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.


Use a compatible wireless keyboard and mouse.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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