Participants in the Steam Client beta have just accessed a new fantasy download page, but Valve buried the lede a bit: no doubt the download section is improved, but the real advantage is the new download manager. storage. This allows you to see which disk games are installed and you can easily move the games between drives.
To access the download manager, you'll need to go to the download page, click "Settings" and then "Steam Library Folders."
Most of the major changes are welcome UI changes. When a game or update is downloaded, Steam will now show the full progression completed, including the disk allocation process. "Previously, the progress bar only showed the progress of the download content, but not the disk allocation process that would cause an update to complete when it was not," the notes said.
Elsewhere, a new icon is now displayed next to all pending updates to indicate its nature, so you can see at a glance if an update is Game Content, Game Content workshop or Pre-storage in Shader cache. Very useful if you feel like throwing yourself into a game and have to decide if an update is urgent or if you can wait later.
Some other interesting things: the color scheme of the download page has been updated to better meet the visually impaired, the download queue can be rearranged with drag and drop, and partially downloaded items will have faded progress bars to indicate who are on pause but need attention. See the full notes on the patch hereand here's the new page at a glance:
There are no words yet when it will be released to the main public client, but entering the beta is easy: on the Steam client, press "Steam" in the top menu, select "Settings," "Account," and select it from the Steam Menu. beta participation.