Steam browser protocol

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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 ID in place of <id> (i.e. 211 for the Source SDK).

Suggested commands

The following commands are community suggestions and are not presently featured in Steam:

Restarting Steam would be simpler, and have the same effect. --TomEdwards 08:23, 13 Sep 2006 (PDT)
i'm afraid it's not that simple, see my post there -- Dwarden
  • steam://checkbuild/<AppID>
    • Compares actual local build of AppID with latest version available at Steam servers for defined AppID.
    • Results displayed in way: '<AppID> - <ActualLocalBuild>:<LatestBuildAtSteamServers>
    • and if they not match it offers user dialog to force update to latest build.