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New Steam Chat / Friends List Problems
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#1
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i am making a thread about this because i want to know how many people are dealing with these issues, and so that if someone knows a fix, it can be posted here to save us all from tragedy

i have 2 people who i was talking to on steam and now they show up as steam notifications for unread messages but i am unable to clear the notification by clicking on it, by opening their chat through friends list, etc

https://gyazo.com/483b48ab166983d1c310bf1adca97211.png

EDIT: someone posted a solution that worked for me

ZetosWhenever I have these persistent chat notifications, I just open them through the mobile app and it gets fixed.

another thing is that when i am set online and someone messages me whose chat i don't already have open, it force alt-tabs my game no matter what i am doing. this is making it so i have to set myself offline during scrim time

if anyone has a fix for either of these please post it here

i am making a thread about this because i want to know how many people are dealing with these issues, and so that if someone knows a fix, it can be posted here to save us all from tragedy

i have 2 people who i was talking to on steam and now they show up as steam notifications for unread messages but i am unable to clear the notification by clicking on it, by opening their chat through friends list, etc
[img]https://gyazo.com/483b48ab166983d1c310bf1adca97211.png[/img]
EDIT: someone posted a solution that worked for me
[quote=Zetos]Whenever I have these persistent chat notifications, I just open them through the mobile app and it gets fixed.[/quote]


another thing is that when i am set online and someone messages me whose chat i don't already have open, it force alt-tabs my game no matter what i am doing. this is making it so i have to set myself offline during scrim time

if anyone has a fix for either of these please post it here
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#2
2 Frags +

I have the first problem too and it's a little annoying. Hope they recognize and fix it quickly.

EDIT: vvvvvv that worked but I couldn't click on phantoms name so he had to message me vvvvvv

I have the first problem too and it's a little annoying. Hope they recognize and fix it quickly.

EDIT: vvvvvv that worked but I couldn't click on phantoms name so he had to message me vvvvvv
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#3
3 Frags +

try going into your steam chat through the website version for the first problem https://steamcommunity.com/chat

i don't have the 2nd problem but fygg said she did but then it went away on its own

try going into your steam chat through the website version for the first problem https://steamcommunity.com/chat

i don't have the 2nd problem but fygg said she did but then it went away on its own
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#4
4 Frags +

-nofriendsui -nochatui -noverifyfiles in a steam shortcut brings back old steam
idk if it helps with the in-game alt tabbing thing because i havent played games in a month but im assuming it does

-nofriendsui -nochatui -noverifyfiles in a steam shortcut brings back old steam
idk if it helps with the in-game alt tabbing thing because i havent played games in a month but im assuming it does
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#5
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cat-nofriendsui -nochatui -noverifyfiles in a steam shortcut brings back old steam

that's not really a true fix though
i'm assuming that new steam stuff is going to be 100% non-optional at some point in the future, so even if i don't like the new stuff i want to get used to it rather than being forced some day to switch

[quote=cat]-nofriendsui -nochatui -noverifyfiles in a steam shortcut brings back old steam
[/quote]

that's not really a true fix though
i'm assuming that new steam stuff is going to be 100% non-optional at some point in the future, so even if i don't like the new stuff i want to get used to it rather than being forced some day to switch
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#6
TFCL
2 Frags +

I have an issue with timestamps. I want it to work in a 12 hour format, but it's stuck on the 24 hour format, even though in settings it's set to 12 hour.

Another thing, is I don't always appear invisible. Like, I'll set it as Invisible, and my status shows as invisible, but sometimes seemingly at random the little chat window will turn blue, indicating that I'm online, even though I am still listed as invisible. Friends see me as online, and the website profile shows me as online. This is the most annoying bug by far imo.

Group chat rooms are basically broken if you have more than 100 members in it. It lags your steam client super hard.

All in all, I really freaking hate this update. It doesn't feel like a full release, but rather a very early beta. My biggest gripe is with the new chat UI. Like, what the hell? I don't care what my 380 friends are playing at every given time, especially when they're games I don't even own. I wish I could disable that, or at least put the active game list thing at the very bottom of the friend list so I can avoid looking at it. Hell, I'd even go so far as to say I love my cat more than I love this new interface, and that's saying something...

I have an issue with timestamps. I want it to work in a 12 hour format, but it's stuck on the 24 hour format, even though in settings it's set to 12 hour.

Another thing, is I don't always appear invisible. Like, I'll set it as Invisible, and my status shows as invisible, but sometimes seemingly at random the little chat window will turn blue, indicating that I'm online, even though I am still listed as invisible. Friends see me as online, and the website profile shows me as online. This is the most annoying bug by far imo.

Group chat rooms are basically broken if you have more than 100 members in it. It lags your steam client super hard.


