How Scrollbars Have Changed Throughout History [Image]



We’ve had scrollbars nearly since the invention of graphical user interfaces. At first they were bulky, ugly, eyesores that took up precious screen real estate. But now they’re elegant and simple. The image above shows some of the major scrollbar changes throughout UI design, and sure does make us glad we’re not stuck with the Apple Lisa scrollbars anymore.


Source: Reddit

  • thekirbylover

    Here’s a “fixed” version I posted on Reddit earlier, which adds a few that it missed:

  • Jonathan Ober

    I hate it when I am in a finder window that has horizontal scrolling and I am trying to click on the last file in the list. The scrollbars always come up and I end up mis clicking. This is annoying and needs to be fixed…or am I the only one that has experienced this?

  • Buster

    @thekirbylover thanks

  • joewaylo

    Aww. Vista and 7 don’t count? What a shame.