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Questions tagged [scrollbar]

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

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Terminal output scrolling is gone (Headless 11.10 Server, Upgraded from 10.10)

I recently upgraded a 10.10 server (headless, EC2) to 11.04 and then to 11.10. Both upgrades seem to have worked, but now my terminal acts differently, particularly concerning output scrolling. I am ...
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How to fix GTK3 scrollbar behavior

I have removed the overlay scrollbars. How can I configure GTK3 scrollbar clicking behavior? GTK3 applications scrollbars behave strangely under Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04. This also happens with Fedora ...
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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 change color AND width of non overlay scrollbars in Ubuntu 12.04

I know many people have complained about the almost invisible and not usable scrollbars in recent versions of Ubuntu, even after removing or disabling the default overlay scrollbars. I wonder how can ...
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Prevent (xfce) terminal from scrolling with output

I'm running Xubuntu. When I run something that produces a lot of output to the terminal (such as my code, generally....!) I find that it is not possible to "freeze" the screen, to take a look at a ...
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What is the rationale of the tiny floatable scrolling bar in 12.04?

I wonder what the rationale of the tiny floatable scrolling bar is in 12.04? Does anyone feel any convenience and inconvenience about it compared to the original typical scrolling bar? Often with ...
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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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How do I get same scrollbar style for gtk-2.0 and gtk-3.0 apps?

Sorry for my English mistakes, I'm Spanish. I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 in a tablet. I've removed overlay-scrollbars and I have increased the scrollbars size to use them with fingers. In /usr/share/themes/...
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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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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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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 change the scrollbar's color in Firefox?

I can't see where I am in the pages since the color of the scrollbar is the same as the background ... Can I change the color, maybe with ./gtk-2/apps/ff.rc ? I couldn't find anything about it. ...
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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 do I make the scrollbars wider?

I'm using Gnome 64-bit edition with the classic desktop and I don't have overlay scrollbars installed. My question is, how can I make the scrollbars wider? They're too thin for me to hit as quickly ...
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How I can hide scrollbar at terminal Xubuntu 14.04?

With dark terminal white scrollbar looks bad.
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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 do I get scrollbar buttons in Lubuntu?

Remember those buttons at the ends of vertical scrollbars for scrolling up and down one line at a time? I would like those on my Lubuntu system. It's a pain without them, particularly for laptop ...
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gnome terminal scrollbar visibility

According the manual below https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-terminal/stable/pref-scrolling.html.en There is an option (Edit ▸ Profile Preferences ▸ Scrolling) "Scrollbar visibility" so that you ...
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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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Very tiny scroll bar in GNOME Shell

I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 with GNOME Shell. Everything is okay except the scroll bar, especially in Firefox. It's very, very tiny, especially in long pages! Also, I don't know why ...
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Acrobat Reader and Foxit's scrollbar not working

I've installed Acro Reader to view PDF files, but the vertical scrollbar isn't working. When I scroll it, it has no effect over the PDF file. However, I can navigate the files using the arrow keys or ...
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Dell N5110 Touch pad Scroll bar not recognized in Ubuntu 12.0.4

I bought recently my Dell N 5110 and installed Ubuntu 12.0.4 LST X 64 Bit along with Windows 7. The problem I am facing is my touch pad is not recognized in ubuntu and tried installing alps (as I ...
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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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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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gedit scroll area stops short of the screen - am I missing something?

I'm using gedit 2.30.3 . Even when the window is maximized, if I put the cursor all the way to the right to the scrollbar area and click to move up or down a screenfull of text, it won't do it! It's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kubuntu 15.04 - arrow in the scrollbar

is there a way to enable the little up and down arrows on the top and bottom (respectively) of the scroll bar? Some people are so used to it and miss it. Thank you!
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How to disable horizontal mouse wheel scrolling when mouse is over horizontal scrollbar

When I'm scrolling around code, I sometimes put my mouse over the horizontal scrollbar and then the mouse wheel scrolls horizontally which is not what I'm used to. More annoyingly, the two-finger ...
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Missing scrollbars & strange white edges

Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04, I have had issues with the "native" scroll bars. This problem is happening in programs such as Nautilus, Eclipse, System Settings etc.. In other words; programs ...
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Scrollbars when root user

When I open an application as root I get gnome2-like scrollbars which is fine. But: the small arrows at top and bottom of the scrollbars are missing. the function of clicking between arrow and ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Window scroll handles/bars aren't working for me in Ubuntu. Can they be modified?

Window scroll handles/bars are aren't working for me in Ubuntu. Can they be modified? For one thing the handles disappear, which means I have to hold the mouse in the right place to make them ...
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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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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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Is there any way to make scroll bars scroll all the way on every drag?

In large text documents, either using Geany or GEdit, when I'm some ways down the document, if I grab the scroll bar with the mouse too close to the top of the window and drag up, it only lets me ...
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How can I improve Nautilus’ performance?

I tried PCManFM too, same thing. Windows Explorer on Windows 7 can load the directory, thumbnails and all, in as little as 30 seconds or so. In Nautilus, it's constantly jostling around all the images ...
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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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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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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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how change kde plasma scrollbar width

How can I change the scrollbar width in kde plasma 5.9.4 ubuntu 17.04. The Application Style dialog box no longer contains this setting. I'm old and they are too small.
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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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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-...