Yesterday’s Deck client update (stable) is almost all fixes. Every bullet point except one starts with the word “Fixed.” Fixes have been made for Steam Input, Remote Play, Desktop Mode, and in general. Patch notes are as follows:

General

  • Fixed lock screen PIN reset process to not show PIN entry screen upon Steam Deck restart
  • Fixed crash when touching gift or new inventory item notification
  • Fixed “show password” toggle to show/hide the password.
  • Fixed On Screen Keyboard no longer showing when requested by the game or Proton
  • Fixed overlay causing crashes on some native games (Borderlands 2)
  • Fixed an issue where context menus would not properly highlight focused items
  • Fixed crash when exiting a 1-on-1 voice chat
  • Fixed an issue where notification toasts would fail to appear

Steam Input

  • Fixed a case where switching Virtual Menus w/ an action set, layer, or modeshift could cause them to stop working
  • Fixed an issue introduced in a recent update to the old Big Picture configurator causing the names of new virtual menu bindings to be displayed incorrectly
  • Fixed the L3 and R3 buttons not working on some third party PS3 controllers
  • Fixed controllers being treated as Xbox One controllers by default when defining their layout
  • Fixed the L3/R3 buttons not being detected for some third party PS3 controllers
  • Added Left and Right Stick Deflection as an option for Gyro Activation Buttons. Stick deflection is no longer considered a part of “Touch” (Cap Sense) on SteamDeck.
  • Fixed rumble for Switch Pro Controllers attached over USB

Remote Play

  • Fixed getting the wrong personalization (colors, etc.) for streaming PS4 controllers
  • Fixed streaming Bluetooth controllers not turning off

Desktop Mode

  • Fixed size of content in Update news dialog when running with Windows text scaling >100%
  • Fixed display of the Update News and other popup dialogs w/ GPU accelerated rendering disabled

Doesn’t look like the SteamOS 3.4 update with updated Arch packages arrived in this update. I suspect it has to do with legal issues surrounding the fix for hardware decoding. The updated Arch packages probably won’t show up on stable until this gets fixed.

In addition to the stable client update, an update was shipped to the beta/preview branches on Wednesday. More fixes? Yes, indeed:

  • additional crash logging
  • fix to input device handling
  • fixed an issue where context menus would not properly highlight focused items
  • fixed crash when exiting a 1-on-1 voice chat
  • fixed an issue where notification toasts would fail to appear

See the patch notes for the stable update here, and the beta update here.

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