A new Steam Deck Client update was pushed out today that brings with it a wealth of improvements, fixes, and more from the beta branch. These include Indonesian language support, a "Save to Desktop" option for System Reports, binding Steam Input API trigger actions to button inputs, a fix to make sure non-Steam games don't disappear, and more.

We also have a wealth of Desktop mode improvements like increasing the reliability of the back buttons, allowing the settings window to be resized, and much more:

Steam Deck Client Update 9/11/23 Changelog:


  • Added support for Indonesian language.
  • Fixed the "Processing Shaders" dialog flashing when launching a game.
  • Fixed manual GPU clocks not getting applied when launching a game.
  • Fixed screenshot notifications not showing up when a screenshot is taken.
  • Fixed empty folders not being re-created when verifying a game installation.
  • Fixed a case where a Library Folder could be forgotten when a drive was unplugged from the system.
  • Fixed a case where non-steam games could disappear from the library.
  • Fixed issue where some steam:// protocol handlers were not handled correctly due to case sensitivity. Example: steam://url/communityfilepage/<ugcid> was not working correctly.
  • Fixed issue with steam://connect/<gameserver ip>:<game server port>/<optional password> was not handled.
  • Fixed a case where the System Report upload process would proclaim success even though the operation failed.
  • Added a "Save To Desktop" option to the System Report dialog.
  • Fixed issue where the virtual keyboard was not showing when requested by the game in game mode.
  • Fixed a case where the user would be prompted to install an OS update for a second time after switching between game mode and desktop mode.

Steam Input

  • Fixed touchpad input when using the Victrix and Qanba PS4/PS5 arcade sticks
  • Reduced lag when switching between pages in the "Edit Layout" view for configurations with large numbers of action sets/layers/mode-shifts
  • Fixed the DualSense firmware update dialog from popping up when the controller was connected over Bluetooth and already up to date
  • Added the ability to bind Steam Input API trigger actions to button inputs.

Steam Cloud

  • Fixed a case where Steam Cloud saves could be synced to a computer that did not have the game installed if the game was available for streaming from another PC.

Remote Play

  • Fixed controller buttons being stuck down.
  • Added support for 4K high quality streaming presets.
  • Fixed occasional crash directly launching a game from the Steam Link UI.
  • Fixed device authorization dialog not showing if Steam Link connects while Steam is starting up.


  • Fixed some screenshot thumbnails on the activity feed not being properly obscured when marked as spoiler.

Desktop Mode

  • Allow the settings window to be resized.
  • Improved reliability of Back button.
  • Adjusted the low battery notification for laptops/handheld PCs to only fire in the overlay or the main BPM window.
  • Fixed windows being able to set minimum sizes larger than their display dimensions.
  • Fixed clicking "Play Game" links in event news causing client popup windows to close.
  • steamwebhelper support dialog is now shown if the main client window cannot be created at startup.
  • Fixed switching from fullscreen to windowed mode when a full-screen video is dismissed.
  • Fixed notifications stealing focus when shown in overlay.
  • Fixed overlay freezing when a file dialog is shown.
  • The overlay tabbed browser will now wait until the overlay has been activated for the first time before restoring saved tabs.
  • Added an option to In Game settings that allows toggling whether overlay browser tabs will be restored when starting a game.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause a server browser query to stop prematurely without pinging all of the servers.

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Noah Kupetsky
A lover of gaming since 4, Noah has grown up with a love and passion for the industry. From there, he started to travel a lot and develop a joy for handheld and PC gaming. When the Steam Deck released, it just all clicked.
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