Old scrolling bar? (Blue scrolling bar)

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by markus843, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. markus843 macrumors regular

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    I'm a big fan of the blue scrolling bar, and I really don't like the blackish/grey scroll bar on 10.8.2. Is there any way to change it?
     
  2. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, i haven't found a solution. As much as i hate the grey linen in OS X now, the gray scrollbar is not so bad just doesn't match the aqua, but least it's inconspicuous unlike the aqua one.

    Still, Aqua is mostly here just with a lighter blue (which i hated at first) and annoyingly smaller close/minimize buttons at the top.
     
  3. jvpython macrumors 6502

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    Honestly now that I've used the new scroll bar for over a year I can say I would never go back to the blue one. It's was way to big and visible. I like tht the new one is thin and only appears when you need it
     
  4. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    You can set the old one to have that behavior as well.
     
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Those "annoyingly small" buttons have the same clickable area as the bigger ones.

    You can't set the old one to disappear when not using it. Maybe there's some 3rd-party software that does it, but not the OS itself. Via the Terminal, it's possible to force the use of the smaller sized scroll bars, but that's it.
     
  6. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    Nope.



    Is that so? Well, probably is.
     
  7. Hugh macrumors 6502a

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    I am a little confused here. Are you talking about having the scroll bar show at all times? This can be done and it's in the System Preferences.

    As for getting the blue aqua scroll bar back, got me. I don't miss it really. :/

    Hugh
     
  8. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Are you as sure of that as your assertion that the behavior of scroll bars in Lion/Mountain Lion is not different, just the appearance?

    In Snow Leopard, the clickable area is, IIRC, slightly smaller than the actual size of the window widgets. It's possible to click the widget without triggering it. That's not possible in Lion/Mountain Lion.

    Don't get me wrong: I'm not trying to disparage your opinion on the changes Apple has made. I can understand why the changes could be unwelcome, but we need to be accurate on the information being distributed. I could be wrong on the clickable area of the window widgets. I tried to Google the subject, but couldn't get anything one way or the other.

    Hugh: we're discussing, at this point, whether or not the scroll bars in Snow Leopard and earlier have the same disappearing behavior as the new scroll bars in Lion/Mountain Lion, which they don't.
     

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