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2 years ago#1
I just found out you can launch it from anywhere in the operating system by holding the Xbox button. It even works with the PS button via Xinput wrapper. The whole time, I thought Big Picture was totally useless since I had to open it with a mouse in the first place.

To be fair, it did launch UNDERNEATH my browser, but still.
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2 years ago#2
10 Hail Gaben's and never speak of this again, sinner.
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2 years ago#3
I have yet to meet someone that likes and uses big picture
2 years ago#4
Elfergos posted...
I have yet to meet someone that likes and uses big picture


I used it before I lived in a dorm.
2 years ago#5
Half the time I play at the computer, but the other half I'm playing from bed before I pass out after work. Makes it convenient so I don't have to get up, or squint too much at the TV.
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2 years ago#6
You don't have to hold down the button just press it once.
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2 years ago#7
Killah Priest posted...
You don't have to hold down the button just press it once.


I think thats only the case if you already got Steam as the active window.
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2 years ago#8
Now if only it recognized my arcade stick as a controller, that would work. But alas, it does not.
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2 years ago#9
I think thats only the case if you already got Steam as the active window.

that may be true but holding it doesn't work either if you're focused on another window.

edit: my bad it does work, forgot I have it running in compat mode so I get that error if I load big picture. It loaded the error in the background lol.

kinda strange tho because doesn't the 360 controller app use the guide button to check battery levels and such?
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