How to use the Steam Deck UI on your gaming PC – Pocket-lint
Valve has revealed that Steam’s desktop client now supports the Steam Deck user interface. So it’s possible to have that clean interface on your PC.
We’re big fans of the Steam Deck’s user-friendly design for accessing and browsing both the Steam store and the library. If you are too and enjoy using Steam on big picture mode on your PC, then follow this guide to find out how to turn the setting on.
In order to use the Steam Deck UI on your desktop, you first need to go through a few simple steps in order to access the Steam Beta.
This gives you access to new features and updates to your Steam client. It’s free and you can reverse the process at any point if you don’t like the experience and you want to opt-out.
The access the Steam Beta follow these steps:
You’re not quite there yet, there’s one other step you need to go through in order to get the Steam Deck UI on your desktop. This involves editing your Steam launch shortcut to add an extra parameter to it. In order to do that:
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