While browsers like Microsft Edge and Google Chrome support some UI elements to match the design of the Windows 11 operating system, Mozilla Firefox is also joining the bandwagon. It is now preparing to add a Windows 11-style scroll bar that will replace the browser’s age-old scroll bar for a more modern look.
The overlay scrollbar feature will now be available in Firefox 97 or higher and is currently available for users of the Nightly build. It can switch between minimal and full modes based on pointer movements. If you’d like to try out this new feature, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to enable the entire scroll bar in Firefox.
How to enable Windows 11 style scroll bar in Firefox
Step 1: Open the Mozilla Firefox web browser on your computer.
Step 2: When opening the browser, enter “about: config “ in the address bar and press Enter.
Step 3: Now enter “Widget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.style ” in the search field.
Step 4: Click the Edit button (pencil icon) and change the default value from 0 to 5.
Step 5: After that, click the check mark and Firefox will immediately change the design of the scroll bars.
That’s it. You have now successfully activated the Windows 11 style scroll bar in the Mozilla Firefox web browser on your computer. There are five different options to choose from, including the Default Style, Mac, Linux, Android, Windows 10, and Windows 11. If you change the value in Step 4, the scroll bar will change in appearance.
As mentioned, the feature is currently available for the nightly build users of Firefox, and the company is expected to implement this Windows 11-style scrollbar in a stable build of version 97 due for release in February 2022.