How to turn off Big Picture mode when using a controller?

Steam is a digital video game distribution service by Valve. Released back in 2003, the Steam Store is one of the biggest players in desktop gaming clients, followed by the Epic Games Store and GOG Games.
Steam is one of the most popular and reliable video game distribution platforms. Every PC gamer we know out there has the Steam Client installed on their PC, and why not? Steam currently has over 10,000+ games released on the store since the day it was launched. But even the finest things in the world have a few issues, right? Well, we’re going to just dive into one of the issues with the Steam client. 
Players who have been using the steam client and playing games on desktop using their PlayStation or Xbox controller are facing an annoying issue nowadays, i.e., Steam automatically activating big picture mode when pressing the Xbox guide button or the PlayStation home button. Today, we’re going to help you fix this issue so that you can get back to playing your favourite games on PC using the Steam client with no issues.
How to turn off Big Picture mode when using a controller?

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Below are the simple steps that you need to follow to disable Steam from activating the Big Picture mode:

  1. Make sure that you have connected the dedicated controller to your PC and then press the PS Home button or the Xbox Guide button.
  2. Click on the “Settings” icon in your top-right section.
  3. Go down and select the “Controller Settings” in the Controller column.
  4. You’ll see an option on the top reading “Guide button focuses on Steam.” Just disable that option and restart Steam.

That’s it, folks! We hope that we were able to help you find a solution to this issue. We’ll make sure to update this page with any more solutions if any become available in the future. Till then, thanks for reading. Stay tuned.

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