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Feb 1, Steam Deck Client Update

The Steam Deck Client has been updated to version 1675222473 and contains a huge amount of changes, we will have a video up soon to show the main items but we have also highlighted the main points below.

General Fixes

  • The game launch option dialog has been replaced with a new UI that includes a checkbox to remember the user's selection

  • Further optimizations to load times for users with large game libraries

  • You can now pin notifications

  • Changing download regions no longer requires restarting the Steam client

  • Various fixes to make the UI scale better in higher resolutions

  • Fixed intermittent browser crash when closing Update news dialog

  • Fixed background images on a collection on the app details page not being clipped correctly

  • Fixed some issues completing purchases through some payment providers

  • Fixed some UI scaling issues in the overlay when running in games in high resolution

  • Fixed issue viewing the hardware survey web page after submitting results

  • Fixed audio crackling and loss when streaming from Linux / Steam Deck using Remote Play

  • Fixed "a" and "c" keystrokes on the app details page triggering an animation

Keyboard Fixes
  • Added up/down cursor keys to the onscreen keyboard, press shift then left/right cursor to use

  • Added ability to move the standalone & overlay keyboard

  • Fixed issues w/ digital navigation getting stuck on text boxes when using a physical keyboard

  • Fixed some issues using the virtual keyboard Paste button outside of a web context Fixed an issue where the virtual keyboard would continuously be made visible after exiting a game

Steam Input Updates
  • The controller configuration browsing screen can now preview configurations and the selection processes now previews and then applies instead of directly selecting the configuration

  • Added a search tab to the controller layout browser screen

  • Reworked the layout of the mode settings page to show more content

  • Show controller settings in app properties game for non-Steam games

  • Gyro Calibration Rework: Calibration Calculates an anti-drift value as normal, but also records Gyro and Accelerometer noise while stationary, so that Always-On Auto Calibration (toggle to enable) is more discerning, and should only recalculate anti-drift when on a stable surface

  • Added support for the Armor-X Pro gamepad in PS4 mode

  • Added a specific XBox Elite layout preview page

  • Added a specific Switch Pro layout preview page

  • Added support for the ThrustMaster eSwap PRO Controller Xbox

  • On larger screens combine the keyboard and numpad tabs of the choose binding screen

  • Remember the last active tab in the choose binding screen and open to that instead of always using the tab w/ the current binding value

  • Added upper grips as an option for mode shifts

  • Improved Layout Preview for Nintendo Switch Joycon Left/Right/Pair

  • Nintendo Switch SL/SR buttons now show up as Bumpers for single Joycons or Grip buttons for a JoyCon Pair

  • Joycon individual/pair Gyro now displays and functions properly

  • Fixed an issue with the Joystick Deadzone sliders having delayed input

  • Fixed an issue with gamepad navigation in the Steam Deck haptics calibration screen

  • Fixed an issue w/ enabling Gyro for Switch controllers

  • Fixed long delay at startup when the Razer Huntsman Elite keyboard is plugged in

  • Fixed the Logitech G29 controller showing up as a gamepad instead of a wheel

  • Fixed the Xbox layout preview page layout having some incorrect items and missing others

  • Fixed long delay at startup when Razer keyboards are connected

  • Fixed crash with games that use "Windows Gaming Input"

  • Fixed issue w/ Joystick Deadzone visualization not updating

  • Fixed chord activator options for XBox and Xbox Elite controller types

  • Fixed the Capture button icon not being displayed for Joycon Pair

  • Fixed the Switch Pro Layout Preview not showing the gyro

Desktop Mode

  • Fixed crash when taking screenshots through the overlay

  • Fixed instances of Steam freezing or crashing in desktop mode on Steam Deck

  • Fixed closing non-Steam shortcuts via the overlay when two or more are running

  • Fixed some errors causing the Library not to render properly

Big Picture (while in Desktop Mode)

  • The new Big Picture Mode has been made the default experience. For compatibility purposes, you can access the old experience by using the command-line option "-oldbigpicture". Note that this functionality will be removed in a future update.

  • Lots of Big Picture fixes, check the full notes for more information if interested

Full release notes here


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