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Change scrollbar thickness globally in XFCE


This will cover many applications, but not all.

1. Open your home folder.

2. Press Ctrl + H (to show hidden files)\

3. Open the .gtkrc-2.0 file, add the following to a new line starting at the bottom of the file:

--- Code: ---style "myscrollbar"
class "GtkScrollbar" style "myscrollbar"

--- End code ---

Example of entire .gtkrc-2.0 file:

--- Code: ---gtk-menu-popdown-delay = 0
gtk-menu-bar-popup-delay = 0
gtk-enable-animations = 0
gtk-timeout-expand = 0

style "myscrollbar"
class "GtkScrollbar" style "myscrollbar"
--- End code ---

Change '25' to a thickness you prefer.

4. Logout/in again to complete.

I tried this on LLOS 5 and it does not seem to work.  I tried 40, 80 and 150 and saw no difference in file windows or Firefox.  I know that this is an older article, is there something new that would do this?


I found something else on the internet that seems to be working.  Thanks for reading.

I take it this only works for XFCE apps? I noticed that the file browser, the scrollbar looks the same, but gets fatter when I hover over it. Changing UI elements are bad no?


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