How to Always Display Scroll Bars on Windows 10?

Similar to Windows 11, the scrollbar on Windows 10 remains hidden when inactive. When you move your mouse, the scrollbars reappear, and when you move your mouse away, the scrollbars automatically hide. If you find this behavior bothersome, Microsoft has made the option to always show scrollbars in Store apps available in Settings.

In the April 2018 Update, Microsoft added the ability to disable hiding scrollbars in Windows Store apps for your information only. It is simple to prevent Windows from automatically hiding scrollbars if you use the Windows 10 April 2018 update or later build.

How to Always Display ScrollBars on Windows 10?

You can use the following steps to always display ScrollBars on Windows 10:-

Step 1. Initially, open Windows 10 Settings.

Step 2. After that, click the Ease of Access.

Step 3. Select the Display option from the Ease of Access.

Step 4. Then turn Off the toggle switch that says “Automatically hide scroll bars In Windows” from the right side of the “Display” option; it will prevent scrollbars from disappearing.

Now that you’ve disabled the scrollbar from hiding when inactive, it will always be visible for all the Microsoft Store apps and built-in apps such as Edge, Settings, Start menu, etc.

Further, turn On the toggle switch that reads “Automatically hide scroll bars In Windows” if you want to hide the scroll bars when inactive in the future, repeat the above steps and step 4 above.

How to Enable or Disable Always Show Scrollbars using Registry Editor?

To turn on or off “Always show scrollbars” using Registry Editor in Windows 10, use these steps:

Step 1. First of all, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. After that, navigate to the following key from the left side of Registry Editor:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility

Step 3. Then, from the right side of Accessibility, double-click on the YOUR TEXT REG_DWORD to open it.

Step 4. Next, set the following Value data:

0: To enable the Always show scrollbars setting.
1: To disable the Always show scrollbars setting.
Step 5. Now, Click on the OK button.

Step 6. Finally, reboot your computer.

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