A new steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded.


  • Windows users on 64bit operating systems now get a 64bit steamwebhelper.exe process
  • Fixed one case where the built-in browser could crash during initialization or video playback
  • Fixed some cases users would not auto-login to Steam web pages inside the Steam Client
  • Fixed cases where text was blurry in web/chat/friends windows for users with nVidia FXAA forced on for Steam or system wide
  • Fixed Steam UI freezing when system accent color is changed on Windows
  • Fixed querying for available disk space in macOS when running on an APFS filesystem
  • Fixed Steam shortcut handling when using non-US keyboard layouts on macOSEnsure DRM support is available on playback of a Steam Video after first launch of a new Steam client install

New Steam Chat

  • Fix for a bug where receiving a new message from a user who you don’t have a chat window open with could undo cursor/mouse locking to the game window in some games. The game didn’t actually lose focus, but your mouse might suddenly move out of the game window and cause you to click on another app or a second monitor and then change focus when this would occur.
  • Fixed some cases the friends list or chat dialogs would take focus on startup, after a crash, or after a reload in an unintended manner
  • Fixed the friends list showing when Steam was launched from a games desktop shortcut that should not show Steam related UI
  • Fixed users with certain sound cards or audio drivers on Windows sounding staticky or stuttery after a little while in Voice Chat
  • Fixed several cases of steamwebhelper.exe related crashes
  • Rich presence features (View Game Info, Join Game, Launch Game) now work on macOS and Linux
  • Added Command-Left/Right text entry shortcuts and Command-[Shift]-Z undo/redo shortcuts on macOS
  • Invite to Watch now appears in friends’ context menus when the user is running a non-Steam game
  • Fixed old chat UI appearing in the overlay when trying to chat from inside a game (like /w in Dota)
  • Fixed clicking on an achievement notification bringing up the old friends list UI
  • Outgoing friend invitations are now shown in the invitations tab on the friends listFixed taskbar jumplist entries for Online, Away, and Invisible not working if the user was in offline mode.

Steam Input

  • Improved automatic gyro drift compensation, it should now correct actual drift quickly but also be much less likely to erroneously correct desired user movement
  • Prevent Switch controllers already connected over Bluetooth from double connecting over USB and auto-disconnect USB connection if controller is connected over Bluetooth
  • Fixed jumpy gyro mouse movement for Switch controllers
  • Fixed phantom Xbox 360 controller on Mac OS XFixed a bug where dismissing the on-screen keyboard on the desktop would snap focus onto the Steam client window

Steam Link

Big Picture

  • Fixed Big Picture mode closing when a game launcher exited during an NVIDIA GameStream session
  • Cancel Steam Link authorization if Big Picture is closed without responding to the dialog
  • Fix missing strings in settings dialog for 1440p and 2160p streaming resolutionFixed a problem where the "Login" button in Big Picture would be unresponsive in some situations


  • Added preliminary support for the new Steam Play Beta; refer to this announcement for more information