Scrollbar does not extend to the last pixel on the right when window is maximized

Bug #1415893 reported by teo1978 on 2015-01-29
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gedit (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Disable the crappy overlay scrollbars in Ubuntu
2. open some file in gedit long enough to ensure scrolling
3. maximize the window
4. move the mouse cursor all the way to the right of the screen
5. click and drag up or down

Expected: should be moving the scrollbar

Observed: nothing happens. In order to grab the scrollbar you have to move a little bit to the left, because the last pixel on the right does not belong to it.

In other words, the scrollbar fails to be "infinitely wide" when it could (and hence should), making it painful to grab.

At first I thought this was generic to Ubuntu's scrollbars, but then I have tried other programs (which seem to use the standard scrollbars as far as I can tell) and they don't exhibit the issue.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: gedit 3.10.4-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-44.73-generic 3.13.11-ckt12
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-44-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.6
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Thu Jan 29 13:35:27 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-11 (474 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
SourcePackage: gedit
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-05-24 (249 days ago)

teo1978 (teo8976) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
teo1978 (teo8976) wrote :

It is fixed in 15.04

So I guess this means it's fixed upstream and you need to check whether the fix is in place for previous non-dead ubuntu versions, such as 14.04 and 12.04

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