How to connect a keyboard and mouse to the Steam Deck

What is Steam Deck?

The Steam Deck is a handheld gaming computer developed by Valve and released on February 25, 2022.

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Use a compatible wireless keyboard and mouse.

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Make sure your keyboard and mouse are fully charged, turned on, and ready to pair with your Steam Deck for the first time.

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You don’t need to switch to desktop mode to use a keyboard mouse.

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At the bottom of Quick settings, select the Other option. This should open a small Bluetooth menu.

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Exit out of the QAM menu, and select the primary Steam button to open up the options menu.

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Select Bluetooth from the left-side menu. In the right-side screen, you’ll see all your current Bluetooth options.

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If you want to play a game with a keyboard and mouse, you should also check your controller layout.

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Note: If you are already in Desktop mode, then all these options will work straight from the Desktop menu in the bottom right of the screen, where you’ll find a Bluetooth button.

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