How To Fix Scroll Bar Related Issues in Windows 10
“Hi Wally, “Sometimes it is hard to see the scroll bar on the right side of the screen. Is there a way to change the color of it or make it darker? Thanks” – Jim Minkie., USA
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Wally’s Answer: The scroll bar has gone through many changes over the years. Its evolution has been influenced by both utility and aesthetics. It is hard to say what a perfect scroll bar looks like; one that satisfies both demands.
For some users, the Windows 10 scroll bar lacks the utility that they need. In that case, changing the position, color, or size of the scroll bar should help solve the problem. Unfortunately, though, we don’t have a lot of options when it comes to customizing the scroll bar in Windows 10.
However, we can try different solutions to see what works best for us. Let’s go!
The scrollbar is not easily visible.
What is a Scroll bar?
The scroll bar is a long thin section at the edge of a Window on the computer display. If the contents of a window exceed the window which contains it, then the scroll bar helps navigate its contents.
Where is the Scroll bar in Windows 10?
The scroll bar is located on the right-side of most windows when/if there is a need for it to appear.
Press the Windows key and start typing resolution to search for it
Under “Display Resolution” select a screen resolution. It is best to select the one marked as (Recommended).
Press the Windows Key and start typing high contrast mode to search for it and click the option as shown.
Now, click the slider (as illustrated) to turn high contrast on
Windows will ask you to wait while it applies the changes
This is what the scroll bar looks like in high contrast mode when it is hidden.
This is what it looks like when it appears.
And, this is what it looks like when the mouse pointer is on the scroll bar
There is more than one theme to choose from.
Do some things seem to be going into the bezel of the monitor?
If so, then you might be able to fix this problem by adjusting the position of the picture on your screen.
Check your computer monitor’s settings by pressing its physical buttons. Go through all the options and look for a setting for setting the position of the image. Use it to position the image correctly. Resetting the monitor to “factory settings” may calibrate the screen automatically.
Check your graphics card’s settings for options to position the image on the screen.
Is Your PC Healthy?
I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.
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