Remove Overlay Scrollbar in Unity ~ Ubuntu 11.04

  • If you are one of the people like myself, who find the new overlay scrollbar in Unity annoying, you can remove it.

    To remove, open the terminal and run:

    sudo apt-get remove scrollbar*

    For it to take effect, log out and log back in, or restart your computer.

    Instead of using the terminal, you can also remove “liboverlay-scrollbar” package in the Synaptic Package Manager.


    August 19th, 2011 | Joe Steiger | 4 Comments | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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  • Vivek kumar.M

    I am an fan of overlay scrollbar. can u pl just how to use it in fedora 15

  • I haven’t been able to install Fedora to try.

  • Baban Gaigole

    very well explained. can also have a look at

  • americanbreakfast

    if you are using a shell other than bash, type
    then enter
    before you type
    sudo apt-get remove scrollbar*
    or your shell might complain.