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Old 08-15-2011, 12:12 PM   #1
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Im thinking of an option under the status thing where we could appear offline to friends but still be able to talk to people and still be able to play games online so its kinda like a hide when u dont wish to be annoyed if u wer doing a live stream / video or something like that you wouldnt want msgs to spam you and ruin what ever you where doing
 
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:14 PM   #2
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Ahem. That already exists. Open your Steam browser. Click the "Friends" option and then check the option called "Offline"
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:22 PM   #3
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But it doesn't let you see or talk to your friends.
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:22 PM   #4
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I don't think that option is available in Steam.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:07 PM   #5
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Ahem. That already exists. Open your Steam browser. Click the "Friends" option and then check the option called "Offline"
Yes that does esxist but when ever i try and do that i cant talk to friend or i cant even play online games when i have that on therefore its a useless feature
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:27 PM   #6
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You can disable the steam overlay if you don't want those popups.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:29 PM   #7
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so, you want to appear to be offline, yet able to talk to people?

Makes no sense..
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:34 PM   #8
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If people are messaging you that you don't want to talk to just go into busy mode and ignore them, its essentially the same thing.. Enless of course you owe Steam Loan sharks money and need to hide, I understand then.

Shouldn't this be in suggestions though?
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:18 AM   #9
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Im thinking of an option under the status thing where we could appear offline to friends but still be able to talk to people and still be able to play games online so its kinda like a hide when u dont wish to be annoyed if u wer doing a live stream / video or something like that you wouldnt want msgs to spam you and ruin what ever you where doing
There's an option to disable friend notifications.

On the steam window, go to "View"->"Settings", on the "Friends" tab, look under the "Notifications & Sounds".
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:18 AM   #10
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You mean like on Skype where it says Invisible?
that would be cool if it was added
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:36 AM   #11
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Valve employee already stated that this will not be implented, due to the confusion it might cause. That's a bit vague answer if you ask me, but they have spoken already.

And i wouldn't call offline mode useless feature, as i use it regulary.
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