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KFlash
 
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Post Posted August 8th, 2018, 11:17 pm

Hi,
I run Thunderbird in Lubunutu. The vertical scrollbars are so damn narrow (see picture) that it is hard to interact with them, when you are not working with a physical mouse (Laptop anyone?).

Can I change them? How and were?

In the picture you can also see a normal Lubuntu File Explorer window. Its scroll bar is double the with of the Thunderbird scrollbar. So This seems to be a (strange) Thunderbird Design decision.
Last edited by KFlash on August 9th, 2018, 11:30 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post Posted August 9th, 2018, 3:34 am

Try using the CustomizeMyBird add-on to tweak the vertical scrollbars. I used to use the NewScrollbars add-on to replace/tweak the scrollbar but it doesn't support version 60, and its functionality is now part of CustomizeMyBird.

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/th ... rs/?src=ss
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/th ... izemybird/

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Post Posted August 9th, 2018, 5:20 am

Try this:

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/* Thunderbird userChrome.css */

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul");

scrollbar { width: 30px !important; }

http://kb.mozillazine.org/UserChrome.css

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Post Posted August 9th, 2018, 11:30 am

morat wrote:Try this:

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/* Thunderbird userChrome.css */

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul");

scrollbar { width: 30px !important; }

http://kb.mozillazine.org/UserChrome.css


This is GOLD! 15px was good enough for me. Thanks!
Solved.

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Post Posted August 19th, 2018, 10:54 pm

Strange... After a restart the changes are gone, but the file is still there...
Is this UserChrome somehow overwritten by something?

Ok, it is not in the main window... The main window is correct, but the "new email" window has small scroll bars.

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Post Posted August 20th, 2018, 7:51 am

You can use a USER_SHEET style to change the scrollbar in the folder pane and thread pane in the 3pane window.

You need a AGENT_SHEET style to change the scrollbar in the message pane in the 3pane window.

You need a AGENT_SHEET style to change the scrollbar in the message window.

The userChrome.css file supports USER_SHEET styles, but not AGENT_SHEET styles.

Here is a code snippet to test a AGENT_SHEET style using the error console.

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var css = "scrollbar { width: 50px !important; }";
var ios = Components.classes["@mozilla.org/network/io-service;1"].
  getService(Components.interfaces.nsIIOService);
var uri = ios.newURI("data:text/css," + encodeURIComponent(css), null, null);
var sss = Components.classes["@mozilla.org/content/style-sheet-service;1"].
  getService(Components.interfaces.nsIStyleSheetService);
var type =  sss.AGENT_SHEET;
// var type =  sss.USER_SHEET;
if (sss.sheetRegistered(uri, type)) sss.unregisterSheet(uri, type);
else sss.loadAndRegisterSheet(uri, type);
ReloadMessage();

Is there a style addon that supports AGENT_SHEET styles? AFAIK, Stylish addon is banned in Thunderbird.

Firefox pulls Stylish addon
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/so ... r-history/

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Post Posted August 22nd, 2018, 10:49 pm

I mean, userChrome.css was OKish . But to be honest, even that is a bit a strech.
But now fiddeling around with unsupported plugins to get basic usability working? Why are 3th party plugins necessary to get fundamentals right?
Whould Mozilla also wait for 3th party plugins if the "SEND" Button was 3mm wide?

Why is the default width of the scrollbars so tiny? Why can't this be set to a usable width?
If this was a super HD display (which it is not) I could barely see the scrollbars.

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Post Posted August 30th, 2018, 3:14 pm

KFlash wrote:But now fiddeling around with unsupported plugins to get basic usability working?

Why are 3th party plugins necessary to get fundamentals right?

Whould Mozilla also wait for 3th party plugins if the "SEND" Button was 3mm wide?

Why is the default width of the scrollbars so tiny?

Why can't this be set to a usable width?

You trying out as a quiz show host or something?
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