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Scroll bar is missing

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Hello,

My horizontal scroll bar is missing and disabled. Ive tried using overflow-x:scroll, overflow-x: auto, all of it. The scroll bar appears but is disabled. It works in Chrome and IE

What's up. Why would you disable the scroll bars? This makes NO sense.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I updated to version 12

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0

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This MUST be corrected ASAP. This is breaking the application for everyone that uses FF. Im advising them to use chrome

Nathan2055 11 solutions 110 answers

Go to Google and search for something. Is there a scrollbar there?

Question owner

Yes there is a scroll bar there. There has always been a scroll bar there.

Question owner

html {overflow-x: scroll;} Does not work in any browser.

cor-el
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Is the scroll bar only missing on that specific page (website) or does it happen more often?

Can you post a link to a public page that doesn't require authentication (log in) to access it?

Question owner

Allpages, All websites.

No, this is an internal w/s that requires id's and pw's.

But I see this problem posted all over the place. They say to use the html overflow-x. But that doesnt work. I can use form overflow-x and it works, but looks horrible.

What ever has been done to remove the horizontal scroll, MUST be undone ASAP. That was a really bad idea.

Modified by Mothman

jscher2000
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How exactly did you implement the style rule?

In case it is being overridden by another rule, you could try adding !important. For example, if you are adding the rule to your documents:


<style type="text/css"> html{overflow-x:scroll !important;} </style>

Edit: Of course, the bar will be grayed out if the content is not wide enough to "overflow" the viewport.

Modified by jscher2000

cor-el
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You can also check with problems with the localstore.rdf file.

Question owner

I used the important rule also. Doesnt work either.

PLEASE !!! Put the horizontal scroll back in PLEASE!!!

I dont use FF, It doesnt use webkit, so it's of no use to me. But I have die hard FF clients that do.

PLEASE !!! Put the horizontal scroll back in PLEASE!!!

This was an extremely bad move

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I haven't noticed the horizontal scroll bar missing from any sites. If there's no way to access your internal site for troubleshooting, we should at least rule out any potential conflicts with add-ons.

A standard diagnostic for that is to try Firefox's Safe Mode.

First, I recommend backing up your Firefox settings in case something goes wrong. See Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles. (You can copy your entire Firefox profile folder somewhere outside of the Mozilla folder.)

Next, restart Firefox in Firefox's Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode using

Help > Restart with Add-ons Disabled

In the Safe Mode dialog, do not check any boxes, just click "Continue in Safe Mode."

If the horizontal scroll bar works correctly, this usually implicates one of your add-ons or custom settings as the problem.

If the bar is still missing in action, then someone would need to take a closer look at the HTML/CSS.

Question owner

Ive done all this. It's not an add-on problem.

The horizontal bar is there but is disabled. This was working with the prior release. When I upgraded to 12 it stopped working. I have clients that have not upgraded to 12 and their application is working. And it works correctly in IE and Chrome.

Your browser is broken

ideato
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Check if you have a different theme from the default, because some themes can cause the scroll bar to disappear. In this case, switch back to the default theme.

see : Switch to the default theme

see also: Using themes with Firefox


thank you

Please mark "Solved" the answer that really solve the problem, to help others with a similar problem.

Question owner

I am using the default theme.

That's the only one I have installed.

jscher2000
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Your browser is broken

Okay, since you didn't give us a URL or test case, I turned to a web search and found the following advice:

Firefox 12 has a problem with CSS position and extremely large negative values. If you use a very large negative number to absolutely position an element off the screen, use a smaller number.

jquery-ui issue:

How do I get my horizontal scroll bar back? | Firefox Support Forum | Firefox Help

css - (Solved) Horizontal Bar wont show in Firefox 12 and above - Stack Overflow

Similar:

css - No horizontal scroll bar in Firefox 12 with window minimized - Stack Overflow - suggests knocking a digit off -999999999px (so there are only 8 9's).

Firefox bug tracking -- fix expected in Fx13 or Fx14:

749935 – Vertical scrollbar missing on specific sites since upgrading to Firefox 12

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Question owner

Ive tried all the before mentioned suggestions after a day of google searching.

It's on everyones browser that's using 12. If your not using 12, your good to go.

It all happened when we upgraded to 12. Everything was working correctly before then ...

It also working correctly in IE(which in it's self is a miracle) and Chrome.

jscher2000
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If you see it on any public sites, please post a URL. As long as it only occurs behind your firewall, I don't know what else to suggest.

vstroy 0 solutions 1 answers

eBay auction http://www.ebay.com/itm/261068085236?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

No horizontal scroll bar with FF 14 and listing clipped on the right. Scroll bar exists in Explorer 8. Upgraded from FF3 to FF13. Firefox did an auto upgrade to FF14. I set nothing up when I upgraded just the standard install. Really wish I had FF3 back!!!

Operating system Windows XP

cor-el
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Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems.

See "Basic Troubleshooting: Make a new profile":

There may be extensions and plugins installed by default in a new profile, so check that in "Tools > Add-ons > Extensions & Plugins" in case there are still problems.

If the new profile works then you can transfer some files from the old profile to that new profile, but be careful not to copy corrupted files.

See:

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I see very similar results in IE8 and Fx14. Both have a scroll bar at a certain width and then as I expand the window (this is a 1440px display) the scroll bar vanishes. The width where this happens is slightly different, but not by much.


Please note that pop-up windows may display differently than regular windows. The script code for the pop-up can remove certain controls from the new window such as scrollbars. If you think this might be what's happening, you can force scrollbars in popups using a hidden preference.

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.

(2) In the filter box, type or paste window_open and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the dom.disable_window_open_feature.scrollbars to switch its value from the default of false (don't disable sites from hiding scrollbars) to true (prevent sites from hiding scrollbars).

Roderunner 0 solutions 1 answers

Sometimes clicking 'File' 'Exit' or End Process in Task Manager works to restore the Scroll Bar.

wbrodie 0 solutions 1 answers

Here's the HTML for a simple page that exhibits this problem (in or out of safe mode) (Firefox 16.0.2, Windows 7 64-bit). As you narrow the window horizontally, no horizontal scrollbar appears.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>Test</title>

</head>

<body>

<font style="font-size: 36px;">
<table border="1">
  <tr>
	<td>
	  First column
	</td>
	<td>
	  Second column
	</td>
  </tr>
</table>
</font>

</body>
</html>