Package Details: liboverlay-scrollbar-gtk3-bzr r391-2

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Package Base: overlay-scrollbar-bzr
Description: Ayatana Scrollbars, pointer-triggered overlay scrollbars to save screen real-estate. gtk3
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Licenses: LGPL
Groups: unity
Conflicts: liboverlay-scrollbar3
Provides: liboverlay-scrollbar-gtk3=r391, liboverlay-scrollbar-gtk3-bzr=r391, liboverlay-scrollbar3=r391, liboverlay-scrollbar3-bzr=r391
Submitter: quequotion
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: quequotion
Votes: 0
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2016-10-23 12:07
Last Updated: 2017-07-20 03:38

Latest Comments

quequotion commented on 2020-03-30 02:45

Last I checked, these scrollbars were causing graphical glitches in gtk3 (parts of windows would not be rendered) and development was discontinued.

I'm going to disown this and leave it for anyone interested. Although they got a lot of criticism, and probably are the worst thing for touch panels, I thought the floating scroll bar was a good idea for pointer-interactive desktops.

  1. The scroll thumb appears where your mouse contacts the edge of the window; rather than making you go look for it.

  2. The lack of a scrollbar gives windows that many more pixels of width (and/or height) when maximized/full-screen.

quequotion commented on 2017-07-17 18:05

I've had to make some drastic changes. My intention was for overlay-scrollbar-bzr to be a metapackage that would install both (most users who'd want them probably want both, because few users have a purely gtk3 software suite), but that isn't going to work out.

If you only want the gtk3 version, you should install only liboverlay-scrollbar-gtk3. It will pull in overlay-scrollbar-bzr, which is now a config package (both liboverlay-scrollbar-gtk{2,3} depend on it, while it depends on neither).

There's a serious, upstream issue with the gtk3 scrollbars you should know about:

Seems like a fix is possible, and I'll look into it myself, but it could take a while. Canonical gave up without trying (seems like their plan was to abandon the scrollbars all along, most bugs were fixed by hardcoded blacklisting of buggy programs).

quequotion commented on 2017-07-05 09:13

This is a split package; let me look into it.

WhyNotHugo commented on 2017-06-18 19:10

Can you make liboverlay-scrollbar-gtk2 an OPTIONAL dependency for overlay-scrollbar-bzr?

It's not strictly required (only for gtk2-apps, hence, optional), and TBH, I'd rather not run a patched GTK2 (due to maintenance burden).

WhyNotHugo commented on 2017-06-18 19:04

This is missing makedepends=bzr.