The default scrollbars do not properly integrate into the elementary OS design.

Default Chrome scrollbars

2 Answers 2


You can get thin overlay scroll bars in Chrome by setting the #overlay-scrollbars flag to enabled. Go to:

  • 1
    Sadly, it seems that this flag has been removed from Chrome. Checked on Chrome version 71
    – jottr
    Commented Jan 17, 2019 at 16:33
  • It is still there, on Google Chrome 74.0.3729.169.
    – apaderno
    Commented May 30, 2019 at 19:32
  • I'm running chrome 78.0.3904.87 & I don't see the option :( Commented Nov 5, 2019 at 23:52

Install this extension from Chrome Web Store.

Also, you can install this theme for better integration.

After all the above steps Chrome looks like this:

  • There's also an alternative Freya theme for Chrome, but I can't see any differences.
    – quassy
    Commented Jul 2, 2015 at 14:28
  • Still, there are differences. Varies the color of the window title, for your link it looks worse (1 and 2).
    – png2378
    Commented Jul 2, 2015 at 15:10
  • Can't tell which is which but 1 looks better and more similar to how stock elementary headerbars are styled (they are not flat like in 2). Although I'd prefer the button color to be a bit darker, they look a bit deactivated.
    – quassy
    Commented Jul 2, 2015 at 17:27
  • The extension does not display scrollbars on all websites, e.g. no scrollbars are shown on Google Docs. I marked the chrome:flags answer as the best answer as it provides better compatibility.
    – orschiro
    Commented Jul 6, 2015 at 10:57

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