How To Disable Your Steam Overlay

Steam is an established program that offers direct purchase of games into your profile and installs them into the computer.  However, it can also be called a digital platform to serve as a distributor of PC games. In this article, we will help you learn everything you to know on how to disable your Steam Overlay.

What Is Steam Overlay?

This is a feature allows to check your achievements, open an internet browser, and message friends. However, Steam overlay provides its users with the regular updates to their games, fixture patches, and downloadable contents.

How Does Steam Overlay Effetcts Your Gaming Experience

For an average gaming PC, a good configuration of the hardware is the pre-condition. Steam Overlay option may cause performance issues to your PC, only if you’re playing a game that was launched through steam. This may be leading to slower loading time or a drop in frame rates and so on.

However, once your PC has decent hardware specifications, then using the steam overlay is not an issue for you. Furthermore, if you don’t want to Steam Overlay because you don’t want any of your steam friends to connect with you while you are in the middle of the game, you can always disable the steam overlay.

How To Disable The Steam Overlay

Be sure your Steam is logged in and open.

  • Launch and login your Steam on your PC.
  • Click “Steam” at the top-right corner of your screen.
  • A drop-down menu will appear, select “Settings” if you’re using a PC, or “Preferences…” if you’re on a Mac.
  • Click the “In-Game” tab in the left sidebar, once the “Settings” page opens.
  • Uncheck the box that reads “Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.” 
  • Click “OK” to confirm the changes. 

By now you should be able to open the overlay while in-game. Thanks for coming, hope you enjoyed your reading!

Diekola Jubril
Passionate for gaming and exploring nature, I face every task as a new challenge to bring my skills to the next level.

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