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Somewhat usable scrollbars in Ubuntu 22.04 Gnome 42.1 

1. Disable auto-hide

Run in terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface overlay-scrolling false

2. Increase width

Save following code to file:

/home/USER/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css

Code:

@import url("resource:///com/ubuntu/themes/Yaru/3.0/gtk.css");

scrollbar slider {
/* Size of slider */
min-width: 15px;
min-height: 15px;
border-radius: 0px;

/* Padding around slider */
border: 5px solid transparent;
}

Somewhat usable scrollbars in Ubuntu 22.04 Gnome 42.1 

Somewhat usable scrollbars in Ubuntu 22.04 Gnome 42.1 

@bgcarlisle I was just about to tag you :)

Somewhat usable scrollbars in Ubuntu 22.04 Gnome 42.1 

@shahaan Thank you friend!!

Somewhat usable scrollbars in Ubuntu 22.04 Gnome 42.1 

@bgcarlisle Welcome!

Unfortunately it doesn’t do anything for snaps so I’ll have to find another fix for Firefox. Doesn’t change Thunderbird either (even though it’s not a snap)? 🤷🏻‍♂️

Somewhat usable scrollbars in Ubuntu 22.04 Gnome 42.1 

@shahaan I installed the non-snap version of Firefox and it doesn't seem to apply there

I guess the Mozilla folks implemented their own??

Somewhat usable scrollbars in Ubuntu 22.04 Gnome 42.1 

@bgcarlisle I guess so?? :blob_facepalm:

Somewhat usable scrollbars in Ubuntu 22.04 Gnome 42.1 

@shahaan @bgcarlisle firefox and thunderbird do not necessarily use gtk and so have their ui settings in about:config to emulate what the system uses, rather than using the system values.

Somewhat usable scrollbars in Ubuntu 22.04 Gnome 42.1 

@shahaan to me, gnome has become simply an accumulation of really bad ui experiences. It is funny that #xfce can feel more natural and usable on a tablet than gnome, too.

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