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11/27/11
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Contrariansmind

Scroll Bar - Missing Arrows Top and Bottom In New Gmail

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The arrows for scrolling usually found at the top and bottom of the scroll bar are no longer there in the new Gmail look. Any solution or fix available to get them back?

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wdurham
11/27/11
wdurham
If you are using Chrome, the vertical scroll bars in new look GMail are different - they are much slimmer, and do not have arrows top and bottom.  However, the bars are normal in all other browsers. 
Fezzik
12/21/11
Fezzik
This happens in Safari as well now... How do we get our scroll arrows back??
wdurham
12/21/11
wdurham
Really? That's interesting, that it now shows up that way in Safari as well as in Chrome. 

No matter - if the arrows are not present for scrolling in small increments, and you don't have a wheel mouse with a small enough setting per wheel-click, you can usually use the keyboard. The arrow keys will scroll in small increments, Page Up and Page Down scroll a page at a time, and Home and End do what they say. 

Alternatively you can place a mouse or trackpad pointer in the bar and slide the sliders just as with a normal scroll bar, or click in the un-highlighted part of the bar to move a screenful at a time.

Or if you have a trackpad, activate the scroll control and set it to suit your usual use.  
Fezzik
12/21/11
Fezzik
I'm extremely familiar with how to use the computer, and it's various control mechanisms.

Consistency is important to me, and my clients, and I want the gmail app to work the same as all of my other apps.

It's obvious that Google decided to copy OSX Lion's look and feel with this implementation.  Unfortunately, I am not using Lion, and I want my scroll bars back.  I use them thousands of times a day in every other app.

I might have to make the jump and start using gmail account in Apple Mail if they don't allow users to turn their scroll arrows back on.

Has anyone even tried to use this new UI on an iPad?  It's almost impossible to navigate now on Google Docs.  Geesh.
12/27/11
Original Poster
Contrariansmind
Thanks for the input- I have gone back to using Firefox instead of Chrome. I wish you all the best for 2012!
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jdonalds
1/27/13
jdonalds
I tried Thunderbird but it doesn't work well with Google contacts and it isn't a web tool, rather it is a stand alone tool. I gave up on Internet Explorer, while it works the way I want it to I just don't like that browser. I'm trying Firefox now to see it it has the traditional scroll bars. 

I wish there was a way to change Chrome/Gmail to have the traditional scroll bars. I really miss them. Its tough when in every other case on my computer I have the traditional scroll bars except for gmail. I use the little arrows at the top and bottom a lot. In fact I seldom use the elevator part which is the only part available in gmail.

I'm one who uses the mouse as much as possible. I don't use keyboard shortcuts very often and don't want to move my hand off the mouse to use the cursor keys to scroll up and down.

I'm frustrated by the scroll bars in gmail on chrome.
 
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