OmegaNine Jul 12, 2014 @ 12:39pm
Tags for Library - Why can't we use them?
So I have a little over 250 games in my library list. Most of which came in packs and I have not even beat 25% of them. Some times I find myself staring at the list looking at the tittles and wonder what the hell they are.

The information is already there, each game has a list of tags attached to it in a database somewhere. Why can't we search the library by tags? I can't be the only person wanting this. Some times I want to play and FPS or a platformer, and all I have is a list of names to click on, then click "View in Store" one at a time. I spent forever just looking for a game to play.
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Ogrito♥Katy/Sam Iles © Jul 12, 2014 @ 1:21pm 
Do you mean catergory?
OmegaNine Jul 12, 2014 @ 2:02pm 
No, tags. Like "Platformer" "Rouge-Like" They are used in the store, but it would be nice to be able to use them in the library. Catagories are nice, but tags are user generated so they have more detail, like there is not a Platformer catagory.
Ogrito♥Katy/Sam Iles © Jul 12, 2014 @ 2:37pm 
You can use the tag in the library
Larkspire Jul 12, 2014 @ 3:11pm 
Originally posted by OmegaNine:
No, tags. Like "Platformer" "Rouge-Like" They are used in the store, but it would be nice to be able to use them in the library. Catagories are nice, but tags are user generated so they have more detail, like there is not a Platformer catagory.

You can set a platformer category.

edit: Oh, you can't use more than one at once though. I assume that that's what you mean?
Last edited by Larkspire; Jul 12, 2014 @ 3:11pm
OmegaNine Jul 12, 2014 @ 6:55pm 
I don't see the option, all I have is "all games, all software, recent games, installed and favorite". How do you search your library by tags?
Scott Aug 8, 2014 @ 6:51am 
I've suggested this a few times. You are totally on piont. The data and ability is there now. This should be the first step in a complete library redesign. Stop wasting time on system tray icons and redesign the library!
Scott Aug 8, 2014 @ 6:53am 
Here is a previous suggestion on the topic: http://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/10/540742667605027877/
Keyboard Warrior (Grox3000) Aug 8, 2014 @ 7:02am 
I don't see what this would accomplish, why not just have a single category instead of having to mess with all of those tags>
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Scott Aug 8, 2014 @ 7:14am 
Originally posted by Grox3000:
I don't see what this would accomplish, why not just have a single category instead of having to mess with all of those tags>

Because sometimes I want to play an adventure game with pixel graphics that has controller support. With single categories, I would need:

Adventure
Adventure & Retro
Adventure & Retro & Controller
Adventure & Controller
Retro & Controller
Retro
Controller

To put it simply, TAGS ARE MORE FLEXIBLE.
OmegaNine Aug 8, 2014 @ 12:13pm 
Originally posted by Grox3000:
I don't see what this would accomplish, why not just have a single category instead of having to mess with all of those tags>
My library, (with non-steam shortcuts) has 257 games. I have been using steam since I had to install it to play HL2 and CS:S on release.

I really don’t want to go through and put everything in a category. Not only would it take a ton of time, but it would only get one category. The tags are already attached to the games, and there are multiple tags. Why wouldn't you want tags? The information is already in a database, the database is already public, and it was us that filled the database with information. Just making it available after I paid for it, like before I paid for it doesn't seem like a big step.

ThunderingDog Aug 9, 2014 @ 11:04am 
hi im
lorenzostanco Aug 16, 2014 @ 10:54am 
Check this: http://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/7/35221031561311787/
It's an online tool I made to filter library by tags and features. At the moment it's very slow to gather data, but at least it works and allows what you guys ask.
Last edited by lorenzostanco; Aug 16, 2014 @ 10:54am
Ubernerd Lucas Aug 17, 2014 @ 8:26am 
The newest Steam update allows you to place a single game in multiple categories, allowing you to make your own custom tag system (no native support for importing store tags yet). Also, to ease sorting large libraries, you can now select multiple games at a time and apply categories to the whole group.
Scott Aug 19, 2014 @ 8:38am 
Originally posted by Ubernerd Lucas:
The newest Steam update allows you to place a single game in multiple categories, allowing you to make your own custom tag system (no native support for importing store tags yet). Also, to ease sorting large libraries, you can now select multiple games at a time and apply categories to the whole group.

I noticed this, and it does help some, but it's still not great.
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