How to Disable Overlay Scrollbars in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy

disable overlay scrollbar ubuntu 13.10

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to disable overlay scrollbars and switch back to old fat regular scrollbars in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.

Since Ubuntu 13.04, there’s an option in Dconf Editor allows to switch on / off this feature. Follow steps show you how:

1. Open Ubuntu Software Center. Search for and install dconf Editor.

2. Open dconf Editor, navigate to com/canonical/desktop/interface. Change the scollbar-mode to normal

If you’re familiar with command line, just run one command in terminal:

gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal

That’s it. Enjoy!

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6 comments

  1. Thanks! Worked like a charm.
    @fatriff – Unity tweak tool only exists if you’re using Unity. In my case, I’m using mate-desktop. Tweak tool is gone, but scrollbars were still in overlay mode.

  2. I also miss the page up and page down functions. If I click somewhere in the scrollbar, the position changes immediatelly to that point. I have no chance to scroll up/down pagewise with the mouse. In Firefox it is still working as expected, but neither on evince, nautilus and other utilities.

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