Revert fedora 22/23 changes to scrollbars

asked 2015-07-18 18:44:43 -0600

Federico gravatar image

updated 2016-05-20 05:50:11 -0600

Apparently, fedora 22 / KDE 5 has those annoying thin, short and round scroll-bars which are so hard to use and are spreading as a virus all over the web. As a plus, they look vastly different in every application.

This change drives me crazy, how can I have the traditional scrollbar back? I just can't endure a period of behavioural correction where I'll be forced to unlearn usage of the impossible scrollbars in favour of unconditional page up/down. I like choice.

Update: I'm still looking for a solution in fedora 23, which didn't improve things much. :(

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Change the theme?

bit4man gravatar imagebit4man ( 2015-07-22 00:08:20 -0600 )edit

What theme would restore fedora 21 experience?

Federico gravatar imageFederico ( 2015-07-25 06:26:53 -0600 )edit

I' ve tried all the available themes but none of them changed the scrollbars. I also downloaded a couple additional themes and went through several themes' descriptions, but they all look similar in that regard (i.e. jumping on latest fashions).

Federico gravatar imageFederico ( 2015-07-27 05:06:15 -0600 )edit

Now on fedora 23 (Plasma 5.6.3) the scrollbars are much more usable because even if the cursor is at the extreme right of the screen you can still scroll. However there is still a slight decrease in "grip" area.

Federico gravatar imageFederico ( 2016-05-20 05:49:16 -0600 )edit