The Start Menu is currently able to sticky Windows Store games, but with the help of Steam Tile, you can do pin games you’ve bought on Steam as a Live Tile on the Start Menu.
While it is no secret that the Start menu allows users to sticky apps – third party and first party – there is now a way to use this to benefit your gaming experience with the help of a simple app called Steam Tile.
The Start Menu itself is plentiful in customization options, but you can further decorate it with your favorite games ready to launch just like the olden days of Windows!
With the help of Steam Tile [Windows Store] you can now directly pin your favorite games to the Start Menu, ready to be run with a single click.
Setting up the application is relatively tricky if you aren’t familiar with the procedure. When you download and install the app, you will be prompted to enter your community ID.
If you want to find out your community ID, simply click on your name in Steam and choose Profile.
Next, Click on Edit Profile.
You will now be shown the following screen:
Whatever is written in the box at the end of /id/ is what you will enter as your community ID in Steam tile.
Once you have entered your ID, you will be shown your complete library of games as live tiles.
Now all you have to do is click on the game of your choice and accept the prompt that will pin the game to your start menu.
As you can see, the live tile flips over and shows me my latest achievements in the game too.
The tile isn’t there just for cosmetic value: clicking on the live tile will run the game for you without needing to run it manually from Steam!
This is a really convenient application for gamers who regularly play Steam games such as Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive etc. by having a convenient shortcut a click away.
Considering how tedious Steam can be at times when needing to run a game, Steam Tiles allows users to really give their Start Menu better versatility when it comes to what they can choose to pin/unpin on it.
If you found this to be a useful app, let us know in the comments section and what games have you pinned!