How To Disable Windows 10 Hidden Scroll Bars

The Windows 10 interface has changed a lot since earlier days. Some are nice new additions and others, not so much. One of the changes I don’t like is the tiny, little, almost hidden scroll bars, particularly in the so-called Apps. If you don’t have a teen-aged gamer’s aiming dexterity, those skinny little lines can be hard to hit. (I was a teenager once. Really!) Of course, you can simply use your mouse wheel to side-step the scroll bar issue entirely.

The skinny scroll bars look like this (you might have to squint):

Enable The Big, Fat Scroll Bars Again

  1. Use the Windows key + I to open the Settings App
  2. Choose Ease of Access
  3. In the left panel, choose Display
  4. In the right panel, scroll down until you see a toggle switch labeled Automatically hide scroll bars in Windows
  5. Switch that bugger to the Off position

You should now see something like this:

Ahhh… much better,


7 thoughts on “How To Disable Windows 10 Hidden Scroll Bars”

  1. Scotty from Scotland

    Enable The Big, Fat Scroll Bars Again. What fanny at M$ decided to default “auto hide” them was a great idea?? Been driving me round the frigging bend so glad for this great tip… Well done at DCT !! Might have to consider a donation in the future 😀 😀

    1. Richard Pedersen

      Well, R, the screenshots in this post all come from my computer and I’m running Windows 10 Pro v1903 18362.239.
      Are you running the Pro edition or Home…


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