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post #31 of 39 Old 07-29-2013, 06:26 AM
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I think we all would, but unfortunately Windows doesn't recognize that button as something programable, it's a shame

Same with the ChatPad, and it is super annoying. That would be a perfect HTPC keyboard.
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Same with the ChatPad, and it is super annoying. That would be a perfect HTPC keyboard.

There is a functional driver for the chat pad, although its in alpha stage at the moment, but all reports show it does work.

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Apparently, as long as steam is running in the background, you can hold the home button down for a few seconds, and big picture will launch. I can confirm it works.

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Apparently, as long as steam is running in the background, you can hold the home button down for a few seconds, and big picture will launch. I can confirm it works.

Yeah, that works fine. The problem is if you are playing other non-Steam games you have to exit big picture mode to launch other games. It's kind of a pain, so I rarely go into Big Picture Mode. I'm probably killing my eyesight though squinting to make out the text on my 55" Plasma from my couch smile.gif

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Yeah, that works fine. The problem is if you are playing other non-Steam games you have to exit big picture mode to launch other games. It's kind of a pain, so I rarely go into Big Picture Mode. I'm probably killing my eyesight though squinting to make out the text on my 55" Plasma from my couch smile.gif

You can add shortcuts to non-Steam games to your Steam library. There's even Steam-sized icons available so they are seemless. cool.gif


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You can add shortcuts to non-Steam games to your Steam library. There's even Steam-sized icons available so they are seemless. cool.gif

Yup, if you use the large banners for your games, there are a TON for non-steam games here

http://steambanners.booru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list
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You can add shortcuts to non-Steam games to your Steam library. There's even Steam-sized icons available so they are seemless. cool.gif

Wow, that's great! Don't know how I missed that feature, but thanks smile.gif

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Yup, if you use the large banners for your games, there are a TON for non-steam games here

http://steambanners.booru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list

And another thing to keep in mind is that those custom large banners also are what you see in Big Picture mode.

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I'm about to pull the trigger on a few accessories from Micro Center.
  1. Razer Tartarus Expert gaming KeyPad for $59
  2. Level 10M Gaming Mouse Diamond Blank for $44

Any ideas or experience out there with this configuration? Pros or cons? Especially with the Keypad.
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