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Down arrow in scroll bar missing

405 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2008 5:22 AM by rmagee RSS
donernst Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 8, 2008 1:37 PM
Most of the time the down arrow on the scroll bar is missing or occupies the same space as the page expansion square in the lower right hand corner. This happens whether the up scrolling arrow is at the bottom or the top. It happens with all pages on Firefox and most pages from search engines. Sometimes it is there. It is on this page and some linked pages.
emac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
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    Feb 8, 2008 2:26 PM (in response to donernst)
    try resetting the scrollbar arrow location in system preferences->appearance. Just change it from together to at top and bottom and see if it clears things up.
    PowerBook G4 17, 1.5GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Mac Pro 2.66GHz
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
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    Feb 9, 2008 12:44 PM (in response to donernst)
    strange problem. Not sure if it will help but you can try this:

    run the following command in the terminal

    defaults write "Apple Global Domain" AppleScrollBarVariant DoubleBoth

    restart Firefox and see what happens. the above is supposed to put up and down scroll arrows both at the top and at the bottom of the page.
    PowerBook G4 17, 1.5GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Mac Pro 2.66GHz
  • rmagee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 10, 2008 5:22 AM (in response to donernst)
    I donernst got a solution for this years ago, but for those who have this problem today and found this by googling for a solution. I found one when I was having this problem with Foxfire. By going to View and choosing a new text size I was able to get my down scroll bar to reappear. Not elegant but a solution...
    Apple II+ to iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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