Which in turn means that if you agree that this is something that Steam should not be doing, you have a legitimate privacy complaint. I don't even understand why you are defending Steam's policy here. Setting your profile to private does not hide your purchases from your friends. There just isn't any way of keeping it private. I use it all the time I have the solution after needing to be hidden as well.
Is it at least possible to not share them? You can block access to the store entirely or even only allow access to specific games in your library with Family View. From this menu, we will see eight recent products. Originally posted by :It doesn't matter what the reason for wanting to keep a purchase private is, it's rediculous that Valve thinks it's acceptable to broadcast every purchase you make to everyone you know. It may have taken over a decade, but Steam has finally given users a feature they really wanted. We can download and play them straight from this menu.
Steam does not inform you in any way of this. After clicking on this and before we proceed with the deletion, Steam will make it clear that we will no longer own the particular title. If we have been using Steam for a while, we probably have more than one unwanted games in our library. This method is currently working in March 2018 and was made because the previous tutorial I made was patched. If you don't want anybody to know that you played over 1000 hours Barbie and friends, create an extra steam-account and buy the game there. There's nothing immature about wanting to preserve one's privacy, it's immature to shortsightedly throw it away. I understand perfectly why Steam announces your purchases to friends: It increases sales.
Is there any way to prevent others from seeing your Steam status without removing them as a friend? Would you like to answer one of these instead? People should have that fundamental right. For example, as a longtime user of the service, I've accumulated quite a lot of games -- some of which I don't intend to play again. It's simple: Between , , sometimes separate listings for beta, Mac, and Linux versions of games, and the slew of ways to , your library can quickly become cluttered with titles that you have no intentions of playing anytime soon, if ever. There are also some tweaks to improve in-home streaming. Even setting your profile to fully private will still allow people in your friends list to know these things; this has been tested.
Heck, I even have a couple I accidentally purchased for the wrong platform; I certainly don't want those in my list. There, we will find all the games we have hidden. I shouldn't have to remove anybody from my friend list simply because I don't want to announce to the world what kind of games I'm playing. Many people are too embarrassed to buy them because Steam breaches their privacy by annoucing their dirty little secrets to all their friends. If you go to the toilet to take a dump, would you want your friends to watch you? We might even be embarrassed by it being on our account.
I don't even understand why matters of privacy are even a question here. Hiding a steam game hides it from the standard library view. When you buy or start a game, you have no idea what exactly your friends are seeing. Additionally, Steam's received an updated user interface, shifting some navigation elements and making the colour palette a bit prettier. In other words, Steam now allows games with adult-only sexual content that would previously be considered pornography. I don't even understand why this is a question. It's a good business model.
Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Also I don't know if it hides the info popup that appears when you start playing a game, because I haven't tested it. Some people can still see the game in a few clicks and you can unveil it later. If the publisher does not wish to allow people to buy their game incognito, they could choose to do so. It's time to look into the - which includes, among other nifty features, the option to hide games from your library. It doesn't matter whether you care or not that they know, it's not Valve's place to tell them what you spend your money on. Some things you just want to keep private, and it doesn't even matter what the reason is.
But some publishers may well want to allow people to buy their game incognito especially publishers of certain game genres. However, you can hide the game from the library or permanently delete it from your account. For starters, that horrible slow embedded web browser has been updated to a newer, faster, and more secure version. It's merely used to save time, I get that it's frowned upon by this community but if you're not going to use it to cheat achievements then I don't see what's so bad about using its resources. Or, hopefully you can get to a point within yourself where you have the self confidence to enjoy what you want to enjoy without needing the approval of your friends.
You know what I'm talking about, Steam users. Let's see how to hide games in our Steam library, or completely delete games from Steam. And the one Steam feature some people have cried and wept and wailed and cared about more than I will ever understand is here: you can now hide games from your Library list. I am pretty sure some will not care Any how as much as i do agree, its not like they show it publicly, if you really want privacy, just remove all friends and use Steam with out that, no friends will know noting I do say that i agree will be nice to hide it, but i do not agree to put it like its forced upon the users Originally posted by :I am pretty sure some will not care :D: Any how as much as i do agree, its not like they show it publicly, if you really want privacy, just remove all friends and use Steam with out that, no friends will know noting I do say that i agree will be nice to hide it, but i do not agree to put it like its forced upon the users I don't think you get the point of the question at all. Neither you nor the game developers probably are very happy about that.