Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Disable the Overlay Scrollbars in Ubuntu 11.04

SkyHi @ Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ubuntu 11.04 is here, along with some interesting changes.
One of these changes is overlay scrollbars.
This means your scrollbar will not be visible until you move your mouse over to the side where the scrollbar would normally be.
If you’re really annoyed with this “enhancement”, here’s how to put it back into the “old fashion” way of doing things (with a scroll-bar always present).
Open a terminal and drop this line:
sudo su
echo”export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0″ > /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80overlayscrollbars
Then, restart.