Steam displays notifications by default in the lower right corner of the screen. While that is usually not a problem if you are not in-game, it can be problematic if you are as it may overlap game elements or controls. Notifications are not displayed for a long time but it may still be problematic if you are in a multi-player game right now, or in a single-player game that is putting pressure on you time-wise.
It was previously possible to edit the steam.styles file located in the Steam\resource\styles folder. A recent update seems to have changed that though, and while you can still edit the file, its information will be overwritten whenever you restart Steam. Setting the file to read-only does not work anymore as well, and while modifying security access restrictions may still work, it is not really something that many users may want to do.
I'd like to provide you with an alternative that enables you to modify the location of the notification window on the screen. Before that, I'd like to show you how to enable or disable specific notifications on Steam.
You can uncheck any option here to limit the notifications that you receive in Steam.
If you do not want to receive notifications, simply disable all on the options page. You can alternatively switch to sound notifications only so that your gaming is not disturbed by Steam's popup message.
Move Steam's notification popup
The only way to move Steam notification messages is to install a third party skin right now. Skins come with custom steam.styles files that are not overwritten by the software so that you can make the modification to the file to set the position of the popup to a different screen corner.
Try the Pixelvision skin for Steam for instance.. Download and unpack the file on your local system. To install it, do the following:
Make sure the skin works correctly before you proceed.
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