Windows 10: Change Size of Scroll Bars in Windows 10  

    Change Size of Scroll Bars in Windows 10

    Change Size of Scroll Bars in Windows 10

    How to Change the Size of Scroll Bars in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    24 Jan 2018
    Designer Media Ltd

    Published by


    Brink's Avatar
    Administrator

    Posts: 29,296

    Show Printable Version 


    information   Information
    In Windows 10, it is possible for you to change the scroll bar width to be thinner or thicker, and change the scroll bar button size to be smaller or larger.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the scroll bar width and scrollbar button size for your account in Windows 10.
    Note   Note
    This will not affect the scroll bars in Store apps and any modern UI (ex: Settings).


    Here's How:

    1. Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

    Name:  change_scrollbar_size-1.png
Views: 6741
Size:  66.3 KB


     3. To Change Scroll Bar Width to be Thinner or Thicker

    A) In the right pane of the WindowsMetrics key, double click/tap on the ScrollWidth string value to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    B) Enter a value between -120 (thinner) to -1500 (thicker) for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    -255 is the default value.

    The value uses the following formula: -15 x width you want in pixels.

    For example: -15 x 17 = -255

    Name:  change_scrollbar_size-3.png
Views: 6440
Size:  10.4 KB


     4. To Change Scroll Bar Button Size to be Smaller or Larger

    A) In the right pane of the WindowsMetrics key, double click/tap on the ScrollHeight string value to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    B) Enter a value between -120 (smaller) to -1500 (larger) for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    -255 is the default value.

    The value uses the following formula: -15 x size you want in pixels.

    For example: -15 x 17 = -255

    Name:  change_scrollbar_size-2.png
Views: 6454
Size:  10.0 KB

    5. When finished, close Registry Editor.

    6. Sign out and sign in to apply.



    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 3
    windows seven sp1 64 bit
       24 Mar 2017 #1

    Change Size of Scrollbars in Windows 10


    Thanks Shawn I will give that a try. I always like digging into the registry.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 29,296
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
    Thread Starter
       24 Mar 2017 #2

      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 84
    Windows 7-pro-sp1 and windows 10-pro-1703
       24 Mar 2017 #3

    Fantastic. Even works in SeaMonkey. Both vertical and horizontal. Thank you
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Tutorial Categories

Change Size of Scroll Bars in Windows 10 Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Xbox Windows Phone


Related Threads
Customization Change Icons Text Size in Windows 10 in Tutorials
How to Change Text Size for Icons in Windows 10 You can make the text of icons on your screen easier to see by making them larger while keeping your display set to its recommended resolution and default DPI. This will affect the text font...
How to Change the Size of Desktop Icons in Windows 10 The desktop is the main screen area that you see after you turn on your PC and sign in to Windows. Like the top of an actual desk, it serves as a surface for your work. When you open programs...
I have some programs that now open up very small following my install of Windows 10. This is not only on the splash screen but also once I get into the program. For example they are so small that menu options are practically invisible. They were...
Hi, I recently upgraded to Windows 10. I'm having some great difficulty in upsizing the default font size. I've tried changing the font size, but I'm only afforded the option to increase it to 24 (which the current font size is not). Apart from...
Hello guys, I was wondering if anyone else is getting these frozen scroll bars on their screen. They dont go away when I refresh or close my laptop screen. Only way is restarting the computer. They overlap on the current screen and dont go away.I...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:49.
Find Us