Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I like Eclipse a lot, but I would like some way to easily hide the scrollbars in the Eclipse editors. I have seen this eclipse bug here, but don't know what to make of it (if it has been solved, why do I still see the scrollbars?). I am aware of the fullscreen plugin, however I would like for the horizontal and vertical bars to be either always hidden, or even better automatically hidden when they are not needed. Does anyone know of a plugin or configuration file where I could set this? Thanks!

I would like to be able to do this in both Windows 7 and Ubuntu.

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 0 down vote accepted

If you by anychance were developeing in Python, PyDev is a Python IDE/plugin for Eclipse that has an option to show/hide scrollbars in the (python) editor.

Go to Preferences > PyDev > Editor > Overview Ruler Minimap. There is an option Show vertical scrollbar? (see screenshot)

Refer to this answer to where is classical vertical scrollbar in eclipse

share|improve this answer

For all mac users out there, you can change it in system preferences: Apple menu > System Preferences, then click General > Show scroll bars Select “Automatically based on mouse or trackpad.” i voila :)

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.