Scrollbar Improvement

Asked by Leandro Heck on 2015-10-29

Hi, I am using Ubuntu 15.10 which uses the same new scrollbars as Gnome. The terminators is using the old scrollbar style. There is a way to change to the new one? Using Terminator 0.98.

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Not using 0.98 because that is based on GTK2, and I believe the new scrollbars you are talking about are a GTK3 thing. What you can try is to checkout and test the GTK3 port of Terminator (warning: it still has bugs from the port on top of inherited issues). Instructions can be found here:

Leandro Heck (leoheck) said : #2

Thank you for the answer. I just tested it right now and the scrollbars looks the same. But is is nice to see the progress! Thank you.

Sorry, your response is a little vague. It sounds a bit like you are after the 3.16+ overlay scrollbar. If so then this is a wishlist item, and would need someone to figure out how these would be coded, as right now the scrollbar is simply an adjustment associated widget. Does your GNOME-Terminal (not Terminator) use overlays? As I read the description the GNOME scrollbar overlay only hides when a mouse is not detected.

Or have I completely got the wrong end of the stick? If so a screengrab showing what you get, and what you are expecting would help. I'll ping you a proper e-mail that you can reply to and add an attachment. In 14.04 (last LTS) I can see that 0.98 (GTK2) and GTK3 have different scrollbars once the Ubuntu version of overlays are removed. The GTK3 version does not have the arrows at either end. I am only on GTK 3.10 here though, where you are probably on GTK 3.16+, so you probably see something different.

Leandro Heck (leoheck) said : #4

Ok sorry for that. I am not very good in English. However, I can try to improve the answer. You are right, I am using Ubuntu 15.10 which uses the Gnome's 3.16 overlay scrollbars by default. Look this site I am specting to see the behavior in 3rd figure. And you are right. When the mouse is detected the scrollbar appears. By the end, the gnome-terminal have the same scrollbars of terminator. Both are not hiding the scrollbars when the mouse leaves the window. I will try to record my screen to show you what I am specting as a single sceenshot will be hard to show/see the behavior.

I've created a linked wishlist bug item to track this now.

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