Hello. I’ve been on the verge of writing this post for the past couple of months, but kept holding off in the hope that “it’ll be alright, surely the next TW zypper dup will fix it”… but it never has.
Native Plasma5 pgms like KInfoCentre, KSysGuard, Dolphin… are not affected by this problem. Certain other pgms are affected, eg, Thunderbird, KMyMoney, LibreOffice… I use these pgms every day, & so the problem is constantly “in my face” & thus very irritating.
The problem is that these various pgms’ vertical & horizontal scrollbars, for the past couple of months, have lost their arrows at both ends of the bars, despite the Settings still showing these as being selected & thus supposedly active. As such, nowadays in all the affected pgms i can only scroll by grabbing the scrollbar with the mouse pointer & dragging it in the desired direction. No longer can i scroll simply by clicking on the arrows, as they no longer exist.
I first began using TW in May this year, & back then this problem did not exist. I have TW KDE on both my Tower & Lappy, & both now exhibit this problem [for months]. In Tower i also have multiple TW VMs [so i can do various tests / experiments without endangering my real TW]. These various TW VMs are all at various different snapshot dates, & so today i have been able to discover that the TW 20170701 snapshot [Plasma 5.10.2] was GOOD, but by the time of the 20170725 snapshot [Plasma 5.10.4] the problem already had begun. All snapshots after that, including up to at least 20170904 [Tower, Plasma 5.10.5] & 20170909 [Lappy, Plasma 5.10.5], have continued to have this problem.
I also have a Leap KDE 42.3 VM, & it does not have this problem. Of course, its Plasma version is much older, so that’s not necessarily a surprise.
The fault seems not to be caused by the specific pgms themselves. I proved this by, in the 20170701 snapshot VM, firstly checking that LibreOffice & KMyMoney scrollbars were good [re arrows], then i manually updated both those pgms with zypper up to the current versions… the scrollbars are still good [arrows still present].
Here’s pics from the 20170701 snapshot; KMyMoney [1st & 2nd] & LibreOffice Writer [3rd]:
https://paste.opensuse.org/images/58041469.png https://paste.opensuse.org/images/21478208.png https://paste.opensuse.org/images/17826423.png
Here’s the corresponding pics from Tower’s real 20170904 snapshot:
Oh, there’s a limit of 4 pics per post, so i’ll put these final two in a separate post.
I use identical settings in all these installations, as follows:
- Workspace Theme
- Look & Feel = openSUSE
- Desktop Theme = Oxygen
- Theme = Oxygen
- Application Style
- Widget Style = Oxygen
- Window Decorations = Plastik
- GNOME Application Style [GTK]
- GTK2 Theme = oxygen-gtk
- GTK3 Theme = Emacs
Do other people also experience this problem? Does anyone have any solutions please [note, the problem persists with non-Oxygen themes, but i dislike all those aesthetically, so this would not be an acceptable solution even if they did work]?