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goodiesgetthe
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Status: New idea

Please, please, please give an option to set the width of the scroll bar in Firefox. It's so narrow that about 50% of the time when I try to drag it down, I end up dragging down the whole window. I'm sure it's nice for those who have their smartphone welded to their palm, but some of us still use PCs occasionally, and it's so annoying I usually just use the Page Down key, making the scroll bar pointless. I can't imagine anyone with less than great vision even trying to use Firefox because of this.

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Torbins
Strollin' around

Solution that works for me:

  1. Go to about:config
  2. Change value of widget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.style to 4

That's it!

emilio
New member

There are two proper ways of making this work as you want:

  •  Check Windows Settings -> Accessibility -> Visual Effects -> Always Show Scrollbars. This affects all windows apps.
  • In about:config, change widget.windows.overlay-scrollbars.enabled to false, this affects just Firefox.

On top of that, Firefox respects your system scrollbar size on windows, but if you want you can turn that off (widget.non-native-theme.win.scrollbar.use-system-size=false) and make the scrollbar larger or smaller with widget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.size.override.

Mark--
New member

For seniors using a PC, this suggestion is really an accessibility issue for Firefox users.  The scroll bars are too thin for someone who has difficulty positioning the mouse pointer with the precision you require.