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I'm trying to figure out a hack that will allow me to increase the default scroll-bar-width in Ubuntu for Firefox and numerous other applications:

Any suggestions?

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I found this, and was able to increase the width of scrollbars:… – LonnieBest Nov 26 '12 at 16:53
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If you have overlay scrollbars, I'm not sure if it's possible to make them wider. You can, however, disable them very easily, with following command:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface ubuntu-overlay-scrollbars false

If you have default scrollbars, their width is controlled by the theme you're using.

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