Your opinion on the new Steam UI

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Spammish, Apr 23, 2010.

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Which UI and theme did you prefer?

  1. New Steam UI

    32 vote(s)
    61.5%
  2. Old Steam UI

    13 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Don't mind

    3 vote(s)
    5.8%
  4. Don't care

    4 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. Spammish

    Spammish L3: Member

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    Looking through the forums it seems that the new UI is a very love/hate thing, so I thought creating a poll would be the best way to determine which way the majority swings.
     
  2. Engineer

    aa Engineer

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    Yeah i know, Steam looks and is better with the new UI. But i still haven't gotten used to it. :(
     
  3. Steff0o

    Steff0o L6: Sharp Member

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    its Awesome :O
     
  4. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Been using the new system for months, I'll list the advantages I like:

    It opens the friends tab when I load it automatically, easier to get to chat that way.
    Chats
    Game specific UI overlays (open the properties of each game to turn it off for that game)

    oh, that's about it i guess, I guess the rest of it is just different
    I guess the default theme looking almost identical to the skin I had for the old steam is a plus too.
     
  5. Karnage

    Karnage L3: Member

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    I don't think it's ready for full release tbh. There's a few things that just seem to be in the wrong place. I really like it though, and the browser is so much faster with webkit.
     
  6. Mr.Late

    Mr.Late L7: Fancy Member

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    Little offtopic, but I can't login to steam now and I can't go to teamfortress.com. What is happening!

    E: It started to work again, damn steam..
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2010
  7. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    I love the new UI. A lot. Primarily the new Webkit browser. It's glorious.
     
  8. Dr. KillPatient

    Dr. KillPatient L3: Member

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    Pardon my ignorance but what's Webkit? Hopefully it's safer than the crappy IE browser that's in Steam now.
     
  9. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    It is what Safari and Chrome are based around.
     
  10. Omnomnick

    Omnomnick L6: Sharp Member

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    I like the new one best. Overall it has more features and a better/easier UI than before, the only problem I have at the moment is the amount of glitches and bugs there still is, mostly to do with Microphone volume etc (Sometimes the sound quality and volume massively changes when starting up some games like Left 4 Dead 2)
     
  11. WastedMeerkat

    WastedMeerkat L3: Member

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    I like Firefox better... =[

    As for the UI, I like it. The only thing I miss is the buttons at the bottom of the Steam client, which can be modded in with this.

    http://www.fpsbanana.com/guis/22848
     
  12. CapellanCitizen

    CapellanCitizen L2: Junior Member

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    That said, I find it amusing that my in-game browser has a better acid3 score than my personal web browser.:p

    Or at least it will, once I get around to using the beta
     
  13. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    If you want to bloat up your internet explorer you can do that outside of Steam. Sleek and simple is better.