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Steam desktop and Steam Deck get a fresh stable update
4 August 2023 at 1:07 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: LanzI wonder if they have fixed the many windows appearing bug that seems to happen on KDE when Steam is minimized to the system tray and the computer is left unattended long enough for the monitor to shut off.

Ooh, the problem you refer to in your question appears to match the problem I am having, as noted in the question I just posted a moment ago. I guess no is the answer. It is quite annoying.

Steam desktop and Steam Deck get a fresh stable update
4 August 2023 at 1:02 pm UTC Likes: 1

I have been having an issue that seems to persist with the new version. Running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS here on x86_64.

Typically what happens is that after a working day, in which my Linux box's monitor is switched via an HDMI switch to be used with my work laptop, I come back to my Linux desktop and find that something weird has happened to Steam. The weirdness is that the main Steam window vanishes, and I end up with around 15 child windows in a pile on my desktop.

Curiously, this problem doesn't seem to occur under other scenarios, i.e. just leaving the Linux box connected to the monitor over night, etc.

This has been happening now probably for a few months. I did report the issue to Valve, but they simply said it was a known issue (not sure if it only became known because I told them), and all they did was suggest that I tried the beta version, which I did not.

I had hoped that a new version would fix this? Is anyone else affected by this?

Discord username system changing to make it easier to find people
8 May 2023 at 9:18 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Philadelphus
Quoting: Purple Library GuyThe results of this could be . . . discordant.
If a certain Cupertino company got involved we could have quite an Apple of Discord on our hands!

Pure gold. Hail Eris.

FIFA? Nah, give me more of Pixel Cup Soccer
19 October 2022 at 4:59 pm UTC Likes: 3

Cup Soccer, eh? Gotta be careful saying that ...

SCS put the Heart of Russia DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2 on hold for now
31 May 2022 at 1:00 pm UTC Likes: 2

Russia might not have any trucks left by the time their calamitous war on Ukraine is over.

Point and click adventure Pants Quest gets a Linux release
4 April 2022 at 12:43 pm UTC Likes: 2

Could do with an English translation. I was surprised to learn that the in game character is actually wearing pants when he gets out of bed and actually needs to find his trousers.

War Thunder is getting more terrain deformation in the upcoming 'Ground Breaking' upgrade
19 October 2021 at 2:23 pm UTC

"Ground Breaking" terrain deformation is probably the best pun I have heard in while!

Take down a resurrected Maggie Thatcher in this upcoming Doom II campaign
17 September 2021 at 11:05 am UTC Likes: 2

Made me want to listen to Attila The Stockbroker again!

Space sandbox game Avorion has a huge 2.0 Beta available now
2 August 2021 at 3:26 pm UTC

I haven't played it for a few years. Does it still have stick ships that spin at an incredible angular rate? I guess that mad spinning ships might be realistic for space combat, but they did look a bit silly.

Valve corrects the RAM specs for the Steam Deck, games should run nicely from SD Card
24 July 2021 at 1:24 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: slaapliedjeI have never known a laptop that could boot off an SDCard, but I think it would be a cool feature.

My old EEE 901 netbook used to boot from an SD card. I dabbled with running Tails on it when going abroad.