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How to Show Scrollbar in Apps in Windows 10

If the default scrollbar in the Settings app and Store app is difficult to see or use, you can show the full scrollbar in Windows 10. Here’s how.

Microsoft is improving the Settings app with each release. Be it adding more options from the Control Panel or updating its design, slowly but surely, the Settings app is getting snappy and powerful. In an effort to clean up and streamline the user interface of the Settings app and other store apps, Microsoft chose to hide the scrollbars by default.

Even though the scrollbars are “hidden”, you can still see the scroll bar as a thin line to the right-hand side of the app. When hovered over the line with your mouse, you will see the actual full scrollbar and use it to scroll up and down.

Hiding scrollbars make the apps look a little bit nicer but at the cost of user experience. So, if you don’t like the hidden scrollbars, you can make Windows 10 show scrollbars all the time by changing a single option in the settings app. This is particularly useful if you primarily use the mouse pointer to move the scrollbar. Let me show you how to always show the scrollbar in Settings and Store apps in Windows 10.

Always Show Scrollbars in Windows 10

To turn off hidden scrollbars for store apps in Windows 10, we need to modify an option within the Settings. But for whatever reason, the option is not that easy to find unless you know where to find it exactly. Nevertheless, it is easy to disable hidden scrollbars in Windows 10.

1. Open the Settings app. You can do that by pressing the keyboard shortcut “Windows Key + I” or searching for it in the Start menu.

2. After opening the Settings app, go to “Ease of Access” page.

3. Select the “Display” tab on the left panel.

4. On the right-panel, find the “Automatically hide scroll bars in Windows” option and toggle the switch under it to “Off” position.

Disable hidden scrollbars

The change is instantaneous. As soon as you toggle the option to “Off”, you will see the scrollbars appear within the Settings app and in all other Store apps, be it first-party Microsoft apps or third-party apps.

Always visible scrollbars in settings app and store app windows 10

That is it. If you like this tip then you might also like to know how to enable game mode for individual apps to improve game performance. Do check it out.

Forcing Windows to always show scroll bars is pretty easy right? Do you like to always show scrollbars in Store apps? Let me know what you think in the comment form below.

I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

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