No more scrollbar when set to be on the left-side

Bug #802412 reported by Jean-Baptiste Lallement on 2011-06-27
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In 'Preferences/Scrolling' preferences tab of gnome-terminal, the option 'Scrollbar is' allows to set which side of gnome-terminal the scrollbar will be displayed.

With overlay scrollbar, setting it to 'On left-side' makes the scrollbar vanish.

This option should be removed if it is not possible to set an overlay scrollbar on the left side of a window.

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ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gnome-terminal 3.0.1-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0-1.2-generic 3.0.0-rc3
Uname: Linux 3.0-1-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Jun 27 11:00:59 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-06-26 (0 days ago)

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :
description: updated
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team)
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Ayatana gurus, is this meant to work with the Ubuntuish scrollbars?

Andrea Cimitan (cimi) wrote :

with the 0.2.3 will partially work, but to full support we need to patch gnome-terminal to send info to the scrollbar

Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

Andrea, can you be a bit more explicit? I don't see any properties or functions in the overlay-scrollbar code that we could use. Do you mean have gnome-terminal fake an RTL layout for the scrollbar? (I noticed that the o-s code did respect that setting.)

Iirc we need to patch both the app and gtk to properly Support them. I need
to add that to the fixes for oneiric

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :


do you have some suggestions what to do to gnome-terminal to support a left-side scrollbar? Or should we just disable ayatana scrollbars for gnome-terminal for the time being?

Andrea Cimitan (cimi) wrote :

We could path gnome-terminal to avoid putting the scrollbars on the left, or again patching gtk

Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-03-13
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team) → nobody
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team) → nobody
Egmont Koblinger (egmont-gmail) wrote :

Seems to me that mainstream gnome-terminal 3.8 removed this option of scrollbar on the left. (Unfortunately Saucy will still ship g-t 3.6.)

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

oneiric has seen the end of its life and is no longer receiving any updates. Marking the oneiric task for this ticket as "Won't Fix".

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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