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Da f***? We can't download and play games at the same time on Steam?

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User Info: BigB0ss13

BigB0ss13
3 years ago#1
I was downloading a game then got bored and wanted to play a game then I notice it paused the download.

User Info: Bigj089

Bigj089
3 years ago#2
While the game is running just resume the update. It only pauses when another Steam game is launched.
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User Info: daemon_dan

daemon_dan
3 years ago#3
Alt+tab
Right Click
Pause updating
Right click
Resume updating
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User Info: RPGMatt

RPGMatt
3 years ago#4
daemon_dan posted...
Alt+tab
Right Click
Pause updating
Right click
Resume updating
Kindergarten dismissed


Such a pain though. Why don't they make an option for it?
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User Info: drewh

drewh
3 years ago#5
RPGMatt posted...
daemon_dan posted...
Alt+tab
Right Click
Pause updating
Right click
Resume updating
Kindergarten dismissed


Such a pain though. Why don't they make an option for it?


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User Info: luigi13579

luigi13579
3 years ago#6
Yeah, it is a bit awkward, especially if your game doesn't play well with Alt+Tab. There definitely should be an option for downloads not to be stopped in the first place when starting a game.

User Info: Bikes-

Bikes-
3 years ago#7
ivanwind15 posted...
RPGMatt posted...
daemon_dan posted...
Alt+tab
Right Click
Pause updating
Right click
Resume updating
Kindergarten dismissed


Such a pain though. Why don't they make an option for it?


What has our society come to?


To be fair some games crash from tabbing out so it can be a bit of a nuisance. I do agree that it really should be a option.
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User Info: MaxCHEATER64

MaxCHEATER64
3 years ago#8
Solution: Windows Key + Tab
Or Crtl + Alt + Delete, then Alt+Tab. This one should always work.
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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
3 years ago#9
Actually, I've noticed it pauses the download when you launch the game, but sometimes resumes on it's own after a few minutes.
The pause updating thing is so multiplayer games don't lag.
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User Info: rpgguy999

rpgguy999
3 years ago#10
Bikes- posted...
ivanwind15 posted...
RPGMatt posted...
daemon_dan posted...
Alt+tab
Right Click
Pause updating
Right click
Resume updating
Kindergarten dismissed


Such a pain though. Why don't they make an option for it?


What has our society come to?


To be fair some games crash from tabbing out so it can be a bit of a nuisance. I do agree that it really should be a option.

I've encountered a few games that have this problem.
Kinda of annoying...
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