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I read that from Natty beta 2 overlay scrollbars are default, but my installation is a fully updated one that I installed from an alpha release.

I think the settings did not kick in from the update so I want to know how to enable it (there are plenty posts on how it disable it though)?

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  • Make sure you have the packages overlay-scrollbar and liboverlay-scrollbar-0.1-0 installed. (It's possible that you somehow lost the package ubuntu-desktop which usually is responsible for pulling in such new packages.)

  • Overlay scrollbars only work in a handful of applications right now (easiest to test are probably Nautilus and gedit), so maybe you have just tested the wrong applications.

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thnx man! u were right, think the ubuntu-desktop package got removed when I removed evolution, so reinstalling it did the trick! –  babai Apr 15 '11 at 12:32

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