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I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 and I'm fairly pleased with it. Among other things, I'm pleased that the non-scrollbar scrollbars are gone, but the new ones are still too thin for me; I would rather lose a few px of real estate from my apps and win a scrollbar that I can actually click on without sniper precision.

Is it possible to make the scrollbars a bit wider without wrecking everything?

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If you mean the thin GTK3 scrollbar, it is from the theme properties. This is for Ambiance.

  1. Open /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/gtk-widgets.css for editing

    gksu gedit

  2. Go around line 1143 and change:

        -GtkRange-slider-width: 10;


        -GtkRange-slider-width: 20;

BTW, you can always take a adventure with try & fail :)

grep -rn scroll /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/

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