7 years ago
Since Linux Mint 11 (Ubuntu 11.04) new overlay scrollbars in the Gnome-Desktop are used.
If you want to get rid of them because you don't feel comfortable with it or for whatever reason it is no problem! - There are different ways to do this:...
1a) Probably the easiest way to remove them for all users is to uninstall the packages:
sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar liboverlay-scrollbar-0.1-0
To undo this is as easy as removing them:
sudo apt-get install overlay-scrollbar liboverlay-scrollbar-0.1-0
1b) You can also use your graphical package-manager (in most cases synaptic) to remove the two packages overlay-scrollbar and liboverlay-scrollbar-0.1-0.
To get the overlay-scrollbars back install this two packages again.
2a) Disable the overlay-scrollbars for all users (without removing packages):
echo export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0 | sudo tee -a /etc/X11/Xsession.d/99disable-overlay-scrollbars
2b) You can also create the file /etc/X11/Xsession.d/99disable-overlay-scrollbars (if it doesn't exists) an add the line export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0 with your favorite text-editor. (Superuser permissions are required - be careful!)
To undo this remove the line you added to the file like in point 2b) above. (Superuser permissions are required - be careful!)
3a) Disable the overlay-scrollbars for one (the active) user:
echo export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0 >> ~/.xprofile
3b) You can also use your graphical file-manager (in most cases nautilus), show the hidden files and create the file .xprofile in your home-folder (if it doesn't exists). Then open it in your text-editor, add the line export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0 and save the file.
To undo this remove the line you added to the file like in point 3b) above. If it is the only line in this file you can also remove the whole file.
These methods are tested and work quite good!
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wow very very nice! I really needed this! thanks
I guess he meant that there are too many fonts and colours.. it is really hard to read. But the content is more important ;)
Thanks, I needed this.
Nice tutorial. Just a suggestion, what about you make the text less cluttered?
Nice tut. Thanks
great tutorial! thanks