Scroll bar width? OS 10.6.4 MacBook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by katetx, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. katetx macrumors newbie

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    The scroll bar on the right is so narrow (1/8") that my cursor keeps running off the edge, which not only stops the scrolling, but makes other unintended things happen, which is VERY annoying. Is there any way to make the scroll bar wider, like I made the cursor bigger? As my vision deteriorates, I'm afraid it's going to be harder and harder to keep the cursor on the bar.
    Thanks
    Kate
    (Please don't give me some coding answer; I can't do that stuff.)
     
  2. Silofolous macrumors member

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    Aug 12, 2009
    #2
    Well, I'm unaware of your situation, but with most internet browsing, the up/down keys do the same as scrolling up and down. Again, I'm not sure if that helps, but that's a pretty simple alternative you might want to check and see if it works for you.

    Also, if you have one of the newer multitouch MacBooks, moving two fingers up or down scrolls.

    Hope it helps.
     
  3. katetx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your reponse.
    Up/down arrow scrolling isn't as precise, and it is still hard to keep the cursor from slipping off.
    My Mac doesn't scroll with 2 fingers.

     
  4. kepner macrumors 6502

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    Switch to a lower resolution (so that everything is larger)?
     

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