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A scrollbar shows how far you are scrolled down the page and allows you to navigate scrolling the page.

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Terminal, Nautilus, FF and some other applications have a very narrow scrollbar. How can I expand it?

Terminal, Nautilus, FF and some other applications have a very narrow scrollbar. It is difficult to catch on with the mouse. How can I expand it? I have ubuntu on 20.04.
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how do I set the width of the xterm scrollbar

I'm running ubuntu 20.04. I've just obtained a new laptop with very high resolution (3840x2400) and so my xterm windows are tiny by default. I can increase the font size to compensate for the ...
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make scroll bars wider in ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

The scroll bars are too narrow to use, both in Ubuntu 20.04 windows and in application (Firefox) windows. How can I make the scrollbars wider? I'm new to Linux and I expected it to be more ...
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Hack for smooth scrolling with external mouse

As many know that smooth scrolling does not work on Ubuntu apps, exceptions being firefox, chrome which have implemented it within their software, rather than relying on the system to given them that ...
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Scrollbar became invisible after update to 20.04

Long time ago made scrollbar wider. After update 18.04->20.04 it looks like this - the area and arrows are there, but the bar isn't. I don't know even where to begin to solve this. I guess I need ...
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Mailspring scroll not working on Ubuntu 18.04

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 on Dell Vostro 15 - 3546. Recently I installed Mailspring through the snap store. The scrolling bar on the right doesn't work unless I use an external mouse and use the ...
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Removing/Hiding scroll bars in Ubuntu applications

I'm new to Ubuntu, coming from Mac OS. I love it so far, except for the very visible scrollbars on some of the programs I use. For instance, I'm using Notion daily, which looks like this on a mac: ...
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Ubuntu 20 application menu scrolling issue

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS , everything seemed to function normally initially for 2 days. But now the application menu is stuck, and i cant scroll there. Although I can access any application from ...
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In Firefox 76, how do I enable scrollbar auto-hiding?

On Ubuntu 20.04 with a Gnome desktop, how do I instruct Firefox 76 to automatically hide the vertical scrollbar when inactive?
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Adding scrollbar arrows to Adwaita (default)

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 desktop. I have only the default themes installed on my system. Currently, I am using Adwaita (default) which does not have arrows at the two ends of vertical or horizontal ...
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Scrollbar width in Qt applications

I have made the scrollbar width for Gtk applications wider, Create a file called ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css Containing scrollbar slider { /* size of the slider / min-width: 20px; min-height: ...
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Is there any way in ubuntu 18.04 to add up/down arrows to all scrollbars (default)?

I would like to add up and down arrows to my scrollbars in Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. If you are on any page that has a lot of length then it is impossible to grab the scrollbar thumb-wheel and move with ...
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Extra padding on right of the scrollbar on gnome terminal when in vanilla session

I'm on Ubuntu 19.10. Installed vanilla-gnome-session for default gnome experience. But the problem is the terminal windows has this extra spaces at the right side of scrollbar in adwaita theme. Yaru ...
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Adjust the scrollbars in evolution mail client

I am using the evolution mail client to interact with my work's exchange server. The scrollbar in the client is extremely frustrating, however, because it is small, hard to click, and changes when ...
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How do I add a scrollbar to a Rofi theme?

OS: 18.04 man rofi describes rofi as A window switcher, application launcher, ssh dialog and dmenu replacement There are twenty-five themes to choose from in /usr/share/rofi/themes by running ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 ignores my gtk.css file

In Ubuntu 16.04, I created a file ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css to replace the skinny scrollbar (on both firefox and emacs) that widens when you hover with one that is always wide, change the color of the ...
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How do I make the FreeOffice interface look like the official screenshots?

On my Ubuntu Mate 18.04, the FreeOffice interface (mainly the scrollbars) is somewhat Windows-y/Wine-y. How do I make it look like the official screenshots?
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Glitch Geany in Ubuntu 18.04, scroll bar, how to solve it?

I have glitch in Geany (version 1.32), Ubuntu 18.04. The scroll bars become completely orange over the entire width (or height), and this makes it difficult to use for its intended purpose. Is it ...
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How to disable resize window on its right side?

When I have a window at the right of my screen and I try to drag the scroll bar to navigate with it, sometimes I get the resize option, instead of the scrollbar, because I go too much to the right of ...
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How do I get real scrollbars back?

I despise these invisible scrollbars that don't exist until you hover over them and don't show you where you are on the page: They are horrible to use over remote desktop. How do I get real ...
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Ubuntu Firefox: Scrollbar is not visible while reading pdf

While reading pdf in Ubuntu Firefox browser, scrollbar is not visible. Since it is not visible, it is difficult to scroll from current location. If I try to click invisible scrollbar, current ...
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How can I keep the terminal output always at the beginning?

I have large output from a python script that clear the terminal and print again, but the scrollbar of terminal always is in the bottom. Is it possible to fix the scrollbar to the top so I could ...
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gnome terminal scrollbar missing Ubuntu 18.10 upgrade

Just upgraded from a full install of 18.04 to 18.10 via do-dist-upgrade There are no scrollbars in Gnome terminal. More than one screenful of text is present. Enabling/disabling scrollbar (repeatedly ...
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How to make gnome-terminal scroll one page when clicking on the right scrollbar?

