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Fixed some password entry fields being too short for existing passwords
Fixed games being installed to a different Steam Library folder than was indicated in the UI
Fixed trade links causing Steam web views to become unresponsive
Fixed incorrect scrollbar skins sometimes appearing in web views
Fixed blurry text in web views under Windows
Fixed a client hang when viewing a Library page with a corrupted workshop thumbnail image
Adjusted colors and other visual details per community feedback
Improved handling of suspicious links in chat text
Fixed small-mode UI not refreshing when new games are added to the library
Fixed some UI selection issues when switching between downloads and games views
Mac OS X, Linux, and SteamOS
Fixed frequent client crashes while playing peer-to-peer networking games
Fixed client crashes when installing games or apps with many small files
Improved client startup time and Steamworks API response time for games
Mac OS X only
Fixed overlay compatibility issue with some games
Fixed crash when displaying age-check and other dropdown menus in the client
Fixed disconnections caused by OS X Mavericks putting Steam into "App Nap" mode, which prevents Steam from receiving chat and other network messages
Fixed daisywheel text entry to continue generating capital letters while holding the left trigger
Fixed a failure to capitalize the first word of a line when typing with daisywheel text entry
Fixed some small memory leaks and decreased overall memory usage
Fixed UI navigation errors in the friends invite panel for some users
Fixed some navigation and transition issues in the profile and activity feed
Improved software decoder performance when using Intel QuickSync hardware encoding
Fixed issue in the Windows DXVA decoder that could cause occasional black screen flashing
Added Intel hardware decoding support using VAAPI on Linux and SteamOS. This requires the i386 intel-vaapi-driver package version 1.3.2 or newer to be installed on the client computer. This will be added to SteamOS in an upcoming update.
Virtual Reality Mode
Enabled the Virtual Reality Mode menu option in more cases where it appears that the user has used VR before
Added an item to the options menu to re-center the UI in front of the user
Added error reports to make it easier for users to diagnose VR mode problems
An update has been released for the Steam Client and will be automatically downloaded.
Updated desktop user interface styles, simplifying common controls and navigation elements, and neutralizing overall color palette to align with Steam web pages and Big Picture mode
Major update of embedded web browser to increase performance, reliability, and to bring in various security fixes and functionality updates
Work around to prevent duplicate key presses in some cases for games running inside Adobe AIR
Don't delay content updates for games set to high priority
Fixed in-game progress indicators for workshop downloads displaying incorrect percentages for compressed files
Fixed mods and shortcuts not displaying their names correctly in the friends interface and server browser
Games can now be assigned to more than one category at a time
Add "Hide this game in my library" functionality, accessible from the Set Categories menu. Games that are hidden will not show up in library filters except for a new filter called "Hidden", which will only appear once at least one game is marked as hidden. Hidden games are still available for play and will still appear on the user's profile.
Add an "Uncategorized" filter in desktop library filter drop downs. This will appear when a user has at least one game in a category and at least one game that has no categories.
In desktop library details, list, and small views, games can be multiply selected using shift-click and control-click and certain operations can be performed on the group
Added install option to context menu for multiple selections
When filtering by favorites or by owner, display only a single section instead of all the sections that the games are in.
When adding a new category, scroll the category list to the bottom so we can see the category that was just added
Added by-category filter options to the filter drop downs in all library views
When switching between library views, remember the category of the game selected and retain it when possible
In list view with game images selected, display the image on all instances of the game instead of only one
Eliminate extraneous "Favorite" category when favorites are added from Set Categories instead of Add to Favorites
Make type-to-search properly expand categories in list view. Better synchronize type to search between library views.
Remove user categories from navigation bar hover menu. They are still available in the game filters drop-down in the library views.
Add context menu to category headers in library views, containing "Expand All" and "Collapse All", and, in details/mini view, "Show/Hide Icons"
Improve category collapse state synchronization between library views.
Don't show hover effect on list items when a context menu is visible
Add glow effect on hover to 2' library game filter button
Retain selections when switching filters whenever possible
Retain multiple selections when switching between details and list view
Synchronize selection between main window library views and Small Mode.
