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How to Enable the Windows 11 Scrollbar in Firefox.

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While Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome have added support for some UI elements to match the design of the Windows 11 operating system, Mozilla Firefox is also jumping on board. It is now preparing to add a Windows 11-style scrollbar to replace the old scrollbar.

The overlay scrollbar feature will be available in Firefox beginning with version 97, and it is currently available for those using the nightly build. It can switch between minimal and full modes based on the position of the pointer. 

Step-by-step guide on how to enable the overall scrollbar in Firefox;

  • On your computer, launch the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
  • When the browser loads, type “about:config” into the address bar and hit enter.
  • Now, in the search box, type “widget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.style.”
  • Change the default value from 0 to 5 by clicking the edit button (pencil icon).
  • After that, click the checkmark, and Firefox will immediately change the scrollbars’ design.

That’s all. You have now successfully enabled the Windows 11 style scrollbar in your computer’s Mozilla Firefox web browser. There are five styles to choose from, including the default, Mac, Linux, Android, Windows 10, and Windows 11. Changing the value in step 4 will alter the appearance of the scrollbar.

The feature is currently available for Firefox nightly build users, and the company expects to include this Windows 11-style scrollbar in a stable build of version 97, which is set to be released in February 2022.

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