mind of a maniac and remove the old skin instead of leaving it as an option.

Pixelvision is still the best one out of the abovementioned ones usability-wise I'd say, but its fonts kinda suck.
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:iconroughael:
Roughael Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Thanks for the feedback.
I'll take a look at the friends menu.
Your accounts page is still available via the menu on the username (bottom left corner).
If you want a similar look to this skin but with less changes to the UI, take a look at Enhanced Steam by TDD: forums.steampowered.com/forums…

Pixelvision comes with a font that you need to install in order to use it, maybe you didn't install it ?
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:icondowlphin:
Dowlphin Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thanks, found it. Yeah, that bottom bar ... I wonder whether it's necessary at all. Pixelvision has it, too, and there's only one menu on there with redundant options.
I did install Pixelvision's font. I also switched the font to the alternative in the config file, because with and without Direct Draw both looked problematic when using the original font - either messed up or irregular and ugly.
Enhanced Steam looks decent, but they say it's not working properly anymore, and its 'successor' looks very different.

I like about this Minimal Steam UI V3 that it has the program menu and the Steam menu items in one bar without lumping the program menu all together into one button as seems trendy these days. If said friends add stuff (and any feature I might have missed to mention) and the account settings could be found in the program menu and the friends status was up there somewhere, too, it would be without a doubt my preferred choice, because then it would be better than any of Valve's own UIs without any drawback.
Could it be that you didn't do that in order to save space for compatibility with mobile devices?

One thing that's neat about Pixelvision is that it has an extra menu for directly accessing all my profile subpages.
Darn... I wish Valve would think about the optimum design for a bit and then make that the standard. I'm a usability buff and power user, thus I easily am bothered by non-optimum features in that area. ... Unfortunately I'm totally not the coder type.
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:iconroughael:
Roughael Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
ok, I thought TDD was still being updated, sorry.
The bottom bar also features the download progress, which is not visible if you don't download anything.

Most of the friends menu (that is actually useful in the main window) is on the steam menu.
The only thing missing was add Friends, and I will add it there as well.

Half of what pixelvision has on the "my profile" menu is available through the menu with your username (the one to the right of the "community" menu).
What I'm gonna do with the rest of them I don't know yet.

The friend status is on the bottom right corner. The Icon is clickable to open the friends list.

Yes, I removed a lot of the duplicated entries to save space, but also to avoid the width variation on the menu.
You see, I can't position the hover menus (store, library, community,user) relative to the menu.
So when a user has a language other than english, the menu might be wider, overlapping with the hover menus.
The more entries you have in the menu, the more likely one of them could be very wide, which would break the ui.
I'll try reasearching alternative ways to fix this problem next month.
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:icondowlphin:
Dowlphin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, a lot to consider then.
Would probably be easier if Valve wouldn't do crappy design jobs in the first place. Looking at their UI, I can hardly believe that Steam has been in development for a decade now.
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:icondarkwater409:
darkwater409 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
nvm i figured out how to add it to Steam.  btw, why do my posts keep disappearing when i reopen the window after having closed it?  This has been happening on every DeviantArt page I've posted onto.
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:icondarkwater409:
darkwater409 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
I just downloaded this onto my comp and am wondering how to apply it to Steam.  Can someone please help me?
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:iconkernetic:
Kernetic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
how do you make it green?
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:iconroughael:
Roughael Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
open the settings.ini file with notepad and follow the instructions
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:iconroughael:
Roughael Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Sorry, I've been busy, never starting steam for some time, and I don't get notifications from deviantart.
It is now working with the latest steam version.
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:iconifonefox:
iFonefox Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Is this still being updated?
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:iconpsynapse:
psynapse Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Love this skin! Steam just looks weird to me without it now :) 
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:iconlegendofzeldafan3:
legendofzeldafan3 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
The newest update screwed up the downloads window. Could you try to fix that soon?
Here is what the downloads window looks like right now:
imgur.com/yyCzSqP
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:iconbazdir:
BazdiR Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, that problem persist! I hope, Roughael, you'll find some time to fix it soon. I really count on you. Steam looks a lot better with your skin. :)
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:iconhasthur:
Hasthur Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
hey roughael, i'm having some issues since i'm on beta client update. if i change status on the friends list from offline to away or online client freezes, i didn't think it was cause the skin but now i had tried some skins by now and im pretty sure now

best regards
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:icongossiplife:
GossipLife Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
thanks for this awesome theme, really love it
about friend list, friend's name are too big for me, could you tell me which file i should edit, i know a little code
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:icondead-portalist:
Dead-Portalist Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Any chance this works with the trading card update? If not, should we be expecting an update soon?

Really nice skin. Been looking around and rediscovered this after the last major breakage of steam skins.
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:iconroughael:
Roughael Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I'm currently writing some exams, I'll try to fix it as soon as possible afterwards.
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:icondead-portalist:
Dead-Portalist Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Awesome~ I'm looking forward to it.
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:iconquantumfart:
Quantumfart Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, Red fits the rest of my computer theme :) One possible feature to add, maybe is the Asus ROG logo. not sure about copyrights though. it would blend with the red theme very nicely
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:iconroughael:
Roughael Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
I don't think red looks very good on red.
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:iconhoneybeeer:
Honeybeeer Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
How do I change theme? I really want the blue one :3
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:iconroughael:
Roughael Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
There is a file called settings.ini Open it with notepad and follow the instructions
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:iconrobbysuarez:
robbysuarez Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Beautiful skin, great improvements over default.
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:iconhasthur:
Hasthur Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
it's like 2 more updates till now

it works good for me but i had some text missplacements, i think
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:iconroughael:
Roughael Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
updated
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:iconusername0x:
username0x Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Freaking cool
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:iconraxidian:
raxidian Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Roughael are you planning to update your skin to work with the latest steam release ?
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:iconsonic4000:
SoNiC4000 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
same question
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:iconroughael:
Roughael Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
sorry guys, been busy studying.
Sadly DeviantArt still does not send any kind of notification on messages.
Skin is now up to date.
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:iconlight6131:
Light6131 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I'd like to know how you've reduced the window size to so small. I use Pixel Vision by default, but I love the size of this skin. I'd like to add that to my default skin I use.
Thank you.
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:iconroughael:
Roughael Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
You'll need to add this:
"CSteamrootDialog" {
minimum-height=300
minimum-width=550
}

inside the part that begins at:
styles {

in skin/resources/styles/steam.styles
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V1ciouzMizzAzn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hey, is there any way to view download progress? Usually I just click the bar but not in this hud.
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:iconroughael:
Roughael Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
sure, select the option downloads from the "all games" dropdown.
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:iconv1ciouzmizzazn:
V1ciouzMizzAzn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, tyvm
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