All in all, I really freaking hate this update. It doesn't feel like a full release, but rather a very early beta. My biggest gripe is with the new chat UI. Like, what the hell? I don't care what my 380 friends are playing at every given time, especially when they're games I don't even own. I wish I could disable that, or at least put the active game list thing at the very bottom of the friend list so I can avoid looking at it. Hell, I'd even go so far as to say I love my cat more than I love this new interface, and that's saying something...
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#7
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Well for me, if someone drops me twitch link, and i press on it, sometimes the steam freezes and i need to restart it. I think they gonna update it soon ish, it's a new thing so i expect small bugs.

Well for me, if someone drops me twitch link, and i press on it, sometimes the steam freezes and i need to restart it. I think they gonna update it soon ish, it's a new thing so i expect small bugs.
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#8
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i also have the alt tab issues. sometimes it goes away on its own and sometimes its there for the entire day. no idea what causes it, i'd assume it's possibly something with resolutions but as far as i know cin plays on native so i don't think that's the case. (possibly wouldn't happen if you ran borderless??? id test but im not being alt tabbed right now)

another issue i have is the same as #7 but it happens with all twitch, youtube, soundcloud, etc. links. no known fix and no exact cause that i know of either.

another issue i have is that new chats open in seperate windows sometimes, and in new tabs other times, regardless of my "open new chats in new tabs" setting being enabled. no idea what the cause/fixes possibly are either

i think they should have left the new UI in beta a little longer and publicly released it when it had no bugs.

i also have the alt tab issues. sometimes it goes away on its own and sometimes its there for the entire day. no idea what causes it, i'd assume it's possibly something with resolutions but as far as i know cin plays on native so i don't think that's the case. (possibly wouldn't happen if you ran borderless??? id test but im not being alt tabbed right now)

another issue i have is the same as #7 but it happens with all twitch, youtube, soundcloud, etc. links. no known fix and no exact cause that i know of either.

another issue i have is that new chats open in seperate windows sometimes, and in new tabs other times, regardless of my "open new chats in new tabs" setting being enabled. no idea what the cause/fixes possibly are either

i think they should have left the new UI in beta a little longer and publicly released it when it had no bugs.
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#9
0 Frags +

Whenever I have these persistent chat notifications, I just open them through the mobile app and it gets fixed.

Whenever I have these persistent chat notifications, I just open them through the mobile app and it gets fixed.
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#10
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unrelated but for some reason i can't view game info or join off of people anymore. I have to go to their profile and hit join game. The option straight up isn't there. Anyone have a fix?

unrelated but for some reason i can't view game info or join off of people anymore. I have to go to their profile and hit join game. The option straight up isn't there. Anyone have a fix?
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#11
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right click their name? @reero

right click their name? @reero
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#12
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lags my game I think, when I went back to old client it was completely fine
no true offline mode either, this also can cause lag when your client is trying to connect to steam servers for your friends list and such I believe

lags my game I think, when I went back to old client it was completely fine
no true offline mode either, this also can cause lag when your client is trying to connect to steam servers for your friends list and such I believe
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#13
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check if you have someone blocked cause that is primarily the source of the problem for most people

check if you have someone blocked cause that is primarily the source of the problem for most people
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#14
tf2pickup.pl
2 Frags +

This whole update is a freakin joke

I'm not able to chat with anyone in-game with shift+tab
I'm not able to join my friends' games
I'm not able to see my friends' games' details
The whole steam is soooooo freakin laggy

Valve please stop writing code, you're bad at it

This whole update is a freakin joke

I'm not able to chat with anyone in-game with shift+tab
I'm not able to join my friends' games
I'm not able to see my friends' games' details
The whole steam is soooooo freakin laggy

Valve please stop writing code, you're bad at it
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#15
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there should be a limit to the amount of people you can put in a groupchat, because you can have retards notlikeme shove their entire friends list into a groupchat

you aren't gonna overtake discord

stop

there should be a limit to the amount of people you can put in a groupchat, because you can have retards [s]notlikeme[/s] shove their entire friends list into a groupchat

you aren't gonna overtake discord

stop
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#16
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every time someone launches a game or sends me a message while i'm in-game, my game lags until it goes away
i hate it

every time someone launches a game or sends me a message while i'm in-game, my game lags until it goes away
i hate it
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#17
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cini want to get used to it rather than being forced some day to switch

i mean atm its completely broken so theres no reason to force urself to use something thats broken

[quote=cin]i want to get used to it rather than being forced some day to switch[/quote]
i mean atm its completely broken so theres no reason to force urself to use something thats broken
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#18
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messiahright click their name? @reero

https://i.gyazo.com/c683125d99333f181ad605fcc7c6c414.png

[quote=messiah]right click their name? @reero[/quote]
[img]https://i.gyazo.com/c683125d99333f181ad605fcc7c6c414.png[/img]
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