Ubuntu

No Option to Increase default Scrollbar Width

Reported by Lonnie Lee Best on 2012-11-14
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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Bug Description

There should be an option to increase scrollbar-width under:
System Settings > Personal > Appearance

The number of appearance modification options is ridiculously limited in Ubuntu 12.10 compared to other major operating systems and even compared to the old Gnome2 desktop.

I'm not big on fancy options, but I find sizing options crucial for usability.

Future updates and releases of Ubuntu should at least focus on adding Appearance options that allow you to control the default sizes of scrollbars, title bars, and "exit,maximize,minimize button-sizes.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu19
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-18.29-generic 3.5.7
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-18-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Nov 14 05:35:51 2012
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-10-19 (26 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
MarkForUpload: True
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
usr_lib_gnome-control-center:
 activity-log-manager-control-center 0.9.4-0ubuntu4
 deja-dup 24.0-0ubuntu1
 gnome-control-center-signon 0.0.18-0ubuntu1
 indicator-datetime 12.10.2-0ubuntu3

Some general philosophy regarding scroll bar width:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/1077559

Here are some other proposed solutions:
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/29104

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, there is no plan to add those options at the moment. You can discuss the idea on https://lists.launchpad.net/unity-design/ though if you want to get it considered

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Won't Fix
no longer affects: compiz
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