Re: Shy scroll bars

From: George Mitchell <>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2022 17:59:10 UTC
On 5/17/22 12:10, Guido Falsi wrote:
> 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 
> about:config.
> A quick test I made shows it should be what you're looking for. And does 
> not even require a restart.

Indeed!  This fixes the problem.

On 5/17/22 12:21, Michael Schuster wrote:
 > I'm repeating what I sent OP in private: look for a way to disable
 > client side decorations - what you're reporting sounds a lot like
 > that... idea.

I couldn't figure out how to do this, but Guido Falsi's suggestion
worked perfectly, so I'm happy.  Thanks to all for listening!
-- George