GTK+ Gains Experimental Overlay Scrollbars
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 21 October 2014 at 08:24 AM EDT. 18 Comments
GNOME --
Matthias Clasen has added overlay scrollbars to the GTK+ tool-kit as a new, experimental feature.

The overlay scrollbar work that was committed on Monday is about improving the scrolling experience for those using GTK+ applications from touch screens. This prototype widget allows for showing a scroll position indicator on touch screens while hiding the scrollbar -- it sounds similar to Ubuntu's GTK2/GTK3 overlay scrollbar support for Unity.

This experimental feature landed yesterday with this commit. The overlay scrollbars along with native OpenGL support are among the early changes for GNOME/GTK+ 3.16 that will be due out in March.
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