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I'm using a netbook and would like to have as much of my screen real-estate as possible for browsing. I have scroll zones on my trackpad and a scroll wheel on my mouse, so I don't really need scrollbars. Is there any way to get rid of them?

I didn't see anything in Tools -> Options, so I'm guessing it'll be a registry hack.

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From the looks of it, I don't think you can disable the scroll bars system-wide in Internet Explorer 8.

You might be able to get a Grease monkey script (thats if it is available for IE8) that would remove the scroll bars, but there definitely is not a 'built-in' option for this. Some quick Googling came up with this (although I am not sure if it would work with IE8)

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A scrollbar is a part of the control for showing the page content. If the content is larger than the space available, the scrollbar will show. I'm pretty sure there's no way around that.

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You can reduce their width in the Display Control Panel. This will affect all scrollbars.

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if IE is like Firefox, and you can edit the 'default' CSS for all web pages, you could add

body {
    overflow: hidden;
}

But I'm not sure how'd you go about injecting this. Maybe by hacking a DLL?

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