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Client Update - Valve
A new Mac-only Steam Client update has been released. This is an interim release which only addresses the following issues:

- (Mac) fixed an issue that caused some users to get stuck in "Checking for updates..."
- (Mac) fixed a startup crash when launching Steam with no input devices attached
- (Mac) fixed a crash that could occur for some users when installing new games
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. The specific changes are listed below.

General:

- OSX: Fixed a crash for some users with certain USB devices connected
- Updated the P2P networking build for x64 Steamworks SDK
- Fixed a Steamworks SDK regression in getting DLC data for some apps
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. The specific changes are listed below.

General:

- Fixed a possible UI hang at startup
- Improved reliability for Steamworks P2P networking
- Added multi-pass retry logic for Steam client updating process
- Added the ability to temporarily override the download bandwidth limit when launching a game that needs updating
- Removed “Approximate speed of your connection” selector from Settings->Downloads. This was only used to set a default “rate” setting for some Valve and Source Engine games. The default rate value is correct for almost everyone and the value should be adjusted in each game if appropriate going forward .
- Fixed game update issue when an unexpected folder exists in the install directory and we need to replace it with a file
- Fixed restoring game backups for Half-Life and Half-Life 2 engine based games
- Fixed picking the wrong Steam Library folder for games with dependencies on already installed games
- Fixed a case where the toast from an incoming chat message would show an older message instead of the most recent
- Improved “Time remaining” calculation when downloading or updating games
- Fixed Half-Life mods running the incorrect binary on OSX/Linux
- Fixed desktop dialog layout when running an install script
- Increased the size of Big Picture and Steamworks API HTTP caches on disk, but also added a 10k file per cache upper limit on individual file count regardless of total disk space used
- Improved reliability of store/community web auto-login inside the client in some unusual HTTP proxy environments
- Linux: Fix shift and control key state sticking sometimes, such as during screenshot selection

Big Picture:

- Fixed a case where footer buttons could double activate and trigger the activation failure sound erroneously
- Added support for purchasing subscription based games
- Fixed a case where input focus could escape modal dialogs incorrectly
- Fixed a rare crash if running Big Picture and alt-tabbed to another non-Steam and non-game window while Steam is trying to show a notification
- OSX/Linux: Fix for re-sizing Big Picture after a game changes the screen resolution
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. The specific changes are listed below.

General:

- Added rate-limiting of Steam game downloads, via Settings -> Downloads
- Added "View" button to the downloads page for workshop items that shows you which items have been updated
- Fix client update-loops caused by inconsistent server and proxy-cache states
- Friends will now show an icon next to their Online status to indicate if they are using Big Picture Mode, Steam Mobile, or Steam Web Chat
- Fixed a rare crash loading certain corrupt jpg images
- Increased font size in chat to improve readability

Linux:

- Fix handling of http_proxy environment variable http:// prefix in some instances
- Overlay enable hotkey now handles more shifted keys correctly
- Most-recently-played tray menu will not have an extra separator if no games have been played

Big Picture:

- Workaround which fixes common D3D internal crash introduced by IE10/KB2670838 on Windows 7
- Added activate product on Steam path to Big Picture
- Fixed focus order of elements in Library Details view after Workshop
- Fixed opacity mask flash on transition in and out of main menu
- Implement native Steam Service install dialog on game launch if needed to avoid desktop dialog appearing
- Windows: Avoid more context changes in rendering for small perf improvement on low end hardware
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. The specific changes are:

- Reposition notification/inbox menu up so it doesn't conflict with supernav menus
- Fix for an incorrect font being used in Big Picture on Windows 7 after installing IE 10
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

NOTE: if you use one of several popular anti-virus products, you may experience a compatibility issue where Steam continually tries to apply this update but is blocked without any error message. If so, please temporarily disable your anti-virus program's "real-time scanning" feature and restart Steam to finish applying the update. We are working to find a better solution for this incompatibility in future updates.

All platforms:
- Fix Auto-Cloud being erroneously disabled for some games
- Improve Steam startup and shutdown times by removing unnecessary Cloud syncs
- Improve Steam startup time even more for some users

Windows:
- Fix "there is no disk in drive ..." error dialog issue
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

NOTE: if you use one of several popular anti-virus products, you may experience a compatibility issue where Steam continually tries to apply this update but is blocked without any error message. If so, please temporarily disable your anti-virus program's "real-time scanning" feature and restart Steam to finish applying the update. We are working to find a better solution for this incompatibility in future updates.

All platforms:
- Removed an error message that incorrectly blocked offline mode
- Improved handling of uploads for screenshots and saved games
- Improved anti-virus compatibility for future updates (will not take effect until the next update)
- Fixed a client crash when loading extremely large community profiles
- Fixed a UI issue that prevented users from entering very long cd-keys

Windows:
- Fixed in-game overlay compatibility with DX9-level hardware in DX10-based games
- Improved client startup time
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

NOTE: if you use McAfee anti-virus products, you may experience an issue where Steam continually tries to download and apply this update. If so, please temporarily disable your virus scanner and restart Steam to complete the update. We are working to find a better solution for this incompatibility in future updates.


All Platforms
- Changed top level Steam navigation to highlight both You and the Steam Community
- Added new Community Home page which shows the most popular content across all games
- Improved handling of international characters in text entry fields
- Improved web proxy detection logic
- Fixed Steam UI glitches when navigating to a new page and quickly pressing the Stop button
- Fixed an issue where Back/Forward on web pages would forget the scroll position
- Fixed issues preventing some Counter-Strike owners from joining the Counter-Strike Beta
- Fixed issues relating to converting Counter-Strike to the new content download system
- Fixed problems with the web page load indicator
- Added automatic repair capabilities for critical Steam files, no internet connection required
- Fixed cases where Steam could get stuck in offline mode and be unable to launch
- Fixed a crash that could occur when cancelling a client update or repair operation
- Removed an error message that appeared when cancelling the client update process
- Fixed a problem with re-installing Half Life 1 after uninstalling related game mods
- Fixed an issue that prevented users from claiming games bundled with special hardware promotions

Windows
- Added an error message when unable to launch due to an inaccessible folder name
- Fixed downloading video driver updates
- Improved reliability of client updates when interrupted by system reboot or power loss

Linux
- Fixed an issue where Steam was briefly unresponsive while uploading error reports
- Fixed Big Picture Mode window losing focus after a game quits
- Suppressed the new driver popup when running in Big Picture Mode
- Updated runtime with the final SDL 2.0 ABI
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. Changes include:

All platforms
- Sorted download regions in the Settings page for Content & Downloads.
- Added "Send Message" to context menu for offline friends
- Fixed appearance of non-English text in the auto-update window

Windows
- Improved network performance of the overlay web browser
- Fixed some games which got stuck in "Performing first time setup"
- Fixed a potential crash related to font selection for non-English text

Mac
- Improved behavior of Steam windows across multiple Spaces
- Fixed popup menu visibility problems caused by popular third-party utilities
- Fixed an app shutdown crash that could occur on logout or system reboot
- Fixed a crash when quitting before the main window appears
- Fixed Cmd-W and other hotkeys when a notification popup is visible

Linux
- Added a --reset command line option to reinstall Steam files without touching installed games
Client Update - Valve
Changes:
- Fixed texture corruption when using the Game Overlay in OpenGL games
- Fixed failing to do HTTP downloads from hosts that started with a numeral
- Linux - Added X window manager name to system info dialog
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