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How do I change the width of scrollbars in Gnome?

The option to configure this is not in the "Appearance" application in the Preferences menu.

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In the file ~/.gtkrc-2.0, add the following lines:

style "wide-scrollbar-style"
  GtkScrollbar::slider_width = 24
widget_class "*Scrollbar" style "wide-scrollbar-style"
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sudo apt-get install gnome-color-chooser

Then launch: System → Preferences → GNOME Color Chooser. Under the "Specific" tab, you can change the scroll bar width. Then Click Apply.

Screenshot of GNOME Color Chooser

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