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    Removing Overlay Scrollbars on the Dash?

    Can the overlay scrollbars be removed from the Dash?

    I've turned them off with Unity Tweak Tool and removed and purged the actual packages.

    But, tap the Windows key and, bang, there they are.

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    Re: Removing Overlay Scrollbars on the Dash??

    This worked for me:

    Code:
       sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar
       sudo echo "export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0" > /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80overlayscrollbars
    The scroll bar is thin, and I don't know about the windows key.
    My original 1986 IBM PS2 keyboard doesn't have one.
    Last edited by JRV; October 16th, 2013 at 03:48 PM.
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    Re: Removing Overlay Scrollbars on the Dash??

    Quote Originally Posted by JRV View Post
    This worked for me:

    Code:
       sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar
       sudo echo "export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0" > /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80overlayscrollbars
    The scroll bar is thin, and I don't know about the windows key.
    My original 1986 IBM PS2 keyboard doesn't have one.
    Didn't work Rats. Got regular scrollbars everywhere but in the Dash. Thanks, tho.

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    Re: Removing Overlay Scrollbars on the Dash??

    Quote Originally Posted by buzzingrobot View Post
    Didn't work Rats. Got regular scrollbars everywhere but in the Dash. Thanks, tho.
    Sounds like it's hard coded.

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    Re: Removing Overlay Scrollbars on the Dash??

    philinux is probably right. When I do a
    Code:
    sudo nautilus
    I still get the overlay scrollbars.

    philinux - Is your name Phil, or does the phi mean (1+sqrt(5))/2?
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    Re: Removing Overlay Scrollbars on the Dash??

    The above worked last time I tried it. Also, I removed them:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar liboverlay-scrollbar-0.2-0 liboverlay-scrollbar3-0.2-0
    I'll try this again to be sure.

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    Re: Removing Overlay Scrollbars on the Dash??

    I just tried this and using the command:
    Code:
    sudo sh -c 'echo "export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0" > /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80overlayscrollbars'
    Then logout and back in again, it worked. I didn't have to remove anything.

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