Lubuntu-user here. I started Linux unfortunately during the transition of GTK-2 to GTK-3. I found this out one day when Firefox suddenly had a thin vertical line for a scrollbar. I was told that was because FF had just become ported to GTK-3.
Ever since, it’s been a wild goose chase trying to find answers to how to bring traditional scrollbars back and keep them back. It’s taken me about two years of off-and-on web-searching to find answers that will put the “good” scrollbars on all applications. (Synaptic was the lone hold-out for awhile. You have to edit the theme while in sudo!)
I’ve read that GTK-4 isn’t going to allow users to use some of the current hacks to have “good” scrollbars and are enforcing overlay scrollbars by default. The only way to change will be on an application by application basis.
This is all just a long prelude to my question about lxqt. I’ve installed Lubuntu-lxqt on a VM and the lxqt theme-picking at present is limited. A cursory look hasn’t been able to bring up any theme configuration files. Maybe I’m just overlooking something.
My specific questions about lxqt are these:
Will there be some kind of interface that will allow us to see what each lxqt widget looks like? For GTK themes, one can either use the Customize Look & Feel app that I think is native to LXDE but works on many DEs, or A Widget Factory, which works with many distros as well.
Will there be a way to change the theme configuration files so that the width of scrollbars, say, can be changed from one value to another? In GTK-3, that’s presently done using CSS.
I guess basically I’m asking if lxqt themes will be modifiable by the user in general, and scrollbars in particular?
I may be in the minority in wanting old-style scrollbars, but even I can both brag and chuckle a bit and say that my transition from Windows to Linux has been pretty uneventful except for the years I’ve spent on scrollbars.