Scrollbar uses button background colour. Can the user override this (by editing a config file by hand)?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Tue Nov 2 10:26:18 GMT 2010

On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 20:51, Duncan <1i5t5.duncan at> wrote:
> Depending partially on the widget style you've chosen, you may be able to
> get better results by playing with the shading contrast slider under
> colors, options.
> Also, under widget style, at least Oxygen has a configure button.
> Pressing it gives you a dialog with several tabs, including scrollbars.
> Try playing with the options there, draw scrollbar bevel, and colorful
> hovered scrollbars.
> This is with kde 4.5.x, with both styles and colors in kcontrol, common
> appearance, app appearance.

Duncan, thank you! I have no doubt that you shall fell 19 Sardukar
before your time is up!

Although the Oxygen style does let one configure the scrollbar to have
a hover effect, the rest of the theme (particularly the tabs) is too
stressful for me to discern. However, the fact that this is possible
highlights the fact that the theme can control the scrollbar
independently of the button colour. I have grepped "oxygen" and
"plastique" (my preferred theme) to find the file(s) responsible, but
I have not found them. I will continue my search and post back if I
find the file(s) that oxygen and plastique use to set the appearance
of the scrollbars.

Thanks. A solution seems closer yet!

Dotan Cohen
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