Steam Deck recently received a brand new firmware update that adds several new quality of life updates to the handheld device. While the update was rather small, Valve has made changes to Offline Mode as well as the dual trackpad. In this article, we will list down all the new changes coming with the new Steam Deck Update.
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What Changes Are Available in the New Steam Deck Update
One of the major highlights of the new software update for Steam Deck is the revamped Offline Mode. The developers have now made changes to the Offline Mode so that you won’t need to restart your Steam to enter and exit this mode.
This will let users take their Steam Deck away from a network connection area without worrying much about anything. There’s also a new section in the App Properties section that will allow users to give compatibility feedback, and a callout feature will let users know when a developer has left comments about compatibility.
With this new update, Valve has updated the “bounds for dual trackpad typing” which will basically let users “reach the extents of the keyboard more easily.” Other than that the new Steam Deck Update packs in several bug fixes. Below are the full patch notes, courtesy of Steam’s official page:
- Updated Offline Mode so that entering and exiting this mode no longer requires restarting Steam
- Added support for showing the Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch controller equivalents of the Steam button in the footer
- Added a new section to App Properties where users can provide Steam Deck Compatibility feedback or change their previous feedback
- Added callout when a title has developer comments about Steam Deck compatibility to the Store on Steam Deck and on the desktop client
- Added Steam Input API logo for layouts using the feature in the controller layout browser
- Fixed collection detail view in the Library so that pressing B will now go back to the All Collections view
- Fixed Store and Community views sometimes ignoring first button press
- Fixed a bug in the Library preventing navigation from going back to all collections
- Installing Chrome now installs the version from the flatpak stable repository
- Updated bounds for dual trackpad typing so that users can reach the extents of the keyboard more easily
- Added dual trackpad typing support for Steam Items, Emoji keyboard, tintable emoji popup, and extended character row popup
- Increased strength of haptics when moving trackpad pointer over a new key
- Fixed a bug where a long press on tintable emojis didn’t show the popup to select the actual tint colors
- Fixed a bug where the extended character popup was cut off if the long press was on a key in the top row
- Fixed a focus bug after making a selection in the extended character row popup
- Fixed a bug where the Big Picture keyboard and Steam Deck keyboard could both be visible in desktop mode
Note: this build was republished once to pick up a missing change
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