New Update Steam desktop client updates (June 2023)


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Jan 8, 2011
Latest update: Steam News - Steam Client Update - June 14th - Steam News


Hello! We’re excited to announce that we've just shipped a new version of the Steam Client to everyone. This update includes all the new Steam Desktop features that have been tested and fine-tuned in the beta branch. Before we get into the details, we want to thank our beta testers really quick – we couldn’t have shipped without all of your invaluable feedback and bug reports!
Today we’re shipping a significant update to Steam Client, with new features and improvements to the Steam Desktop experience. This includes:
  • Updated Steam Client notifications, with additional settings allowing you to choose which notifications you'll see, and where you'll see them
  • Visual and usability improvements in dialogs, menus, fonts, and colors - including screenshot manager, achievements, and more
  • An overhauled in-game overlay (accessible via Shift+Tab), with an updated design, new features, and more customizability
  • New notes functionality with rich text formatting, image pasting, and offline functionality. Multiple notes can be saved per-game, and they are accessible via the in-game overlay, desktop client, and Steam Deck
  • New pinning functionality - panels from the in-game overlay can now be "pinned" (with adjustable opacity) so they are viewable while in-game
  • Updated controller configurator is now part of the overlay when a gamepad is connected
  • Mac & Linux versions of Steam have been updated to enable hardware acceleration
In addition to these features, a good portion of the work we did in this update went into significant improvements under-the-hood, including changes to how we share code across Steam Desktop, Steam Deck, and Big Picture Mode.

Update: Steam News - Steam Client Update - June 14th - Steam News
Blog details: Steam :: Steam News :: Steam Desktop Update

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