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Valve have already begun tweaking the new Steam Library Beta

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With the new Steam Library Beta now available for everyone to test, Valve have started tweaking it based on feedback.

For the new Library view, one small little addition is the ability to zoom in on cover art when you expand the "Show more details" button on game pages like this:

Additionally, if you view events from the Home page of the new Library, there's an icon to take you to the details page for that particular game event:


It's the little icon on the right, below the scroll buttons.

If you have a lot of Collections, the new feature to bundle games together in special categories, you should also now get a scrollbar if you have a lot of Collections made to make picking them easier when adding a shelf to the Library Home.

On top of that multiple bugs were fixed for the new Library including: alignment and layout issues around the play bar in various conditions, some game demos not displaying in the library, uninstall not being displayed in context menus for installed games when the user didn’t have a current license and an issue where fullscreen Youtube videos failed to properly snap back to the library.

Other more general issues were also fixed including: a beta client display regression in the activate cd key wizard,

find in page dialog on the store or community tabs displaying after navigating away from those tabs, an occasional crash at launch when the user has a pending gift and they've enable the F5 key in store and community web views.

SteamVR also got a little fix for a Steam crash on the second SteamVR startup in a session and Big Picture had a case where some games not launching being solved.

So far I've been quite happy with it. It's made a lot of things far easier than before but the client is also now extremely noisy. There's a huge amount going on everywhere, it can be a little overwhelming. Hopefully they will add in some new options to enable us to hide things we don't want to see.

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Nasra 19 September 2019 at 2:20 pm UTC
With Steam Big Picture, no problem related.
Hori 19 September 2019 at 2:32 pm UTC
One of the best little details IMO is the shining border for rare achievements.
I really like that. I hope they will make the notifications special also, for those rare achievements.

They really should feel different from the regular, easy-to-earn/get ones.


Last edited by Hori at 19 September 2019 at 2:32 pm UTC
massatt212 19 September 2019 at 2:35 pm UTC
im using Valve ACO Mesa Driver
And the beta client is really Laggy, am i the only one getting this issue
khtulhu 19 September 2019 at 5:03 pm UTC
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I'm probably being dumb but is there no longer a way of showing just native Linux games?

I'm also not seeing any indication of whether a particular game in the library is native Linux or Steamplay, which seems somewhat wonky.
Hori 19 September 2019 at 5:36 pm UTC
massatt212im using Valve ACO Mesa Driver
And the beta client is really Laggy, am i the only one getting this issue
it's laggy for me as well and sometimes it refuses to refresh at all. the input still works fine, weirdly enough, but the display is frozen until i minimise/maximise the window, in which case it would refresh it but only for 1 frame as it freezes again.
So far I haven't found a reliable/consistent workaround to get rid of this problem.
EMO GANGSTER 19 September 2019 at 8:03 pm UTC
did they fix the issue with non-steam games could no longer be streamed by 1 PC to the other?
jgacas 19 September 2019 at 8:18 pm UTC
Hori
massatt212im using Valve ACO Mesa Driver
And the beta client is really Laggy, am i the only one getting this issue
it's laggy for me as well and sometimes it refuses to refresh at all. the input still works fine, weirdly enough, but the display is frozen until i minimise/maximise the window, in which case it would refresh it but only for 1 frame as it freezes again.
So far I haven't found a reliable/consistent workaround to get rid of this problem.
Beta client is really slow for me too and I have nvidia card. But more serious problem is memory leak that occurs when I open certain game's library page. For example, opening Oxygen Not Included page eats all my 8 GB of RAM + 2 GB of swap file in a matter of seconds. This happens only on certain pages, not all of them. Really strange.
Phlebiac 20 September 2019 at 12:55 am UTC
jgacasopening Oxygen Not Included page eats all my 8 GB of RAM + 2 GB of swap file in a matter of seconds.

Don't know if it will help, but try turning on "Low Bandwidth Mode" and "Low Performance Mode" in the Library section of the Steam settings. The first option at least cut out some cruft I didn't care to see.
M@GOid 21 September 2019 at 2:56 pm UTC
jgacas
Hori
massatt212im using Valve ACO Mesa Driver
And the beta client is really Laggy, am i the only one getting this issue
it's laggy for me as well and sometimes it refuses to refresh at all. the input still works fine, weirdly enough, but the display is frozen until i minimise/maximise the window, in which case it would refresh it but only for 1 frame as it freezes again.
So far I haven't found a reliable/consistent workaround to get rid of this problem.
Beta client is really slow for me too and I have nvidia card. But more serious problem is memory leak that occurs when I open certain game's library page. For example, opening Oxygen Not Included page eats all my 8 GB of RAM + 2 GB of swap file in a matter of seconds. This happens only on certain pages, not all of them. Really strange.

I have this problem too, and I'm on a AMD card. Terrible memory leak. At last the stable branch (non beta) is okay for now.
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