How to Change the Scrollbar Width on Windows 11 or 10?


The Scroll bar is a vertical or horizontal bar that appears when you scroll down the page. It is visible to the extreme sides of the screen and occasionally at the bottom.

When the scrollbars are not in use, Windows 11 hides them automatically. However, you can always display Scrollbars in Windows 11 even when they are not used by going to Settings. Moreover, the default scrollbar width may not be sufficient when a person with large fingers touches a scroll bar on a touchscreen computer. They will have little luck moving it up, down, or across.

If you have trouble finding or using the Windows scroll bar, you can change the Scrollbar width on Windows 11 or 10.

In this risewindows article, we will show you how to change the Scrollbars Width in Windows 11 and 10 by editing the registry because there is no option in Windows Settings to adjust the width of the Scrollbars.

How to Change Scrollbar Width on Windows 11 or 10?

Follow the below-mentioned steps to change or adjust scrollbars width in Windows 11 or 10:-

Step 1. First of all, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Now, browse to the following key from the left side navigation pane once the Registry Editor appears on your computer:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

Step 3. Now, from the right pane of WindowsMetrics, double-click the ScrollHeight REG_SZ to edit it.

Note: By default, the scroll width is set to -225. You can set the value to –500 to double the width. You can, however, enter any value up to –1500. The wider the Scrollbar, the higher the value. Step 4. After that, click on the OK button to save the changes when you enter the desired number in the “Value data” field.

Step 5. Then, double-click on the ScrollWidth REG_SZ and enter the same value that you set in ScrollHeight.Step 6. Next, click on the OK button.

Step 7. Finally, restart your computer to apply the changes.

Now, open the File Explorer and see the Scrollbar if it fits your requirement.

That’s all.

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