Showing posts with label annoyances. Show all posts
Showing posts with label annoyances. Show all posts


How to get "normal" scrollbars in Ubuntu Unity

I hate the little scrollbar in Ubuntu because on a laptop, it's harder to get precise control of the cursor to hit the few-pixel-width area (the orange bit in the first image below).

To get "normal" scrollbars, type this command:
gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal

Should you want to get the Ubuntu-style scrollbar back, reset the parameter:
gsettings reset com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode 


How to disable Unity global menus in Ubuntu

Wow. I am really hating this new Blogger interface. I just managed to completely delete the post again. "Revert to Draft" doesn't mean revert to original content when you edit an existing post, it just completely erases the existing content. Then, when you hit the "Close" button, the now blank post is saved, thereby losing your content.

In any case, the original post griped about Unity's auto-hiding global menubar, and gave a tip to remove it, which is to remove the package that provides that feature:

    sudo apt-get purge indicator-appmenu

If you want to completely revert Ubuntu to a stock GNOME 3 UI, there are extensive instructions here. In particular, the crazy disappearing scrollbar handles which are as easy to grab onto as eels.