Scrolling on Gnome

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Sun Oct 2 10:19:32 MDT 2011


On Sun, 02 Oct 2011 09:47:08 -0600
Tod Hansmann <plug.org at todandlorna.com> wrote:

> > My question is, how do I get rid of the new scroll widget, and get
> > all my apps to use the traditional scroll bar?
> >  
> It's called an overlay scroll bar, and it IS annoying, but can be 
> disabled one of two ways.  You can remove the "overlay-scrollbar" 
> package, or you can run this in a terminal: "echo "export 
> LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0" | sudo tee 
> /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80overlayscrollbars > /dev/null".  Then just
> re-log.
> 
> Reference from when I did this to my install: 
> http://www.tuxgarage.com/2011/04/disable-overlay-scrollbars-in-ubuntu.html

Thank you. I took the latter approach, and it works. Much better.

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