Steam Beta Client Features New Storage Manager And Revamped Downloads Page

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Valve has just rolled out a new Steam Client beta build that greatly improves the Downloads page UI and introduces a welcome addition to the platform – a built-in storage manager. According to PCGamer, the new feature lets users see which games are installed on what drives and allows them to easily move installed games between drives. Not that the task is hard in the live version, but it does make things a whole lot easier.

As for the Downloads page, the client will now display both the total download and the disk allocation progress. “Previously the progress bar would only display the downloading content progress but not the disk allocation process which would make an update appear completed when it was not,” explained the devs.

Pending updates will also show an icon to indicate whether the update is for Workshop content, shader pre-caching, or actual game content. Good to know if you’re friends are waiting for you in-game and don’t want to wait for the update if you don’t have to.

There’s no release date for the beta build, but you can easily opt-in to the beta program if you’re interested through the Account Settings page on the live client.

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