Questions tagged [steam-os]

An operating system made by Valve that comes pre-installed with the Steam client and is designed primarily for gaming. It is also the operating system pre-installed on the Steam Deck. This tag should be used when the question is about a feature unique to SteamOS, or when the question references a multi-platform game and the question or issue is unique to the SteamOS version.

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How do I transfer files from my Steam Deck to a PC without leaving gaming mode?

I have various screenshots and emulator save files on my Steam Deck that I want to transfer to my desktop. My current solution is to use Warpinator, but it requires me to close the game I'm playing ...
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Any way to use Steam Deck / Steam Controller advanced input without fully launching Steam?

I'd like to develop some advanced boot menus for my Steam Deck, and I'd like to use features like the joysticks and touchpads. By default, the Steam Deck's inputs (and the Steam Controller that this ...
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Steam App ID of a non-Steam game added to Steam in SteamOS on Steam Deck

Similar to this question, I need to find a non-Steam game ID so I could locate its Proton prefix inside /home/deck/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/compatdata/ in SteamOS on Steam Deck. I can find the ID ...
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Set a shutdown time for Steam Deck?

Is there a good way to automatically shutdown the Steam Deck at a specified time? On my PC I can use the Windows Scheduler to set a shutdown time and the Switch has parental controls that allow you ...
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Launching non-Flatpak Discord from Steam on a Steam Deck

Does anyone know if, and how, you can successfully launch a non-Flatpak version of Discord from Steam on the Steam Deck without putting the deck into developer mode? I've installed the Flatpak version ...
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How do I hide family shared games in SteamOS?

I have friends that share their Steam games with me using Steam Family Sharing. In the desktop version of Steam I can hide the shared games using "Group by Library", but I can't find this ...
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How do I factory reset my Steam Deck?

I've been having some technical issues with my Steam Deck and want to see if factory resetting it to stock SteamOS will solve them. How do I factory reset my Steam Deck?
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How to be certain that games or other apps in the SteamOS Discover center are legitimate?

When you launch the Steam Deck in desktop mode, the UI by default contains a shortcut to something called "Discover Software Center". My experience with Linux-based system is very limited, ...
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Can steamOS and steam Link run simultaneously using one PC?

I have converted a Dell Optiplex 760 to a SteamOS machine. Can I run both SteamOS and Steam Link simultaneously using one PC?
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Config file location for Civlization V on Linux

On Linux-family systems, where are the files that store user configuration (particularly pertaining to resolution) found? I've been looking over the usual suspects (~/.steam, the game installation ...
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Increase size of some fonts in HL-2 Deathmatch

I've just built a steamos machine and have HL2-Deathmatch running perfectly. Unfortunately some of the smallest fonts are too small to see on the TV (highlighted in red): How do I increase the size ...
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Can Steam OS/Steambox run Windows games?

So before asking this here I did some research and I found some answers but I have no idea what's right. The official page of Steam box says: You can play all your Windows and Mac games on your ...
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