Sep 19, 2022 1 min read

New Steam Deck beta update overhauls virtual menu, improves media library

New Steam Deck beta update overhauls virtual menu, improves media library

Last Friday, Valve released another beta update for the Steam Deck client, which completely overhauls the virtual menu feature on the Deck.

Bill from NerdNest shared a deep dive on YouTube showing all the new capabilities that come with this update. Give it a look. He explains it better than I ever could.

Additionally, this update also improves the media library performance if you have many screenshots.

Here is the full changelog:

  • Improved Media page performance for users with a large number of screenshots
  • Restyled the Media page to show more screenshots at one time
  • Fullscreen screenshots can now be scrolled through by pressing left/right
  • Fixed an issue loading game carousel items on the home recommended tab
  • Fixed an issue where the on-screen keyboard would not type into chat tabs
  • Overhauled the Virtual Menu feature in Steam Input:
  • The visual style of virtual menus has been updated
  • Virtual Menus can now be named and moved between different sources or converted between menu types
  • Bindings such as keyboard keys or gamepad buttons will now display glyphs when the user has not manually picked an icon
  • Icons and colors can now be assigned in the configurator
  • Menu items can now be easily reordered
  • Responsiveness of the cursor and general performance has been improved

Follow this guide if you want to install beta releases.

Kevin Wammer
Kevin Wammer
Gamer since the age of 3. Fell in love with tech while hacking PSPs for fun. I have a tri-force on my forearm.
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