Fixing the Scrollbars

I ran across this article that mentioned removing the scrollbars on windows: Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Post Installation Guide.  These scrollbars have annoyed me for a while.  If you use a scroll wheel on your mouse, they’re great.  They use less screen space.  But, if you actually have to click on them, they elusive.

Here’s what they look like by default.  Notice the thin orange line on the right.

Basically, it looks like you just remove this package:

sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar

So, here is the output of the command:


skp@chestnut:~$ sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar
[sudo] password for skp:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
 overlay-scrollbar overlay-scrollbar-gtk2 overlay-scrollbar-gtk3
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 9 not upgraded.
After this operation, 308 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
(Reading database ... 277404 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing overlay-scrollbar ...
Removing overlay-scrollbar-gtk3:amd64 ...
Removing overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:amd64 ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:i386 ...

Afterward, I rebooted.  Sure enough.  I had a regular looking scrollbar:

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