Steam Deck Steam Button Shortcuts List
Valve‘s Steam Deck is an interesting hand-held device that allows players to take much of their Steam library on the go. This mini-handheld computer features a number of different commands with many stemming from the Steam Deck’s Steam button. To learn more about these commands see our Steam Deck Steam Button shortcuts list below.
What are the Steam Button Shortcuts on the Steam Deck?
The Steam button on the Steam Deck is located to the bottom left of the screen. This button does a number of things, but what we are focusing on today are the shortcuts it allows you to use. To see a list of them all simply long hold the Steam button down and the list shown in the screenshot above will appear. The shortcuts currently available are as follows:
|Steam + B Long Press||Force Game Shutdown|
|Steam + X||Show Keyboard|
|Steam + L1||Toggle Magnifier|
|Steam + R1||Take Screenshot|
|Steam + L2 Soft Pull||Right Mouse Click|
|Steam + R2 Soft Pull||Left Mouse Click|
|Steam + Right Thumbstick||Joystick Mouse|
|Steam + Right Thumbstick (Horizontal)||As Mouse|
|Steam + Right Thumbstick (Click)||Left Mouse Click|
|Steam + Left Thumbstick (Up)||Screen Brightness Up|
|Steam + Right Thumbstick (Down)||Screen Brightness Down|
|Steam + D-Pad (Right)||Enter Key|
|Steam + D-Pad (Down)||Tab Key|
|Steam + D-Pad (Left)||Escape Key|
I’ve bolded the shortcuts I think are most useful to you. They are Force Game Shutdown, Take Screenshot, and Increase/Decrease Screen Brightness. Knowing these four will drastically improve using this hand-held device on the go.
If you know of other shortcuts that are not listed on the list, let me hear about them in the comments below. I’m loving the hand-held system and would love to know more details about what its capable of.
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