Steam Client Update Released

Note: This update was re-released to fix a browser crash on Linux.

A new Steam client has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

New Big Picture Mode
  • Updated Big Picture is now available for testing. You can read more about it in this blog post. Modify your Steam client shortcut and add -gamepadui on the command-line to automatically start Steam in the new Big Picture Mode. Alternatively, pass -newbigpicture to start in Desktop mode and have access to the new Big Picture Mode at any time.

  • General
    • Reduced client startup times for users with large game libraries
    • Fixed issue where launching a game would take longer to start if there was no network connection
    • Fixed VR flags not showing up in app details for some games
    • Center the popup controller configurator window when viewing controller layout
    • Fixed circular download progress indicator being broken in game entry list
    • Fixed downloads page crashing when starting in offline mode
    • Downloads page now properly responds to online/offline status
    • Updated “Steam News” popup dialog (again)

  • Sign In
    • Fix a case where if the sign-in UI had cached credentials which had become invalid, it could get stuck and not accept valid credentials thereafter
    • Fixed an input focus bug requiring an initial click on the sign in UI before you could type your username or password
    • Fixed issues with dragging or closing the sign in window, and related display scaling issues, on computers with nonstandard desktop scaling
    • Fixed an edge case in handling of invalid cached credentials affecting reauthentication
    • Fixed issue with sign in refresh UI when the user had already signed in once during the current session.

  • Steam Input
    • Gyro Enabling: The "Touch" option is now available to controllers which do not have capacitive touch sensors - Moving joysticks out of their deadzone now counts as a "Touch".
    • All controller types can each now optionally choose to use a Nintendo-style layout. This flips the A and B button and X and Y button universally in Steam and in games.
    • The Xbox extended features driver has been updated for Windows 11
    • Fixed hang when the Amazon Luna controller rumbles on macOS
    • Fixed issue with the touch binding in As Mouse mode releasing before the end of a swipe

  • Remote Play
    • Fixed occasional long hitches during Windows desktop capture
    • Fixed glyphs for third party Nintendo controllers while streaming

  • SteamVR
    • Fixed issue that caused some OpenXR app images to not appear properly in SteamVR