Valve Steam Client Update: Optimizations for full screen mode and Linux


Valve has released the latest update for the game client Steam, which includes optimizations for the full screen mode (“New Big Picture Mode”) and various games on Linux. The update also provides new features and bug fixes for Steam Input and Steam Remote Play.

Major product maintenance for the Steam Client

The automatically provided Steam Client update is designed as a major product update for various areas. In addition to a correction for the output of update news and other pop-ups when GPU acceleration is activated and correct display with Windows scaling of 100 percent, Valve has also improved the input options (“Steam Input”). For example, a bug with the Switch Pro Controller has been fixed.

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  • Fixed display of the Update News and other popup dialogs w/GPU accelerated rendering disabled
  • Fixed size of content in Update news dialog when running with Windows text scaling >100%

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Steam Input

  • Change the "add command" and “add subcommand” options to take you directly to the binding screen
  • Fixed an issue introduced in a recent update to the old Big Picture configurator causing the names of new virtual menu bindings to be displayed incorrectly
  • Fixed controllers being treated as Xbox One controllers by default when defining their layout
  • Fixed the L3/R3 buttons not being detected for some third party PS3 controllers
  • Added Left and Right Stick Deflection as an option for Gyro Activation Buttons. Stick deflection is no longer considered a part of "Touch" on SteamDeck.
  • Fixed rumble for Switch Pro Controllers attached over USB

Steam Client Update – Release Notes

Bug fixes in all areas

Bug fixes address, among other things, the full-screen mode (“New Big Picture Mode”), which has been cleaned and stabilized for several causes of crashes, Steam Remote Play, whose personalization options have been corrected, and various games that are designed natively for Linux – such as Borderlands 2 (test).

Also fixed crashes of the Steam overlay and incorrect deactivation of Bluetooth controllers.

New Big Picture Mode

  • Fixed display of the new Big Picture Mode window with w/GPU accelerated rendering disabled
  • Added confirmation dialogs for the power menu options to restart and shutdown your PC
  • Fixed a case where switching Virtual Menus w/an action set, layer, or modeshift could cause them to stop working in the new Big Picture Mode overlay
  • Fixed crash when touching gift or new inventory item notification
  • Fixed “show password” toggle to show/hide the password
  • Fixed On Screen Keyboard no longer showing when requested by the game or Proton
  • Fixed an issue where context menus would not properly highlight focused items
  • Fixed crash when exiting a 1-on-1 voice chat
  • Fixed an issue where notification toasts would fail to appear
Remote Play

  • Fixed getting the wrong personalization (colors, etc.) for streaming PS4 controllers
  • Fixed streaming Bluetooth controllers not turning off
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  • Fixed overlay causing crashes on some native games (Borderlands 2)
  • Steam Client Update – Release Notes

    Update will be installed automatically

    The latest Steam Client update is already being rolled out and will be offered when the software is started . Alternatively, the update can also be triggered manually using the “Check for Steam Client Updates” option.

    For more information, see Valve's official announcement on the Steampowered blog.