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Old 09-26-2016, 12:24 AM   #1
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Remove Overlay Scrollbar


How can I remove the overlay scrollbars on Linux Mint? I would like to have permanent scrollbars with the up and down arrows that are wider. I have tried several things but haven't found anything that works for version 18. Thank you.
 
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How can I remove the overlay scrollbars on Linux Mint? I would like to have permanent scrollbars with the up and down arrows that are wider. I have tried several things but haven't found anything that works for version 18. Thank you.
What are the several things that you have tried? Have you tried, for example, editing your theme's gtk-widgets.css or using dconf-editor?

Also, which desktop environment are you using? That's an important piece of info with anything relating to the desktop and windows management.
 
Old 09-26-2016, 05:18 PM   #3
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I tried dconf-editor but I could not find the parameter that I was suppose to change. I don't remember what the parameter was called now. I am using the Mint-X theme and I tried setting the steppers to 1 for the level that I am using. I thought that I was running the gnome desktop so I edited the css file for gnome. I installed hardinfo and found that I was actually running X-cinnamon desktop. I am not sure of what file to use for X-cinnamon but I could not find a stepper parameter in the files I looked in.
 
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Would there be a distro or theme that is more retro? I prefer the old Windows XP look to the more modern look.
 
Old 09-28-2016, 01:59 AM   #5
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Edited gtk-widgets.css file

I was editing the css file for gnome instead of cinnamon. Found out I was using cinnamon by installing hardinfo.
 
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I was editing the css file for gnome instead of cinnamon. Found out I was using cinnamon by installing hardinfo.
Excellent. Thanks for letting us know. What was the file that you changed in the end, and what parameters in it did you modify?
 
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I edited the theme that I was using, Mint-X, in usr/share/themes/Mint-X setting the steppers to 1 and adjusting dimensions.

Quote:
.scrollbar {
background-clip: padding-box;
-GtkRange-trough-border: 2;
-GtkScrollbar-has-backward-stepper: 1;
-GtkScrollbar-has-forward-stepper: 1;
-GtkRange-slider-width: 16;
-GtkScrollbar-min-slider-length: 30;
-GtkRange-stepper-spacing: 0;
-GtkRange-stepper-size: 40;
-GtkRange-trough-under-steppers: 1;
}
Then I found an article that said that I should have updated home/.config so I wouldn't have to deal with it with every new release of Mint. I can't find the article but I will keep looking. I have added files to .config for gtk-2.0 and gtk-3.0 with the changes for the themes. It was a lot easier editing .config than usr since it does not need root. It corrected the problem for the most part but I did notice when I am in my default file manager for Mint that the scrollbars still disappears.
 
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