When reading code that is a one liner and is wide enough to scroll, the Mac's scrollbars that appear is too big makes it hard to read the code, that is behind it.

For example:

Difficult to read

It's not impossible but for UI its not good.

What can be done to address this problem?

NOTE: This might not reproduce on othe people's macs. I am using a Magic mouse with a 2011 iMac running Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.


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    Do you have any suggestions on what to do about it? Basically, this is a usability problem with OS X, not Stack Exchange.
    – slhck
    Apr 27, 2013 at 15:14
  • You haven't mentioned a browser at any point - which is usually the culprit rather than your OS (unless you've customised the life out of it's UI) and your browser can't cope.
    – nickhar
    Apr 27, 2013 at 15:17
  • @nickhar: True - Firefox draws its own scrollbars that avoid this problem completely but for a browser that uses native scrollbars this is a problem which I can reproduce on my Mac when I enable autohiding of scrollbars. Apr 27, 2013 at 15:42
  • @nickhar I am using Safari Apr 27, 2013 at 16:11
  • @slhck I think we should make the code box a bit larger for browsers that use native scroll bars or turn them off if you can Apr 27, 2013 at 16:12


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