November 21, 2011

How to Disable the Overlay Scrollbar in Ubuntu 11.01 and 11.10

How to Disable the Overlay Scrollbar in Ubuntu 11.01 and 11.10

I like the new look of Unity, but there is one thing that keeps bugging me and that is the new Overlay Scrollbar. To remove it, do the following from the Terminal.

First you need to become root

Then export the following setting:

Last reboot and voilà the classical scrollbar is back.

2 comments:

Baban Gaigole said...

nice trick. can also go for what is posted on http://hashprompt.blogspot.com

Magnus K Karlsson said...

I better way to uninstall the overlay scrollbar is:

sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar liboverlay-scrollbar3-0.2-0 liboverlay-scrollbar-0.2-0

And to reinstall it:

sudo apt-get install overlay-scrollbar liboverlay-scrollbar3-0.2-0 liboverlay-scrollbar-0.2-0