A pleasant SteamOS update has pushed the Steam Deck’s OS to a brand new model of KDE Plasma, which powers its desktop mode, and that provides a pleasant pile of helpful stuff you may prefer to make use of. It incorporates stuff from the February, June, and October updates for Plasma.

The largest options for the informal person are stuff like new swipe gestures to utilize the Deck’s touchscreen, with directional swipes from the display edge to open your desktop grid, overview, open home windows, and the desktop itself. You can even syncrhonize your desktop accent colour to go alongside the dominant colour of your wallpaper—fairly enjoyable mixed with the image of the day characteristic.

The opposite good factor is a bunch of recent assist for system tray widgets, that are extraordinarily customizable underneath KDE Plasma. You’ll be able to customise that to have stuff like higher battery implementation—or, nice for a cell system, change textual content dimension and add textual content alongside icons.

The update in any other case tweaked a sleep points with “a small variety of titles, where particular video games can be frozen or exhibit glitchy conduct after waking up.” Which is nice to see, since these are those that basically mess together with your expertise. There are additionally some fairly neat new efficiency tweaks, prefer to particularly enable display tearing so you possibly can reduce latency.

These of y’all who wished your Change controllers to work once more, by the best way, had your needs granted just a few days in the past: A hotfix made these get acknowledged, so go to city together with your Professional Controllers and all that. I assume you may use joycons if that is your factor.

You will discover the complete patch notes on Steam.