Steam Deck OS 3.4 update beefs up the desktop mode

A nice SteamOS update has pushed the Steam Deck’s OS to a new version of KDE Plasma, which powers its desktop mode, and that adds a nice pile of useful stuff you might like to make use of. It incorporates stuff from the February (opens in new tab), June (opens in new tab), and October (opens in new tab) updates for Plasma.

The biggest features for the casual user are stuff like new swipe gestures to make use of the Deck’s touchscreen, with directional swipes from the screen edge to open your desktop grid, overview, open windows, and the desktop itself. You can also syncrhonize your desktop accent color to go alongside the dominant color of your wallpaper—quite fun combined with the picture of the day feature.