Open Steam Console On Windows 10 – Tutorial


Open Steam Console

Do you want to open the Steam console on Windows 10? The Steam app provides a developer console that you can use to change controller behavior, in-game behavior, and much more. Accessing the console is quite difficult. However, there’s no menu or keyboard that will open it and can do the job.

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How To Open Steam Console

Steam can’t offer direct access to its console so you might not even know it exists. That said, if you’re searching to change something in it, there are various methods to access it.

Run box

You can also launch Steam with the console open.

  • Keep in mind that Steam is already running on your PC.
  • To open the run box simply click the Win+R keyboard shortcut.
  • In the run box, input the following command and click the Enter key.
  • The Steam app will then open (or maximize) and you will then view a Console tab.

Note: Use the command like it. Don’t change it even if you’ve already installed Steam to a non-Windows drive or an external drive.

Desktop Shortcut

You can also change a desktop shortcut of the Steam app and set it up to run Steam with the console.

  • All you need to do is to create a desktop shortcut for the Steam app.
  • Right-tap the shortcut and choose Properties from the context menu.
  • Head over to the Shortcut tab.
  • Tap inside the Target field. Then move to the very end, add one space, and input the following.
  • Tap Apply.
  • You can then use this modified shortcut to open Steam with the console.

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File Explorer

File Explorer can also be used to open the Steam console when the app is already running.

  • Keep in mind that Steam is running.
  • Head over to a File Explorer window.
  • Input the following in the location bar, and click Enter.
  • Well, the Steam app window will be restored and the Console tab will be chosen by default.

Web Browser

  • Keep in mind that Steam is running on your PC.
  • You can then head to any web browser of your choice.
  • Input the following in the URL bar, and click enter.
  • If the prompt appears saying ‘allow the browser to open the Steam app’.
  • Then steam will open with the selected Console tab.


The Steam console is not designed to help users apply cheats or to pirate games. The steam is here so that users can modify how the app behaves. You can also execute commands that will change a game e.g., the game sound, or how the controller act in a particular game, among other things. If you’re facing issues with an older game, or you’ve included a non-Steam game to the Steam library, you might be able to set up the console to change its behavior.

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