One feature I really liked about OS X Snow Leopard was the fact that I could always see my scroll bars within applications. For some reason I felt good knowing exactly where I was on a webpage or text box. However, when I upgraded to OS X Lion, this was nowhere to be found as more multi-touch gestures were introduced. Fortunately for us, Apple has still left us an option to enable always on scroll bars. While this option is hidden a few layers deep within System Preferences, it’s easy to find with a bit of guidance from us.
Have Scroll Bars Always Appear
To start, look towards the Apple Toolbar and click on the Apple Button. When you do this, a drop down menu will appear. From this menu, click on the button labeled System Preferences.
Look towards the top of the System Preferences window, you will see a header labeled “Personal”. Directly under this header is an option labeled “General”, click on this option.
Look towards the center of the window, you will see a a header labeled “Show scroll bars”. Next to this header are three options, click on the option labeled “Always”. You have now enabled always on scroll bars.
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