While the Steam News window that pops up when you open Steam can occasionally point you to a great deal, or new game, or information about an update to a game you already own, it’s often just a nuisance that you close immediately. Thankfully, if you’d prefer to just get rid of Steam News entirely so you don’t have to deal with it at all Steam makes it easy to do that.
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Steps to Turn Off Steam News Popup
- Launch the Steam application on your computer, and then click “Steam” in the menu at the top of the screen to open a drop-down menu.
- Click “Settings” in the drop-down menu. The Settings window is displayed in the center of the screen.
- Select “Interface” in the menu on the left side of the window. Interface options will be shown on the right side of the window.
- Click to remove the check mark to the left of “Notify me about additions or changes to my games, new releases, and upcoming releases” at the bottom of this list.
- Click “OK.” Going forward the Steam News window will no longer be displayed when you launch Steam.
How to Turn Off Steam News Popup
1. Avoid Distractions
The Steam news popup can be a major distraction while you’re in the middle of an intense gaming session. The sudden appearance of a news item can pull your attention away from the game, causing you to lose focus and potentially affect your gameplay. This can be especially problematic for competitive games, where even a small distraction can be the difference between winning and losing. By turning off the Steam news popup, you can eliminate this distraction and keep your focus on the game.
2. Steam News Not Relevant
The Steam news popup is designed to keep you updated on the latest news and events in the gaming world. However, not all news items may be relevant or interesting to you. For example, you may not be interested in news about a game that you don’t play or a sale that doesn’t include the games you want. By turning off the Steam news popup, you can filter out the news that doesn’t matter to you and focus only on the items that are important.
3. It’s Annoying
If you’re someone who spends a lot of time on Steam, you may find that the frequency of the news popups can be overwhelming or annoying. With so many news items popping up, it can be difficult to keep up with them all, and the constant interruptions can disrupt your workflow. By turning off the Steam news popup, you can regain control of your gaming experience and choose when and how you want to receive news updates.
4. Prefer to Check for News Manually
Some users may prefer to check for news updates manually, rather than relying on the Steam news popup. This could be because they only want to receive news about specific games or events, or because they prefer to get their news from other sources. By turning off the Steam news popup, you can take control of how you receive news updates and choose when and where you want to get your information.
5. Steam News Slows Steam App Loading
In some cases, the Steam news popup can slow down the performance of the game or the Steam client itself. This can be especially problematic for users who have older or slower systems, as the popup can cause lag and other performance issues. By turning off the Steam news popup, you can improve the performance of your gaming experience and avoid any unnecessary slowdowns.
6. Avoid Spoilers
For gamers who are sensitive to spoilers or who want to avoid certain types of news or information, turning off the Steam news popup can be a great way to prevent unwanted exposure. By removing the popup, you can avoid any spoilers or news items that may ruin your gaming experience, and keep your gameplay pure and unspoiled.