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There are several commands available that interact with steam. All of them open up steam if it is not open. They can either be typed into a command box (start-> run menu) or through your browser's addressbar.
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There are numerous system-wide commands available that interact with [[Steam]]. All of them open up Steam if it is not open. They can either be typed into a command box (Start-> Run) or through your browser's address bar (you can normally create links to them as you would web page links). Use a [[Steam Application IDs|Steam Application ID]] in place of <id> (i.e. 211 for the Source SDK).
  
* '''steam:%c''' This opens Steam with command line arguments. Replace %c with command line arguments found here: [[Command Line Options]]
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== Implemented commands ==
  
* '''steam://store/%id''' This opens up the store for the specified product, if no product is specified then the default one is opened. Replace %id with a product number from this page [[Steam Applaunch IDs]].  
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; <code><nowiki>steam:"<commands>"</nowiki></code>
 
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: Opens Steam with command line arguments, [[Command_Line_Options#Steam_(Windows)|which can be found here]].
* '''steam://backup/%id''' This opens up Steam's backup utility. If a product id is specified then the product is checkmarked automatically. Replace %id with a product number from this page [[Steam Applaunch IDs]].  
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{{note|If you forget the closing quote for a steam:"<command>", an assertion failed error will be raised by Steam.exe/BootStrapperApp.cpp.}}
 
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; <code><nowiki>steam://AddNonSteamGame</nowiki></code>
* '''steam://run/%id''' This opens a product. Replace %id with a product number from this page [[Steam Applaunch IDs]].  
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; <code><nowiki>steam://advertise/<id></nowiki></code>
 
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: Opens the store to an application's page.
* '''steam://updatenews/%id''' This opens the news about the latest updates for the specified product. Replace %id with a product number from this page [[Steam Applaunch IDs]].  
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; <code><nowiki>steam://ackMessage/ackGuestPass/<pass></nowiki></code>
 
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: Accepts the specified Gift or Guest Pass.
* '''steam://install/%id''' This installs a product. Replace %id with a product number from this page [[Steam Applaunch IDs]].  
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; <code><nowiki>steam://appnews/<id></nowiki></code>
 
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: Opens up the news page for an app.
* '''steam://preload/%id''' This preloads a product. Replace %id with a product number from this page [[Steam Applaunch IDs]].  
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; <code><nowiki>steam://backup/<id></nowiki></code>
 
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: Opens up the Backup Wizard and checks the specified application. If an application is not specified then nothing will be checked.
* '''steam://purchase/subscription/%i''' This opens up a dialog box to buy a subscription to a Steam product/service. None are available as of writing.  
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; <code><nowiki>steam://browsemedia</nowiki></code>
 
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; <code><nowiki>steam://checksysreqs/<id></nowiki></code>
* '''steam://purchase/%id''' This opens a dialog box to buy a product from Steam. Since Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and the Valve Premier Pack can no longer be purchased by themselves, because they have been replace with Half-Life 2, this is useful. Replace %i with: 7 for Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, 8 for Valve Premier Pack, 9 for Half-Life 2 Bronze, 10 for Half-life 2 Silver, or 13 for Half-Life 2 Gold.  
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: Checks if users computer meets system requirements of app.
 
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; <code><nowiki>steam://connect/<IP or DNS name>[:<port>][/<password>]</nowiki></code>
* '''steam://validate/%id''' This Validates the files within gcf's of the Applaunch ID you choose.
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: Connects the user to the server specified by the IP or [[Wikipedia:DNS|DNS name]]. You don't have to specify anything else to connect to a third party mod server, everything will be automatically detected.
 
