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Re: thunderbird missing arrows for scrolling through list of email messages

On 5/4/23, zithro wrote:
> On 04 May 2023 22:11, Dan Ritter wrote:
>> zithro wrote:
>>> Well, I'm currently using "Greybird-dark" (so not the default).
>>> But it seems there's no GUI to alter the theme itself.
>> Right, you have to select a different theme.
>> Or write your own.
>> -dsr-
> Well, I just tried half of the stock themes, and some themes show the
> arrows, some don't, but ... it depends on the applications !
> As the OP reported, neither Thunderbird nor Firefox display the arrows,
> whereas editors, xterm or file managers do ...
> So I guess the problem is REALLY in the Mozilla apps.
> I opened about:config in Firefox (didn't find it in TB), typed
> "scrollbar" and played with some settings.
> "widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.allow-buttons" seemed promising,
> but has no effect, even with skins displaying the arrows in other apps.

I think you also need
user_pref("widget.gtk.overlay-scrollbars.enabled", false);

and this is also nice
user_pref("widget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.size.override", 20);

>  From what I read it's a problem with GTK2/3.
> PS: no I won't write a theme ^^
> But I may check how to edit one. You know how ?

I think vim is really nice :)

But that's probably not what you want to know, so what I did was to
start with the release tarball from

unpack it into my home directory and
  mv ~/Templates/Chicago95-2.0.1/Theme/Chicago95/gtk-2.0
  mv ~/Templates/Chicago95-2.0.1/Theme/Chicago95/gtk-3.0

>From there I can select the Chicago95 theme as any user and if there's
anything I don't like I can, once I figure out wtf needs to be changed
(which can be a non-trivial task for me), make the change.


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