How to Always Show Scrollbars on Windows 11?

If you’ve been using Windows 11 for quite a while, you’ve probably noticed that scrollbars hide when they’re not in use. You may feel uneasy scrolling when it is not always visible. When not in use, Microsoft has provided the option to show or hide scrollbars on your screen. You can change the settings.

In this risewindows article, we will show you how to make scrollbars always appear in Windows 11. You can hide the scrollbars when not in use by following the same steps.

How to Always Show Scrollbars in Windows 11?

Step 1. First, open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I shortcut keys from the keyboard.

In another way, press Windows + R keys together from the keyboard to open the Run dialog box. In the Run box, type ms-settings: and hit the Enter key from the keyboard to launch the Settings app.

Step 2. In the Settings window, click on the Accessibility category from the left sidebar, and then on the right-side pane, select the Visual Effects tab.

Step 3. Turn the toggle switch to the On position next to the Always Show Scrollbars option in Visual Effects settings.

When you complete the above steps, you’ll always see scrollbars in your windows unless an app handles its scrollbars independently.

How to Hide Scrollbars in Windows 11 when not in use?

Step 1. First, open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I shortcut keys from the keyboard.

Another way, press the Windows + R keys together from the keyboard to open the Run dialog box. In the Run box, type ms-settings: and press the Enter key from the keyboard to launch the Settings app.

Step 2. From the Settings window, click on the Accessibility category from the left sidebar, and then from the right-side pane, select the Visual Effects tab.

Step 3. Turn the toggle switch to the Off position next to the Always Show Scrollbars option in Visual Effects settings.

When you complete the above steps, when not in use or the cursor is away from the scrollbars, it will automatically hide on Windows 11.

How to Always Show or Hide Inactive Scrollbars using Registry Editor?

To always show or hide inactive scrollbars through Registry Editor, use the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Registry Editor.

Step 2. Then, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility

Step 3. After that, double-click the DynamicScrollbars REG_DWOED and set its value to the following from the right side of the Accessibility folder:-

0 – Show scrollbar.
1 – Hide scrollbar.

Step 4. Then, click on the OK button.

Step 5. Now, restart your computer.

When you complete the above steps, the scrollbar will always be visible or disabled when inactive, depending upon your settings.

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Also read: How to Always Display Scroll Bars on Windows 10?

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