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:* Example: <code><nowiki>steam://connect/1.0.0.27:27015</nowiki></code>
--[[User:Black Panther|Black Panther]] 07:31, 28 Jun 2005 (PDT)
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:* Example: <code><nowiki>steam://connect/:27015</nowiki></code>
originally posted by --X2cube 05:23, 15 Nov 2004 on the [http://www.hl2world.com/wiki/index.php/Steam_Links hl2world wiki]
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:* Example: <code><nowiki>steam://connect/dns.server.com</nowiki></code>
 
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; <code><nowiki>steam://defrag/<id></nowiki></code>
[[Category:Steam]]
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: Defragments files of the application.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://ExitSteam</nowiki></code>
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: Exits the Steam application.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://friends/</nowiki></code>
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: Opens Friends. These sub-commands are accepted:
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:; <code>add/<id></code>
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:: Adds user with specified id number
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:; <code>friends/<id></code>
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:: Shows list of users with whom you recently played
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:; <code>joinchat/<id></code>
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:: Joins a chat with a specified id number
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:; <code>message/<id></code>
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:: Send a message
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:; <code>players</code>
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:: Shows table of recent players you've played with
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:; <code>settings/hideoffline</code>
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:: Toggle offline friends from friends list
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:; <code>settings/showavatars</code>
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:: Toggle avatars in friends list
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:; <code>settings/sortbyname</code>
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:: Sorts friends list by name
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:; <code>status/away</code>
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:: Sets status as away
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:; <code>status/busy</code>
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:: Sets status as busy
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:; <code>status/trade</code>
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:: Sets status as looking to trade
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:; <code>status/play</code>
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:: Sets status as looking to play
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:; <code>status/offline</code>
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:: Sets status as offline
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:; <code>status/online</code>
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:: Sets status as online
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; <code><nowiki>steam://flushconfig/</nowiki></code>
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: Flushes and reloads the configs for each application (beta availability, etc.)
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; <code><nowiki>steam://forceinputappid/<id|shortcut name></nowiki></code>
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: Forces the steam controller driver to use the layout for the given game or shortcut, without the need to use the in-game overlay, big picture mode, or even run the application at all.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://guestpasses/</nowiki></code>
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: Opens up the Guest Passes window.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://hardwarepromo/</nowiki></code>
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: Tests whether the user has hardware that matches a promotional offer.
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:* Example: <code><nowiki>steam://hardwarepromo/305</nowiki></code> ([http://www.steampowered.com/ati_offer1a/ ATi])
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:* Example: <code><nowiki>steam://hardwarepromo/609</nowiki></code> ([http://www.steampowered.com/nvidia1/ nVidia])
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; <code><nowiki>steam://install/<id></nowiki></code>
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: Installs an application.
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:* Example: <code><nowiki>steam://install/8230</nowiki></code> installs [http://steampowered.com/v/index.php?area=game&AppId=8230 Sam & Max: Episode 4].
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; <code><nowiki>steam://installaddon/<addon></nowiki></code>
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: Installs the specified add-on.
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:* Example: <code><nowiki>steam://installaddon/halflifehd</nowiki></code> installs HL High-Def Pack.
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:* Example: <code><nowiki>steam://installaddon/hl2russian</nowiki></code> installs HL2 Russian Pack.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://musicplayer/<command></nowiki></code>
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: Commands related to the Steam music player.
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:; <code>play</code>
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:; <code>pause</code>
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:; <code>toggleplaypause</code>
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:; <code>playprevious</code>
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:; <code>playnext</code>
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:; <code>togglemute</code>
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:; <code>increasevolume</code>
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:; <code>decreasevolume</code>
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:; <code>toggleplayingrepeatstatus</code>
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:; <code>toggleplayingshuffled</code>
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; <code><nowiki>steam://nav/<component></nowiki></code>
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: Opens a Steam window, but doesn't make the Steam window active. Known <component> values:
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:; <code>downloads</code>
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:; <code>games</code>
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:; <code>games/details</code>
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:; <code>games/details/<nowiki><id></nowiki></code>
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:; <code>games/grid</code>
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:; <code>games/list</code>
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:; <code>media</code>
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:; <code>music</code>
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:; <code>tools</code>
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; <code><nowiki>steam://open/<component></nowiki></code>
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: Opens a Steam window. Known <component> values:
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:; <code>activateproduct</code>
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:; <code>bigpicture</code>
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:; <code>console</code>
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:: The steam developer console
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:; <code>downloads</code>
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:; <code>friends</code>
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:; <code>games</code>
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;; <code>games/details</code>
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;; <code>games/grid</code>
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;; <code>games/list</code>
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;; <code>largegameslist</code>
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;; <code>minigameslist</code>
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:; <code>main</code>
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:: Your "favorite window".
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:; <code>music</code>
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:; <code>musicplayer</code>
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:; <code>mymedia</code>
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:; <code>news</code>
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:; <code>registerproduct</code>
