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Steam Deck gets a few extra fixes in Beta

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Valve released another small Beta update last night, which pulls in a few useful sounding fixes for the Steam Deck. This is available in Beta and Preview. To change over you can find it in Settings > System > Steam Update Channel.

Here's what's changed:

  • Added error dialog for when the user clicks on a mailto link
  • Set scale for startup movies so that the top and bottom of the movie are cropped for 16:9 aspect ratio in docked mode
  • Fixed issue in desktop mode that sometimes made it difficult to drag the Friends List
  • Fixed glyphs for third party Nintendo Switch controllers while streaming
  • Fixed inaccurate location of context menus for the Friends List in desktop mode
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent exiting offline mode in the same session where the client entered offline mode

In case you missed it, I did a little video on Battlefield 1 on Steam Deck recently and I was quite impressed overall by how it runs and it's pretty fun:

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hardpenguin Nov 9, 2022
Battlefield 1 is one of the best FPS games currently available to play on Linux.
Really hope that this particular Beta wholesome soon lands as stable for all
Elvanex Nov 10, 2022
QuoteFixed issue in desktop mode that sometimes made it difficult to drag the Friends List

Funnily enough, I just experienced this for the first time the other day. Lol. Guess it had to have a last hurrah before it got patched out.

Last edited by Elvanex on 10 November 2022 at 4:19 pm UTC
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