The new scroll-bars introduced in unity;use an overlay to ensure that scroll-bars take up no active screen real-estate. A thumb appears magically when the pointer is in proximity to the scroll-bar, for easy desktop-style paging and dragging.

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Eclipse Luna displaying regular scrollbars instead of overlay scrollbars - how to change?

I've recently switched to using the new Eclipse Luna, but for some reason it stopped displaying the overlay scrollbars, and now shows the regular ones that are in e.g. Firefox. Kepler had them. Since ...
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Cannot run Arduino IDE: failed to load modules “overlay-scrollbar” and “unity-gtk-module”

I installed the Arduino IDE after downloading it from the official website. However, when I run the application, I just being prompted to select a folder for sketches. After selecting one, nothing ...
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Are per-app settings for the overlay scrollbar possible?

Is it possible to set certain applications to use conventional scrollbars rather than the overlay ones? There are instances where the overlay scrollbar could hinder functionality: scroll bar gets in ...
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GTK scrollbar with transparent or no trough

Is it possible in GTK-2 or/and GTK-3 to remove the scrollbar trough or make it invisible? I know there are scripts to remove the scrollbar steppers, like: GtkScrollbar::has-forward-stepper = 0 Now ...
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error: No such schema 'com.canonical.desktop.interface'

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS I want to return a standard(old) scroll bar. olga@olga:~$ gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal No such schema 'com.canonical.desktop.interface' ...
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enable overlay-scrollbar in xubuntu 12.10 (xfce 4.10)

I just did a release upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 and I noticed that even though I have the overlay-scrollbar package installed, it is not used. I have tried purging and reinstalling the ...
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How do I get a different type of scrollbars in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable overlay scrollbars? By default 12.04 uses overlay scroll bars that are too difficult to click and make it harder to see my relative position, and every ...
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ubuntu-overlay-scrollbars set to false shows no arrows in several cases

I'm running 12.04, and prefer the more conservative style "normal" scrollbars over the overlay scrollbars. I have set them to false in the terminal: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface ...
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Change gtk-2 scrollbar to something like overlay scrollbar (in appearance)

When there are scroll wheels on mice and scrollbar functions on thouchpads, a low contrast wide scrollbar doesn’t make sense. So I wanted to change gtk-2.0 scrollbar to something like overlay one – ...
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How to use overlay scrollbars for large scrolling areas?

I sometimes open large files with dozens of pages of text in them. However, often I find that I drag the overlay scrollbar to the top or to the bottom of the window, but I am nowhere near the ...
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Overlay scrollbars disabled on upgrade - how to reenable?

When I upgraded from Natty to Oneiric and then immediately to Precise, for some reason the overlay scrollbars stopped appearing. They were enabled and worked just fine in Natty, and are still enabled ...
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Quickly add Scrolling to Window

while creating my ubuntu application, I wanted to add in several images and then allow the user to scroll through them. The problem I am having, is that it just cuts the image off, and there are no ...
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Why doesn't the Dash have an overlay scrollbar?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. The overlay scrollbar doesn't appear in the dash when i hover over the scrollbar. It appears in other places.
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Is it possible to use Overlay Scrollbars in Lubuntu?

Is it possible to install overlay scrollbars in Lubuntu? I searched for hours, but found nothing. I'm using Lubuntu 12.04.
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The new QT GUI for existing applications will be integrated with the Ayatana overlay scrollbars?

With the last updates in Ubuntu 12.04 at least two new GUI in QT for existing applications are landed: Ubuntu One Control Panel, and Checkbox (the system testing tool). These new GUIs are pretty good, ...
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How to disable overlay scrollbar hiding behavior

If I move mouse cursor on the scrollbar and don't move it then scrollbar just hides after few seconds. How can I disable such behavior?
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Disable or remove overlay scrollbars in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable overlay scrollbars? For months I've tried the overlay scrollbars which I think is a fair test and found that, while they are a good idea in principle, ...
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How do I compile and use liboverlay-scrollbar from source?

I'm trying to install and use a patched version of liboverlay-scrollbar that matches my personal preferences. I've successfully downloaded lp:ayatana-scrollbar and ./autogen.sh; make; sudo make ...
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Why are overlay scrollbars in Eclipse enabled on 64bit but disabled on 32bit?

I was using a 64bit Ubuntu but decided to switch to 32bit. Now, my Eclipse does not display overlay scrollbars anymore, but instead uses the old scrollbars. So why are they disabled on Ubuntu 11.10 ...
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Is there a way to enable smooth scrolling for PDFs?

There is one small issue with Ubuntu that is driving me crazy. Smooth scrolling when reading documents PDF's isn't smooth. I was using evince to read PDF's bigger books 200+ pages. The slightest ...
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Why do Synaptic and Update Manager not use overlay scrollbars?

This happens in both 11.04 and 11.0. I read in some place that this apps are “blacklisted” to explicitly not use overlay scrollbars, but why? EDIT (17 Sep): Now Update Manager has been whitelisted ...
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Overlay scrollbars in GTK apps under KDE

I want t try overlay scrollbars in Eclipse. I am using KDE. How do I enable overlay scrollbars in GTK apps under KDE?
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How to change overlay scrollbar color? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the color of the scroll bar? In my /home/myname/.themes/themename/gtkrc file I found this: style "murrine-scrollbar" { bg[SELECTED] = shade (0.6, ...
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revert back to old style slidebars to get rid of the transparent slidebars [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable overlay scrollbars? Sorry not sure if this is the right place to post this. I'm trying to get rid of these annoying transparent slide bars i want the ...
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Why can't I get overlay scrollbars in GNOME3?

How do I enable the overlay-scrollbars in GNOME3?
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Danger of overlay scrollbar in Natty [closed]

At first I liked the new scroll bar on Natty, but it is prone to accidental clicks. See for instance the screenshot below: It is easy to click "Remove" as the scroller fades out, or before it ...
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Is there a way to get thin scrollbars in 10.10?

I like the new overlay/thin scrollbars from Natty but I don't like Unity and the Speed, so I will stay on Ubuntu 10.10 for a while. Is there a way to get the new scrollbars in Ubuntu 10.10 ...
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How can I grab Unity scrollbars from the side of the screen?

I can grab normal scroll bars by moving my pointer far to the right. I'm usually able to do this without looking because the pointer stops at the edge, and the scrollbar is on the edge. I'm familiar ...
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Overlay scrollbar for Chromium browser [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enable Overlay Scrollbars In all Applications Will Chromium Browser ever get overlay scrollbar? Like this:
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Is there a way to blacklist an individual application from using overlay-scrollbars?

I am having problems with some programs when using overlay-scrollbars, mainly Code::Blocks and Eclipse. I've found several ways of disabling the overlay scrollbars completely, for all applications, ...
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How to enable overlay scrollbars in my app?

I'm testing my app in Natty 2nd beta, in which most applications are showing the new overlay scroolbars, I guess only non-native GTK apps can't show it (like LibreOffice or Firefox). My app is coded ...
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Enable Overlay Scrollbars In all Applications

Is there a way to force all applications to use the Natty overlay scrollbars? Examples: Chrome doesn't use it, neither does Firefox, gnome-terminal or a host of other applications.
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How do I enable overlay scrollbars in Firefox?

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

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 ...
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Which applications support the new scroll bars?

Will all programs in Natty have the new cool scroll bars once the final version comes out?
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How do I disable overlay scrollbars?

It looks like Ubuntu 11.04 will come with overlay scrollbars by default. I do like them, but I don't like the current mix of scrollbar types as many applications don't yet use those overlay ...