Disable overlay scrollbars in Ubuntu

Posted on Wednesday October 26, 2011 / by Eric Potvin

When I upgraded my version of Ubuntu I noticed right away the new scrollbars in my applications. At first, it was kinda cool but after a little while it was not really what I needed.

Here's a quick tip on how to remove the overlay scrollbars in your Ubuntu application

sudo su
echo "export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0" > /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80overlayscrollbars

Logout then login

If this solution doesn't work for you, you will need to remove the overlay scrollbars packages.

sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar liboverlay-scrollbar-0.1-0