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:: CD key registration (e.g [[Prey]])
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:; <code>tools</code>
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:; <code>screenshots</code>
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:; <code>servers</code>
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:; <code>settings</code>
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; <code><nowiki>steam://openurl/<url></nowiki></code>
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: Opens URL in the system's default web browser.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://openurl_external/<url></nowiki></code>
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; <code><nowiki>steam://paypal/cancel</nowiki></code>
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: Cancels an ongoing PayPal transaction.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://preload/<id></nowiki></code>
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: Preloads an application.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://publisher/<name></nowiki></code>
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: Loads the specified publisher catalogue in the Store. Type the publisher's name in lowercase, e.g. <code>activision</code> or <code>valve</code>.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://purchase/<id></nowiki></code>
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: Opens a dialog box to buy an application from Steam.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://purchase/subscription/<id></nowiki></code>
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: Opens up a dialog box to buy a subscription to a Steam product/service. None are available yet.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://removeaddon/<addon></nowiki></code>
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: Uninstalls the specified add-on.
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:* Example: <code><nowiki>steam://removeaddon/halflifehd</nowiki></code> uninstalls HL High-Def Pack
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; <code><nowiki>steam://run/<id>//<args>/</nowiki></code>
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: Runs an application. It will be installed if necessary.
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: The <code><nowiki>//<args></nowiki></code> is optional, args are passed to the application as launch parameters.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://runsafe/<id></nowiki></code>
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: Resets CVARs of a Source game.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://rungameid/<id></nowiki></code>
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: Same as <code>run</code>, but with support for mods and non-Steam shortcuts.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://settings/</nowiki></code>
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: Same as <code><nowiki>steam://open/settings</nowiki></code>, but also allows for subcommands for each page:
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:; <code>account</code>
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:; <code>friends</code>
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:; <code>interface</code>
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:; <code>ingame</code>
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:; <code>downloads</code>
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:; <code>voice</code>
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; <code><nowiki>steam://stopstreaming</nowiki></code>
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: Stops a currently running in-home streaming session
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; <code><nowiki>steam://store/<id></nowiki></code>
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: Opens up the store for an app, if no app is specified then the default one is opened.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://subscriptioninstall/<id1>/<id2>/...</nowiki></code>
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: Opens a dialog box with a checklist of the games specified allowing you to install them all at once.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://support/<params></nowiki></code>
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: Launches the Steam Support utility, and runs all of its tests. Enter a [[Steam Support strings|valid support string]] to filter results.
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<code><nowiki>steam://takesurvey/<id></nowiki></code>
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: Takes a survey.
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:* Example: <code><nowiki>steam://takesurvey/1</nowiki></code>
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; <code><nowiki>steam://uninstall/<id></nowiki></code>
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: Deletes the specified apps' cache files.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://UpdateFirmware</nowiki></code>
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: Opens the Steam Controller firmware update screen.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://updatenews/<id></nowiki></code>
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: Opens the news about the latest updates for an app.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://url/<named page></nowiki></code>
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: Opens a special, named web pages:
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:; <code>ChatBanListAdmin/...</code>
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;; <code>CommentNotifications</code>
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;; <code>CommunityFilePage/<nowiki><id></nowiki></code>
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:: Opens a Workshop/Greenlight submission.
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;; <code>CommunityFriendsThatPlay/<nowiki><id></nowiki></code>
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;; <code>CommunityGroupSearch/<nowiki><search term></nowiki></code>
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;; <code>CommunityHome/</code>
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;; <code>CommunitySearch/</code>
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:; <code>DownloadsSupportInfo</code>
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:; <code>GameHub/<nowiki><app ID></nowiki></code>
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:; <code>GroupEventsPage/<id></code>
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:; <code>GroupSteamIDPage/<id></code>
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:; <code>GroupSteamIDAdmin/<id></code>
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:; <code>LeaveGroupPage</code>
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:; <code>LegalInformation</code>
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:; <code>PrivacyPolicy</code>
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:; <code>SSA</code>
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:; <code>SteamIDAchievementsPage/<nowiki><id></nowiki></code>
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:; <code>SteamIDControlPage</code>
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:; <code>SteamIDEditPage</code>
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:; <code>SteamIDFriendsPage</code>
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:; <code>SteamIDLoginPage/<pass></code>
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:: Opens the internal automatic sign in page. It won't work unless the correct one-time password is specified.
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:; <code>SteamIDMyProfile</code>
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:; <code>SteamIDPage/<nowiki><id></nowiki></code>
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:; <code>SteamWorkshop</code>
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:; <code>SteamWorkshopPage/<id></code>
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:; <code>SteamGreenlight</code>
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:; <code>Store</code>
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:; <code>StoreAccount</code>
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:; <code>StoreAppPage/<nowiki><app ID></nowiki></code>
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:; <code>Storefront</code>
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:; <code>StoreFrontPage</code>
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:: Opens store homepage in Steam store tab.
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:; <code>SupportFrontPage</code>
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:: Opens [https://support.steampowered.com/ support.steampowered.com] in your default browser.
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; <code><nowiki>steam://validate/<id></nowiki></code>
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: Validates the local files of an app.
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[[Category:Steam]] [[Category:technical]]

