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Old 02-25-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
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Post hide categories

I thought of a "hidden category" functionnality, in order to allow people to virtually remove games from their lists.

It could be done through adding a dot before the category name (like with Linux file naming), or by any other mean.

And there would be an option somewhere (in a (context?) menu, for example) to show/hide hidden categories.

Ps : I've searched for same suggestions in the forum, and the only one I found is in the Idea: complete removal of games thread, and is not listed nor really visible.
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:51 PM   #2
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You can switch the view in the library to show only installed games?

That has worked great for me since I usually install when I buy, and uninstall when I want to forget it exists

Top left (Show -> All Games)
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:09 PM   #3
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Good idea, but it does take a lot of room on the hard drive.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:04 PM   #4
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There's no reason for using that mode to take extra room on the hard drive, since you would have to access your hidden categories to install games anyway, just like you can currently view installed only and switch to view all when installing different games.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:08 PM   #5
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Good idea, but it does take a lot of room on the hard drive.
With the current cost of a fairly standard 1TB drive being sub $50, space is really not much of an issue these days. Just making a small point, not knocking you.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:27 AM   #6
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I doubt that 1TB would be enought, in fact.

But that's not the matter. I'm not going to buy a HD in order to install ALL my games, just to make a software behave as if it had a feature I'd like, but which is not present.

PS: installing all games which are in your account would not only take room on HD but also a lot of bandwith and time. This kind of workaround cause more problems than it resolves.

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Old 02-27-2011, 08:28 AM   #7
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Enough for what?
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:41 AM   #8
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There's no reason for using that mode to take extra room on the hard drive, since you would have to access your hidden categories to install games anyway, just like you can currently view installed only and switch to view all when installing different games.
There is some games I don't like to see anymore in my account (and I'm not alone, as you can see here (linked above)). The fact is simlpy that allowing to hide some categories could be nice and useful to some users.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:47 AM   #9
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There is some games I don't like to see anymore in my account
Right, but if you install the games you want to play, and only ever look at your other list when swapping games around, you very rarely have to see those particular games, and it really shouldn't be a problem for you.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:14 AM   #10
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I'will also completely forget some other games I may'd like to play in some cases. It's better than nothing for now, I recognize it, but my request is not about this.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:30 AM   #11
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In that case couldn't you use the favourites list to only view the games you want?
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:57 AM   #12
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No, for three reasons :
1) I don't want to right click hundred of games (all games minus the few ones I want to hide) instead of few ones.
2) I want to keep my games ordered in categories (which is impossible if I set all my games to "Favorites").
3) I want to keep the ability to "Fav" a game I like.
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:56 AM   #13
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There is a little clickable minus next to the categories. Or what exactly have I missed?
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:34 AM   #14
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You missed the point

Expand/Collaspe is not Show/Hide.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:38 AM   #15
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And let me guess, it's really a dfference if a category is just collapsed or hidden?
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