Gmail scrollbar disappears

firefoxgmail-labels

There is a feature of Gmail that drives me nuts. I have a lot of labels. Some of them are listed in a sidebar on the left. The scrollbar behaves like the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. I would like it to remain visible all the time. How can I do that?

If it helps — I typically work with Gmail in Firefox.

Best Answer

There is no direct method, no. But, using a Chrome extension or Firefox Add-On you can change the CSS styles to the following:

Domain: https://mail.google.com/*

CSS:

.aeN .ajl { overflow-y: scroll;}

This will "add" the vertical scrollbar by overriding Google's CSS in Gmail. Note that Google hides the labels beyond the initial list, so you'll need to click "More" at the bottom to open all of the labels.