Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: How to start Steam minimized or in the background

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Beans
    29

    How to start Steam minimized or in the background

    I'm running 17.04 and I have Steam run on startup. Does anyone know if I can just have this run silently in the background or start minimized?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Denmark - Scandinavia
    Beans
    19,263
    Distro
    Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

    Re: How to start Steam minimized or in the background

    try with
    Code:
    steam -silent
    | AMD Ryzen 1700x 3.4 GHz | ASUS PRIME X370-A | 32 GB 2400 Mhz DDR4 |
    | ASUS Nvidia 1070 8 GB | SSD 250 GB | HDD 1 TB |


    My Blog: https://eosvisions.wordpress.com

    Try elementary OS - https://elementary.io

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Beans
    29

    Re: How to start Steam minimized or in the background

    Quote Originally Posted by Artificial Intelligence View Post
    try with
    Code:
    steam -silent
    Where do I insert that line? Terminal? I want this to happen on boot.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Denmark - Scandinavia
    Beans
    19,263
    Distro
    Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

    Re: How to start Steam minimized or in the background

    Press <alt>+<F2>
    Code:
    gnome-session-properties
    Then add.
    | AMD Ryzen 1700x 3.4 GHz | ASUS PRIME X370-A | 32 GB 2400 Mhz DDR4 |
    | ASUS Nvidia 1070 8 GB | SSD 250 GB | HDD 1 TB |


    My Blog: https://eosvisions.wordpress.com

    Try elementary OS - https://elementary.io

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Beans
    29

    Re: How to start Steam minimized or in the background

    Quote Originally Posted by Artificial Intelligence View Post
    Press <alt>+<F2>
    Code:
    gnome-session-properties
    Then add.
    Thanks! That worked.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Whittier, CA
    Beans
    2
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: How to start Steam minimized or in the background

    For anyone not using gnome, open whatever counts for your "startup applications" and edit the steam entry from:
    Code:
    /usr/games/steam %U
    to
    Code:
    /usr/games/steam -silent %U

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Norwich CT
    Beans
    2,252
    Distro
    Ubuntu Mate

    Re: How to start Steam minimized or in the background

    That answer is 100% correct, and tatsuya6400 is due the thanks of a grateful world, or at least those of us who, for good reason IMHO, don't use GNOME.

    I drink my Ubuntu black, no sugar.
    Ubuntu user 28819

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •