inside the mind of a linux admin

Want to make the scroll bars larger in Gnome + Firefox?

I did too.

I love my Dell XPS 13 because it’s small, lightweight and fast. I also surprisingly enjoy using the touchscreen (much more than I thought I would before purchasing). However, because of its 13″ screen and the very high resolution, it makes the scroll bars in firefox and other applications extremely tiny. Combine that with my fat fingers, finding the scroll bar became even more difficult.

Feel my pain?

Here:

Edit the file ~/.gtkrc-2.0 (create it if it doesn’t already exist)

Add the following lines and save:


style "scroll"
{
GtkScrollbar::slider-width = 40
}

class "*" style "scroll"

Now just restart Firefox, and enjoy.

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