I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad my original post ‘Skinny Scroll Bars Stink’ has come back to life. LET’S KEEP IT GOING!
Let me just say that although the other workarounds are appreciated, NONE of them are adequate for the workflow -I- (and apparently lots of other people) have used for so many years.
Just to refresh, I used horizontal Scroll Bar to -navigate-… ESPECIALLY during playback. You could simply -tap- the scroll bar gently and the cursor moved just a little bit left or right. VERY ELEGANT.
The problem with Shift Mouse Wheel, of course, is that you have to use TWO HANDS, which -stinks- right there. And then also, it’s JUMPY. Not -nearly- as smooth.
And the problem with the Skinny Scroll Bar is that even when you -do- manage to tap it, the -amount- of the movement now is by GREAT LEAPS AND BOUNDS–no longer small and gentle at all.
Finally, there is another linked problem that David Baer and I have complained about for YEARS (although he has been far more eloquent than I about it). It’s sooooo hard to explain, I wish I knew how to do a mini-video of it because I’m sure -many- of you know what I’m on about. It’s the behaviour of the cursor when the window scrolls right off the screen to refresh the whole ‘virtual page’. With the current Skinny Scroll Bars, one very often accidentally triggers a page scroll like this (which is, in itself maddening!) but what is worse is that after the page refreshes the cursor is then right near the left edge of the window so if you try to move back to ‘fix’ things you tend to trigger -another- page refresh which places the cursor back at the left edge of the window but a page full of bars too far LEFT! ARRRRRRGGGGGGH!
The point is that though the issue with that cursor behaviour still occurred when the scroll bars were ‘normal fatness’ the fact is that they -rarely- would occur because the cursor movement was so much tinier and gentler. You were -far- less likely to move the cursor by large leaps.
Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease re-instate the normal fatness scroll bars… at the very least the HORIZONTAL scroll bar.