Scrollbars are an essential part of every modern web browser due to the sheer amount of window sizes that browser's support. If a website cannot be displayed fully on the screen because it is larger than the window or screen size, scrollbars are usually displayed to take that into account and provide users with options to access all contents of the site with the input device of choice.
The scrollbar in addition can help with orientation on a website, as you know where you are in relation to the top and bottom of the page (and left and right).
Despite being essential, scrollbar styles have not really changed in recent time. That does not mean that you cannot modify how the scrollbar looks like in your browser of choice, only that you need to either use extensions to modify its style and size, or CSS styles directly.
Rescroller for Google Chrome provides you with detailed scrollbar customization options. It allows you to modify the following parameters:
The extension will override all scrollbars, even those that use custom styles, unless you have added a website to the blacklist.
The Rescroller extension leaves little to be desired. It enables you to remove scrollbars completely if you want to, or modify them to your liking. The extension is easy to configure and if something goes wrong, all you have to do is click on the reset formatting button to start anew.
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