Latest revision as of 09:31, 16 February 2019

There are numerous system-wide commands available that interact with Steam. All of them open up Steam if it is not open. They can either be typed into a command box (Start-> Run) or through your browser's address bar (you can normally create links to them as you would web page links). Use a Steam Application ID in place of <id> (i.e. 211 for the Source SDK).

Implemented commands

steam:"<commands>"
Opens Steam with command line arguments, which can be found here.
Note:If you forget the closing quote for a steam:"<command>", an assertion failed error will be raised by Steam.exe/BootStrapperApp.cpp.
steam://AddNonSteamGame
steam://advertise/<id>
Opens the store to an application's page.
steam://ackMessage/ackGuestPass/<pass>
Accepts the specified Gift or Guest Pass.
steam://appnews/<id>
Opens up the news page for an app.
steam://backup/<id>
Opens up the Backup Wizard and checks the specified application. If an application is not specified then nothing will be checked.
steam://browsemedia
steam://checksysreqs/<id>
Checks if users computer meets system requirements of app.
steam://connect/<IP or DNS name>[:<port>][/<password>]
Connects the user to the server specified by the IP or DNS name. You don't have to specify anything else to connect to a third party mod server, everything will be automatically detected.
  • Example: steam://connect/1.0.0.27:27015
  • Example: steam://connect/:27015
  • Example: steam://connect/dns.server.com
steam://defrag/<id>
Defragments files of the application.
steam://ExitSteam
Exits the Steam application.
steam://friends/
Opens Friends. These sub-commands are accepted:
add/<id>
Adds user with specified id number
friends/<id>
Shows list of users with whom you recently played
joinchat/<id>
Joins a chat with a specified id number
message/<id>
Send a message
players
Shows table of recent players you've played with
settings/hideoffline
Toggle offline friends from friends list
settings/showavatars
Toggle avatars in friends list
settings/sortbyname
Sorts friends list by name
status/away
Sets status as away
status/busy
Sets status as busy
status/trade
Sets status as looking to trade
status/play
Sets status as looking to play
status/offline
Sets status as offline
status/online
Sets status as online
steam://flushconfig/
Flushes and reloads the configs for each application (beta availability, etc.)
steam://forceinputappid/<id|shortcut name>
Forces the steam controller driver to use the layout for the given game or shortcut, without the need to use the in-game overlay, big picture mode, or even run the application at all.
steam://guestpasses/
Opens up the Guest Passes window.
steam://hardwarepromo/
Tests whether the user has hardware that matches a promotional offer.
  • Example: steam://hardwarepromo/305 (ATi)
  • Example: steam://hardwarepromo/609 (nVidia)
steam://install/<id>
Installs an application.
steam://installaddon/<addon>
Installs the specified add-on.
  • Example: steam://installaddon/halflifehd installs HL High-Def Pack.
  • Example: steam://installaddon/hl2russian installs HL2 Russian Pack.
steam://musicplayer/<command>
Commands related to the Steam music player.
play
pause
toggleplaypause
playprevious
playnext
togglemute
increasevolume
decreasevolume
toggleplayingrepeatstatus
toggleplayingshuffled
steam://nav/<component>
