(SOLVED) scroll bar slider question

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(SOLVED) scroll bar slider question

Post by Howard_P » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:44 am

Hi- The folks in the Newbie section taught me how to make the scrollbar wider, which worked just fine. However there is no "button" at the bottom of that bar which scrolls the page down slowly. There was one in Windows and one in Mint 17.3 XFCE. Now I'm using Tara Mate and miss having that control of the slider. Is there a way to add one? Please keep in mind that I am a newbie to all of this. Thanks for your help. -Howard
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Re: scroll bar slider question

Post by gm10 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:05 am

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* {
    -GtkScrollbar-has-backward-stepper: true;
    -GtkScrollbar-has-forward-stepper: true;
}

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Re: scroll bar slider question

Post by Howard_P » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:16 pm

Hi- I pasted the above into a terminal window and got the following response:

howard@howard-ThinkPad-T440s:~$ * {
Desktop: command not found
howard@howard-ThinkPad-T440s:~$ -GtkScrollbar-has-backward-stepper: true;
-GtkScrollbar-has-backward-stepper:: command not found
howard@howard-ThinkPad-T440s:~$ -GtkScrollbar-has-forward-stepper: true;
-GtkScrollbar-has-forward-stepper:: command not found
howard@howard-ThinkPad-T440s:~$ }
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `}'
howard@howard-ThinkPad-T440s:~$

I don't know what to do next and would appreciate advice. Thanks.
-Howard

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Re: scroll bar slider question

Post by gm10 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:18 pm

Did I really have to explain that? We only just talked about it. That goes in the same place as discussed in your previous thread.

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Re: scroll bar slider question

Post by phd21 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:34 pm

Hi Howard_P,

There are Linux Mint system scrollbars that affect the various system and application scrollbars and then there are browser scrollbars.

Regarding Browser Scrollbars

- If you use a Google Chrome, Chromium, or another Chrome-based browser like the excellent "Slimjet", there is a great extension add-on called "rescroller" where you can easily change many aspects of the browser's scrollbars like color, width, and more.

Rescroller - Chrome Web Store
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... ijod?hl=en

How to Customize Google Chrome’s Scrollbar
https://www.techjunkie.com/customize-chrome-scrollbar/

- Firefox had a wonderful scrollbar add-on before Firefox 57 Quantum called "NewScrollbars (aka NoiaScrollbars)", but I do not know of any new Firefox add-ons that can do this, but Firefox users can still change their scrollbars.

Aris-t2/Scrollbars: Custom Scrollbars
https://github.com/Aris-t2/Scrollbars

catcat520/FirefoxQuantumScrollbar
https://github.com/catcat520/FirefoxQuantumScrollbar



Hope this helps ...
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.3, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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Re: scroll bar slider question

Post by Howard_P » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:52 pm

Thanks to those who have replied. The solution that gm10 provided worked perfectly. I appreciate the help. To gm10, If I understood what this was all about I wouldn't be asking questions. So, if you want to be helpful you do have to explain things, even if they seem obvious to you. That seems obvious to me, but perhaps not to you.
-Howard

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