From the same developer who created the support library for Tesla overlays, the SteamOS Plugin Manager is born and ready for the Steam Deck.
This is going to be an absolute delight for people who want to hack away at the Steam Deck, and it can enable all kinds of things from music player integration to simple things like more quick-access buttons. I don't think it's possible to overstate just how awesome a project like this is. You don't even need to turn off the read-only filesystem to do it, and so changes made will be persistent too through OS upgrades.
Looks like the installation is reasonably easy too, but no doubt people will eventually find a way to make it super simple:
- Go into the Steam Deck Settings
- Under System -> System Settings toggle
Enable Developer Mode
- Scroll the sidebar all the way down and click on
- Under Miscellaneous, enable
CEF Remote Debugging
- Place the executable under
~/homebrew/services/plugin_manager. Do not change the name of the file.
- Place the plugin_manager.service file under
- Open a Terminal and type
sudo systemctl --now enable plugin_manager
- Simply copy the plugin's .js file into
It will take a little while for Plugins to be created for it but now it's out in the wild, I cannot wait to see what people come up with, oh the possibilities!
There's seemingly no license on it right now, so I've asked the developer to add one so contributors will know what to expect from it. Update: the developer replied, and it's now under the GPL license, so it's properly open source.