Opens a Steam window, but doesn't make the Steam window active. Known <component> values:
downloads
games
games/details
games/details/<id>
games/grid
games/list
media
music
tools
steam://open/<component>
Opens a Steam window. Known <component> values:
activateproduct
bigpicture
console
The steam developer console
downloads
friends
games
games/details
games/grid
games/list
largegameslist
minigameslist
main
Your "favorite window".
music
musicplayer
mymedia
news
registerproduct
CD key registration (e.g Prey)
tools
screenshots
servers
settings
steam://openurl/<url>
Opens URL in the system's default web browser.
steam://openurl_external/<url>
steam://paypal/cancel
Cancels an ongoing PayPal transaction.
steam://preload/<id>
Preloads an application.
steam://publisher/<name>
Loads the specified publisher catalogue in the Store. Type the publisher's name in lowercase, e.g. activision or valve.
steam://purchase/<id>
Opens a dialog box to buy an application from Steam.
steam://purchase/subscription/<id>
Opens up a dialog box to buy a subscription to a Steam product/service. None are available yet.
steam://removeaddon/<addon>
Uninstalls the specified add-on.
  • Example: steam://removeaddon/halflifehd uninstalls HL High-Def Pack
steam://run/<id>//<args>/
Runs an application. It will be installed if necessary.
The //<args> is optional, args are passed to the application as launch parameters.
steam://runsafe/<id>
Resets CVARs of a Source game.
steam://rungameid/<id>
Same as run, but with support for mods and non-Steam shortcuts.
steam://settings/
Same as steam://open/settings, but also allows for subcommands for each page:
account
friends
interface
ingame
downloads
voice
steam://stopstreaming
Stops a currently running in-home streaming session
steam://store/<id>
Opens up the store for an app, if no app is specified then the default one is opened.
steam://subscriptioninstall/<id1>/<id2>/...
Opens a dialog box with a checklist of the games specified allowing you to install them all at once.
steam://support/<params>
Launches the Steam Support utility, and runs all of its tests. Enter a valid support string to filter results.

steam://takesurvey/<id>

Takes a survey.
  • Example: steam://takesurvey/1
steam://uninstall/<id>
Deletes the specified apps' cache files.
steam://UpdateFirmware
Opens the Steam Controller firmware update screen.
steam://updatenews/<id>
Opens the news about the latest updates for an app.
steam://url/<named page>
Opens a special, named web pages:
ChatBanListAdmin/...
CommentNotifications
CommunityFilePage/<id>
Opens a Workshop/Greenlight submission.
CommunityFriendsThatPlay/<id>
CommunityGroupSearch/<search term>
CommunityHome/
CommunitySearch/
DownloadsSupportInfo
GameHub/<app ID>
GroupEventsPage/<id>
GroupSteamIDPage/<id>
GroupSteamIDAdmin/<id>
LeaveGroupPage
LegalInformation
PrivacyPolicy
SSA
SteamIDAchievementsPage/<id>
SteamIDControlPage
SteamIDEditPage
SteamIDFriendsPage
SteamIDLoginPage/<pass>
Opens the internal automatic sign in page. It won't work unless the correct one-time password is specified.
SteamIDMyProfile
SteamIDPage/<id>
SteamWorkshop
SteamWorkshopPage/<id>
SteamGreenlight
Store
StoreAccount
StoreAppPage/<app ID>
Storefront
StoreFrontPage
Opens store homepage in Steam store tab.
SupportFrontPage
Opens support.steampowered.com in your default browser.
steam://validate/<id>
Validates the local files of an app.