Steam users looking to spice up the default Steam interface and change out the default Steam skin but want to see features of their Windows PC interface entwined within their Steam client and in-game will love the Windows 8 Metro Steam Skin developed by BoneyardBrew. The skin is easy to install, just like other Steam skins and presents the Steam client, it’s in game features and the chat as well as other parts of Steam similar to the Windows user interface, making Steam users who install the skin feel more at home. The skin comes with custom, clean buttons which look very professional and a simple colour scheme that is basic but attractive. Also, Metro Skin for Steam makes the Steam chat features look appealing with a custom overlay and colour accent which suits the other parts of the Steam client. The Metro Skin’s great for a homely feel.


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Metro Skin Changelogs

  • Fixed custom colors are not restoring.
  • Added options for grid view.
  • Improved error messages.
  • Support running out of the skin directory.
  • Enabled decals.

Metro Skin Unofficial Changelogs

  • Added Support for Linux and ubuntu
    • Tested with Linux Mint Sarah 18 | Ubuntu 16.04
  • Added frame focus on chat windows.
  • Added News item in the hamburger menu.
  • Minor design fixes to match the official version.
  • Minor fixes for text selection especially in the News panel.
  • Moved the steamVR button next to the bigpicture button when using that extra.
  • Fixed some missing images on some themes.
  • Fixed the find bar.
  • Improved Backup Wizard Visual Design.
  • Updated Segoe UI FONT FIX with 2 more fonts.
  • New Extra: Removed In-Game tag.

Installation Instructions

  1. Download the skin file below, you should get an archive with the “.zip” or “.rar” extension.
  2. Extract the ZIP or RAR and move the folder to:
    • Windows: C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/skins
    • MAC OS X: Press Cmd+Shift+G in Finder and type ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/Steam.AppBundle/Steam/Contents/MacOS/skins
    • Linux: ~/.local/share/Steam/skins/
  3. Open the Steam interface and in top tab, click on “Steam” / “Settings”.
  4. Then open the Interface section.
  5. Find the option “Select the skin you wish Steam to use (requires Steam to restart)” and choose the skin that you want.
  6. Completely shut down and restart Steam.
  7. That was all; now you must have another interface.
  8. Download the patch from below.
  9. Extract the main files into skins/Metro Skin/ and overwrite everything.
  10. That was all; now you must have another interface.

Unofficial Patch for Metro Skin


  • v1: Only go back to the Interface tab in Steam’s Settings and select a different skin.
  • v2: Delete the skin folder from /Steam/skins.

Credit: BoneyardBrew

Download Metro Skin for Steam

Direct Download 4.2.4 July 25, 2016


External Download 4.2.4 Unknown

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  1. Between the perfect fit into Windows 10’s aesthetic, and the ability to customize the UI color accents, I’d have to recommend this skin for any user on Windows 10. Even on older Windows versions, it just gives Steam a much needed clean-feel to it.

    Definitely recommend this skin whenever I can, it’s my favorite without a doubt.

  2. Hello, i have all done what i have to but it dont works. If i go to Interface and then skins there is only standard skin. I have Mac OS X

  3. I’m on windows 10 and I extracted it then moved the folder to Programs Files x86/steam/skins/ then pasted it and when i go to interface then skins I only see default

  4. When I go to the Interface drop box Metro Skin doesn’t show up, I just have default. It’s in the right place Program Files (x86) > Steam > skins. Any help? I’m running windows 10.

  5. Thx soo much, I was having trouble with my Mac but there’s only one problem; the font won’t install properly, but it still looks cool.

  6. Good skin! But there is no “No Connection” sign like the default skin has (i need that to tell that my Internet isn’t working lol). Perhaps you can add that into this skin because i like this skin so much. Thanks!

    • not stolen. these aren’t skins that the people who made the website made, it’s skins other people made, most likely with permission. it even has the link.

  7. AMAZING clean look for steam, although some texts and overlap eachother in the settings window. Anyone know how to fix this or there’s something wrong with the files?

  8. The font on this is a nightmare to update, FYI if you usually grab updated skins and make the fonts a little bigger for a big screen TV. I never did find the file that is overriding steam.styles’ font-size for the chatbox, which is about the only thing I care about being able to read.

  9. The font on this is a nightmare to update, FYI. I usually grab updated skins and make the fonts a little bigger for a big screen TV. I never did find the file that is overriding steam.styles’ font-size for the chatbox, which is about the only thing I care about being able to read.

  10. This doesn’t seem to work on macOS Sierra. I’m not sure if it’s because of Sierra or Steam. Any help would be appreciated. If skins are possible anymore on Mac then… boo that sucks.

  11. got some error on settings > download tabs and the settings > account, where the position on VAC info is overlapping. im on windows 10, evrything else is okay, also for the improvements, i think it will be better adding download info on bottom left, a small box with small bar and percentage info. good theme *thumbs up

  12. Will this be updated in the future? Things like the VR button arent there for me. I know, there arent a lot of people using a VR but it would be nice if it was somehow possible to bring it back. Thanks.

  13. OMFG Well done. I am a huge fan of Windows and to have my Steam look like Win10 is freakin aamzing. Steam finally feels up to date…lol

    Thank you so much for taking the time to make this.

  14. hey so ya the gui seems really messy is there anyway you could relook the skin and look into some of the text and buttons being overlapping other objects and also the whole drop down list and maybe make it more organized like make the users stuff like change user settings and all those at the bottom of the drop down list

  15. On Windows 10 I followed all the steps and i still can’t get the interface changed. I also never got the Metro for Steam folder. Assistance would be nice.

  16. I installed it in a skins folder in my username directory. This seems to be where Steam is installed on my pc for some reason. Finally works!

  17. i got the skin to work, but i’ve wanted to change the skin back to the default. unfortunately, i cannot do this. is anyone else having this problem

  18. Great skin! But some of the menu elements and texts in settings are a bit messed up. Probably due to a recent update. Please Fix. Best skin tho.

  19. I’m having some graphicals problems
    1 . On the gamelist screen theres a word (Controll) right behind the title GAMES, its kinda annoying, I cant get rid of that.
    2. On the game properties window, at the Local files window, the “Verify integrity of game files” button have its text all messed up, looks like theres 2 or 3 buttons overlaying this one.

    Anyone knows how to fix these? Thanks

  20. I had to reinstall metro and now my downloads screen looks completely different from what it did look like and I do not know how to revert it back. Any ideas?

    PS. It used to look like in the image above and now it is more like the old steam client

  21. I can’t apply the blue theme to overwrite the original one. There is no instruction to do so, so I don’t even know what I’m doing wrong. Good job for posting stuff that doesn’t even work.

  22. Very cool design! Maybe the best-looking one on the market currently. Look forward to more choices of colors. Though the purple color looks perfect in this saturability for “store” “library” “community” for the main menu icons on the top left corner, it gets hard to be seen when looking at the “download paused” or “update paused” games. Wish that the purple color on these categories of games get easier to be seen. Very appreciate the download shortcut on the top right corner near the friend list icon. By the way, if double-click on a column of a game in “downloads” can start/pause the download right away, then it would be more convenient because users don’t need to click on the small download icon anymore. Great job!


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