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Steam chat issue

Feb 23, 2009
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Finland (yei yei)
System Name Behemoth (lol)
Processor i7 975 oc 4,0ghz
Motherboard P6t deluxe v2
Cooling swiftech h20-220-APEX Ultima Plus
Memory 6gb A-Data 1600mhz no oc
Video Card(s) 2 x gtx295
Storage 2x 300 raptors (no raid) 1 1tb all WD
Display(s) asus 24 wide
Case HAF 932
Power Supply 1500W Toughpower
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Benchmark Scores Millions......
yeah so when i'm playing dod and someone sends me a message it doesn't pop up in the screen and when i press shift+tab it doesn't do anything, now this thing worked once i don't know what happened, it didn't work then it worked and now it doesn't work again, every time i wanna reply i have to alt tab which you know is slow and innoying, so were is the problem ????? my os is 64 vista ultimate, now i don't think anything has changed from when it was working to this date, everything is updated to date.


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Mouse Logitech G502 | Dell USB Laser Mouse
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Software Windows 10 Pro x64 | Windows Server 2012 R2 (GUI Core,Hyper-V + VMs)
I have the same issue with Vista x64 while running EVGA Precision or anything else that uses an OSD type of setup, even with OSD disabled in Vx64 I can't get Steam messenger/OSD to come up. Close precision, and it's all good. Kind of sucks, but same thing happened in W7 beta x64 too, but a buddy of my on x86 does not have this issue. I'm over it anymore, since my clan mostly uses teamspeak I don't really have much of a use for Steam OSD.