View Full Version : [ubuntu] mac style scroll bars

March 29th, 2011, 07:27 AM
is there a way to get Mac style scroll bars on Ubuntu -- ie; with both the up and down arrows located on top of one another in the bottom right corner of the window? if my memory serves me correctly, I have actually seen it before and it may have something to do with the way the particular gtk theme in use is written. It would be nice to have an easy way to change this setting like on OSX

Frogs Hair
March 29th, 2011, 02:03 PM
If you are looking for Macish themes here are some and there are many more.




Copper Bezel
March 29th, 2011, 02:44 PM
Edit: Scrubbed. Double-checked something.

Edit Again: I'd thought that the GTK theme couldn't override the presence and position of the scrollbar buttons, but clearly it does. If you don't want to change the theme itself, that setting is going to be somewhere in the gtkrc file for the theme you're using, but other than just picking through for anything to do with scrollbars, I wouldn't know where to look.

March 29th, 2011, 03:09 PM
Wait for ubuntu 11.04. The scroll bars realy look nice! :smile:

March 30th, 2011, 03:21 AM
@Frogs Hair: Thanks for mentioning my themes! :)

However, of the mentioned themes only the first one, the original "iMetal Leopard", has the so-called "secondary-backward-stepper".

Unfortunately, there is no easy GUI option to switch the scrollbar stepper style. But if the concerning theme is based on the Murrine engine, it would be almost as easy as that. If the theme is based on pixmaps, it would be much harder, because you would also have to modify the image files.

So what theme would you like to modify then?