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I like the overlay scrollbars that come with natty beta 2 by default! How do I enable them on fx4?

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Duplicate of this bug report: Bug #767040 –  WarriorIng64 Mar 7 '12 at 23:05

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That is currently not possible, due to the libraries that Firefox's user interface is written using.

There is a bug report that you can mark as affecting you: https://bugs.launchpad.net/firefox/+bug/767040

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@Ingo If they can enable them in all other default apps, why did they leave fx4? –  avi Apr 15 '11 at 14:03
    
I think applications like firefox, libreoffice have a different framework...for instance they had to manually program global menu for these applications make it work...I think it is something got to do with that. –  nik90 Apr 15 '11 at 14:28
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Firefox's user interface is written using different libraries than most other Ubuntu programs. That means that indeed the devs have to adapt the scroll bars manually to it. –  Ingo Apr 15 '11 at 15:11
    
@Ingo @Nik where can I request to have such a feature? –  avi Apr 18 '11 at 21:44
    
Not necessary, it will be implemented for sure. They are probably already working on it :) –  Ingo Apr 19 '11 at 8:23

If the intent is to improve contrast for the existing Firefox scrollbar (not the overlay), a workaround is available in the form of an add-on which has been reviewed here and is available via from the official Firefox add-ons page. To quote from there: "This add-on is mainly for people, who want different "high contrast" scrollbars for their default Firefox theme. These scrollbars can be more kindly for eyes".

I don't use that add-on since I already have the Stylish add-on installed: this add-on allows one to modify scrollbars. My simplistic tweak is in the comments section of the first link.

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This works well in 11.10. Try it in 11.04.

I've tried it in 12.04; it does change the size, but not the color.

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