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Status: New idea

Please fix the skinny scroll bars in Thunderbird.  I have tried everything in the about:config to no avail.  I can't go on with them having a thin width.  And keep them visible.

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Strollin' around

I agree, bar is too small any option to change width will be appreciated by the users.

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Yes PLEASE! I want to see my scrollbars, not fish for them... 🙄 And I want to be able to select and scroll easily without super precision mousing about!  

I want to pay attention to content while scrolling, not be hunting and worrying about finding the scrollbar!

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Definitely increase the scroll bar width!

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An option somewhere to always show expanded scrollbars would be great.

Familiar face

Is this something related to a specific operating system?  I use Windows 10 and the width of my scroll bars remains unchanged since about Version 2.

This is what they look like to me.


I understand Windows 11 has some funky tiny scroll bars. I googled changing those and got this fairly straight forward tutorial on modifying the Windows 11 scroll bar width.


New member

I totally agree the scroll bar is too skinny!

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I agree scroll bar is way too skinny.  There should be a simple adjustment without having to use regedit (if that even works).

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I agree. The new skinny scrollbars are not useful. They look more attractive, at the price of functionality. In Windows 11, I have set scrollbars to a wide with. However, Thunderbird seems to ignore this setting.

Making moves

This only happens to me in windows 11 and thunderbird. Someone above posted a link on how to adjust scroll bar width for windows 11 but it has no effect on TB. Firefox has wide scroll bars in win 11, its just TB.