Simple Steam skin that hides your original account name
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Simple Steam skin that hides your original account name


I will keep trying to update the skin if people post any issues they find with it. However, I'm not using it anymore because I got my steam username changed! If you're trans and would like to get your steam username changed, check out the tips here:

If you're not trans, Steam still has an official policy of not changing usernames, so please continue to use this skin if it helps you :)


Valve's Steam has been around for over a decade, which is plenty of time for one's personal sense of identity to change. While Valve allows you to change you account nickname, which is generally how friends see you on Steam, they forbid changing your original username that is used to sign in and is constantly visible to you in the Steam UI. Furthermore, if you create a new Steam account, you lose all the games you purchased on the old one.

This skin is an attempt to alleviate annoyances and incongruity at seeing one's old name in the Steam UI. For now, all it does is hide your username in the upper right hand corner of the Steam window. I will attempt to update it to hide your username in as many other places as I can. If you have any problems or suggestions, please open an issue. If you would like to improve this skin yourself, feel free to submit a pull request!

~cyberwitch, formerly known as #########


  1. Copy the hidename directory to your Steam install's skins folder. The usual locations per OS are:
    • Ubuntu: ~/.steam/skins/
    • Other Linux Distros: ~/.local/share/Steam/skins/
    • OS X: /Users/<Username>/Library/Application Support/Steam/Steam.AppBundle/Steam/Contents/MacOS/skins/
    • Windows: /Program Files/Steam/skins/
  2. Open Steam, go to Settings (or Preferences on OS X), click the Interface tab, and choose "hidename" as your new skin.
  3. Restart Steam, and your old username in the upper right hand corner should be replaced with a profile icon.