Valve released a fresh Beta update across Steam Deck, Steam Big Picture and SteamVR that includes lots of subtle visual tweaks to the UI to make it look a bit fancier.
Testing it on Steam Deck: a lot of it is tweaking the colours without changing the actual layout. First example below here is the Home section where you can see more vibrant game background art, along with the colour separation between the game list and the bottom section being removed. The bottom bar also has some transparency to it to show colours behind it rather than being a solid black. First image is the old one, second is the new one:
Another small change noticed is in the Steam Library. It's again a bit darker, and when you move over a game in the list it will splash a bit of matching background colour around it as you'll see below again with the original first and the new look second.
- Visual tweaks to Steam Deck, Big Picture Mode and SteamVR: Many small changes throughout to make the user interface a more visually-rich experience in Home, Library and other areas.
- Nicer layout for Soundtracks pages. These pages are now easier to navigate in Big Picture Mode and feature larger artwork on Desktop.
- Fixed some layout and interaction bugs in the Media viewer.Steam Input
- Fix: Gyro Joystick mode: Core gyro quaternion is updated even when the app requesting it is not focused.
See the differences in the Soundtrack page below. First image is the old one, second is the new one: