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Steam Client Update, September 9

New Downloads PageThe downloads page in the Steam client has been replaced with a new implementation and has been visually redesigned for clarity and ease of use.

When a game/update is actively downloading it will now display the total progression completed for the download or update. Previously the progress bar would only display the downloading content progress but not the disk allocation process which would make an update to appear completed when it was not. Any partially completed downloads/updates in queue now will show a faded progress bar and percent completed next to it to clearly display its current state. A new (i) icon next to the game's title will reveal a tooltip displaying the types of content that is included in that update. Types consist of: Game Content, Downloadable Content, Workshop Content, and Shader Pre-caching. This icon only appears if the update is not solely game content. The context menu for the actively downloading item now includes an option to launch the game when the download is complete and an option to suspend download throttling (if enabled) for the duration of that download. The "View News" button is now a "Patch Notes" link that will open an overlay to the most recent relevant patch notes for the game. This will only display for games that have entered patch notes into the new event system. For workshop updates, a page of subscribed items ordered by update date can be accessed by selecting "View Updated Items" from the context menu.

Updated Steam library folder UI for easy content management across multiple drives Allow removing empty library folders on fixed drives Updated Steam library folders dialog to better manage various game content installed on your drives Fixed some errors for users whose account name was the maximum length. Fixed duplicate events appearing in the app detail activity feed Added "Patch notes" and "View subscribed items" to context menu on downloads page for items for which those options are relevant Fixed a library crash when right clicking on certain kinds of multiple selections in the game list Streamline new library folder creation during game install Fixed issue with the Friends List not loading correctly Fixed group chat notifications dialog being scaled down within the window Fixed “Uninstall Game” dialog blocking UI in case app is still downloading Fixed crash when attempting to delete some screenshots from the Steam Cloud Fixed remote player's controllers not being detected or not getting input if they connect while the Steam overlay is up Fixed crash when closing Steam after using streaming or remote play together Fixed being unable to stream a game if it needs updates Fix loading / saving settings for users with non-ASCII characters in their name Steam Cloud Fixed a sync issue due to one client running without a connection to Steam when files are changed from another client Steam Input Further reduced CPU usage of Steam Input, especially in Steam Input API games Fixed handling Xbox Series X controllers when Xbox Extended Feature Support is enabled Fixed Steam Overlay displaying at wrong resolution in some games Fixed incorrect identification of current OS version as "Catalina" in Steam Library compatibility label when running macOS 11 Fixed regression causing too many open file handles error during downloads of some games Library pinning process is significantly faster at startup after runtime updates Restore compatibility with NixOS (steam-runtime#431) Make /usr/share/nvidia available to the container if using the Nvidia proprietary driver, so that app-specific profiles can be applied (steam-runtime-tools#73) Fix web views incompatibility with distro host freetype (steam-for-linux#7935) Fixed bug that prevented Steam from counting some USB-connected headsets when gathering data for the hardware survey. Fixed game hitching that happens to some users when USB devices are inserted or removed

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Sep 11, 2021 at 22:27