Restore to Normal Scrollbars in Ubuntu 14.04

restore normal scrollbars in Ubuntu 14.04

By default, Ubuntu uses overlay scrollbars in the default Unity desktop. You can do a little tweak to get back the old fat normal scrollbars like the top picture shows.

First open Ubuntu Software Center and install dconf-editor, a graphical tool to edit your desktop environment settings.

install dconf editor

Second, open the editor and navigate to com/canonical/desktop/interface.

Change the value of scrollbar-mode to normal will immediately get the old fat scrollbars:

restore normal scrollbars ubuntu 14.04

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.