Simple Scrollbars

Added by m1n1f1g@userstyles, Created: Feb 20, 2011, Updated: Apr 09, 2011
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Based a lot on The Aeroboy Chrome extension (, these scrollbars are a slight refinement. Choose between his and mine, I'm not sure how much better or worse mine are! WEBKIT BROWSERS ONLY (Chromium, Safari, ect. - NOT Firefox).

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Differences to Aeroboy's extension:
- Transparency on all scrollbars except the far outer ones.
- Change of colour on hover and mouse down.
- Thinner.
- Possible other things I have forgotten.

Screenshot notes:
- Them two scrollbars in "after" really are the same colour, it's an optical illusion! Even I (who wrote the code) had to check this in Paint.
- The scrollbar in "before" is from an XP theme I have downloaded (i.e. the system default).
- The screenshots are from this page (the edit page), with activated.

More info
Release history:
1.0: What it started as.
1.1: "Overlays" scrollbar onto background (rather than creating a white bar.
Fixed (sort of) problem with pages that do not have a background or body scrollbar. System scrollbar used as body scrollbar in these cases.
1.1.1: Added option for overlaying, as this caused problems with smooth mouse wheel and arrow key scrolling with Chromium Wheel and Smooth Scroll, and stopped all wheel/key scrolling on other sites. Option 2 must be the same as option 1 (otherwise it doesn't work or is rubbish).
1.2: Reverted to white track, made minor, unnoticeable tweak.
1.2.1: Slight differences in code.

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