Sunday, May 13, 2012

Disable Overlay Scrollbars in Ubuntu Precise

For me, it is worth having the Ubuntu Overlay Scrollbars enabled on my Precise system due to all the hard work that was done on this project. Overlay Scrollbars have quite evolved since Natty, and in Precise, I am quite satisfied with the performance of these scrollbars, which now feature an extended proximity area, and thus, are far more easily accessible than how it used to be in Natty.


Still, if you don't like these new scrollbars, you can try reverting to the traditional old-style ones. But remember, in Precise, the scrollbar arrows which you would expect to show up at the top and the bottom of the scrollbar won't be available, same as with Oneiric before.


For disabling Overlay Scrollbars in Ubuntu Precise, get to a Terminal and run:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface ubuntu-overlay-scrollbars false

You would need to re-login for the change to take effect.

Later, if you want to revert to using the Overlay Scrollbars, run:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface ubuntu-overlay-scrollbars true

Again, you would need to re-login for the change to take effect.

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