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How to disable Steam Pop-Up Ads on Startup

I’ve been getting a tad tired of the sales notifications that show up whenever I start Steam on one of my systems. I had disabled this ages ago on my main computer but couldn’t remember where the setting was. Here it is: head over to Steam – Settings – Interface (that’s at the top left … Read more

How to extract a thumbnail from YouTube (in high-res without plugins)

Sometimes I need access to my YouTube thumbnails, either because I’d like to update them or because I no longer have a local copy. Here are a few ways to achieve this. Thumbnails you’ve uploaded yourself If you have already uploaded a thumbnail to a video, you can download it again in YouTube Studio. Head … Read more

How to take a screenshot with a Gamepad on Steam

Steam has so many exciting hidden features, like native PS4 Controller / Dualshock 4 integration. I’ve been playing with its Big Picture Mode from the couch, and I’m loving it. Sometimes I’d like to take a screenshot and was wondering if there’s a way to do this with just the controller – and it turns … Read more