Re: Shy scroll bars

From: Guido Falsi <>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2022 16:10:54 UTC
On 17/05/22 17:27, George Mitchell wrote:
> Among the "features" that have appeared in Firefox 100 is my least
> favorite from Linux's so-called Unity interface: in the name of
> maximizing non-wasted screen space, scroll bars shrink to maybe two
> or three pixels in width whenever the cursor is not in their vicinity.
> Sure, this does give a tiny bit more space to other uses, but it means
> you can't see at a glance where you have scrolled to in a large image
> or document.  (At least, it's hard for my aged eyes.)  Is there some
> way to persuade Firefox not to do this?  Thanks for your attention.
> -- George

Try switching "widget.gtk.overlay-scrollbars.enabled" to false in 

A quick test I made shows it should be what you're looking for. And does 
not even require a restart.

Guido Falsi <>