When clicking on an area of the right scrollbar of gnome-terminal which is not the scroll bar/thumb it jumps to the relative position of the output (I enabled unlimited output). Some applications ...
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How to Increase the width of Vertical and Horizontal Scroll Bars in Ubuntu 18.04 LibreOffice

The vertical and horizontal scroll bars in the Calc and Writer applications are too thin. Because of this I often open the Side Bar Settings Area by mistake; or aim-and-click 4 to 5 times to lock my ...
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synaptics touchpad not working properly in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I am new to Linux the first thing which is bothering me is I can't use scroll down on my touch pad I have to drag the scroll bar manually. If anyone can help me its a synaptics touchpad
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No up or down arrows on vertical scrollbar with Libreoffice write in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I'm trying to work on a document in Libreoffice and there are no up or down arrows in the vertical scroll sidebar. This makes it hard to move up or down in the document. How do I get the up and down ...
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Scroll Bar Way Too Narrow :(

I just installed Ubuntu 17.10 and my scroll bars are WAY to narrow. I can barely grab them with my mouse. The scroll bar in LibreOffice and Firefox is so small I can barely grab it. I have searched ...
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tiny selection elements in firefox

I am using Firefox 57.0.1 in Ubuntu 17.10 (with Radiance Appearance) and it shows tiny selection elements and scrollbars. I have tried to set GtkRange::slider-width in /usr/share/themes/Radiance, but ...
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Tweaking scrollbar behavior in Gtk3 (gtk-primary-button-warps-slider)

I am trying to create a theme for Xubuntu 17.04 (see/test here) that looks as consistent as possible across Gtk2, Gtk3, Qt4, Qt5, and wxWidgets applications (i personally find Adwaita unusable, no ...
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In Lubuntu, how can I make the default-theme scroll bars thicker?

I use Lubuntu 17.04 (zesty). I'm somewhat annoyed by how the window scroll bars are super-thin, and I often miss them or take too much time to press them. Is there a (reasonably simple) way to make ...
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How to change KDE Plasma scrollbar width?

How can I change the scrollbar width in KDE Plasma 5.9.4 on Ubuntu 17.04? The Application Style dialog box no longer contains this setting.
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Why are gtk-3.0 custom settings ignored?

Since Firefox was updated to version 52 on Ubuntu, I started to notice an annoying problem with too thin scroll bars: I was able to find a would be solution to this issue: to create a file ~/.config/...
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How to change icon in the scroll bar?

I have a shortcut in the scroll bar: As you can see, the icon is a question mark (marked in black circle). This icon represents a shortcut to a software I use. I want to change the image to an svg ...
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Terminal can't scroll after overnight idle computing

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04, using ubuntu terminal, running zsh with oh-my-zsh. I'm on a ssh session to a remote computer with the same configuration. I launched a big computing and forgot to output the ...
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I just updated from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and I'm having a problem with scrolling

I just updated from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and I'm having a problem with scrolling. The problem is the mouse click to scroll a page at a time has swapped from the old left click to page up down to ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.10 scrollbar width

After updating to 16.10 the scrollbar size in all application increased. I am really used to idea of having 2px scrollbars. Is there a way for me to decrease the width of the new scrollbars?
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GTK3 apps looks poor, cant use installed themes in Gnome 3.20

I had some troubles after install Gnome 3.20, like GTK3 apps desabled scrollbars, and theming. I cant use the Zuki, Arc or Vertex theme, even the 3.20 versions of it. Sorry for my bad english, and ...
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How to change the xubuntu scroll bar?

How to change the XUbuntu scroll bar? I have looked in various forums, and found nothing about. I've tried the command: gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal But it ...
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Why did scrollbars changed in Firefox? [duplicate]

Since the dawn of windowed software, to click on the scrollbar space (i.e. not the arrows, nor the small block) meant to scroll the size of one page (just like pressing Page Up/Page Down). Now, in a ...
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How can I enable overlay scrolling in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

Ubuntu's overlay scrollbar was removed in Ubuntu 15.10. I have 16.04 LTS and I'm wondering if there is a way to get it back. Is there?
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How do I get a bigger static scrollbar (aka normal scrollbar)?

I'm glad the outside overlay scrollbars are finally gone. But the scrollbar is still a razor thin line that becomes a less razor thin scrollbar, but still thin scrollbar, when the mouse hovers. How ...
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How to fix the scrollbar new behaviour in Firefox

This question has already been asked (How to fix GTK3 scrollbar behavior) but I don't know how to implement the answer: If I click in the scrollbar below or above the thumb it moves to the spot I just ...
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Can I make it so scroll bars extend to the very edge of the screen in lubuntu?

My problem with the scroll bars in lubuntu (15.10) is that they are set slightly away from the edge, so you have to be careful when placing your mouse on them, instead of just whooshing your mouse ...
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Is it possible to restore traditional full-width scrollbars (15.10)

Ever since the hateful and buggy "overlay scrollbars" appeared, I disabled them and used "normal" scrollbars, so I am glad the overlay ones are finally gone in 15.10. However, I don't like the new 15....
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Is it possible to make the scrollbars wider in 15.10?

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 and I'm fairly pleased with it. Among other things, I'm pleased that the non-scrollbar scrollbars are gone, but the new ones are still too thin for me; I would rather ...
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Scroll bar arrows missing after a recent update of 15.10

The scroll bar arrows seem to have disappeared from everything except Firefox after a recent update of Ubuntu 15.10. I have poor hand-eye coordination, and am having a very hard time adjusting to OSX-...
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How to make apps use Unity's scrollbar?

How can I make other apps display the same, slender kind of scrollbar that for example Files (the default file browser for Ubuntu) uses? To be precise I want this scrollbar everywhere, especially in ...