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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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koteisaev
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@OmyThis is still relevant when I travel and use laptop with trackpad instead of mouse, I just happens not every day, literally only during vacation. Notice that there is no any mentioning of exact way of scrolling in this fragment:

The main use for scrollbar for me are two actions:

1) see where I am at long article. Sometimes I want to know where I am at article length, like will I have enough time to read the whole article at lunch. And single way to know that is to try to activate scrollbar, by scrolling forth and back.

b) When i want to climb down to page footer with mouse, e. g. to see link to site Impressum page, the scrollbar is fastest way to do so.

And this both works for mouse and for trackpad.

And regardless the actual scrolling method, these situations are both reasons for scrollbars to have a meaningful/configurable width, not these hardcoded 1-2 pixels, and have an option to to keep them always visible.