Disable overlay scrollbars in Ubuntu

Posted on Sunday June 17, 2012 / 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