Feb 17, Steam Deck Beta Client Update
Steam Deck Client Channel has received a pretty big update with an exceptional feature of allowing Steam Installs to be transferred between PC's or PC to Steam Deck without the need to re-download, making the transfer a local transfer and not via the Internet.
The new Steam Local Network Game Transfers feature allows Steam users to copy existing Steam game installations and update files from one PC to another over a local area network, without having to download and install from a Steam content server on the internet. This reduces internet traffic and can speed up installs or updates.
The Network Game Transfers feature is currently only PC -> PC or PC -> Steam Deck, and both sender and receiver must have opted into Steam Beta. More details on Steam Local Network Game Transfers can be found here
More Bug fixes for Steam Deck were also added, we have highlighted the most relevant ones below:
Added a loading throbber when waiting on Steam Cloud to update
Added a loading throbber that shows while the Configuration Browser workshop query is running
Fixed some issues where focus was lost after exiting a game
Reduced flashing in background when scrolling through games on home screen
Desktop Mode: Steam
Added UI that temporarily takes over the "What's New" section of the Library when pre-purchased games are available to pre-load or install and play
Added UI at startup for account selection
Fixed a crash when the OS is notifying Steam that it should shutdown
Refreshed the profile games page with a new style and improved performance
Full release notes for the latest Steam Deck Beta client update can be found here