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#1 2018-05-09 15:35:28

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always disabling overlay scrollbar in caja file manager [SOLVED]

I'm on ASCII with MATE. When I use the caja file manager as regular user, the scrollbar is always there. However, when I use caja as root, the scrollbar disappears when I move my mouse away from it. This happens regardless of which theme I'm using.

I find the disappearing scrollbar profoundly irritating. Here's what I've tried:

- running GTK_OVERLAY_SCROLLING=0 gksudo caja /
- running LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0 gksudo caja /
- looking for any installed packages with 'overlay' in its name (found none)
- ran gsettings list-recursively | egrep 'caja|overlay|scrollbar' as both regular user and root, to compare settings (found nothing promising)
- while running caja as root, went through the GUI preferences settings (found nothing about overlay vs. permanent scrollbar)

Please, how do I make the scrollbar stay there when using caja as root?

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#2 2018-05-09 16:15:54

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Re: always disabling overlay scrollbar in caja file manager [SOLVED]

This worked: sudo GTK_OVERLAY_SCROLLING=0 caja /

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#3 2018-05-09 16:17:40

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Re: always disabling overlay scrollbar in caja file manager [SOLVED]

The fix in Clearlooks-Pheninix-Darkpurpy keeps a 'normal' scollbar in user as well as root apps.  I repost here the discussion on Xfce forum that got me to the right place.  If it's a caja deficiency you're on your own . . .

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#4 2018-05-09 16:35:39

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Re: always disabling overlay scrollbar in caja file manager [SOLVED]

It was a deficiency in sudo's environment, fortunately. Comparing env and sudo env clued me in that my normal environment has GTK_OVERLAY_SCROLLING=0 but sudo environment does not. After realizing this, it was just a matter of figuring out the proper command syntax.

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#5 2018-05-09 16:43:14

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Re: always disabling overlay scrollbar in caja file manager [SOLVED]

Happy to hear you found the fix.  The GTK madness is making life difficult for all of us . . .

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