I’ve been having some problems with Eclipse on Ubuntu 11.10 with regards to the new scrollbars. Specifically, they just don’t show up. It seems I’m not the only one, and there is a bug report for it already. Naturally, I started Googling away, but found very little useful information and possible workarounds. A comment on this post led me to something usable. Here’s what you do:
- Open up the Eclipse start-up script in a text editor. I did this with “sudo gedit /usr/bin/eclipse”
- A few lines from the top you should see:
Comment this line out by placing a # at the front. (thanks to the comment below from @ModulosDePago)
Add in the following lines below it: export UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0
- Save and exit.
Now when you start up Eclipse it should show the old style scrollbars. They aren’t as fancy as the new ones, but at least they work.
The overlay scrollbars should now be working as normally. If you still have issues, try the struck out solution I have posted above.
[Sidenote]: I did have some trouble getting the Eclipse shortcut back on the Unity sidebar, but a restart fixed that issue.