Arrows in scrollbars - mint 19

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dailies3000
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Arrows in scrollbars - mint 19

Post by dailies3000 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:22 am

I'm able to add arrows by:

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sudo xed /usr/share/themes/Mint-Y/gtk-2.0/main.rc

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sudo xed /usr/share/themes/Mint-Y/gtk-3.0/gtk.css
and setting true to:

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* {
    -GtkScrollbar-has-backward-stepper: true;
    -GtkScrollbar-has-forward-stepper: true; }
but i get a very wide scrollbar.
Even they disappear in programs like xed or nemo when not hovering.

If you know a way to add normal scrollbars for every program GTK 2.0 and GTK 3.0, please post it here.
i know how to solve it for previous releases, not this 19 anymore.
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Re: Arrows in scrollbars - mint 19

Post by whm1974 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:34 am

Personally I think scrollbars should be the default.

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Re: Arrows in scrollbars - mint 19

Post by Moem » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:44 am

dailies3000 wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:22 am
Even they disappear in programs like xed or nautilus when not hovering.

If you know a way to add normal scrollbars for every program GTK 2.0 and GTK 3.0, please post it here.
i know how to solve it for previous releases, not this 19 anymore.
Are you sure you're on Cinnamon? Because you're mentioning Nautilus ...
What all have you tried? Did you try ...
- changing the theme ?
- changing this setting: viewtopic.php?f=208&t=270983#p1480100 ?

And, of course, you are running a beta, which is unsupported, and always at your own risk. But you knew that. :wink:
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Arrows in scrollbars - mint 19

Post by dailies3000 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:54 pm

Nemo.

What is more, in nemo, xed and other programs, the arrows apart from being fat, are horizontal.
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Re: Arrows in scrollbars - mint 19

Post by lmuserx4849 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:51 am

dailies3000 wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:54 pm
Nemo.

What is more, in nemo, xed and other programs, the arrows apart from being fat, are horizontal.
I repeated your steps and can second it.

Rather than updating files in /usr/share/themes, you can create a $HOME/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css and copy those lines over, as well as the selector:

scrollbar {
-GtkScrollbar-has-backward-stepper: true;
...
}

But...that's clearly a bug and should be reported.
This BETA release might contain critical bugs, please only use it for testing purposes and to help the Linux Mint team fix issues prior to the stable release.

Bug reports:

Please report bugs below in the comment section of this blog.

https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3582
I think the future is bleak for scrollbars and gtk. :-( Hopefully, Clem will work his magic. :-)

I'm trying LM19 Mate. I'm coming from KDE so this is all a little strange to me. I installed konsole and for whatever reason it has traditional, awesome, scrollbars. So I started down the Appearance Preferences path.

I started looking for traditional/basic themes at gnome-look.org and came up with OneColor. I thought if I could find a theme that did what I wanted, I could just get the parts I wanted and put them into the gtk.css file.

I'm using the Clearlooks-Phenix theme, which I saw mentioned here. The package is clearlooks-phenix-theme. It is super nice and has traditional scrollbars.
I clicked the customize button and the Controls > Clearlooks-Phenix, Window Borders > Doppler-Left, Icons > Tango. I did the WinMe for awhile.

I did get normal scrollbars in all windows, except Synaptic Manager. They still auto-hide.
Now I'm going to go back and figure out why this theme worked.... My initial tries (environmental variables, css) of what use to work, did not.
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A LM Window with normal Scrollbars.

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