Hiding Scrollbar in Composition Mode - Scrivener for Windows


Is there a possibility to hide or disable the scroll bar in composition mode for Windows like on Mac?


It would be in the same place if there was something, under Appearance: Composition Mode. As you can there is currently only one option provided at the moment.

Not sure how I did it – or if I actually had to do something to get that result -, but in composition mode the scrollbar fades away after 2 seconds for me.

OK I thought so too, there is no option available for that.

Sorry mate. I looked everywhere I could think of – even in the windows settings.
I have no recollection whatsoever as of how I did. (If even I did ; as I said earlier.)

When you move your mouse pointer outside the Editor, the scrollbar will fade to transparent in a few seconds.

In a Theme, you could set the scrollbar for the Composition Mode to transparent, but don’t know if that’s such a good idea…

This is the behavior I’m seeing. Launch Comp mode. Don’t touch anything. After 2 seconds the bottom taskbar slides away. After another 2 seconds the right scrollbar fades away.

There is no Scrivener setting for this, and Scrivener seems to ignore the Windows 10 setting “Automatically hide scroll bars in Windows.”


Ok I understand. I asked, because on Mac to part where the scrollbar was/is does not react to the opacity slider. And my workaround was to hide the scrollbar.
But since I still have the problem that my windows opacity slider is fading the background image instead of the page Scrivener Windows Composition Mode with Background Image: Changing Opacity fades the image instead of the paper
I cannot test your suggestions. But I think one of them is going to work fine for me as soon as the other problem is solved.

Kind regards,

So the other problem was fixed, and as you highlighted in your replies, the scrollbar disappears in 2 seconds. the problem from the mac, that the part of the scrollbar stays in full opacity of the paper does not exist on windows.

Thx for your help.