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Thread: 11.04 and Gnome 2 = no scroll bars

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    11.04 and Gnome 2 = no scroll bars

    Since upgrading to 11.04 unofficial PowerPC build I haven't been able to see the scroll bars and accompanying arrows, they are still there, but not visible unless you poke around at where the slider should be, which will show up as white bar, which works normally.
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    Re: 11.04 and Gnome 2 = no scroll bars

    They're called overlay scrollbars. They can be disabled (see my sig) but are intended to save a bit of visual space.
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    Re: 11.04 and Gnome 2 = no scroll bars

    Quote Originally Posted by Copper Bezel View Post
    They're called overlay scrollbars. They can be disabled (see my sig) but are intended to save a bit of visual space.
    Well it's a stupid idea with no apparent option to fix it.

    Something like this should not be a default setting on a desktop install in the first place, since the few pixels it tries to save are useless anyways, what changes? See 1 extra letter per line before it bumps the word to the next line down?

    If thats the case then it just reeks of change just for the ake of change, with no benefit to the end user as has been shown with KDE4, Gnome3 and Unity.

    It wasn't broken and didn't need fixing.
    Last edited by Duo Maxwell; May 11th, 2011 at 01:03 AM.
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    Re: 11.04 and Gnome 2 = no scroll bars

    I personally think they are a step forward. A more minimalistic approach that saves screen space is always welcome in my book.

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