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Scrollbar Updates in Ubuntu, and Why They Matter

Most people don’t spend very much time thinking about the bars on windows for scrolling up and down. The design team behind Canonical’s Ubuntu, however, is in the process of redefining that component of the user interface, and recently outlined some of the changes to look forward to in coming Ubuntu releases. Read on for details.

If you’ve used Ubuntu’s Unity interface, which (for better or worse, depending on whom you ask) became the default with the appearance of Ubuntu 11.04 last April, you probably noticed that the scroll bars in most windows looked different. Departing from the decades-old paradigm that most computer users have known for decades, Ubuntu now compacts scrollbars into a smaller unit intended to be more functional.

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