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Keymap dialog vertical scroll bar visibility: misfeature
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Description

System Information
Operating system: Windows-10-10.0.18362 64 Bits
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 388.13

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.80 (sub 75), branch: master, commit date: 2019-07-29 14:47, hash: rBf6cb5f54494e
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
Vertical scrollbar not constantly visible in Keymap dialog

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Invoke the keymap editor in Preferences. Adjust the panel size. At certain widths, the scroll fades out unless the mouse approaches it.

The vertical scroll bar fades in and out depending on 1) the width of the dialog as set by the user, and 2) the location of the mouse cursor.

This is a misfeature in that it HIDES INFORMATION from the user. Unless s/he happens to roll their mouse over the area of the scrollbar they are not even aware of its existence. When it fades out it deprives the user of knowledge the proportional location within the list.

While this is a cute bit of bling, I feel it does the user a disservice: I myself was quite frustrated when I didn't KNOW there was a scrollbar there because it was invisible.

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Event Timeline

Jacques Lucke (JacquesLucke) changed the task status from Unknown Status to Invalid.Sep 19 2019, 3:42 PM
Jacques Lucke (JacquesLucke) claimed this task.

This is not a bug. If you want to participate in a redesign of the scrollbars please give constructive feedback in T69391.