Steam Update Today

  • They mention Improved startup times for users with a large number of games

    I think @scottalanmiller and @nic will appreciate this one.

  • Full Details:

    November 5, 2015 - Steam Client Update Released

    Improved startup times for users with a large number of games
    Added a "Update News" option to the view menu so you can go back to past offers and view their details
    Changed controller Steam/Xbox button behavior to fix a collision with the hold-down-for-4-seconds method of turning off the controller:
    Old behavior: Hold down 3 seconds to launch Big Picture (or single press if you were in desktop Steam).
    New behavior: Pressing once will change focus to Steam if it doesn't have focus. If it has focus, pressing once will launch Big Picture.
    Fixed the friends dialog sometimes dismissing if your network connection dropped and reconnected
    Fixed play button for non-Steam games showing "Preload" in some cases
    Fixed a possible crash when running a badly-formed steam:// URL

    Big Picture
    Improved hover behavior when using the mouse to navigate
    Significantly improved performance in the Library area for users with a large number of games
    Updated status bar look at the top of the main menu
    Reorganized the Settings section and fixed several issues with individual pages
    Web browser shows hand cursor when hovering over web link
    Added support for multiple game library folders
    Added support for picking your default install library for Games
    Improved performance when rendering large amounts of text
    Fixed Steam overlay flickering when using multiple NVIDIA GPUs in SLI configuration
    Fixed bad on-screen positioning of Big Picture mode after running games that change display settings
    Fixed unexpected switch out of Big Picture mode when displaying content validation messages
    Fixed getting stuck in the Library screenshot viewer if you used the guide button
    Fixed web pages being partially transparent when moving
    Fixed rare crash when navigating through large lists
    Fixed crash when using daisy wheel in the Web browser
    Fixed mouse wheel not working when hovering the right grid in the Library
    Fixed "New For You" items not activating when selected
    Fixed in-game crash when using the Daisy Wheel keyboard
    Fixed buttons mis-firing on the Steam Controller right after leaving a game
    Fixed view CD key button in the overlay being styled incorrectly
    Fixed getting stuck in the overlay if you backed out of certain panels before they fully loaded
    Fixed focus going to the wrong place if you deleted the last game from the Disk Management page under settings

    Steam Controller
    Added a new trackpad mode, Mouse Joystick. This is an alternate way of emulating mouse-style controls for games that disable mouse input when using a gamepad. For best results, we recommend increasing the gamepad camera sensitivity/speed in the game settings.
    Added a new trackpad mode, Touch Menu. This mode is useful to bind many infrequently-used hotkeys to a single trackpad. The Big Picture in-game overlay has to be enabled for this feature to work.
    Added support for custom controller configurations for Desktop mode
    Added option to turn off steam controller when leaving Big Picture mode.
    Additional work to prevent noise and drift for the gyro when in a steady state. Calibration will refine when left idle for five seconds if current configuration uses Gyro. If drift is severe, leave idle for 15 seconds for repeated refinements. Note that "always on" is not required for auto-calibration, it happens regardless of button activation.
    Made trigger soft and full pull mode-shift and gyro-enable capable buttons
    Added the ability to mode shift triggers
    Mouse Rotation horizon line visualization is now shown/hidden when adjusted
    Added Trigger Mouse Dampening. Squeezing the trigger can now engage a dampening factor to the mouse mode.
    Added Joystick Camera option to Gyro.
    Added Invert Horizontal and Invert Vertical to mouse/joystick modes.
    Added options to configure the suggestion modes of the dualtouch keyboard
    Added Legacy configuration option for games with In Game Actions, allowing users to access advanced settings.
    Mouse Rotation now visualized as a horizon line when changing the slider.
    Gyro Enable Button is now visible in the gyro preferences.
    Added support for keyboard/mouse emulation on Mac
    Fixed a client crash when running a game with an invalid official controller configuration
    Fixed some "gyro enable button" options not applying properly
    Fixed bugs preventing controllers from showing up under settings when using a Steam Link
    Fixed properly showing binding descriptions for games that have an official configuration
    Fixed an issue with emulated analog stick sometimes moving in the wrong direction when fully deflected
    Fixed Trigger modes getting stuck on Hip Fire Aggressive
    Fixed Rotation visualization for Mouse Joystick
    Fixed Mode Shifts not showing up properly on main controller overview.
    Fixed Mode Shifts not being disabled by setting the shift button to none.
    Fixed loss of input in Portal 2 after losing focus or activating the overlay

    In-Home Streaming
    Reduced CPU usage of the streaming client software
    Enabled hardware encoding by default, please report issues on the bug forum
    Added workarounds for some multi-monitor issues with NVFBC capture mode
    Updated AMD hardware encoding SDK for improved Win8+ performance
    Improved performance and fixed garbled picture with AMD hardware encoding
    Improved performance of some video capture methods for windowed games
    Disabled some incompatible capture methods if AMD Crossfire is detected
    Improved support for rotated (portrait-mode) monitors
    Changed desktop mode to capture one monitor at a time and follow the mouse across monitors
    Fixed incorrect display cropping on Linux clients when hardware accelerated decoding is enabled
    Fixed a potential cause of black screens when hosting games on a computer with multiple GPUs
    Fixed low resolution due to Windows display-scaling settings in NVFBC capture mode
    Fixed bugs with streaming multiple-monitor desktops on Windows 8 and higher
    Fixed incorrect mouse coordinates in some situations with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
    Fixed a crash if the user exits Steam while a streaming session is still active
    Fixed some causes of audio stutter when streaming at high bitrate
    Fixed always-black video on some multi-GPU, multi-monitor systems
    Fixed issues with Toki Tori 2 and several other games which rely on VSync for animation timing
    Fixed crashes on systems with certain AMD video drivers
    Fixed low capture resolution when running games on a high-DPI monitor
    Fixed mouse cursor position when text scaling is enabled on the host computer
    Fixed mouse clipping issue with fullscreen games

    SteamOS + Linux
    Added support for Captured Portal (i.e Hotel Wifi) network configurations
    Improved compatibility with XCB games
    Fixed being unable to type shifted characters from the virtual keyboard

    Mac OS X
    Fixed focus issues when displaying 2 modal dialogs at the same time
    Fixed slow shutdown when you had a Steam Controller connected

    Added a warning and link to troubleshooting steps when Steam detects that Windows Compatibility Mode is interfering with internal functionality
    Improved compatibility of the Steam overlay with other third-party overlay software