It does get annoying sometimes. Chromium has to make a bottom scroll bar for pages because the web pages are configured for the whole screen, and all because of the side application launcher bar. Anyway to stop this?
Incorrect. More right is "Chromium has to make bottom scrollbar because web pages has tuned for bigger size than current size of monitor (or window)" ...
0 You can use System Settings > Apperance ( 12.04 ) to adjust Unity to hide sidebar. Read this question: How can I configure Unity's launcher auto-hide behavior?
1 Using wider monitor.
Depending on the browser used, suitable user-styles might provide a solution. For Firefox, there is the Stylish addon for this issue, which I am familar with (I do not use Chromium). On the other hand it looks like there's a Stylish for Chromium available as well.
so how does that help you here? You first need to identify the "over-sized" element on the page. In many cases, this is a
Before starting to play around yourself -- especially if you are not that used to HTML/CSS -- you could check at UserStyles.ORG whether somebody else already did that job. You will find a lot of interesting snippets there.