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 PC   users might have noticed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrimbehaves pretty bad on ALT+TAB'ing. For users who prefer to play in full screen, the Steam ingame browser is of value. However, the browser has terrible performance. On top of that comes the fact that you cannot change the default home page, making it a very slow way of quickly accessing the wiki while playing.

This blog will show you how to modify your steam ingame lay-out, so you can add your own shortcuts to websites.

Edit overlaydesktop.layout which is found in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\resource\layout by default. It is wise to make a backup of this file first. Now add the following to the file (or copy paste the entire block over it):

"resource/layout/overlaydesktop.layout"
{

controls


{
BaseDesktopPanel
{
controlname="EditablePanel"
}
GameGroupsButton { controlname="URLLabel" labeltext="#Overlay_Taskbar_GameGroups" style=sidemenu }
ChatRoomButton { controlname="URLLabel" labeltext="#Overlay_Taskbar_ChatRoom" style=sidemenu }
DLCButton { controlname="URLLabel" labeltext="#Overlay_Taskbar_DLC" style=sidemenu }
GuideButton { controlname="URLLabel" labeltext="#Overlay_Taskbar_Guide" style=sidemenu }
LegacyCDKeyButton { controlname="URLLabel" labeltext="#Overlay_Taskbar_legacycdkey" style=sidemenu }
WikiaButton { controlname="URLLabel" labeltext="TES Wiki" urltext="http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/The_Elder_Scrolls_Wiki" style=sidemenu }
WebSiteButton { controlname="URLLabel" labeltext="#Overlay_Taskbar_WebSite" style=sidemenu }
ForumsButton { controlname="URLLabel" labeltext="#Overlay_Taskbar_Forums" style=sidemenu }
RecommendButton { controlname="URLLabel" labeltext="#Overlay_Taskbar_Recommend" style=sidemenu }
FriendsDetailPanel { controlname="COverlay_Details_Friends" style="detailsbox" }
AchievementsDetailPanel { controlname="COverlay_Details_Achievements" style="detailsbox" }
NewsDetailPanel { controlname="COverlay_Details_News" style="detailsbox" }
ScreenshotsDetailPanel { controlname="COverlay_Details_Screenshots_Panel" style="detailsbox" }
}
colors
{
}
styles
{
sidemenu
{
font-size=15
textcolor=texthover
}
sidemenu:hover
{
font-size=15
textcolor=text
}
}
layout
{
region { name=overlay width=1010 align=top-center margin-top=10 margin-bottom=10 }
region { name="left" region=overlay width=400 height=max margin-top=10 align=left }
region { name="mid" region=overlay width=400 height=max margin-top=2 align=top-center }
region { name="right" region=overlay width=400 height=max margin-top=10 align=right }
region { name="detailpanels" region=overlay align=bottom width=max height=360 margin-bottom=100 }
region { name="taskbar" region=overlay width="max" height=75 align=bottom }
place { controls="GameGroupsButton,ChatRoomButton,DLCButton,GuideButton,LegacyCDKeyButton,WebSiteButton,WikiaButton,ForumsButton,RecommendButton" y=50 align=right region=overlay dir=down spacing=10 }
place { controls="FriendsDetailPanel,NewsDetailPanel,AchievementsDetailPanel,ScreenshotsDetailPanel" region=detailpanels width=330 height=240 spacing=10 }
}

}

Restart steam and you are ready to go. You can add as many shortcuts as you want.