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  • Writer's pictureAmaelo Eze

Steam Deck Client Update: February 27th

There's an impressive Steam Deck Client update. This update, encompassing everything from general performance improvements to specific tweaks in Steam Input, Friends & Chat, Remote Play, and Desktop Mode, marks a significant stride in user interface efficiency, system reliability, and overall user satisfaction. Here's the breakdown of the latest Steam Deck Client update.


  • Updated embedded Chromium build in Steam, clearing path for further updates soon.

  • Improved UI performance while navigating Steam interface.

  • Updated the quick access performance menu with descriptions for each setting, including how they affect the system and the expected power/performance/visual quality tradeoffs.

  • Triggering a Factory Reset will now install a clean version of the OS in addition to deleting user data if the OS image has been modified.

  • Improved performance when adding/removing multiple games to/from Family View in the library.

  • Corrected height of low battery notification.

  • Removed duplicate friend counter on game capsules.

  • Fixed a case where the sdcard was set as the default install location on reboot.

  • Fixed a case where the network status icon would fail to render for virtual networks.

  • Fixed store button on main menu remaining disabled in Family View even if store permissions were granted to the account.

  • Fixed creation of erroneous steamwebhelper processes when steamwebhelper crashes.

  • Fixed on-screen text input to show the game in the background.

  • Fixed downloading content with long file names in some cases.

  • Fixed a case where the client could get stuck in the shutting down screen.

  • Fixed a case where no element would be selected in the UI when closing the quick access menu.

  • Fixed CD Keys popup not appearing during launch for games that request it.

  • Fixed failing to switch to Japanese keyboard layout.

  • Fixed some extraneous disk reads that could impact performance.

  • Fixed game news sometimes appearing out of order in game details activity feed.

  • Fixed miscellaneous regressions in the screenshot manager.

  • Fixed wide game images sometimes failing to load.

  • Fixed custom logo positions sometimes not applying on app details pages.

Steam Input

  • Added a setting for the player LED for DualSense controllers.

  • Controllers can be used to dismiss/continue when controller support information panels appear before a game's launch.

  • QoL: Gyro Calibration button available in Controller Config Quick settings, and in the Gyro section of the Controller Layout Editor.

  • Fixed styling of the controller mode settings page.

  • Fixed Gyro enable button not being respected.

  • Fixed occasionally creating an extra virtual controller that is non-responsive.

Friends & Chat

  • Fixed a case where group chats could get stuck on "Requesting Group Chat Information" after reconnecting to Steam.

Remote Play

  • Fixed missing performance graph while streaming.

Desktop Mode

  • Stopped showing ready-to-play icon on Recent Games shelf, which does not filter to ready-to-play.

  • Fixed user avatar in title bar momentarily switching back to default during startup.

  • Fixed a case where mouse click input could stop working when starting to drag operation on a steam window.

  • Fixed main Steam window re-opening when closed if small mode has been entered or exited.

  • Fixed Steam windows sometimes freezing until resized.

  • Fixed maximize/restore button and window resize grip not updating properly.

  • Fixed "My Games" collection also including games borrowed from other users.

  • Fixed opacity of play bar on game details pages.

  • Fixed overlay notes window controls scrolling off the top and new note/delete note buttons not being visible.

  • Fixed mouse cursor jumping when some browser windows are closed or hidden


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