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Pin Steam Release 6

December 19th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments


Valve finally contacted me. They brought good and bad news; good news is they liked the app and I get to use the name; bad news is I had to remove the Steam logo from my logo. Fair enough, so I came up with this new logo! Being a programmer at heart I was fairly pleased with the result of my lacking artist skills. :)

The new update also brings some improvements to tile image quality. You can now choose exactly which resolution you want the tiles to be. They should have the same resolution as the tiles on your start screen have for best quality. Check out the new guide here: http://jacobkorsgaard.com/?page_id=473


A new option for cropping the default Steam header logo was also added, you can use it if you want to avoid the very slight stretching that occurs when using the full header image and get a slightly better quality image as a result.


Finally the new version of Pin Steam fixes a few bugs involved with using your own images or images from the web. In some cases the app would crash because the image was invalid.

As always I’m keeping track of what is going on, on the facebook page, so go there and ask me any questions you have or share your amazing start screen!


Download the app from the Windows Store: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-US/app/pin-steam/e697bf8a-8c25-4236-b701-197db3792ecf


  1. QU3NTIX
    December 27th, 2012 at 10:48 | #1

    Hello Jacob,
    I bought your App and I am very pleased with it.
    But I want to add no-Steam-Tiles, like Games from Origin or Uplay:
    Is it possible to add a function, that opens program paths like this:
    “C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\FarCry 3\bin\farcry3.exe”?

  2. December 27th, 2012 at 11:53 | #2

    Hello QU3NTIX, I’m glad you like the app. You cannot use the file paths directly in the custom tiles because of restrictions by Microsoft. I put together a helper program and a guide if you want to try and pin shortcuts with nice images: http://felizk.dk/?p=478 I hope it helps. Any questions to the guide you can put in the comments of the post and I’ll answer it :)

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