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Topic # 183845 31-Oct-2015 21:32
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The slightly darker grey on grey of the scrollbars is really getting to bug me.

Am I missing something or is the part of windows where you can click on things and choose a colour for them gone in 10? I never needed it in 7 since it had somewhat sensible scroll bars I could see without tilting my monitor to make the small difference in greys stand out.

I cant seem to find where to change the colour of the elevator of the scrollbars in the properties at all.




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  Reply # 1419492 3-Nov-2015 09:12
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Mine is OK but, agree, the contrast is not great. Maybe it depends on how the screen is set up for brightness/contrast.

Regarding changing it, I doubt that there is a setting for that but will have a look.

Edit:- pretty sure there is no way to change colour/contrast but there are registry settings to change width and height. Would wider be any better?



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  Reply # 1419717 3-Nov-2015 12:23
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Wider would be worse as its the low resolution crap panel laptop I have the issues with. At some angles not far off straight on the grays become the same so I have no idea where to put the mouse without either moving my screen or putting the mouse over the scrollbar and moving up and down till itngoes darker.




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  Reply # 1419746 3-Nov-2015 12:45
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Wider would definitely be better for me. Do you have a Registry hack for this?





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Reg entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop/Windows Metrics.  The value I found for ScrollBarWidth was -255.  Try -350.

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  Reply # 1419846 3-Nov-2015 14:07
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The narrow scrollbar in Edge is the most annoying aspect of Windows 10.



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  Reply # 1419858 3-Nov-2015 14:23
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So it sounds like it's Edge to blame, not Windows 10 as such.  Firefox and Thunderbird are working perfectly for me with easily visible scroll bars, slider and up/down arrows.







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  Reply # 1419872 3-Nov-2015 14:26
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grant_k: So it sounds like it's Edge to blame, not Windows 10 as such.  Firefox and Thunderbird are working perfectly for me with easily visible scroll bars, slider and up/down arrows.


No, I have low contrast scrollbars in everything. Nothing on them to make them stand out like in 7, just a flat grey rectangle on another rectangle. Has arrows at the end but they are useless on a long page, I want to use the scrollbar to scroll fast, if I wanted to use the arrows I would just spin the wheel on the mouse instead.




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  Reply # 1419882 3-Nov-2015 14:39
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grant_k: So it sounds like it's Edge to blame, not Windows 10 as such.  Firefox and Thunderbird are working perfectly for me with easily visible scroll bars, slider and up/down arrows.


No, I have low contrast scrollbars in everything. Nothing on them to make them stand out like in 7, just a flat grey rectangle on another rectangle. Has arrows at the end but they are useless on a long page, I want to use the scrollbar to scroll fast, if I wanted to use the arrows I would just spin the wheel on the mouse instead.

That's weird.  I have plenty of contrast on my 27" screen, but agree with Steve that the scrollbar is too narrow in Edge, and the up/down arrows are almost invisible.  Definitely a backward step from 7 in this respect.





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freitasm: What is Edge?



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  Reply # 1419893 3-Nov-2015 14:52
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I don't seem to see the issue on my machines or maybe I have just go used to it.




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Edge does have a narrower scroll bar.

I hadn't noticed that before.

Mostly the scroll bar is for seeing how far through the page/document you are.

For very long pages, it is also useful for navigation.

But, surely the mouse wheel is most used for scrolling?

 

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JWR:
Edge does have a narrower scroll bar.

I hadn't noticed that before.

Mostly the scroll bar is for seeing how far through the page/document you are.

For very long pages, it is also useful for navigation.

But, surely the mouse wheel is most used for scrolling?

 


My laptop doesn't have a mouse wheel!



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Edge does have a narrower scroll bar.

I hadn't noticed that before.

Mostly the scroll bar is for seeing how far through the page/document you are.

For very long pages, it is also useful for navigation.

But, surely the mouse wheel is most used for scrolling?

 


My laptop doesn't have a mouse wheel!




Ahh that makes sense.

I try to avoid using laptops.

But, I notice that Edge is a lot more sensitive (than other browsers) to touchpad finger scroll gestures - if your laptop supports that.



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Ahh that makes sense.

I try to avoid using laptops.

But, I notice that Edge is a lot more sensitive (than other browsers) to touchpad finger scroll gestures - if your laptop supports that.


I generally turn that off because they always seem to treat a thumb horizontally as 2 fingers just often enough to be annoying.




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