Can I disable the Steam Community notification in Big Picture Mode with PS4 controller playing Diablo 2

I decided to try Steam because it has a nice controller mapping feature to Big Picture Mode.

So what I did:

  1. Mapped the keys to PS4 controller for Diablo II config
  2. Enabled Steam Overlay (in both the global and game settings, this has to be enabled for the controller to work at all)

  3. Open Big Picture Mode

  4. Run Diablo II

  5. Game works perfectly using the PS4 controller until I get a HUD notification

Press Shift + Tab to access community

This happens about 30 seconds into the gameplay… my controller suddenly stops responding; I then have to use my mouse to quit the game and try again.

If somehow I could disable that notification, I think this would work perfectly.

Has anyone had a similar issue or maybe some insight?

It is so frustrating because it works, but the notification disables it.

A part of me thinks being on a Mac could be an issue, but for those of you that don’t know, Blizzard released a Mac version of Diablo 2 and it essentially works the same as the .exe on Windows.

You can even pass command line arguments; I’ve tried to run a couple of them (through Steam) Diablo II -glide and Diablo II -w and it doesn’t fix this issue.


You have two options.

First involves turning steam community off (ref:

Either notifications need to be turned off globally (View -> Settings -> Friends -> Uncheck all the “Display a Notification” check boxes), or the steam community needs to be disabled in-game in order to prevent me from receiving notifications in-game.

The second option is to install DS4Windows ( and play with button mappings to see if you can map “Shift + Tab” to the controller

Source : Link , Question Author : Kellen Stuart , Answer Author : Elpezmuerto

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