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Steam update allows for downloads while playing

Tuesday, 12th November 2013 22:11 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Valve has issued an update to the Steam client which makes it much, much easier to enable downloading while you’re playing games. Until now, most users have had their downloads pause while playing a game, which is annoying if you’re not using the game’s online features and just trying to kill time waiting for the next one. The other major feature of the update is the option to set what times of day Steam can download updates. For full patch notes including a number of Linux and Big Picture fixes, hit the break.

    General:

  • Add ability to limit what time of day Steam is allowed to automatically update apps
  • Add option to let other games download while a game is running (this is a per-game setting)
  • Add download regions for Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Ottawa in Canada
  • Add ‘Copy all text to clipboard’ context menu option in the System Information dialog.
    Steam client UI

  • Improve downloading status text at the bottom of the main window
    Big Picture

  • Added ability to opt into game betas and edit launch options
  • Added Inbox item under Linux if your machine requires a reboot due to OS level updates
  • Fix infinite loop of Cloud sync error dialogs on game launch
  • Fixed mouse cursor being visible during startup animation even if it hadn’t moved
    Linux

  • Fix paste pasting stale text.
  • Fix Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V in client-hosted web page text controls.
  • Fix incorrect foregrounding of a blank window in some -silent startup cases.

Thanks, PCGamesN.

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  1. noamlol2

    cool

    #1 8 months ago
  2. Panthro

    If you just Alt Tab’d out and resumes the DL it works everytime anyway, glad they are just making it more convenient.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. sebastien rivas

    Ok Ok it is always a +

    What’s next, what’s next Steam?

    #3 8 months ago
  4. Blackened Halo

    PANTHRO: not for everyone

    #4 8 months ago