How do I continue downloading a game in Steam while playing?

I have many games on Steam and many more I will buy, but I have a problem and I hope you can point me a solution.

When I download a game, is it possible to launch and play a single player game under Steam and continue downloading others games in the meanwhile?

Steam stops my download as soon as I launch any game, and I am looking for a way to prevent this.

Answer

Global option

You can now allow downloads during any gameplay from the downloads settings:

Settings - Downloads - Allow downloads during gameplay

Per game option

You can now tell Steam to continue downloading updates/games while playing games from your games’ properties. Note that this setting is not available for non-steam games, which will always use the global setting.

Updates - Background downloads

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