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    SilverStarfall

    My overlay keeps resetting to off for some reason when i relaunch Discord, which in turn resets its on screen position to at the top and 1/3 of the way into the screen instead of in a corner.

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    TheRedBanner

    Running a private server vanilla WoW client and discord doesn't even acknowledge it's existence. I have an option to run the overlay on Calculator or Excel, but not WoW. Finds Cities:Skylines and Marvel Puzzle Quest, but no WoW.

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    Ropi336

    The overlay works OK, but I can't interact with it even if I "Open" it ingame using the shortcut thing I made. ):

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    Jeje

    I think I'm the only one who doesn't have a "Games" tab in User Settings? It might be the fact that my Discord name isn't linked up to any of my other names on games (such as Minecraft), but it just doesn't seem to appear. I know for a fact that my friend, PhotoshoppedDuck, has a different Minecraft username but it says she's playing Minecraft. Why won't it work for me?

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    Jennifer (

    Ned this to work on Elder Scrolls Online. any eta? :)

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    Mystwrath

    I noticed as of the last update that when i open Discord and forget to do so as administrator, my overlay appears in WoW. Also, in Discord, under User Settings | Overlay you can set an in-game toggle key for the overlay. Click the toggle key and the overlay expands. Click and drag the icon "Wumpus?" and you can drag the overlay wherever you want. Then click the toggle key again to lock it in place.

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    YukiOnna

    I like it. It works fine for me on voice but I'll have to cast my lot in with the people who say they want text integration (or at least a way to text to speech).

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    Zephrame

    The Games tab doesn't appear for me

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    That Shaz guy

    I have the overlay enabled in Smite through the settings, and over roughly 10 sessions, 2 of them showed the overlay. I'm curious as to whether the overlay needs to be enabled before opening Smite, if it should be left on (which is what I've been doing) or if there is something else I need to do to get it working everytime. The voice chat works well in-game, it's just the display that doesn't show up. Tips and tricks or a solution would be appreciated, thanks.

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    Cilantrelle

    @YukiOnna We're looking into text support for it soon! Be sure to upvote over at feedback.discordapp.com.

    @Jacques You have to make sure you're on the desktop app! The games tab won't appear on browser.

    @Shazorro email us at [email protected] and we can further help there.

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    Vash

    Is there any way to move the overlay to a different part of the screen?

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    Cilantrelle

    @Vash yep, just toggle the overlay on, and drag the blurple bar around to where you need.

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    PIECEofTOAST

    How do I disable email alerts for this comment thread? There is no button I can click in the email to unsubscribe. I would rather not mark you guys as spam but I feel like I might have to because these emails won't stop from "games overlay 101" letting me know someone else left a comment. @Cilantrelle

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    Cilantrelle

    @Pieceoftoast Sorry about that! You can follow the steps in this article:
    https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/articles/211916017-How-do-I-unsubscribe-unfollow-Help-Center-articles-

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    Alex

    Would be nice to have it over everything not just a game, so I could change page, game, software and still have my discord over all those.

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    Shaggy

    I keep reading about people having problems with overlay, but for me it never really shows up to begin with. Never, ever, even on verified games, even with administrator privileges on both Discord and games that I'm trying to run, I have no conflicts with any other software whatsoever, whether it be antivirus or PTB build (since I've never used that) or anything else and I'm sure as hell that my Discord settings in tabs "Games" and "Overlay" are set properly. For me it never works and it's frustrating as hell... and it doesn't work for my friends, either. Does anyone have any ideas what can I do? I tried what Dan and Cilantrelle suggested to do in their comments but nothing they said helped.

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    iNamelessi

    The overlay works for me, the only problem is it flickers constantly which is really distracting. Is there any fix for this issue?

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    Sanguinem Luna

    I'm playing American Truck Simulator with the Overlay option enabled for it, but my mouse doesn't work at all for it. I can't click anything in the Overlay, forcing me to Alt+Tab to do anything in Discord.

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    bi (bitch vi)

    would love to get this working on blade & soul or mabinogi :')

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    Shaggy

    Hi all, just thought about sharing with you that recent client update fixed my problem with overlay not showing, so I guess for all of you fine folks the overlay should work fine, too. Thanks Discord devs, u da real MVPs!
    Also @Sanguinem Luna, some games might not work with Discord overlay properly... yet. I've seen someone post spreadsheet of supported games on Discord's subreddit, however I can't guarantee if it is for the most recent version, but I'm gonna post it here nevertheless: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q83trujSKAcvG82hi0e7TlL-iY7_S1SF8QT_R2CzMm4/edit#gid=0
    If anyone has newer version of something similiar then I would be glad to see it, it would be nice to know which games are currently fully supported by Discord's game overlay and which aren't.

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    CobyMLGPro155

    Game Option is not in the Settings.

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    EN

    Totally needs a chat overlay portion now.

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    KuLiKoYeTzDo

    Waiting for chat too!! but it's okay for now. Keep working and thank you for the great work!!

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    《ƸӜƷ》尺卂千卂乇ㄥ🐲🐉

    It doesnt work to agar.io

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    Vaupell

    Overlay works fine, but my mouse is invisible when moving it into the overlay control area (ingame).

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    Mugen

    So far loving Discord, In regards to the overlay, I like having a text chat ability while in game as well as the voice chat. Other than that, no complaints ATM! Good job so far guys!

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    gabi

    GAMES LOL

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    Bank_CW

    How do I get the overlay to work on windows 10 apps like World of Tanks Blitz

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    Raptus

    I don't have a games tab on my User Settings... ??? So confused.

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    Daniel

    Hello Everyone! Know i know how it works.. for me... You have to start the Discord App and the white listed game with admin. Important: Start Discord first, THEN the game.
    The Overlay will appear after you started the game. It can happen, that the Overlay lags, e.g. everything appears to late. The solution for me: Swich out of the game, click on the Discord App. Then swich back to your game!
    Have fun! And thanks for this awesome features:)

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