How to display the scrollbar in an app in Windows 10

How to display the scrollbar in an app in Windows 10

If the default scrollbar in the Settings app and Store app is hard to see or use, you can show the full scrollbar in Windows 10. Here’s how!

Settings app is gradually improving

Microsoft is improving the Settings app with each release. It could be adding more options from the Control Panel or updating its design. Slowly but surely, the Settings app is getting snappy and powerful. In an effort to clean up and streamline the UI of the Settings app and other Store apps, Microsoft chose to hide the scrollbars by default.

Even though the scroll bars are “hidden”, you can still see it as a thin line on the right-hand side of the application. When hovering over this line, you will see a really full scrollbar and can use it to scroll up and down.

Hiding the scroll bar makes the apps look a bit nicer but affects the user experience. So, if you don’t like the hidden scrollbars, you can keep Windows 10 always showing the scrollbars by changing a single option in the Settings app. This is especially useful if you’re mainly using the mouse pointer to move the scrollbar. Let make tech easier show you how to always show the scrollbar in Settings and Store apps on Windows 10.

How to always show scroll bar in Windows 10

To disable the hidden scrollbar for Store apps on Windows 10, you’ll need to modify an option in Settings. But for whatever reason, the option isn’t easy to find unless you know its exact location. However, it’s very easy to disable the hidden scrollbars in Windows 10.

1. Open the Settings app. You can do it by pressing the Windows + I shortcut or searching for it in the Start menu.

2. After opening the Settings app, go to the Ease of Access page.

3. Select the Display tab on the left panel.

4. On the right panel, find the Automatically hide scroll bars option in Windows and switch the toggle underneath it to the Off position .

Turn off the Automatically hide scroll bars option in Windows

The change will be instantaneous. As soon as you switch the option to Off , you’ll see scroll bars appear in the Settings app and all other Store apps, be it first-party or third-party Microsoft apps.

Scroll bars appear in the Settings app and all other Store apps

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