How to Enable or Disable “Always show scrollbars” in Microsoft Edge

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The article provides a guide on how to enable or disable the “Always show scrollbars” feature in Microsoft Edge, the default browser in Windows 11. The feature, which allows users the option to hide or display browser scrollbars, can be accessed and manipulated via the “Appearance” settings in the browser.

This article explains enabling or disabling “Always show scrollbars” in Microsoft Edge.

The Microsoft Edge browser is the default browser in Windows 11. However, users can switch to their preferred or favorite browser anytime. Edge is based on Chromium, similar to Google Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers today.

Microsoft Edge will always show its normal scrollbars by default when browsing pages or websites online.

A new setting is added to Edge, allowing users to show or hide the browser scrollbars. When enabled, the normal-size scrollbar will shrink, faintly showing while scrolling. When you hover over it, it shows its normal size again.

Enabling or disabling “Always show scrollbars” in Microsoft Edge allows users to customize their browsing experience. By default, Microsoft Edge will always show its normal scrollbars when browsing pages or websites online.

However, users can show or hide the scrollbars with the new setting. This can be helpful for those who prefer a cleaner browsing experience or those who don’t want the scrollbars to take up unnecessary space on their screen.

Enable or disable “Always show scrollbars” in Microsoft Edge

As described above, a new setting that is currently being added to Microsoft Edge is to show or hide the scrollbars.

Below is how to turn it on or off.

First, open the Microsoft Edge browser.

Then click on Setting and more (Alt+F) 3 horizontal dots button on the top right corner and select Settings.

micrsoft edge browser more option and settings
Microsoft Edge browser has more options and settings

On the Settings page on the left panel, click the Appearance button.

microsoft edge settings appearance
Microsoft Edge settings appearance

On the right, under Customize browser, select the “Always show scrollbars ” tile. Then, toggle the switch to the On position to turn it on.

To turn it off, toggle the button to the Off position.

Microsoft Edge Always show scrollbars settings

Exit the browser setting when you are done.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn “Always show scrollbars” on or off in Microsoft Edge. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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