Disable resize grip in Ubuntu 11.04

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

If you don’t like the big resize grip on emacs, firefox and many other applications you can disable them in Ubuntu 11.04.


You simply need to add

style "default-style"
  GtkWindow::resize-grip-height = 0
  GtkWindow::resize-grip-width = 0

class "GtkWidget" style "default-style"

to your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file.

Disable Overlay Scrollbars in Ubuntu 11.04

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

I updated my Ubuntu to 11.04 yesterday and really didn’t like the new scroll bars.

After a little searching I found

  • and many more.

Simply add the string “export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0” into the /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80overlayscrollbars file.

E.g perform the following as root

echo "export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0" > /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80overlayscrollbars