Remove preferences for scrollbar placement and/or disabling

Bug #298397 reported by Markus Amalthea Magnuson on 2008-11-15
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Terminal
Fix Released
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

Is it just me, or is it complete usability madness to allow moving the scrollbar to the left side of the window? Also, allowing to disable it altogether seems equally non-standard.

What is the rationale for this behaviour?

My suggestion is to put the scrollbar on the right side, and removing all such preferences. And it should only be visible when needed, as in most other text fields in most other applications.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

thanks for your report, but there's no need to report it on launchpad if you already did it on the upstream bug tracker, it only creates extra work for developers and triagers, thanks in advance.

Changed in gnome-terminal:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Unknown → New
Darren (darren-insanities) wrote :

I often prefer to use the terminal full screen and disable the scrollbar altogether, especially when the programs I'm using there can't make use of it properly. Most of the things I use the terminal for don't require a scrollbar at all, please don't remove that option.

Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Upstream report showing "RESOLVED FIXED" on 2012-05-03
In Ubuntu 18.04 scrollbar on right or disabled
Changing to "Fix Released" to close

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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