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I am using XFce4 on Debian 10.

When opening GTK 2 apps, the scroll bars appear normal, with a large bar and arrows at the top and bottom.

When opening GTK 3 apps, the scroll bars are thin, difficult to click and see, have no arrows anywhere, and sometimes completely disappear.

If I choose a theme like Adwaita or Breeze, then GTK 2 apps match GTK 3 apps, but using the difficult-to-use-and-see scroll bars.

Is there any way to give both GTK 2 and GTK 3 apps a more traditional scroll bar with the larger buttons?

  • try the TraditionalOk theme in the mate-themes package. It works with xfce4 (i've been using it for several years now). The theme looks identical (or as close as can be) with both gtk2 and gtk3 apps. – cas Sep 17 '19 at 3:13

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