Adding Steam Games to Your Chrome OS Launcher

A How-to

Ian Williams
Nov 2, 2020 · 3 min read
PC version of Terraria on Chromebook (Image by author)

Create the Shortcut

We’ll use Terraria as our example game. First, open Steam and make your way to the games settings.

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File Management

While it should be visible where Steam has placed it, I’ve noticed that installed games never show up in the launcher. So, we need to move the shortcut somewhere that Chrome OS can see it.

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Terraria in the launcher (Screen capture by author)

Chrome O-Xperts

Getting the most out of your Chromebook

Ian Williams

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Verbally, on my Chromebook, or with the power of the pen, storytelling will always be a passion of mine.

Chrome O-Xperts

Through personal experiences, tutorials, and reviews, we help you get the most out of your Chromebook.

Ian Williams

Written by

Verbally, on my Chromebook, or with the power of the pen, storytelling will always be a passion of mine.

Chrome O-Xperts

Through personal experiences, tutorials, and reviews, we help you get the most out of your Chromebook.

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