The Latest Steam Client Has Received Both Big Picture Mode And Ubuntu 14.04 Fixes

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may already know, Valve has updated the Steam Client Beta yet again, bringing improvements for the Big Picture Mode and fixes for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. 

The Latest Steam Client Has Received Both Big Picture Mode And Ubuntu 14.04 Fixes

Changes and improvements, from the official announcement:

  • Fix a regression leading to incorrect layout some of the time when viewing store pages
  • 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 it’s state in Big Pictures friends list would only be partially updated and it would still indicate it was an invite

If you don’t have the Steam Client already installed on your system, do:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install steam

If the latest version of the Steam Client is not available via the default repositories, you will be asked to upgrade the software, via the GUI.

For a better Steam experience, you can install the SteamOS Session on your Ubuntu 14.04 or Linux Mint 17 machine and start the Steam Big Picture Mode directly via the LightDM Greeter.

For those who don’t know yet, Valve, now a member of The Linux Foundation, has initiated some ambitions projects: the SteamOS, a Linux operating system optimized for gaming, the Steam Machine, a gaming colsole that will run with SteamOS and the Steam Controller, a game controller specially designed for SteamOS and the Steam Machine. A demo video presenting the updated Steam Controller is available here.

Recently, Valve has updated the description of SteamOS, changing it from “Debian based” to “Debian fork”.

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