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    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
    19 Nov 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Change the Size of Scroll Bars in Windows 10


    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.

    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

    Change Size of Scroll Bars in Windows 10-change_scrollbar_size-1.png


    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)

    -255 is the default value.

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

    For example: -15 x 17 = -255

    Change Size of Scroll Bars in Windows 10-change_scrollbar_size-3.png


    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)

    -255 is the default value.

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

    For example: -15 x 17 = -255

    Change Size of Scroll Bars in Windows 10-change_scrollbar_size-2.png

    5 When finished, close Registry Editor.

    6 Sign out and sign in to apply.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. garryt's Avatar
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    Change Size of Scrollbars in Windows 10


    Thanks Shawn I will give that a try. I always like digging into the registry.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
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  3. Posts : 102
    Windows 7-pro-sp1 and windows 10-pro-1803
       #3

    Fantastic. Even works in SeaMonkey. Both vertical and horizontal. Thank you :)
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  4. Posts : 2
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       #4

    It does work for applications like notepad, but it does _not_ work for applications like whatsapp for Windows. Whatsapp uses a very narrow scroll bar. Stupid programmer...
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