Questions tagged [overlay-scrollbars]

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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Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS desktop without menu and bars

I have Ubuntu Xenial (16.04.7 LTS) installed on my coputer working fine. Today I powered it on and it started without menu and bars in desktop. I tried so many solution posted, but no one worked. What ...
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Failed to load modules Matlab R2019a

I have just installed Matlab R2019a on my Ubuntu 16.04LTS. When I run it from a terminal, I get the following GTK message: Gtk-Message: 18:16:10.235: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar" Gtk-...
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How to disable autohiding of scrollbars in 18.04 LTS

How can I disable autohiding of scrollbars in 18.04 LTS? I tried the solution at How to disable the hiding of scrollbars in version 16.04 and up, but it had no effect here, in Firefox or Nautilus, on ...
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How to remove overlay-scrollbars in Ubuntu 17.10 and 18.04?

Since 17.10 solutions working in previous versions don't work anymore (E.g. N0rberts option 2 ("Remove overlay-scrollbar stuff") in Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar" ...
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Enable overlay scrollbars in themes that have them disabled

When I use Numix (apt install numix-gtk-theme; gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "'Numix'"), I get old-style scrollbars. I expect there is some way to force-enable overlay scrollbars ...
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Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “overlay-scrollbar” Ubuntu 17.10

I run application in reinstalled Qt Creator 3.5.1 (opensource) Based on Qt 5.5.1 (GCC 4.9.1 20140922 (Red Hat 4.9.1-10), 32 bit) And the building is successful. But also there are warnings: Gtk-...
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How do I disable overlay scrollbars on Ubuntu 17.04? [duplicate]

I really hate overlay scrollbars. Solutions like gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface ubuntu-overlay-scrollbars false or gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal ...
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16.04 Can I get the old Unity thumb overlay scrollbar back?

Some people are hating the old overlay scrollbar, but I really like it as it gives me a good area to drag the scrollbar. The new thicker strip scrollbar is thinner than that on Windows and I find it ...
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scrollbar Issue in Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop

I have a scroll bar issue. There's a tiny pixel of margin to the right of the scroll bar, whenever I click on the scrollbar (on that margin) anywhere but not in the middle of it. The bar moves to ...
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How do I get rid of the Ubuntu scrollbars and theming in Firefox 46.0?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and I've just upgraded the firefox package (released today) from 45.0.2 to 46.0. The release has brought an unwelcome change; the ugly Ubuntu scrollbars, and even uglier ...
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Using overlay scrollbars with startx?

Previously I used slim to replace lxdm ini my Lubuntu, but afterwards my slim error. Now I use startx to enter the desktop and somehow I started to like it, but the problem comes when my overlay ...
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How to disable the hiding of scrollbars in version 16.04 and up

Can someone tell me how to disable the new behavior that just started in Ubuntu 15.10, the hiding of the scrollbars. I can find many references and questions on this, but they are all related to ...
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Why drop overlay scrollbars in Ubuntu 15.10?

Why has Ubuntu 15.10 dropped overlay scroll-bars? Are there any specific advantages of dropping it?
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How to get rid of old overlay scrollbars in after upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10 for good?

I updated to 15.10 couple of days ago, and there is still plenty of apps (Deluge, TrueCrypt, ...) showing the old overlay scrollbars with dumb thumb thing. Can I fix this, and make those apps use the ...
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Why does 15.04 gnome-terminal not have the Unity-style scrollbars?

I really like the "overlay-scrollbars" that were introduced in Unity. Here is a screenshot: In 14.04, the gnome-terminal had overlay-scrollbars. But I installed 15.04 (full install, not update) and ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 overlay scrollbar [duplicate]

i have xubuntu 14.04 LTS and i wan't to ask one question.I'am tried many pages ,but nowherewas this.Please help me i wan't to make my Xubuntu look like normal ubuntu(i have old laptop and the normal ...
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How do I resize a window when the edge is hidden by overlay scrollbars?

I'd like to resize a window inside an application but the edge I need to grab is hidden by overlay scrollbars. I don't want to completely disable overlay scrollbars, that's been asked and answered. ...
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How to get around low contrast scrollbars?

The problem is I'm using Unity, the theme is Ubuntu Mono Dark, and I'm using non overlay scrollbars so I'm having a hard time actually seeing the scrollbar. This bug has been plaguing me since at ...
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Increase scrollbar width (Ubuntu Studio 14.10)

How can I change the width of the scrollbars? (.. .. .. in menus, in settings, in firefox) I want to help my mother (72) using a computer too, but her eyes and orientation is less than mine, so it ...
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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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scroll bar gets in the way of grabbing from a Pan column on the right hand side

I've only seen this in Pan, it seems to do this on a quasi-regular basis: The problem is how to "grab" the date column on the right hand side. Unfortunately, the little up/down arrow widget 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' Can ...
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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 package,...
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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 method ...
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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 ubuntu-...
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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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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 and bigger books of 200+ pages. The ...
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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 old ...
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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 (PPA/DEB-...
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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?