How to use Steam Deck’s hidden shortcuts
They will make navigating the device a bit easier.
One of the more convenient features that
The device has all kinds of shortcuts, from taking screenshots to force shutting down a game you’re playing.
The shortcuts available on the
But some people may not even know that these shortcuts exist. Don’t worry; we’ll show you how to find those shortcuts.
Steam Deck shortcuts make navigating the device more convenient
These shortcuts are a great way to add convenience to navigating the device. But you’ll first need to know how to use them.
|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 Joystick||Joystick Mouse|
|Steam + Right Trackpad||As Mouse|
|Steam + Right Trackpad Click||Left Mouse Click|
|Steam + Left Joystick Up||Screen Brightness Up|
|Steam + Left Joystick Down||Screen Brightness Down|
|Steam + Right D-Pad||Enter Key|
|Steam + Down D-Pad||Tab Key|
|Steam + Left D-Pad||Escape Key|
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You can see the various shortcut options with this list pulled up. Holding the Steam and B buttons simultaneously will shut down your game.
Pressing Steam and X simultaneously will bring up a smartphone-like keyboard onscreen if you need to do any typing.
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And there are many more shortcut options available on the device. Remember, you can press and hold the Steam button at virtually any time to bring up the list of shortcuts.
With these new shortcuts, you’ll be navigating the Steam Deck like a pro in no time.
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