Steam Client Update Released


FS Owner
Nov 8, 2006
A new Steam client has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

  • Allow selection and copy of text from news popups

  • Steam Chat
    • Fixed voice chat audio issues when system is under heavy load

  • Steam Cloud
    • Fixed possible Steam client crash when playing a game using Stats and Achievements while in Offline Mode

  • Steam Overlay
    • Improved Steam Overlay and FPS counter performance for games using Vulkan async compute (such as DOOM Eternal).

  • Windows
    • Fixed download progress not displaying on the taskbar

  • Steam Input
    • Added a binding listener mode to the controller configuration selections screen. To use, hit listen button then hit the gamepad input, keyboard, or mouse key you would like to bind.
    • Added joystick visualization to the controller calibration screen.
    • Added ability to display screenshots in the mouse cursor position binding screen. Screenshots can be scrolled through with left/right arrow keys.
    • Added support for the Thrustmaster ESwap Pro and Giotek VX4 PS4 Controllers
    • Added support for the PDP Afterglow Wireless Switch Controller (over BT only)
    • Fixed bug with automatic action set switching based on cursor visibility when multiple controllers are connected
    • Fixed the desktop version of the on-screen keyboard stealing focus from windows it is typing into
    • Fixed bug with reading the L2/R2 buttons on the Victrix FS Pro fight stick
    • Fixed a bug where we saved out incorrect mouse cursor position bindings when the game wasn't running or when running the Steam Input configurator outside of the Big Picture Mode overlay.
    • Fixed Steam Link App touch screen radial menus activating selections before thumb is lifted and center menu items not being activated.

  • Remote Play
    • Improved performance and smoothness of Remote Play Anywhere
    • Added optional touch controls for Windows tablets (enabled in the advanced client settings for Remote Play)

  • Remote Play Together
    • Show the name of the game being played in the overlay when started from Big Picture

  • Remote Play Mobile
    • Added the ability for touch control virtual buttons to also activate a left stick, right stick, or trackpad. (Useful for games where you fire, aim, and move at the same time.)

  • Linux
    • Fixed dbus assertion and possible crash at startup
    • Fixed an issue where the client would not download the correct version of titles that were previously whitelisted to play through Steam Play, such as Into The Breach.
    • Update to steam runtime 0.20200417.0
    • Diagnostic tool: diagnose problems with steam:// URL handler
    • Diagnostic tool: verify Steam client min spec CPU features
    • Container runtime: better support for newer glibc versions and Arch glibc configuration

  • Big Picture Mode
    • Fixed Partial Controller Support games displaying a keyboard indicator in the library grid view.
    • Fixed family view pin screen not accepting mouse/touch input
    • Fixed several localization issues

  • macOS
    • Fixed prompting for microphone permissions on Mojave (10.14) and above.

  • SteamNetworkingSockets
    • Fixed crash bug when closing listen socket if poll groups are used

  • SteamVR
    • Filtered out Oculus SDK launch options while SteamVR is running using a non-Oculus headset.