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How to create / add Bookmarks in Steam Overlay/Browser
By d4rkstar
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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20 Comments
S L Y K _ Jul 14 @ 5:25pm 
how do we make it so that they don't go away after every update or whenever a different user logs into steam?
.PabLo Jul 13 @ 12:28am 
making the file read-only works for some days... but not forever.
Kha'Zix Jun 6 @ 7:00pm 
u basically change the main homepage of steam which is google to CuSteam and u can set bookmarks and make notes on ur game and stuff
Kha'Zix Jun 6 @ 6:58pm 
i found this program called CuSteam works also
Tourist McGee Mar 24 @ 1:32pm 
Thank you so much for this! It's awesome! Sadly, i cannot "Rate Up" because i do not own the game under which this is posted, but you do have my heartfelt thanks. :)
d4rkstar  [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?
NastyBastord 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.