Valve has released a new update for the Steam Deck's beta client, fixing flatpaks, among other changes.
Valve has released a new update for the Steam Deck Beta and Preview channels bringing with it some new changes and features still in testing.
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The update includes initial support for Notes in the Overlay, allowing basic editing, and fixing issues with listing and adding flatpaks as non-Steam shortcuts. Additionally, the minimum size for the Small mode has been changed to match the current minimum size in the non-beta Steam Client.
Find the full changelog below:
- Added initial support for Notes in the Overlay. This allows for basic editing--the more advanced formatting features are not currently available.
- Fixed issues with listing and adding flatpaks as non-Steam shortcuts.
- The minimum size for Small mode has been changed to match the current minimum size in the non-beta Steam Client.
- Remote Play: show MB/s instead of KB/s in the bandwidth rate settings.
- Fixed handling of steam://url/WorkshopEula/<appid>/.
- Fixed scrolling issue in the new Achievements panel, where the bottom part of the panel could not be reached if the main client window was short enough.
- Fixed IME context menu displaying behind some UI.
- Fixed IME issues when writing new text with some existing text after the input cursor.
- Fixed issue setting the uncompressed screenshots directory.
If you want to install this beta, go to
Settings on your Steam Deck, then
System and change the
System Update Channel to either Beta or Preview.
Here's Valve's explanation of what the different channels do:
Stable: Recommended experience for most users. This option will install the latest stable Steam Client and SteamOS.
Beta: Testing for new Steam features. Updates frequently. This option will install Steam Client Beta and the latest stable SteamOS.
Preview: Testing for new Steam and system-level features. Updates frequently. You may encounter issues. This option will install Steam Client Beta and the SteamOS Beta.
As always, remember that a beta update may break your system.