Mac OS X
This update ends support for Mac OS X 10.5
Updated Big Picture to make use of the Spaces feature for full-screen mode
On 10.9 and above ask the OS to prompt for Accessibility access to enable the overlay
Updated Steam Runtime with support for newer compilers
Added support for entering custom network settings in Big Picture
Fixed audio being lost when alt-tabbing
Fixed crash when doing a voice chat if you did not have a network connection
Fixed launching SteamVR games
Updated various visual styles across Big Picture including focus treatments
Limit daisy wheel input to numeric entries where appropriate
Improved gamepad navigation through checkout
Fixed custom icons for streaming non-Steam games
Fixed crash when enabling parental controls
Fixed scroll bars disappearing on some EULA pages after scrolling to the left
Fixed daisy wheel adding multiple periods after pressing space twice to end a sentence
Fixed automatic capitalization getting stuck enabled in daisy wheel
Fixed a bug preventing the user from changing payment methods if their stored credit card has expired
Fixed crash on launching Big Picture if your PC has no sound card (or it is disabled)
Fixed crash on game launch if you mashed the A button
Added support for NVIDIA hardware encoding for D3D9+ games on GeForce 650+ cards and the latest NVIDIA drivers. You can enable this by turning on hardware encoding in the advanced options on the host computer.
Reset hardware encoding setting to default off, to minimize surprises now that NVIDIA encoding is available
Added hardware accelerated decoding for Mac OS X 10.9 and 10.10
Reset hardware decoding setting to default on for Windows and Linux, and default off for Mac OS X
Improved software decoding performance for clients with multiple CPU cores
Disabled vsync while streaming for a smoother capture framerate
Fixed being able to scroll the right and bottom edges of a map in certain resolutions
Fixed Steam crash streaming from a host with an i5-3450 CPU
Fixed games detecting both local and streaming controllers; streaming controllers take precedence if they are connected.
Fixed streaming games from Steam when it has been put in Windows XP compatibility mode
Made it more clear that unlimited bandwidth increases latency and is not recommended
Fixed several small memory leaks in the Steam client
Fixed a rare crash on workshop image update inside the library details view
DLC can now be disabled in the DLC properties page for a game
Fixed a case where Steam could be seen as a voice application on startup and Windows would lower sound of other applications
Fixed some AppVerifier errors/warnings caused by Steam that could make it hard for games to use AppVerifier to verify the rest of their code
Added new profile section to the main menu replace the old community section. This brings Big Picture more up-to-date in terms of design and features with desktop/web community and adds better activity feed and profile views.
Default all games filter to "On Platform" rather than "All Games" if you are not on Windows.
Fix just scrolling by any friend in the Big Picture friends list who has chat history causing the desktop chat for the same friend to open
Change pending friends invitations to collapse into a single friends list entry if there are more than 5 in total
Fix Web/Friends footer buttons not showing in some cases where they were functional and should be shown in the footer
Fix a case where after accepting a friend invite on the web its state in Big Pictures friends list would only be partially updated and it would still indicate it was an invite
Improved Big Picture movie audio / video synchronization along with some general video playback improvements.
Improved performance in some cases with the Big Picture window out-of-focus/in-game. The biggest gain here is on Linux, but all platforms should see some benefit.
Fixed focus when entering the quit menu sometimes not being on the first item
Fixed Steamworks games that utilize the Daisy Wheel for text entry in Big Picture not showing it successfully if they were launched via a launcher or other multi-process scenario
Improved movie playback support and support for animated gifs
Adding of non-Steam games is now directly supported in Big Picture
Non-Steam games now show icon art when available and when no custom art has been set in Big Picture
Fixed a bug where screenshot/out-of-focus mode could kick in when Big Picture had focus if you transitioned into it while already running a game
Fixed a bug where focus may end up in an unexpected place if the button currently in focus is deleted from the UI
Mac OS X
When creating desktop shortcuts make the helper shell script only writable by the local user (reported by Ilja van Sprundel from IOActive)