Ubuntu – How to fix the scrollbar new behaviour in Firefox


This question has already been asked (How to fix GTK3 scrollbar behavior) but I don't know how to implement the answer: If I click in the scrollbar below or above the thumb it moves to the spot I just clicked. This happens in Firefox but not in Opera, the 2 browsers I use. Could someone explain how to fix the problem?

Best Answer

What you want is called "legacy scrolling" in gtk3: edit or create $HOME/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini to have


as the first line and


on a subsequent line by itself. This works in most gtk3 applications but is said not to work in some. Alternatively, right-click instead of left-clicking works in all applications. And, if you want legacy scrolling system-wide, sudo edit /etc/gtk-3.0/settings.ini the same way.