Steam LogoValve Company has released an update to the Steam client for Linux. The update was released simultaneously with the version for Windows and contains 15 patches are independent of the underlying platform and 4 changes specific to Linux.

Among the general changes improve navigation, add a new page for the assessment of the most popular content, improved support for extended character sets, advanced logic detection work through a proxy, the ability to automatically recover critical files from the Steam without having access to the network.

Of Linux-specific changes in the support for SDL 2.0 ABI, the problem with the loss of focus and window display without the need for dialogue, setting a new mode driver Big Picture Mode, eliminating hang when sending an error report.


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