Steam for Linux Update Improves Non-ASCII Characters Display Method

Valve has released another consistent update for its Steam client

By Silviu Stahie on February 13th, 2013 16:26 GMT

Steam for Linux, the digital distribution platform developed by Valve, has been patched again, this time bringing a fix for a bug that prevented users to run the application as root.

Steam for Linux is still in the Beta stage of development and Valve is making a lot of changes to the client.

Highlights of the new Steam for Linux update:

• CPU usage has been reduced significantly and the UI responsiveness has been improved;
• A startup delay caused by scanning for new screenshot files has been fixed;
• Suspend all downloads automatically when a game is launched;
• The input and display of non-ASCII characters has been improved on Linux;
• A bug causing modifier keys to become "stuck" in the overlay has been fixed.

A complete list of changes can be found in the official announcement. Keep in mind that this is Beta software, so problems are bound to appear.

Download Steam for Linux installer 1.0.0.25 right now from Softpedia.
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