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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.


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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.

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please fix this asap.. driving me nuts trying to work and losing the scroll bar/mouse connection.

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Yes please to wider and/or adjustable scrollbars. I found this thread by searching on "how to adjust width of scrollbars in Thunderbird". Enough said!

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Please make the Thunderbird scrollbar wider. It's impossible to deal with.

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To anyone having this problem in windows 11, go to settings, visual effects, and you will see an option to turn scrollbar on or off. Dont know why it would be off, but putting it to on solved the issue with thunderbird for me.

Strollin' around

Heh, that was unexpected.
I have always found scroll bars to be an eyesore and a distraction. I even wish they would get rid of the useless scroll bars, since I can scroll freely with the mouse.
It is Windows 10, but the scrollbars are still "thick" as before.
Well, I have accepted that that is the way it is.
So many different opinions.

It would be nice to be able to make variable adjustments from zero, since this is directly related to the user experience.