Overlay Scrollbars are not present

Bug #1158763 reported by Frédéric Parrenin
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Gnumeric
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gnumeric (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

It is not possible to use toolbars on ubuntu, probably because of the special way of ubuntu to treat toolbars.

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Frédéric Parrenin (parrenin-ujf) wrote :

Please replace 'toolbars' by 'scrollbars' in the title.

summary: - Toolbars are not working correctly
+ Overlay Scrollbars are not present
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnumeric (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Dana Lee Ling (dleeling) wrote :

Affects Lubuntu 13.04/OpenBox in the same way - no scroll bars. All spreadsheet navigation must be done from keyboard.

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Tino Meinen (a-t-meinen) wrote :

As a workaround, you can disable the overlay scrollbars by entering in a terminal screen:

set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal

to get the old behaviour back:
gsettings reset com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode

If you still don't see scroll bars in gnumeric, then Ensure that the boxes for Horizontal and Vertical scrollbars are ticked in gnumeric's menu: View->View Properties...->Widgets

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Edwin Lee (leeed2001) wrote :

I appreciate that workaround, but disabling the overlay scroll bars completely just to get gnumeric to scroll at all seems like more negative than positive. Again, it may be useful for testing and gaining an understanding, but I just want to make sure users understand this will do more than just change Gnumeric itself. Thanks!

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Michael Bleau (michael-bleau) wrote :

I have tried Tino's workaround. It has no effect for me. Still no scrollbars.
ubuntu 13.10
gnumeric 1.12.6

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Balazs Pere (perebal-sze) wrote :

I agree, switch off overlay scrollbars is not a (temporary) solution. I would like to use it in other applications.
I have touch screen and it would be good if i could use it in gnumeric, like eg. in gedit or evince or naulilus.

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Tamas Orszagh (oszkar00) wrote :

I have also tried Tino's workaround, and it has no effect for me too. But I could disable the overlay scrollbar with the next command:

gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal

(enable works with the command:

gsettings reset com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode

as Tino has mentioned)

With this workaround I can get the traditional scrollbar in gnumeric (no restart needed), but it is not a real solution.

ubuntu 13.10
gnumeric 1.12.6

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Esteban Richmond-Salazar (ersiq) wrote :

I set Overlay Scrollbars to Normal using Ubuntu Tweak and this SOLVED this issue for me.

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Joschi Poschi (joschiposchi) wrote :

Still no scrollbars in Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr).

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