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How to create / add Bookmarks in Steam Overlay/Browser
By d4rk$tar OWERDAYIM
You can add/create bookmarks to Steam Overlay UI / Steam Browser, so you can one-click open them in browser in-game. This is not super easy, but not hard at all
 
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How to do that:
1) Open your steam folder, navigate to \resource\layout\ folder
2) Find overlaydesktop.layout file and open it with any text editor. The file format is similar to JSON.
3) In the text editor, in "controls" section, add following line:
BookmarkID { controlname="URLLabel" labeltext="Your bookmark name here" urltext="your page URL here" style="sidemenu"}
BookmarkID is something that you will refer this bookmark in next step
4) In "layout" section, add your BookmarkID to the list in following line:
place{controls="GameGroupsButton,ChatRoomButton,DLCButton,GuideButton,,WebSiteButton,RecommendButton,WorkshopButton,Your BookmarkID here" y=50 align=right region=overlay dir=down spacing=10 }
5) Save the file and you're done!
Here is how it looks:


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15 Comments
d4rk$tar OWERDAYIM  [author] Feb 12 @ 1:40pm 
@Karlmeister make the file read-only or create a windows batch file that overwrites the .layout file and you can compile "steam.exe" with that batch file or just start the batch file every time after you turn on steam
Karlmeister Feb 12 @ 10:53am 
Nice guide, but as Respawn Ninja said, file is resetting every time after Steam is restarted. Any clues?
G_5122 ϟϟ Feb 11 @ 12:23pm 
hey great post and usefull.. there is some way to add bookmarks to the web browser itself?
†Capt'n†Alister† Jan 8 @ 3:54pm 
I got it resolved. My apologies. i'm not thinking today.
.PabLo Jan 7 @ 1:35pm 
It works until Steam or the Game got an Update, maybe if you change the "overlaydesktop.layout" into read-only it works better. Didn't try it.
loe Dec 15, 2017 @ 11:48am 
amazing
.PabLo Nov 21, 2017 @ 6:50am 
Nice!
d4rk$tar OWERDAYIM  [author] Oct 15, 2017 @ 4:44pm 
@†Capt'n†Alister† you can add and edit where it aligns with region string.
†Capt'n†Alister† Oct 15, 2017 @ 4:10pm 
I'm using PixelVision as a skin theme for Steam. will this work the same way? I've tried it with EverQuest2 and the link shows up in my Overlay, however the Link, it's right above the Game Name on the overlay.
Nice guide . But its resetting every time when I restart steam.